A professor at the University of North Carolina died Thursday morning after being mugged on a Chapel Hill street during a lunchtime walk Wednesday, police said.
Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
- Senate votes to overhaul Medicaid
The state Senate gave tentative approval Thursday to a proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid system, taking the program out of the Department of Health and Human Services and contracting out patient care to managed and accountable care organizations.
- Fayetteville Medal of Honor recipient to be immortalized on stamp sheet
Rodolfo "Rudy" Hernandez, a Fayetteville Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, will be immortalized on a Korean War Medal of Honor stamp sheet, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday.
- Raleigh bluegrass fans get sneak peek at honorees
The Aug. 13 nomination show for this year's International Bluegrass Music Awards will mark start the countdown to the 25th annual awards ceremony in October, and Raleigh-area fans can join the celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
- Prosecutors link stolen Mercedes to Duke grad student's death
Prosecutors contend that Laurence Lovette was driving a silver Mercedes Benz when he withdrew money from slain Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato's checking account on Jan. 18, 2008.
- Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas
More than $21 million in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in the Carolinas from companies the federal government says spent too many premium dollars on profits and red tape last year.
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