A study published in the journal Science co-authored by a University of Alabama associate professor reports that nutrient pollution accelerates the breakdown of forest detritus in streams, affecting the food webs in the ecosystems.
Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and early-career teaching positions.
Highlights of Gov. Pat McCrory's $21.5 billion spending plan released Thursday for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Unless otherwise noted, the dollars amounts are for the 2015-16 year only. For spending changes, figures are for amount spent or saved compared to what was projected or needed to keep operating at current levels.
School systems ended classes early and delayed the start of the next day's schedule as a combination of steady rain and plummeting temperatures in North Carolina set the stage for hazardous driving conditions.
Lawyers for Gov. Pat McCrory are pressing his case that fellow Republicans at the North Carolina legislature violated the state constitution when they created three new commissions, including the one overseeing the closure of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps.
Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning.
A senior professor at North Carolina's flagship public university has become the highest profile casualty in an academic fraud scandal in which some administrators helped guide athletes to classes that gave easy grades so they could keep playing.