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N.C.

Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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Goldsboro school needs votes in bid for Obama talk

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A Goldsboro high school is seeking votes from the public in its bid to get President Barack Obama to deliver a June commencement address. Full story...
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House Republicans seek to finish step in NC budget

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House Republicans in North Carolina say they're almost ready to clear a key hurdle in the formation of a budget for the next two years that cuts more than $1 billion more than Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed. Full story...
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Appeals court rejects appeal in Air Force captain's death

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A federal appeals court has refused to consider a request for a new trial for a former Fayetteville psychologist convicted in her husband's death. Full story...
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Helmet requirements loosened for adult ATV drivers

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North Carolina legislators have agreed to exempt adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property. Full story...
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Power restored throughout N.C.

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The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored. Full story...
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Three-state compact for offshore energy in NC bill

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Republican senators say directing North Carolina's Democratic governor to join South Carolina and Virginia in a compact on energy production and offshore exploration would give the state a seat at the table to get its share of energy royalties. Full story...
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UNC's Durham: It is a 'good time' to retire

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North Carolina radio play-by-play announcer Woody Durham says the time is right for him to retire after 40 years of calling some of the biggest sports moments in school history. Full story...
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Perdue says thousands could be jobless by storms

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Gov. Bev Perdue is grateful for the quick turnaround by the White House to send federal assistance after last weekend's deadly tornadoes that she says could keep thousands of people out of work. Full story...
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Colerain woman becomes NC's 24th storm fatality

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Bertie County officials say a woman who lived with two other tornado victims in a group home in Colerain has died at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Full story...
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Candler man arrested on child murder charges

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Buncombe County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Candler man on first-degree murder charges in the beating death of a 4-year-old boy. Full story...
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Forsyth County judge denies fixing tickets

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A Forsyth County judge has denied she fixed traffic tickets for her friends and church members. Full story...
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Vacuum maker picks Charlotte for expansion

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Vacuum manufacturer Electrolux North America will create 200 jobs in Charlotte over the next four years by consolidating positions from across the United States. Full story...
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Lawmakers suspend plastic bag ban in Outer Banks

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North Carolina lawmakers have suspended a plastic bag ban for the Outer Banks to help a grocery store chain whose distribution center was destroyed by last weekend's deadly tornadoes. Full story...
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Charlotte police release report on stowaway

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a teenager who died after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet flying from Charlotte to Boston likely got onto the plane as it idled for more than half an hour waiting for takeoff. Full story...
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