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N.C.

Outgoing NC Sen. Stevens resigns, joins law firm

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A state senator has resigned from the North Carolina General Assembly and is joining a Raleigh law firm to help clients on economic development, regulatory and other government policy issues. Full story...
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Woman shot to death at Raleigh shopping center

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Police in Raleigh say a woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of a shopping center as she arrived at work, and the body of a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound was later found nearby. Full story...
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Former NC airline pilot sentenced for tax fraud

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A former airline pilot from North Carolina has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after paying almost nothing in income taxes for more than a decade. Full story...
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Dalton campaign rolls out NC economic plan

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton is trying to show he's the candidate most able to improve North Carolina's economy by laying out a plan he says would put people back to work and keep them employed. Full story...
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Inmate's sentence switched from death to life

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A North Carolina inmate sentenced to death 15 years ago will instead serve a life sentence in prison. Full story...
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Lawsuit in NC gov race thrown out

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A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by opponents of Republican governor candidate Pat McCrory who wanted their commercials critical of the former Charlotte mayor declared true and constitutionally protected. Full story...
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Obama speech gets 35.7 million viewers

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President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can't eclipse his old self. Full story...
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Charlotte leaders ecstatic about results of DNC

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After a year of planning for the Democratic National Convention, delegates, journalists and even protesters have left North Carolina largest city. Full story...
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McCrory rolls out NC higher education plan

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says he would work to increase the value of a North Carolina college diploma in part by helping students better determine whether a four- or two-year degree best matches their skills. Full story...
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Democrats nominate Biden for second term as VP

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Democrats have nominated Joe Biden for a second term as vice president, rounding out the ticket headed by President Barack Obama. Full story...
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