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N.C.

Burning ban still in effect as NC drought lingers

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The NC Forest Service is reminding residents in 19 counties that a burning ban issued in June remains in effect. Full story...
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NC court to hear lawyers on Edwards sex tape case

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An Orange County Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments over the disclosure of material in the civil lawsuit involving John Edwards and a purported sex tape. 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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NC expands motorist help from Charlotte to Raleigh

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Drivers on the interstates between North Carolina's two largest cities can now worry a little less about flat tires, stalled vehicles and other traffic headaches. Full story...
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Elderly man found stabbed to death in Lillington

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Police have arrested a Lillington teen in the death of an 82-year-old Army veteran who neighbors said was trying to help the younger man. Full story...
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Government suing Taco Bell franchisee over employee firing

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The federal government is suing a North Carolina Taco Bell franchisee, claiming the company fired an employee whose religious beliefs prohibit him from cutting his hair. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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Asheville area cell tower gets public support

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A 150-foot communications tower being designed to resemble a white pine tree will soar over the upscale Biltmore Forest suburb of Asheville if residents approve an upcoming test run. Full story...
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Greensboro parents tried to ensure child's safety

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The mother of an 8-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver just outside Greensboro says she is upset by criticism that parental neglect led to her daughter's death. Full story...
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Swansboro woman charged in house fire and burglary

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A Swansboro woman has been accused of stealing guns, a guitar and fishing poles from a Stella residence and then setting the house on fire. Full story...
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Pitt county woman charged with animal cruelty

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Authorities in Pitt County have charged a woman with animal cruelty after 76 dogs, cats and rabbits were rescued from her home. Full story...
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Bill affecting public school teachers still being debated in House

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House Democrats trying to preserve Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that affects a North Carolina teachers' group say Republicans are unfairly targeting public school teachers who have challenged the GOP on legislation. Full story...
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NC Legislature completes Senate redistricting maps

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The North Carolina Legislature has finalized new maps for the state Senate for the next decade, while the House maps are just one vote away from final passage. Full story...
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Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising

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Perdue's campaign on Wednesday released a fundraising summary through June 30 showing she raised about $320,000 more than Republican Pat McCrory did during the same period. The former Charlotte mayor is very interested in a rematch with Perdue, who beat him in a close general election race in 200 Full story...
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Former college basketball star faces drug charges

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A former college basketball star has been arrested and accused of operating a sophisticated marijuana growing operation from his North Carolina home. Full story...
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