Corporal punishment in schools would be banned with bill

Spanking and other forms of corporal punishment would be permanently barred in North Carolina's public schools in legislation receiving bipartisan support on Tuesday now that the final two districts still allowing them have ended the practice.
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SC lawmakers strengthening pitch for Panthers through bill

South Carolina lawmakers are taking steps to lure the Carolina Panthers to move their practice facility and operations across the North Carolina state line by introducing legislation that would provide tax credits and incentives to professional sports teams.

Court: Online free speech rights trump stalking conviction

A man imprisoned for stalking has had his conviction overturned after North Carolina's Court of Appeals ruled the social media posts underpinning the charges were protected by free speech rights.

North Carolina boy collects supplies for animal shelter on his birthday

Most kids want to receive gifts on their birthday, but a 7-year-old in Pitt County used his birthday to give gifts to animals at a shelter.

High school basketball player awake in hospital after fall

School officials say a North Carolina high school basketball player who's been hospitalized since falling in a state playoff semifinal game has regained consciousness, but is suffering from short-term memory loss.

Legislators advance tougher penalties for pharmacy break-ins

Some North Carolina lawmakers want more severe punishments for breaking into a building to steal drugs from a pharmacy.

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament bringing back Big Hero program

If you plan on participating in this year's Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, you'll have a chance to volunteer your boat as an active duty service member for the day.

Ex-North Carolina lawmaker indicted in campaign finance probe

A former North Carolina state lawmaker was indicted Monday on charges of filing false campaign statements and his ex-campaign treasurer faces a related charge.

‘Staircase’ documentary prosecutor died of natural causes

An autopsy says natural causes claimed the life of a North Carolina prosecutor found dead at home last year amid attention over "The Staircase" documentary series.

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