Pepsi, now a worldwide brand, got its start in New Bern. Now, it just bumped up to the second most popular soft drink in the U.S., beating Diet Coke, according to the Beverage Digest's Annual Industry report. It now trails only Coca-Cola. 07:44 AM
Demonstrations will be held Monday at the offices of Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis to push for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general. The Greensboro native was nominated months ago but the Senate continues to delay her confirmation.
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Animal rescuers are asking for the public's help finding homes for more than 100 roosters. In all, 117 roosters, along with 11 dogs and a duck, were saved during a cockfighting ring bust in Marlboro County, S.C., on Saturday night.
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Duke Energy Executive Compensation Cut Over Coal Ash Spill
An annual statement released ahead of the company's May shareholder meeting says CEO Lynn Good's $8.3 million compensation in 2014 was cut by close to $600,000. The top financial officer and three other executives saw similar reductions in compensation tied to annual performance. 08:18 AM
Duke Back in Final Four After 66-52 Win Over Gonzaga
A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four, a record-matching 12th for coach Mike Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. 06:54 AM
Could Colder Temperatures Affect NC Azalea Festival?
"Southern Charm in Full Bloom” is the slogan for the North Carolina Azalea Festival, but will the recent snap of cold weather delay the azaleas from being in full bloom by the start of the festival? The chilly weather has not stopped gardener Steve Skavroneck from spending extra time tending to his flowers. 03/29/2015 05:35 PM
Tax Filing Season Enters Final Stretch
As April 15 draws near, many Americans who are yet to file their taxes will be part of the last-minute rush to get it done. Based on estimates from the National Retail Federation (NRF), a little more than 15 percent of Americans will wait until April to file. However, experts advise taxpayers among that crowd to take careful steps to maximize their refunds. 03/29/2015 03:57 PM
"Smoke Alarm Rally" Aims to Prevent House Fire Fatalities
Brunswick County resident Ruth Kye has lived in her home for 45 years. For that entire time she's only had one smoke alarm, located in her bedroom. Thanks to Brunswick County Emergency Services and several fire departments in Brunswick County, Kye now has three smoke alarms in her home. 03/29/2015 10:24 AM
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Freshmen-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57
Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebounds for the South Regional's top-seeded Blue Devils in their 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night. 03/28/2015 11:15 AM
State Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged From January
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Museum to Mark Vietnam Veterans Day With Play, Other Events
The program is scheduled to begin on Friday and continues on Saturday at the museum in Raleigh. A play titled Etchings in Stone that includes audience participation will be performed Saturday night at the museum. North Carolina Vietnam veteran Ron Harris wrote the play. 03/27/2015 07:15 AM