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Audit: Failed NC charter school mismanaged taxpayer funds

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North Carolina's state auditor says a failed Kinston charter school got nearly $700,000 in taxpayer funds in 2013 despite years of financial mismanagement and inflated expected student enrollment to get more than it was due. State auditors said Wednesday they looked into the finances of Kinston Charter Academy after it closed in September 2013. Full story...
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BB&T apologizes for problem that emptied customer accounts

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BB&T Corp. is apologizing for a processing problem that caused some customer accounts to show incorrect balances or zero funds The Winston-Salem-based bank posted an apology on its Facebook page Wednesday, adding that it fixed the problem, corrected account balances and refunded overdraft fees. Full story...
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NC Chamber: State will fall behind if roads not improved

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North Carolina business leaders say the state will face serious problems such as increased joblessness if politicians don't develop a strategy for funding transportation needs. The N.C. Chamber's president and chief executive officer Lew Ebert said at a news conference Wednesday the state has no strategy to fund a $65 billion gap in transportation needs over the next 25 years. Full story...
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1st day bills filed at the NC General Assembly at-a-glance

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The first work day at the General Assembly usually brings an early flurry of bills. Nearly 30 were filed by late Wednesday afternoon in the House and Senate. Full story...
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NC Democratic lawmakers get out quickly on economy

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Democrats at the General Assembly are trying to get out of the blocks quickly this year as lawmakers emphasize the economy and job creation. More than two dozen House and Senate members from the legislature's minority party attended Wednesday what was called a "Job Growth Forum" in Raleigh. Full story...
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Surf City real estate company petitions for commercial usage of drones

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videoFrom delivering a pizza to touring a neighborhood business owners are finding ways to use drone technology. And one Surf City man trying to use drones to keep his real estate business soaring high above the rest. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local veterans organization alive and well despite consolidation

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videoThe VFW building in Leland is up for sale, and across the country VFWs are consolidating much like Leland did with the Wilmington post. Full story...
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UNCW unveils new sports logo

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videoUNCW has unveiled a new athletics logo. Gone is the seahawk head and wave inside a number one. It's been replaced by a fiercer looking seahawk face within a triangle. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher ferry on amended schedule Thursday

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announced it will be running an amended schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Thursday so that workers can make a steering system upgrade onboard the M/V Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Surveillance images released in McDonald's armed robbery

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Wilmington police investigators have released pictures of two suspects accused in an armed robbery and assault at a McDonald's. Full story...
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