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.
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.
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
Carrboro residents and town leaders worry the future of Cat's Cradle could be in jeopardy. 01/28/2015 03:32 PM
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
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
A suspect pretending to be in distress took advantage of two people, the Cumberland County sheriff’s office says. 01/28/2015 07:43 PM
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Seven crew members, including U.S. Navy Capt. Michael John Smith of Beaufort, died in the accident. 01/28/2015 02:04 PM
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
The N.C. Chamber calls 2015 the “year of action,” by improving transportation in the state. 01/28/2015 04:29 PM
A Clemmons botanist and her son have been harvesting local herbs and transforming them into teas. But their real work, they say is teaching others the benefits of harvesting their own. 01/28/2015 02:27 PM
North Carolina's NAACP leader has challenged new rules about public assembly in the state Legislative Building as part of protests targeting policies by the GOP-led Legislature. 01/28/2015 01:38 PM