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Vehicle emissions tests no longer required in 26 NC counties

Vehicle emissions tests no longer required in 26 NC counties

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor — Annual vehicle inspections in 26 North Carolina counties will no longer include emissions tests, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has removed Brunswick, Burke, Caldwell, Carteret, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Craven, Edgecombe, Granville, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Lenoir, Moore, Nash, Orange, Pitt, Robeson, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Wayne, Wilkes and Wilson […]

Deaths of Littleton family ruled murder-suicide

Deaths of Littleton family ruled murder-suicide

By Sarah Krueger, WRAL reporter — Authorities have ruled the deaths of three family members in a Halifax County home in June to be a murder-suicide. Charles Davis, 75, his wife, Gladys, 76, and their grandson, Antonio Mills, 41, were at 1010 Kirkland St. in Littleton. Relatives and neighbors had requested law enforcement authorities to check in on the family […]

More water to be released from Falls, Jordan lakes into Neuse, Cape Fear rivers

More water to be released from Falls, Jordan lakes into Neuse, Cape Fear rivers

— With Hurricane floodwaters receding across much of eastern North Carolina, the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that more water will be released in the coming days from Falls Lake and Jordan Lake. Releases from the two lakes, which feed the Neuse and Cape Fear rivers, respectively, have been minimal since Florence swamped the state, the Corps of Engineers […]

‘This Is Us‘ recap: An awkward first date and more questions

‘This Is Us‘ recap: An awkward first date and more questions

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL editor ‘This Is Us‘ is back, which means we are arguably left with more questions than when we started, but oh man, it is good to be back. “Nine Bucks” starts with a mystery man in his morning routine. We soon realize it’s Franco Harris, the Pittsburgh Steelers halfback famed for his “immaculate reception” that happened […]

Women give birth in makeshift hospital in Burgaw parking lot after Florence

Women give birth in makeshift hospital in Burgaw parking lot after Florence

— Hurricane Florence may have put everyday life on hold across southeastern North Carolina, but it couldn‘t stop two Pender County mothers from giving birth. Keyana McIntyre gave birth to Avah Storm Murphy last Friday inside Carolinas MED-1, a mobile hospital in front of a Family Dollar in Burgaw. Two days later, Yajaira Guerin did likewise, delivering Atarah Guerin, . […]

Column: Charlotte‘s ‘roval may be NASCAR‘s race of the year

Column: Charlotte‘s ‘roval may be NASCAR‘s race of the year

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer CONCORD, N.C. — Charlotte Motor Speedway already has a win for the buzz it created by taking a bulldozer to its infield and building something new to NASCAR. Charlotte‘s “roval” will debut Sunday in a critical playoff race — a track unlike anything used before in NASCAR. It isn‘t an oval or a […]