During the Jonathan Broyhill trial opening statement, prosecutors told jurors their "hearts will break" over what happened to Jamie Hahn. Broyhill, 33, is accused of murdering Jamie Kirk Hahn and attempting to kill her husband Nation.
Wake County's plan to have students attend makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays has drawn angry backlash from parents, students, teachers and community members. Some critics contend that having classes on Good Friday unfairly forces Christians to choose between school and their faith. Other critics say holding classes on Saturdays infringes on family, work and other commitments.
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Garner and Millbrook, both bound for state 4A quarterfinal games on Thursday, are Nos. 1 and 2 in The News & Observer high school boys’ basketball rankings. Chapel Hill, which won the NCHSAA 3A girls’ championship in 2014, is the new leader in the girls’ rankings. The Tigers are followed by state quarterfinalists Southeast Raleigh, Broughton and Athens Drive.
A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security was averted on Tuesday when the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass full funding for the rest of the fiscal year. Most Democrats and 75 Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner, voted for it. The Senate had already passed the measure with bipartisan backing. President Barack Obama is expected to sign it. Here’s how North Carolina lawmakers explained their votes.
The House gave tentative approval Wednesday, in a 70-47 vote, to a bill that would drop the state gas tax to 36 cents a gallon starting April 1 and continuing through December. The new rate would be a 1.5-cent tax cut initially, since the current tax is 37.5 cents. But the bill would prevent motorists from enjoying a much bigger tax cut for the last six months of the year.
A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also the prospects of being the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.
Hunters from around N.C. measured and scored 385 deer at the 35th annual Dixie Deer Classic outdoors exhibition February 27-March 1, 2015 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, N.C. The event drew nearly 20,000 people.
The Justice Department released a 102-page report describing its finding that the Ferguson Police Department abused its authority and unfairly targeted African-Americans. The report included specific incidents, based either on official police reports or individual interviews:
Lee Roberts, NC’s budget director since September, steps into the spotlight for the first time on Thursday, when he’ll join Gov. Pat McCrory in outlining the administration’s spending plan for the next two years.
Wake County deputies responded to a shooting in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Exit 284 in which one person received wounds not considered to be life-threatening. The crime is not considered to be random, and deputies are searching for a gray or light-colored Jeep SUV in connection with the case.