State & Local

  • Medical safety gear production in NC gets $300K boost

    Sat, Apr 25, 2020

    The Industrial Commons in Morganton, NC, will receive $300,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to use for materials and to coordinate staff to manufacture needed medical safety gear to fulfill increased product demand across the Appalachian Region and the nation during the ongoing COVID-

  • NC-based Coast Guard Cutter returns from offshore deployment

    Sat, Apr 25, 2020

    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal (WPC 1128) returned to its Atlantic Beach, NC homeport last week following a scheduled patrol of the U.S. Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ) along the Atlantic seaboard.

  • Wake County reports first Coronavirus-related death

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    A Wake County resident has died as a result of COVID-19-related complications, Wake County officials say.

    The 81 years old man is the first known Wake County resident to have died from coronavirus.

  • Poll shows Trump, Cooper earn high job approval marks from NC voters

    Wed, Apr 15, 2020

    Approval for President Donald Trump’s job performance remains at the highest level it has been since September 2018, according to the latest Civitas Poll.

  • Gas prices rare bright spot amidst economic downturn

    Thu, Apr 09, 2020

    One economic bright spot, at a time when there seems to be a scarcity of them, is the continuing decline of fuel prices. Although difficult for oil producers, gas prices not since in a quarter-century are a boon for motorists who remain on the roads -- including many delivery drivers.

  • Ingles' stores need 5,000 additional workers

    Mon, Apr 06, 2020

    Ingles Markets chairman Robert Ingle says the Asheville, NC-based company will offer bonuses to current employees and begin hiring up to 5,000 new employees to provide some relief to current associates and allow the chaing to continue to focus on serving our customers while maintaining our cleani

  • CharMeck Police investigating April's first local homicide

    Sun, Apr 05, 2020

    Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a homicide in the department's Eastway Division.  

  • Public help sought in alligator's death

    Sat, Apr 04, 2020

    Enforcement officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for killing an alligator in Sunset Beach in Brunswick County, NC.

  • Boiling Springs mayor declares State of Emergency

    Mon, Mar 30, 2020

    Boiling Springs Mayor Bill Ellis declared a State of Emergency for the town on Friday, amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

  • COVID-19 Fight: Survey highlights changing habits, needed comfort

    Thu, Mar 26, 2020

    At least temporarily, the response to COVID-19 is altering America’s social fabric: teleworking, social distancing, and the shift of education from public schools to the privacy of living rooms and kitchen tables is the strange, new normal.