Italy's president has demanded guarantees that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he comforted mourners at a state funeral for many of the dead in the grieving port city.
Plastic drinking straws are a national environmental issue. Cities and companies across the United States are banning plastic straws. In North Carolina, small businesses are leading the war on straws, looking to compostable and reusuable straws.
Lexington County police arrested a man after receiving video of him allegedly beating a dog in front of his wife and child. Mark Anthony Rice of South Congaree is charged with animal cruelty. He could face 5 years in prison, police say.
More than 270 students will be allowed to move into new residence halls at University of North Carolina Asheville after the university and the State Construction Office reached an agreement late Friday with the Department of Insurance over safety concerns in the buildings.
Warner Bros. says a new TV series based on the DC Comics “Swamp Thing” character will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. A 1982 “Swamp Thing” movie directed by Wes Craven became a cult horror movie classic.
South Carolina's state-owned utility has opted to postpone this month's meeting during confusion over its leadership as state leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a multibillion-dollar nuclear construction debacle.
Authorities say a man being transferred by police to county sheriff's deputies in Ohio jumped into a police cruiser and led officers and state Highway Patrol troopers on a dangerous high-speed chase on rain-slicked roads.