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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Durham Police Investigating Teen's Death as Homicide
The investigation continues after Durham police found the body of 17-year-old Tierra Hall, a student at Jordan High School, over the weekend. They found her body behind a house on Trotter Ridge Road just before 5 p.m. Saturday. Few details have been released but police say they are treating it as a homicide. 03/30/2015 05:34 PM
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
Student, Teacher Absences High During Spring Break Snow Make-Up Days
Last week, about 100,000 Wake County traditional calendar students were supposed to give up the first three days of their spring break to make up snow days. But school leaders say, as expected, some were unwilling or unable to break their spring break plans. 03/30/2015 06:46 PM
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
Duke Students Celebrate Final Four Appearance
Duke University once again secured its spot in the Final Four. Students couldn't be more proud after the Men's Basketball team overpowered Gonzaga University. 03/30/2015 11:14 AM
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Local Raleigh Charity Raising Money for Scaffolding Collapse Victims' Families
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is working with other charities to collect donations for the families of the three workers who were killed and one who was injured in the scaffolding collapse in Raleigh last week. 03/30/2015 02:54 PM
Police Search for Suspect in Armed Robbery of Sweepstakes Cafe
Authorities say shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday a man robbed the Big Win Sweepstakes in the 4000 block of Wake Forest Road. 03/30/2015 10:34 AM
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
NAACP Protests NC Senators Over Opposition to Lynch Appointment
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. 03/30/2015 07:21 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