State & Local

  • Polls open across NC for Primary election decisions

    Tue, Mar 03, 2020

    As Tarheel voters prepare to head to the polls today to cast ballots in the presidential primary, two out of three believe political divisions have made their lives uncomfortable and that politics is likely to become even more divisive in the years to come.

  • Inmate killed at NC correctional institution

    Sat, Feb 29, 2020

    A prison in eastern North Carolina was placed on lockdown Saturday after one inmate allegedly killed another in a brawl. Officials at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Maury, NC said Kevin R. Taylor, Jr., 23, was struck with a homemade weapon around 1:15 p.m.

  • Ten stores across NC hit with fines for price scanning errors

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    Fines were recently levied against stores in Chowan, Columbus, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Hertford, Mecklenburg, Pasquotank and Vance counties because of excessive price-scanner errors, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division says.

  • GoTriangle follows RDU Airport into electric bus biz

    Wed, Jan 08, 2020

    GoTriangle showed off one of its two new electric buses Tuesday during a ceremony in downtown Raleigh.

    The buses were ordered after GoTriangle won a $943,000 federal low- or no-emission grant to help pay for them. Duke Energy provided $100,000 toward two charging stations as well.

  • AAA: 115.6M travelers will break holiday records

    Mon, Dec 16, 2019

    If you’re planning to hit the roads, ride the rails or fly the friendly skies this Christmas, expect to bring your patience along with your luggage.

  • 'Canes send Kyle Wood to Detroit for defenseman Kaski

    Fri, Dec 13, 2019

    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Oliwer Kaski from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for defenseman Kyle Wood.

  • Sen. Tillis widens Republican primary lead

    Thu, Dec 12, 2019

    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) has a wide lead over Republican primary challenger Sandy Smith, of Winterville, NC, according to the latest poll from the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute, a Raleigh-based think tank.

  • Propane safety paramount as cold weather approaches

    Wed, Dec 11, 2019

    North Carolina's Ag and Consumer Services department hopes residents will heed warnings about the potential risks of using propane and space heaters.

  • Quarterback sacks filled grocery sacks

    Mon, Dec 09, 2019

    If you liked tracking stats for your favorite NCAA college football team throughout the 2019 season, you may not have known there was an extra reason to cheer on the defense.

  • Power costs to decrease, just in time for winter: Duke Energy

    Mon, Dec 09, 2019

    If your power comes from Duke Energy, a drop in your electric rates this winter season may already have shown up on your bill, the company says.