North Carolina News

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park Burns Hundreds of Acres

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in 4 that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has …

Experts: One Pipeline Each For N.C. Natural Gas, Fuel a Concern

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is particularly susceptible to energy interruptions because gasoline and natural gas supplies originate mainly from two pipeline systems, energy industry experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday. Representatives of utility giants Duke Energy and …

A Month After Tornado, Some Families Remain in Limbo

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — It’s been over a month since a tornado tore through southeastern Brunswick County. In Ocean Ridge Plantation, the neighborhood that bore the brunt of the storm damage, some homeowners remain in limbo. Carol Phillips and her …

Arthur Fizzles After Emerging as 6th Pre-Season Named Storm in 6 Years

MIAMI — Life-threatening surf and rip currents were forecast for U.S. East coast beaches as Tropical Storm Arthur kicks up ocean swells offshore, the National Hurricane Center warned on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, the storm had transitioned into an …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

3 Arrested in More Than 20 North Carolina County Break-ins

Three people are in custody after investigators in Moore County say they committed nearly 30 break-ins. Area media outlets report 39-year-old Steven Earl Taylor of Aberdeen, N.C., is being held on bond of $5,020,000 for failing to register as a …

North Carolina House Rejects Senate-Backed Moped Bill

The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds. The House voted 51-54 Thursday against concurring on a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state for mopeds. The …

North Carolina Man With Low Blood Sugar Convicted in Wreck

A jury in Burke County, N.C., has found a man guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing a fatal wreck because he blacked out from low blood sugar. The News Herald of Morganton reports that Lee Hutchins was sentenced to 13 …

North Carolina Plans Outer Banks Road Repairs After Arthur

North Carolina road workers are warning that traffic could be slowed this week on a key Outer Banks highway as work begins in earnest to repair damage caused by Hurricane Arthur. The state Department of Transportation said crews will close …

North Carolina Road Crews Working on Hurricane Arthur Repairs

Motorists using the southern portion of N.C. Highway 12 next week will encounter N.C. Department of Transportation crews doing work in the wake of Hurricane Arthur. A statement from the department said crews will close one lane on the Bonner …