Around 15.6 million visitors visited the state's 39 parks and recreation areas last year—which is a 10 percent increase from 2013. Fort Macon logged more than 1 million visitors in 2014. 07:37 AM
Abortion-rights groups want the Republican-led legislature to keep its hands off rules proposed by state regulators for how North Carolina abortion clinics must operate. Several Democratic lawmakers plan to join health providers and activists at a Thursday news conference at the Legislative Building.
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The American Legion is taking on the VA backlog in our state and trying to help veterans get their claims answered.
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Son of Civil War Soldier, Former Slave Dies
Luke Martin Jr., 97, the son of a Civil War soldier and former slave, died on Sunday. 01/28/2015 08:10 PM
Transportation Committee Meets to Discuss Moped Regulations
Starting on July 1, moped owners will have to register their vehicles and get a license plate from the DMV. That will run you $18. However, state lawmakers are calling for further regulation. 01/28/2015 06:16 PM
Gov. McCrory Applauds Offshore Drilling Proposal for Carolinas
Gov. McCrory chairs the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition consisting of coastal state governors favoring offshore energy development. The governor said in a statement that responsible development of gas and oil off the coast will create thousands of jobs and generate billions in tax revenue. 01/28/2015 10:26 AM
Survey Finds Average Age Kids Start Drinking is 13
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. The same report found 10 percent of eighth graders said they've had a drink in the past month. 01/28/2015 05:16 PM
As NC Legislature Begins, Gay Marriage Takes Center Stage
Gay marriage is front and center on this year's first real work day at the North Carolina General Assembly. 01/28/2015 03:04 PM
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29 Years Marked Since Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion
Seven crew members, including U.S. Navy Capt. Michael John Smith of Beaufort, died in the accident. 01/28/2015 02:04 PM
EPA Officials: Dan River Thriving Nearly One Year After Coal Ash Spill
A number of organizations hosted a 'state of our rivers' event on Tuesday, near the site of the spill. The EPA has done quarterly sampling tests on the Dan River's water since the spill and believe the river is thriving. 01/28/2015 09:38 AM
Committee Begins Search for new UNCW Chancellor
An 18-person committee began reviewing resumes Tuesday and narrowing a pool of more than 50 applicants for the UNCW chancellor job. 01/28/2015 02:05 PM