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N.C.

Governor Purdue's campaign admits errors with air flights

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's lawyer says her campaign made mistakes reporting private airplane flights she took as a candidate but doesn't think a more serious investigation is needed by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Full story...
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State unemployment lowest since January '09

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The Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the unemployment rate for July fell to 9.8 percent, down from 10 percent a month earlier. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse investigator charged with harassing wife

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The former lead investigator in a debunked rape case against members of the Duke University lacrosse team now faces charges himself in Delaware for allegedly stalking and harassing his estranged wife. Full story...
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Laurean's wife won't testify

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North Carolina law bars prosecutors from forcing Christina Laurean, also a Camp Lejeune Marine, to testify against her husband. Full story...
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LAUREAN TRIAL: DNA results focus at pregnant Marine murder trial

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North Carolina prosecutors are expected to unveil DNA test results they believe points to an ex-Marine clerk accused of killing a pregnant colleague. Full story...
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SBI Agent: Sheriff used divining rod in Laurean's backyard

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A North Carolina investigator says a sheriff used a wire hanger as a divining rod to search for the buried corpse of a pregnant Marine. Full story...
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Perdue pitches NC strengths for federal grants

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North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue is returning to Washington with what she believes is an improved application to land a federal education grant of up to $400 million. Full story...
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NC military cities top others in average income

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Federal figures show that Fayetteville and Jacksonville topped other North Carolina cities in per capita income last year. Full story...
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NC widow: Husband's eyes removed without consent

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A North Carolina widow has filed a complaint with police, saying her husband's eyes were removed without permission. Full story...
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Annual standardized test scores released in NC

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video More North Carolina public schools met or exceeded expectations on standardized test results last school year and fewer schools received the lowest-performing label. Full story...
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NC ethics reform law signed, opening state workers' records

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With two suspensions for inappropriate contact with a student, Jessica Wishnask quietly left the New Hanover school district two years ago to go work for another. She did not have to disclose her misconduct, and her prior employer did not report the suspensions. Full story...
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4-month-old boy taken from mom in NC found in SC

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Authorities say a 4-month-old baby taken from his mother in North Carolina was found alert and crying after spending seven hours in South Carolina woods with his alleged abductor. Full story...
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NC agency says jobless benefits to be paid quickly

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North Carolina's employment agency says it will move quickly to get overdue jobless benefits paid next week. Full story...
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NC city considers accommodating high-speed trains

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North Carolina is working on ideas to close roads and build bridges for a high-speed rail line that would carry trains at speeds up to 110 mph. Full story...
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NC forecasters spot aging baby boomers' troubles

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North Carolina is preparing for a coming bulge of baby boomers who are expected to be beefier and poorer than they would like. Full story...
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