A hefty North Carolina state budget proposal written by Senate Republicans is likely to pass by a comfortable margin in a chamber where GOP members outnumber Democrats by nearly 2 to 1.
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.