North Carolina is currently one of two states that automatically prosecutes 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds as adults. The proposal would change that so when it comes to misdemeanor offenses, the offenders would be handled in the juvenile system. 07:33 AM
The chamber voted 115-4 on Monday night for the online posting mandate when local and state governments alert the public to proposed zoning and annexation changes, public hearing dates and other actions.
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The state House and Senate reached a compromised plan on how to reduce the tax rate, while at the same time stabilizing the revenue coming into North Carolina.
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Special Task Force Forms to Renew Efforts in 1980 Murder of Forsyth Teenager
Several law enforcement agencies announced Monday at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office they formed The Ronda Blaylock Homicide Task Force to renew efforts in a nearly 35-year-old cold case. 03/30/2015 09:55 PM
PTI Airport Undergoing Colorful Changes
People traveling to and from Greensboro can expect to see some colorful improvements both inside and out at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Airport officials are working with a public-art consultant to enhance the traveling experience by adding artwork throughout the airport. 03/30/2015 05:16 PM
FTC May Meet With RJR and Lorillard on Merger This Week
We could see a decision this week on the proposed merger of Reynolds and Lorillard. The Wall Street Journal reports the two companies are expected to meet this week with the FTC on their proposed merger. 03/30/2015 05:00 PM
Duke Energy Explores Solutions for Remaining Coal Ash at Eden Site
Duke Energy is developing plans for the long term storage of the coal ash remaining at the Dan River Steam Station. A ruptured stormwater pipe sent an estimated 39,000 tons of ash into the Dan River in February 2014. 03/30/2015 06:35 PM
Small Town Sees Economic Resurgence
There's momentum growing in a small Piedmont-Triad town that's been quiet for years. Once a thriving furniture manufacturing community, Liberty—like so many other small towns across the South—was quiet for a long time. 03/30/2015 04:49 PM
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Apple CEO, Gov. McCrory Call Out NC Religious Freedom Proposal
A proposed law in the North Carolina legislature is picking up national attention after being called out by Apple CEO Tim Cook for potentially fueling discrimination against LGBT community members. 03/30/2015 04:53 PM
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. 03/30/2015 08:18 AM
NC NAACP Rally to Support Confirmation of Lynch for US Attorney General
The state NAACP staged rallies in Wilmington, Raleigh and Charlotte in support of confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next US attorney general. 03/30/2015 08:29 PM
More Than 100 Roosters Saved From Cockfighting in Need of Homes
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. 03/30/2015 07:40 AM
Locally Born Pepsi Now Second Most Popular Soft Drink
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. 03/30/2015 07:44 AM