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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

UNC spending nearly $800k on public relations firm

The University of North Carolina is spending nearly $800,000 with a public relations firm as it deals with the results of an investigation of academic and athletic problems at the Chapel Hill school.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

Police say the suspected gunman in a North Carolina courthouse shooting has turned himself in.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Polk County landfill employee arrested

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested Joyce Williams, 41, of Moore Road in Tryon, for selling/delivering a schedule II controlled substance.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Weekend snow possible in NC mountains

The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of western North Carolina.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Asheville orders review of police operations

Asheville's city manager is ordering a review of police force operations in light of recent reports of problems which include low morale and forced overtime.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

NC payroll company operators indicted for fraud

The operators of a North Carolina third-party payroll company have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took more than $11 million from their clients and used it for themselves.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

NC girl plans Halloween Hayrides for breast cancer

A 12-year-old Mebane girl plans to sponsor hayrides on Halloween to raise money for breast cancer awareness.