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N.C.

Annexation rules changes head to full Senate

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Changes to rules governing forced annexations by North Carolina towns and cities are one step closer to passage after being years in the making. Full story...
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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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Cuban soccer player defects in Charlotte

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Cuban soccer player Yosniel Mesa says he defected during a visit to Charlotte because he wants to live and play soccer in the United States. Full story...
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Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before voting. Full story...
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NC town considers ban on cell phones while driving

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Chapel Hill town officials are tired of waiting for the state to decide whether to ban cell phone use while driving and will take up the question themselves. Full story...
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Durham cat shelter reduces prices for adoptions

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Cat lovers are being offered a discount on kittens at the Durham Animal Shelter. Full story...
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NC cops: Road might have contributed to wreck

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Asheville police traffic investigators say increased development along a highway where two teens were killed could have contributed to the crash. Full story...
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'Otis' cited for obstruction in Mount Airy

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Looks like Otis is in trouble again. Jimmy Slate dresses as the often-jailed Otis from "The Andy Griffith Show" and is to be in court Friday on a charge of violating a city ordinance against obstructing the sidewalk Full story...
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More than 12,000 drivers cited in recent "Click it or Ticket" campaign

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The state transportation secretary says more than 12,000 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during a two-week campaign. Full story...
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Raleigh man dies at Tennessee music festival

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Officials say a Raleigh man is the second person to die this year during the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Full story...
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NC wildfire has now burned 70 square miles

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Officials say a fire that has been burning near the North Carolina coast for more than a month has now consumed 70 square miles. Full story...
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Obama heads to Durham lighting plant to talk jobs

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President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs. Full story...
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Debit card scam in NC, VA nets $100K for thieves

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Authorities say thieves using text messages have scammed around $100,000 from Gateway Bank customers in North Carolina and Virginia. Full story...
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Police charge man in death of Ft. Bragg soldier

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Fayetteville police have charged a man with a hit-and-run wreck that killed a Fort Bragg soldier in April. Full story...
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Baptists gather in NC for meeting

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Thousands of delegates are coming to Kinston for a meeting of Baptists that takes place only once every three years. Full story...
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