Prosecutors have completed their closing arguments in the trial of a man accused of the rape and murder of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl.
A longtime advocate for people with mental disabilities in North Carolina is joining state government as the director of the agency that oversees services for them and others with mental illness or alcohol or drug abuse problems.
North Carolina's lieutenant governor conducts state business in a 130-year-old home that's been freshened up since Dan Forest took office as the state's No. 2 executive branch leader.
The North Carolina budget sought by Senate Republicans would eliminate the law that lays out how the state lottery's net proceeds should be distributed for education.