Records of a state investigation into supervision of Jean Carolyn McGirt found a lack of documented checks in that area the day of her death. The jail has responded by increasing the checks, and with plans to electronically document them in the unit as they do elsewhere in the facility.
The college basketball rivalry between Duke and UNC has spawned a healthy competition — and collaboration — among two college newspapers. The Daily Tar Heel at UNC-Chapel Hill and The Chronicle at Duke are teaming up to produce a joint edition on Feb. 20.
Some state lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation in 2019 that would allow North Carolina school districts to start the school year earlier in August. The tourism industry says a change puts the $23.9 billion industry at risk.
The Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board received an update on widening Aviation Parkway from Interstate 40 to N.C. 54 near downtown. The N.C. Department of Transportation will present final design this year.
Given Republicans control the legislature, it may seem like they aren’t interested in redistricting reform to change how maps are drawn. NC Rep. Chuck McGrady says there’s been support for redistricting reform.
Garner police say a James William Johnson of Powell Drive accidentally shot his 14-year-old son early Saturday morning. The father now faces a felony child abuse charge. The teen is being treated at WakeMed.
Cumberland County Superintendent Marvin Connelly says he has cancer but the outlook for recovery looks good. Friends and colleagues, including those who know him from his 26 years in Wake County schools, are offering their support.
Climate change researchers from NC State University and the University of Maryland put together a map to compare what urban areas will feel like in 2080. North Carolina could feel like the Florida Panhandle.