Today in NC History: Dec. 23
In 1848, the General Assembly approved the creation of a mental hospital in North Carolina. The approval was the result of lobbying by Dorothea Dix, who the hospital was named after.
NC ferry towed from sandbar after running aground
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) ? Workers have freed the ferry that ran aground and became stuck on a sandbar on the North Carolina coast. The U.S. Coast Guard said the 64-foot pedestrian ferry Adventure was towed Thursday from a sandbar in the Southport Channel to Wilmington for inspection.
UPDATE: Southport armed robbery was drug deal gone wrong
A man who claimed to have been robbed outside of the Walmart in Southport by two men turns out to have been a drug deal that went wrong.
Power Restored in Terminal 2 after Outage at RDU
Duke Energy crews are working to restore power at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Power is now back on at Terminal 2 and critical systems are still running on generator power in Terminal 1.
Taylor Returns to Hornets After Domestic Violence Suspension
Jeffery Taylor returned to the court for the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night against Denver. He was arrested in September in a Michigan hotel for attacking his girlfriend and a hotel employee.
Durham Rescue Mission Holds Annual Christmas Luncheon
Christmas is coming early Tuesday at the Durham Rescue Mission.
Shipping Companies Don't Expect Delays Despite Weather Threat
Tuesday is the last day many retailers and shipping companies are guaranteeing package delivery before Christmas. Despite the threat of severe weather on the East Coast, shipping companies do not expect any delays.
Sanford Residents Sing Carols to Lee County Law Enforcement Officials
Hundreds of people braved the cold and rainy weather Tuesday night to honor local law enforcement in Sanford.
Power Fully Restored After Outage at RDU
Duke Energy says an equipment failure in an underground line was behind the power outage at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday morning.
Baggage Handlers Union to Protest Southwest at RDU
Members of the Transport Workers Union Local 555 will pass out leaflets and hold up picket signs at the passenger drop area near Terminal 1 on Tuesday morning.