Feature Photo: My Santa Wish

Carter Williams, 6, tells Santa what he wants for Christmas at a fundraiser for Albemarle Hopeline, Wednesday, December, 17, 2014.

  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

    WASHINGTON — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

  • NC considers rollback of mortgage broker rules

    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers have voted to recommend weakening requirements for the state’s mortgage lenders, a move that proponents say would cut costs for the industry but critics say would dilute protections for borrowers.

  • NC unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in Nov.

    RALEIGH — North Carolina saw the country’s largest month-to-month fall in unemployment rates in November, dropping by half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, the government reported today.

  • Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

  • NC regulator says no to homeowners rate increase

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s top insurance regulator is rejecting a bid by insurance companies to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent.

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C-27Js arrive at Airbase Elizabeth City

A huge gray propeller plane now bears the Coast Guard name and can be seen in the sky as crew members engage in training flights to regenerate the aircraft for missions.