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North Carolina homeless women look to change lives

These women have one less thing to fear as the sun sets and a cold darkness sets in. Typically, about 12 in number and all homeless, they will have a safe place to go.

North Carolina couple accused of abusing child, animals

A North Carolina couple is accused by police of failing to provide care for a 5-year-old child and three pit bulls in their home.

Deer to be euthanized after crashing through mall door

A deer that broke into a North Carolina mall and became stuck in a metal gate is going to be euthanized.

Man accused of decapitating puppy, assaulting girlfriend

Authorities in North Carolina have accused a man of assaulting his girlfriend and decapitating her puppy.

Lane furniture brand switching parent companies

The Lane furniture brand is being sold from one company to another.

North Carolina officer accused of stealing $60 during search

A North Carolina police officer is accused of stealing money from a car he searched during an investigation.

House falls off trailer, blocks North Carolina road

Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. Instead, their day got longer when the house they were moving fell off a trailer and onto a road.

Man found dead in North Carolina prison cell

An inmate has been found dead in his prison cell in North Carolina.

North Carolina's biggest city ponders light rail to airport

North Carolina's largest city wants to move ahead with plans to run a light-rail line to its airport.

North Carolina county line confusion closer to resolution

Longstanding confusion over the border between two North Carolina counties could soon be resolved.

6-hour standoff in North Carolina ends with no injuries

A standoff that began when a North Carolina man fired at his grandfather and sheriff's deputies ended after about six hours.

NCDOT suspends road, lane closures for holiday travel

Over the river and through the woods will be relatively easy for most North Carolina motorists during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Worker dies after being hit by bulldozer in Nash County

A worker at a North Carolina landfill site has died after being hit by a bulldozer.

Appeals court orders NCDOT to pay deposits to landowners

The N.C. Court of Appeals has ordered the state Department of Transportation to pay deposits on properties in the path of a beltway.

Police find man's body while performing welfare check

Police performing a welfare check at a North Carolina residence discovered a man's body.

North Carolina man convicted in 2016 pedestrian death

A jury has convicted a North Carolina man of second-degree murder in the death of a pedestrian following a Carolina Panthers game nearly two years ago.

Worker dies after being hit by bulldozer in North Carolina

A worker at a North Carolina landfill site has died after being hit by a bulldozer.

Mom judged insane when children shot demands, gets new trial

A woman diagnosed as psychotic when she shot her two children could get a new trial after a North Carolina appeals court decided Tuesday that her lawyer shouldn't have pushed an insanity defense against her wishes.

Court: Application for poor to get lawyer can't be evidence

An appeals court says prosecutors can't use the document needed to get a court-appointed defense lawyer guaranteed by the Constitution to prove a North Carolina man's relationship with a teenage girl was illegal.

4 teens charged in connection with shooting death of boy, 17, in Burlington

Two more teens have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old in North Carolina.

4 teens charged in connection with shooting death of boy, 17

Two more teens have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old in North Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew victims can now apply for grant money

Residents of two of the North Carolina counties hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew can schedule an appointment to apply for reimbursement of their losses starting Tuesday.

Jail changes protocol after state report on inmate overdose

A state regulatory agency has found that a North Carolina county jail's staffers were deficient in their handling of an inmate who died of an apparent methamphetamine overdose.

Charlotte twins born joined at the head go home after 485 days

Twins born joined at the head have gone home to North Carolina, four months after surgery in Philadelphia separated them.

North Carolina woman dies after being trapped in burning car

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a woman has died after being trapped in her burning vehicle.

House Rep. Susan Martin says she won't seek re-election

North Carolina House Rep. Susan Martin has announced she will not seek re-election to a fourth term in the General Assembly in 2018.

Man found dead when officers respond to break-in call

Police responding to a break-in call in North Carolina found an unresponsive man in a yard nearby.

Father dies, son injured in North Carolina attack

A man and his 8-year-old son have been attacked at their North Carolina home and the father died from his injuries.

Police: Man tried to kidnap girl, 11, at Christmas show

Authorities say a man attempted to kidnap an 11-year-old girl at a Christmas show in North Carolina.

At least 30 birds die in fire at rescue organization

A wildlife rescue organization in North Carolina has lost at least 30 birds in a fire.

North Carolina paid $30M for 600 acres that now sit vacant

A state senator said he wants to know what's planned for 600 acres that the N.C. State Ports Authority bought for $30 million for a megaport that was never built.

Federal report finds inhumane violations at NC poultry plant

A poultry company in western North Carolina says it has installed cameras in the plant where live birds are present after a federal report found 33 inhumane violations.

Teen dies days after being shot by mother, who killed self

Authorities say a North Carolina teenager has died days after being shot by his mother, who also killed herself.

Outer Banks town to replenish beach lost to hurricane

An Outer Banks town plans to replenish 10 miles of beach that was lost last year to Hurricane Matthew.

Stay-at-home students attend virtual school

The Gaston County Virtual Academy is connecting some middle school students with a new approach to learning.

After decades, lost Silver Star returned to family

Less than a month after a High Point soldier saved his infantry from enemy attack, he was bleeding on the ground with a piece of shrapnel lodged in his back.

Coast Guard stop runaway boat after operator falls out

The U.S. Coast Guard says it stopped a runaway boat near the North Carolina coast after the boat's operator was knocked into the water.

North Carolina man arrested for fatal January shooting

Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man for a January shooting death.

Managed-care mental health agency fires CEO

The board of directors of a regional managed-care mental health agency fired its CEO on Friday, barely a month after his pay had been reduced in response to a state audit questioning his salary and benefits.

Family sues after child, 5, killed in rotating restaurant

The family of a 5-year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard."

North Carolina radio personality Robert Raiford dies at 89

Robert Raiford, a North Carolina radio personality whose career spanned decades, has died at age 89.

Elizabeth City State hopes tuition discount lifts enrollment

Efforts by educators to boost enrollment at an HBCU in North Carolina may lead to more students on campus next fall.

North Carolina man convicted for role in fatal crash

A North Carolina man has been convicted of murder in a car crash in which two people were killed.

Female veterans home slated to reopen

When female veterans walk through the doors of the new Reveille Retreat home in Fayetteville, they should feel cherished and energized.

GOP lawmakers tell expert to leave legislative maps alone

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders balked again Friday at having an outside expert redraw some House and Senate district boundaries and argued lines approved over the summer by the General Assembly should stay untouched for next year's elections.

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them "great athletes." Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops with the president.

North Carolina judge grants injunction against local gang

A North Carolina judge has granted a preliminary injunction against two dozen members of a local street gang allegedly tied to homicides, shootings and drug sales.

Teen found guilty of ethnic intimidation to appeal verdict

A North Carolina teenager found guilty of ethnic intimidation and simple assault plans to appeal the decision.

Land conservancy makes purchase to provide elk habitat

A North Carolina land conservancy group has made a purchase that will provide a habitat for elk.

NC's 4.1 percent unemployment rate in October a 17-year low

North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fourth straight month in October, the best jobless rate the state has recorded in 17 years.