More North Carolina Articles

  • Judge considers $25M cash offer for peanut plant

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A last-minute $25 million cash offer is threatening to derail last week's bankruptcy court auction for a defunct eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant. Sunland Inc. trustee Clarke Coll on Monday asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge David Thuma to let him consider the...

  • Lawyer hired by NC in spill probe represented Duke

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina's environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe. The state Department of Environment and Natural...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into NC river

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental...

  • During state Obamacare hearing, North Carolina Democrat asks how many women get prostate cancer

    North Carolina Democrat Verla Insko got some chuckles from some of her colleagues in the state Senate during legislative hearings on Obamacare after she asked about the percentage of prostate cancer patients that were women. "What percent of the prostate cancer patients are women?" Insko, a...

  • Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair smiled and hugged his two lawyers in the courtroom Thursday morning after...

  • Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

    A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.

  • Kay Hagan presses Senate for climate action

    Sen. Kay Hagan took to the Senate floor Thursday to call for congressional action on climate change. "This is a pressing problem that needs to be addressed and too often gets pushed to the backburner," the North Carolina Democrat said. The overture was of note because Hagan is in a tight...

  • DOJ: North Carolina sheriff deputies shared racist video game

    Federal prosecutors say deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a bloody video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women.



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