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N.C.

ECU dean resigns after travel expenses and extra income questioned by state

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The dean of the new dental school at East Carolina University has resigned following a state auditor's report questioning travel expenses and income earned from sources outside the school. Full story...
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NC's first film commissioner dies

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Bill Arnold, North Carolina's first film commissioner, has died at his Raleigh home. He was 75. Full story...
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Authorities find wreckage of stolen airplane

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Authorities are searching for survivors after an airplane that was reported stolen from a Chapel Hill airport crashed in Alamance County. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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Defense in terror case seeks to block witness

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Defense lawyers for North Carolina men accused of being members of a terrorist conspiracy are seeking to block a proposed prosecution witness. Full story...
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Former NC preacher, teacher sentenced to 4 years

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A 51-year-old former Baptist preacher and Christian school teacher has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for having sex with an 18-year-old student he taught and coached. Full story...
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NC man accused of robbing store twice in 3 weeks

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Authorities accuse a 36-year-old North Carolina man of robbing the same truck stop at gun point twice within three weeks. Full story...
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Military towns lead NC in personal income growth

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North Carolina's two largest military bases are providing the economic boost for personal pocketbooks in their hometowns. Full story...
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NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years

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A Rowan County commissioner has been sentenced to two years unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Full story...
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Former Army official sentenced for bribes involving equipment for wounded soldiers

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A former Army acquisition official from Colorado has been sentenced to six years in prison for extorting money from companies looking to provide stretchers to military vehicles. Full story...
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NC trust purchases land along Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has acquired a nearly 13-acre tract of land near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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NC museum wants to dispose of nitrate negatives

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Curators at the Cape Fear Museum are seeking permission to destroy dozens of deteriorating photo negatives made from a material that can burst into flames or give off toxic gases as they decay. Full story...
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Lobbying in progress on NC gay marriage amendment

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Behind the scenes lobbying is gearing up as the North Carolina Legislature considers next month whether to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Smokies officials weigh backcountry camping fees

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park may start charging for backcountry camping and hire more rangers to manage what happens in the deep woods. Full story...
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Campground closed due to black bears in the area

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State officials have closed the family campground at Mount Mitchell State Park through the end of the month due to increased activity by black bears. Full story...
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