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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

'Welcome to the millionaires' club'

Henry Smith would never have purchased his winning lottery ticket worth $4 million if it was not for fellow lottery winner Dan Royal.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Woman charged with DWI twice in same day

Officials in Asheville say a woman was charged with driving while impaired twice in the same day by the same sheriff's deputy.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

NC standards panel to get funds, leader says

A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina's public schools says he's been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

NC group wants Duke Energy to slow plants building

A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost consumers.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Audit: NC Labor Dept improperly paid for 100-mile commute

The North Carolina Department of Labor improperly paid an employee more than $9,400 to commute 100 miles from the worker's home in Lexington, according to state auditors.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:46 PM

NCDOT work crew rescues wrong-way driver on I-40

An N.C. Department of Transportation work crew is up for an award after it stopped a motorist driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 in Davie County.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Multi-agency checkpoint nabs three impaired drivers

In conjunction with the kickoff of the "Holiday Booze It & Lose It" campaign, police officers from Forest City, Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Spindale and Columbus combined enforcement efforts to zero in on drunk drivers during a multi-agency DWI (driving while impaired) checkpoint in Forest City on Friday night.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Tillis serving on 2 military-related Senate panels

Thom Tillis is expecting to serve on two military-related committees important to North Carolina residents when he officially joins the U.S. Senate next month.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Police behavior subject of expected NC bill

Lawmakers and social justice activists say it's time the General Assembly discusses how to improve relations between police and citizens, particularly young black men.