Jaki Shelton Green is named North Carolina's ninth poet laureate by Gov. Roy Cooper. She's the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s ambassador for poetry and the spoken word.
The weather forecast for central and eastern North Carolina Thursday, June 21, 2018, calls for thunderstorms that could become severe with hail, heavy rain, isolated flooding and wind gusts up to 60 mph, the National Weather Service says.
A 19-year-old Marine from Charlotte linked to white supremacist groups has been sentenced by the U.S. Marine Corps to a month in prison. Vasillios "Billy" Pistolis also had his rank reduced and will likely be removed from the Corps.
North Carolina Republicans have been thwarted by veto and federal judges this decade to require photo identification to vote, but now they're hoping to cement the mandate by amending the state constitution.
State Rep. Tim Moore, the Republican House speaker, says states with voter ID laws have seen “zero decrease” in participation. As legislators consider a referendum on the issue, PolitiFact checks Moore's claim.
Ninety bras were stolen from the Victoria's Secret store in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Tuesday, police said. The store is in Eastridge Mall. Various sizes were stolen. The bras have a value of $1,800, according to a police report.