RALEIGH -- A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. This has an impact on North Carolina because the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued the ruling, also oversees portions of the Tar Heel state. State Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office has a duty to defend North Carolina's ban, but with
EDEN -- The Dan River was the sight of a massive coal ash spill in February after a pipe burst at a Duke Energy plant in Eden. Over the nearly 6 months the surface water has improved at a rate that state officials have recommended lifting the recreational water advisory.
RALEIGH -- How do you know if a college of university meets the standard? For years, that has come from accrediting agencies such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but some wonder if those groups need more accountability.
ASHEBORO -- The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is keeping four gorillas that were about to be shipped out, and looking to bring in three more in the spring. Two months ago, the zoo was ready to send its youngest gorillas, Bomassa and Apollo, and their mothers away to another zoo, along with an unrelated female. The transfer was recommended by the Association
RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions has received a federal grant worth $6.1 million to expand its programs to train workers who lost a job in high-demand industries. The state will receive the grant over two years through the federal Job Driven National Emergency Grant program to augment on-the-job and classroom training programs in targeted r