North Carolina lawmakers approved Hurricane Florence disaster recovery relief funds of $850 million, in addition to federal money. Republican legislators and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper worked together on the funding.
A Cleveland County, NC man was feeding squirrels when he opened his back door, triggering a booby trap and causing a shotgun to go off, according to the sheriff’s office which said he was taken to a hospital.
A woman who says she is a descendant of Julian Carr has sent a letter to UNC-Chapel Hill leaders urging them to drop the criminal charges and Honor Court inquiry against Maya Little, who poured blood and paint on the Silent Sam Confederate statue last spring.
A manhunt is on for an inmate from Hoke Correctional Institution who escaped Sunday evening. Police are looking for Cul Jones after he went missing from the minimum-security prison in Raeford, near Fayetteville.
Americans for Prosperity, known for its mostly conservative agenda and Koch brothers funding, is running ads against the judicial vacancy constitutional amendment that the GOP put on the ballot in North Carolina.
John Lassiter, CEO of the Charlotte host committee for the 2020 Republican National Convention, said fundraising efforts for the gathering that will likely renominate Donald Trump for president are ahead of schedule.
Two men serving sentences for the 1993 murder of a drug dealer in eastern North Carolina will get the chance to prove they didn't commit the crime after the state commission that investigates innocence claims referred their cases for judicial review.