Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled his proposed $21.5 billion budget Thursday, describing it as a conservative approach that makes cuts where needed in order to put money where it will have the most impact. The governor tried to keep the spotlight on education, emphasizing that more than $1 billlion will have been spent on teacher pay during his first term in office, if the budget is adopted by the General Assembly. He said 56 percent of the budget would go to education.
Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, this panhandler in the yellow knit cap, Ryan Hoffman, was a hulking offensive lineman for a North Carolina Tar Heels football team ranked in the top 10, a starting player renowned for his toughness and durability. Now his old Levis are so big that even a belt on its ninth notch can’t keep them from sagging below his hips.
Tracking data shown to the jury Thursday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez indicates the victim's cellphone pinged along the same route that prosecutors say Hernandez took that night.
Wake County school officials are delaying an announcement about which two Saturdays will be used as school makeup days until after they know for sure if classes will be held Friday. The new wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet could cause schools to close Friday.
What are you going to do when you get home from a long day at work and there’s a bulldozer tearing up the lot next door to erect a 120-foot cell phone tower without your ever having been notified and never having had an opportunity to voice your opinion about it?
Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the California-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.
The Wake County school system reported a sharp drop in the number of student suspensions from the previous year, continuing a trend that has seen suspensions fall 45 percent in the past five years. But Wake reported increases this past school year in the number of reported acts of school crime and in the number of high school dropouts.
A week ago, defenseman Jack Hillen was playing against the Carolina Hurricanes and in a foul mood after his Washington Capitals lost to the Canes. Traded to Carolina the next day, he’s now trying to come to grips with his new surroundings, new team.
A&E has the series premiere of “The Returned” Monday night, a remake of the excellent French series “Les Revenants,” which aired in the US on Sundance Channel in 2012. Also coming up, “The Bachelor” season finale and the ACC Tournament.