Western Carolina suspends fraternity amid hazing allegations

Western Carolina University officials have suspended a fraternity for five years after a pledge said he was "water-boarded."

New River Air Station dedicates Marines’ largest hangar

The US Marine Corps is holding a ceremony in eastern North Carolina to dedicate its newest - and largest - hangar.

NC speaker: No action on ‘religious freedom’ bill this year

The leader of the North Carolina House says his chamber won't debate a "religious freedom" bill this year that supporters promoted as protecting religious liberties but others criticized as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
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Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years' probation and a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

NC autism coverage has broad support, but 1 group left out

A legislative compromise to mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment in North Carolina has the support of several groups and the state's dominant insurer.

Ceremony marks start of construction for Montford Point memorial

A ceremony is scheduled to mark the start of construction of a monument at Camp Lejeune to honor the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marines to enlist in the Corps.

Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges. A news release Friday says a Marine general has referred 34-year-old Cpl. Wassef Hassoun for a general court-martial. No date has been set.

Area historic sites to get money for repairs, improvements

State historical attractions in the coastal area are slated to receive thousands of dollars in repair and renovation funds under a statewide capital improvement campaign that has been on hold for several years due to the recession.

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