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Fund to support NC military tornado victims established

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After the rash of tornadoes that struck the eastern half of North Carolina on Saturday, Operation Homefront of North Carolina has established an emergency disaster relief fund specifically for military families affected by the storms. Full story...
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McDonald's serves up hiring day

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McDonald's is doing its best to help keep those numbers dropping. McDonald's restaurants across the country are looking for new employees. Full story...
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NY backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps

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New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball. Full story...
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Charlotte police release report on stowaway

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a teenager who died after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet flying from Charlotte to Boston likely got onto the plane as it idled for more than half an hour waiting for takeoff. Full story...
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CFCC class discovers dinosaur egg

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It wasn't part of an Easter Egg hunt, but students at Cape Fear Community College recently discovered an egg during a geology class. Full story...
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Man hangs himself in Kings Grant Park

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a man hanged himself this afternoon from a tree in in Kings Grant Park. He was dead when emergency crews arrived. Full story...
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Tornado outbreak is NC's most active on record

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The National Weather Service says at least 25 tornadoes touched down across North Carolina this past weekend, making it the state's most active outbreak on record. Full story...
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Governor requests disaster declaration as death toll from storms climbs

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Gov. Bev Perdue this morning submitted requests to President Obama and US Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to declare a disaster in 18 counties in North Carolina. This comes after Gov. Perdue visited nine of the most heavily damaged counties and personally witnessed the property loss and agricultural damage wrought by Saturday’s tornadoes and severe storms. Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider parking changes

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A decision by Wilmington City Council tonight could soon make it more expensive to park downtown. The city is trying to overcome a projected $800,000 shortfall in next year's parking fund. Full story...
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State faces massive cleanup as death toll rises to 22

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From remote rural communities to the state's second-largest city, thousands of residents hit by the worst tornado outbreak in nearly 30 years were clearing away rubble and debris, repairing power lines and facing a recovery that will cost tens of millions of dollars. Full story...
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