As the rule-making body of the United Methodist Church gathers in St. Louis to decide whether the church will bless same-sex marriage and ordain gay clergy, members of the denomination in North Carolina are praying and preparing for a possible split.
Despite a fundraising campaign that brought in $9.5 million, Bennett College lost an appeal to keep its accreditation, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges announced Friday.
A deputy in Union County, NC, was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats against his estranged wife. The officer received a criminal summons and was placed on administrative duty, officials said.
Raven Rock State Park will have a new campground by the end of this year. The Mountain Laurel Bike Trail at the popular park has been closed to allow for construction of the new campground. The trail will reopen when the work is done.
Democrat Dan McCready holds press conference on a new election in 9th Congressional District after North Carolina State Board of Elections votes to hold a new hearing following election fraud allegations.
North Carolina paid prison officers more than $45 million in overtime last year, a 1,000 percent increase since 2011, data show. The increase comes as the N.C. Department of Public Safety struggles to hire and retain prison workers.
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said her investigation into absentee ballot irregularities is near the end. Mark Harris, the Republican congressional candidate, called for a new election Thursday.
Proponents of redistricting reform say it will lead to more moderate politicians on both sides, since under heavily gerrymandered maps the races are often won in the party primaries, not the general elections.
R. Kelly was charged on Friday with multiple counts of sexual abuse. Here’s how you can watch “Surviving R. Kelly,” the Lifetime documentary series credited with putting a spotlight on the accusations against the singer.
City Roots urban farm in Columbia SC is building the largest hemp greenhouse operation in South Carolina. The farm is already producing the “mother stock” for a outdoor farm. Hemp is a cousin of marijuana.