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Local lawmaker joins petition to send gun legislation to House Floor

Rep. Deb Butler (D) joined everal lawmakers sending a discharge petition to House leadership to essentially revive the Gun Violence Prevention Act, HB 86. 

Erica Parsons’ adoptive mother pleads guilty to murder, child abuse

Casey Parsons, the adoptive mother of slain Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons, pleaded guilty Friday morning to murder and child abuse in the girl's death.

Settlement expands transgender restroom rights in NC

A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings.

31 people made $12M off multi-state cigarette trafficking, money laundering, Cumberland County officials say

On Monday, the United States Attorney's Office announced the arrest of 31 people and one business entity involved in a cigarette trafficking and money laundering operation which made more than $12 million.

Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis

Bayer is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St. Louis area.

Frantic email over lost toy leads to sweet ‘reunion’ at Asheville Regional Airport

After losing her prized stuffed animal on a flight, a little girl was reunited with it, thanks to airline workers who made sure this story had a happy ending.

Police: Fort Bragg soldier wearing military gear opened fire into home

Authorities in North Carolina say an active-duty soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire into a home and was then wounded by return gunfire and injured in a car accident.

NC House to restart hurricane recovery committee

The state House is reconstituting an oversight committee that will keep monitoring challenges state government has had in distributing federal long-term housing grants to hurricane victims in eastern North Carolina.

Sheriff: 5-year-old North Carolina boy killed by crossfire

A 5-year-old child was shot Wednesday night in the Red Springs community of Robeson County, according to Red Springs Police Chief Ronnie Patterson.

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