Authorities said the 47-year-old man from Greenville, North Carolina, was seen standing on the floating truck for some time. But when a Navy helicopter rescued him, he was in the water and unresponsive.
A party spokesman says Goodwin received 92 percent of the vote. Goodwin was endorsed by new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who spoke at Saturday's meeting of more than 500 committee members.
Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan's family says the brain inflammation that she's recovering from was caused by a virus that's spread by ticks from animals to humans.
Authorities say a worker has died in a construction accident in Henderson County.
Authorities have identified a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who shot a driver to death during an "armed confrontation" when he fled following a traffic stop.
Scott told reporters that one person in the car fled the traffic stop and one of the patrol officers gave chase. The chief said there was a "very violent encounter" between the officer and the person from the car.
Authorities say driver error appears to be to blame for sending a tractor trailer off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Protesters are slated to gather at Planned Parenthood offices across the Carolinas as well as nationwide to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the agency of all federal funding.
A massive crowd energized in opposition to President Donald Trump and to a state law limiting LGBT rights streamed into North Carolina's capital for an annual civil rights march on Saturday.