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N.C.

Community college scholarships OK'd by NC House panel

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North Carolina high school students with strong grades could receive free community college tuition in a bill that's cleared its first legislative hurdle. Full story...
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McCrory urges strong federal partner on road needs

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Gov. Pat McCrory has told Congress the federal government must be a strong and reliable partner with North Carolina and other states to improve roads and other transportation infrastructure. Full story...
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NC unemployment stays relatively flat for 3rd month

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North Carolina's jobless rate was 5.4 percent for January, the third month in a row the figure has been essentially flat. Full story...
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NC lawmakers delay confirmation discussion after ruling

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North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll delay the confirmation process for several of Gov. Pat McCrory's choices to government positions because of a court ruling involving appointment powers. Full story...
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Air pollution mandate change for NC fracking signed into law

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Environmental legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking has been signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Flu claims 4 more lives in North Carolina

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State health officials say four more people have died from complications of the flu in North Carolina. Full story...
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Sanderson Farms to build poultry plant in Robeson County

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A poultry farm that was twice rejected, and then accepted by one county will locate elsewhere in North Carolina. Full story...
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Baby's imminent birth diverts jet flight to North Carolina

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A pregnant woman aboard an Atlanta-bound jet had to make an unscheduled stop in North Carolina to deliver her baby after her water broke in mid-flight and the plane was diverted. Full story...
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NC NAACP going to legislators' districts to call them out

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North Carolina's NAACP is singling out four Republican lawmakers for their opposition to Medicaid expansion and their support of elections changes by holding advocacy efforts in their home districts. Full story...
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Amusement ride bill has NC State Fair accident in mind

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videoA 2013 accident at the North Carolina State Fair is the catalyst for a bill increasing fines and the seriousness of criminal counts against those who operate carnival rides in an unlawful manner. Full story...
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