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  • Kidnappers threatened to send N.C. victim 'back to you in 6 boxes'

    Kidnappers threatened to send N.C. victim 'back to you in 6 boxes'
    The father of a North Carolina prosecutor who authorities said was kidnapped for “retaliatory” reasons was rescued unharmed in Atlanta after a raid by an elite FBI hostage-rescue unit, authorities said.
  • N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks

    N.C. wants to nix Duke Energy's $99,000 settlement for coal ash leaks
    The nation's largest electricity provider could soon be back on the hook for a once-settled lawsuit alleging that it illegally contaminated groundwater through leaky coal ash dumps near Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina. State regulators had...

    N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5

    N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5
    A Georgia man who was operating a ride at the North Carolina State Fair when five people were injured was arrested Saturday. Authorities say he tampered with the ride to harm people. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, was charged with three counts of assault...

    Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair

    Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair
    Five people were injured, two seriously, on a carnival ride at the North Carolina State Fair on Thursday night, state authorities said. The ride, called "The Vortex," may have restarted suddenly as riders were getting off, Wake County Sheriff Donnie...

    ACLU to North Carolina officials: Don't make beggars get permits

     
    Panhandling restrictions: Some local officials in North Carolina want panhandlers to obtain a permit before panhandling. The ACLU is not pleased by such proposals.