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N.C.

Carowinds buys land to expand amusement park

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Carowinds amusement park has bought more than 60 acres of vacant land that will be used to expand the park. Full story...
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Army dedicates headquarters building at Bragg

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The Army has dedicated a new building to serve as the combined headquarters of Forces Command and US Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Trial begins in case of NC nursing home shootings

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Lawyers for a man accused of killing eight people at a North Carolina nursing home say their client was addled by prescription drugs and depression at the time of the 2009 shootings. Full story...
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Judge grants change of venue in stepmom's trial

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A judge has granted a change of venue for the trial of a North Carolina woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter. Full story...
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Panel recommends money for sterilization victims

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A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina says in a draft report that survivors should get some compensation but is not yet sure how much. Full story...
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Spokesman: Bragg contractor's death was accident

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A spokesman for the special forces school says the shooting death of a government contractor last summer at Fort Bragg was an accident. Full story...
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Corolla Wild Horse Fund hires 3 to patrol beaches

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The Corolla Wild Horse fund has hired three people to patrol beaches and protect the animals from visitors. Full story...
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Procession planned for Asheville firefighter

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A procession will be held for the Asheville firefighter who was killed when he rushed into a five-story medical building that was burning. Full story...
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No NC schools adding classroom days

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All North Carolina public schools will be allowed to avoid adding five classroom days to the coming academic year and instead add time to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012. Full story...
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Mentally ill get support from feds

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The US Justice Department says North Carolina must find homes for the mentally ill in communities and stop housing them in adult care homes where residents describe their lives as regimented and boring. Full story...
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North Carolina blaze kills firefighter, injures 10

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A firefighter in western North Carolina has died after rushing into an office building fire that also injured 10 of his colleagues. Full story...
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Descendants of original Siamese twins hold reunion

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Descendants of the original Siamese twins are having their annual family reunion, which marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Eng and Chang Bunker. Full story...
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Smithfield urged to tighten policies

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An independent audit of the town of Smithfield's accounting system criticizes policies that auditors say increase the likelihood of fraud. Full story...
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Cary man's sign to come down, lawsuit continues

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A sign that sparked a free speech legal battle in Cary will be removed - but the war continues. Full story...
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