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  • N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks

    The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina. State regulators had...
  • Kidnappers threatened to send N.C. victim 'back to you in 6 boxes'

    The father of a North Carolina prosecutor who authorities said was kidnapped for “retaliatory” reasons was rescued unharmed in Atlanta after a raid by an elite FBI hostage-rescue unit, authorities said. During his five-day ordeal, Frank...
  • North Carolina kidnappers snatched wrong person, indictment says

    Well, no one is going to accuse them of being smart. A team of kidnappers -- hired by a prison inmate to capture the prosecutor who put him away -- went to the wrong house and abducted the prosecutor's father, according to a federal indictment filed...
  • Clay Aiken to Run for Congress in North Carolina

    Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Aiken said Wednesday he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Rep. Renee Ellmers. The 35-year-old Aiken is expected to face former state...
  • N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5

    N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5
    A Georgia man who was operating a ride at the North Carolina State Fair when five people were injured was arrested Saturday. Authorities say he tampered with the ride to harm people. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, was charged with three counts of assault...
  • Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair

    Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair
    Five people were injured, two seriously, on a carnival ride at the North Carolina State Fair on Thursday night, state authorities said. The ride, called "The Vortex," may have restarted suddenly as riders were getting off, Wake County Sheriff Donnie...
  • Let teens sleep in: expert

     Let teens sleep in: expert
    When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way. "My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
  • Baltimore County's deputy superintendent to leave at the end of school year

    The deputy superintendent for the Baltimore County school system will step down next month, officials confirmed Thursday. Kevin Hobbs, who was brought on by Superintendent Dallas Dance last year, will return to his family in North Carolina, said schools...
  • MetLife Moving 2,600 Workers To North Carolina

    — MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016. An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
  • Seminole’s school integration model wins renewed support

     
      Seminole County's public schools got out of a decades old desegregation battle a few years ago in part by subscribing to “socio-economic integration.” Balancing income levels of students among schools achieves the real goal of desegregation,...
  • ACLU to North Carolina officials: Don't make beggars get permits

     
    Panhandling restrictions: Some local officials in North Carolina want panhandlers to obtain a permit before panhandling. The ACLU is not pleased by such proposals....