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N.C.

Perdue wants to combine criminal justice agencies

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to consolidate three agencies that employ state troopers, probation officers and juvenile counselors into one Cabinet-level department. Full story...
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Ex-NC senator admits illegal donations to Perdue, Easley, others

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A former North Carolina legislator is admitting he funneled money from his company to prominent Democrats for more than a decade. Full story...
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Perdue offering NC government reorganization plan

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Gov. Bev Perdue is ready to explain how she wants North Carolina state government reorganized in the second half of her four-year term. Full story...
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Candidate wants re-count in instant runoff vote

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The final outcome for a North Carolina Court of Appeals election using instant runoff voting will take a little longer. Full story...
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Hagan says Lumbee recognition still possible

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Time is running out on a bill in Congress that would give federal recognition to the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina, but one senator says there's still hope. Full story...
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NC agency looks at outsourcing mental health tests

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North Carolina is exploring whether it can save money by outsourcing psychological evaluations and care of accused criminals who may suffer mental illness. Full story...
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Elizabeth Edwards has died

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Elizabeth Edwards has died after a six-year fight with cancer. She was 61. Full story...
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NC lawmakers get grim news on school cut options

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North Carolina lawmakers facing hard budget decisions for a third year in a row have received potential spending cuts that include eliminating thousands of jobs, creating larger classes and offering fewer courses. Full story...
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NC city to use lottery for religious flag display

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A city council in North Carolina has decided to use a lottery to decide on the display of flags with religious symbols at a memorial. Full story...
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Forecasters warn of biting cold in NC mountains

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Schools across the North Carolina mountains are closed for a second day as forecasters issue urgent warnings of fresh snowfall, gusts of up to 50 mph, and single-digit wind chills. Full story...
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NC State prof's charity asks for week at beach for vets

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A college professor in North Carolina has come up with a way to help military families enjoy a break. Full story...
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Army sets hearing for soldier charged in killing

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A hearing is scheduled in the case of a Michigan soldier accused of murdering his brother-in-law at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Bank heists dip to 10-year low in North Carolina

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A new report says there have been fewer bank robberies in North Carolina this year than at any time in at least a decade. Full story...
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NC public pension funds grow during third quarter

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North Carolina's public employee pension funds reported a nearly 8 percent return during the third quarter compared to a loss in the previous three months. Full story...
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Police: NC grandma left baby at home, stole wine

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A 48-year-old grandmother is in custody after Raleigh police say she left her 3-month-old grandchild at home alone while she stole wine at a nearby grocery store. Full story...
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