Only four days after the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven closed its doors for good on July 1, Portia Gibbs suffered a heart attack in neighboring Hyde County, which has no doctors or hospitals.
Duke Energy Progress plans to buy back power plant shares from 32 Eastern North Carolina towns for $1.2 billion. The deal would erase 70 percent of the towns’ crippling debt that has forced residents to pay the state’s steepest power costs for decades...
NC Attorney General Roy Cooper believes that Monday's federal appeals court decision on Virginia's gay-marriage ban ultimately will allow gay marriage in North Carolina and says he has no plans to intervene.
Residents along West Club Boulevard in Durham have waited years, and worry about further delays, for a plan that would make drivers go more slowly and pedestrians feel more at ease.