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N.C.

Kemp's ridley turtle buries eggs on Outer Banks

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For the third straight year, a Kemp's ridley sea turtle has buried its eggs along the North Carolina seashore before venturing into the ocean. Full story...
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NC wildlife officers to watch for impaired boaters

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Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are patrolling the state's southeastern waterways and channels as part of an operation designed to educate boaters about the dangers of drinking while out on the water. Full story...
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NC legislature moves to let cities protect trees

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The North Carolina House Environment Committee has approved a bill that seeks to amend a much-debated billboard law from last session. Full story...
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Man killed when tree he was cutting lands on him

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Authorities in Gaston County say a 35-year-old man was killed when a tree he was cutting down landed on top of him after it fell into a second tree. Full story...
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A report says NC minorities get more scrutiny in traffic stops

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A task force of attorneys says minorities are more likely than whites to be searched during traffic stops in North Carolina. Full story...
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16-year-old girl rescued from well after fall

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A 16-year-old girl has been rescued several hours after she fell into a well at a house northwest of Hendersonville. Full story...
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Barringer resigns from UNC Board of Governors

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A Cary attorney is resigning from his seat on the governing body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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NC Legislature agrees to air toxic rule changes

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A bill that exempts industrial plants from certain North Carolina pollution rules if they already comply with similar federal restrictions is heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue. Full story...
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Raleigh lands $21M to begin downtown train station

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North Carolina's capital city has secured a $21 million federal grant to begin work on a train station proposed for the downtown warehouse district. Full story...
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NC lawmakers agree how to close new Medicaid gap

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The Legislature has agreed on how to close an additional $75 million shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program by letting Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration tap into building repair money. Full story...
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