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N.C.

Duke Energy guarantees $10M for convention in NC

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One of Charlotte's biggest companies is guaranteeing a $10 million line of credit for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Coast Guard finds body of missing NC boater

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The US Coast Guard says a body found at the entrance of Bay River is that of a man missing since his fishing boat capsized off the coast of North Carolina. Full story...
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NC court orders new trial for ASU student's killer

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North Carolina's Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2005 slaying of an Appalachian State University student. Full story...
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NC court to hear case on death penalty process

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The state Supreme Court will hear arguments that could help determine the future of the death penalty in North Carolina. Full story...
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Hoke County ethanol plant temporarily shuts down

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Officials at North Carolina's first ethanol plant say they are halting production temporarily in hopes that high corn prices will drop. Full story...
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Judge: Prosecutors, SBI hid, omitted evidence

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A North Carolina judge has ruled that prosecutors hid evidence and the State Bureau of Investigation intentionally omitted information about blood tests in the case of a man threatened with the death penalty, then sentenced to prison for the death and sexual assault of his girlfriend's daughter. Full story...
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Tillis says health care overhaul bill isn't over

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House Speaker Thom Tillis has a message for Democrats about Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes: Watch your backs. Full story...
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Recalled beef sold in North Carolina

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A southern Kansas packing plant has recalled more than 7 tons of ground beef products after lab tests detected E. coli. Full story...
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NC education budget options elicit sharp response

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Eliminating $1.3 billion in temporary taxes for next year's North Carolina state budget is leading to some sobering options about where to cut, particularly in public education. Full story...
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NC Senate again backs having more coastal jetties

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The North Carolina Senate has again put its support behind allowing coastal regulators to approve putting hardened structures at the edge of coastal inlets to protect development along North Carolina's barrier islands. Full story...
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State unemployment rate edges up

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North Carolina is seeing some welcome signs of job growth, but not enough to keep the state's unemployment rate from creeping upward. Full story...
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GOP legislators say Perdue can't take $100M

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Republican legislators say Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is threatening the prompt return of income tax refunds to North Carolina residents by borrowing money in a way that violates the state constitution. Full story...
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GOP likely needs more Democrats for veto override

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House Republican leaders say they'll probably go ahead to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto blocking an effort to challenge a provision in the federal health care overhaul law, although it appears Democrats are closing ranks against it. Full story...
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Bill would allow concealed guns in parks, eateries

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People carrying legally concealed handguns in North Carolina could take them into more restaurants and into state and local parks if an idea in the House becomes law. Full story...
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Sleeping sitter charged after girl wanders off

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A baby sitter has been charged with child abuse after Wake County authorities said she fell asleep and allowed a little girl to wander away for five hours. Full story...
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