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Edgecombe schools close, others delay as flooding persists

Tar River on April 26With the Tar River still rising and several roads impassable, Edgecombe County officials on Wednesday declared a state of emergency and warned residents in flood-prone areas to closely monitor river levels in the coming days.

Lawmakers play beat the clock

N.C. Legislative Building   Staring at a Thursday deadline that will kill off most legislation that hasn't cleared either the House or the Senate, lawmakers worked furiously late into the night Wednesday to move as many bills as they could.

Bertie Correctional sergeant dies after alleged assault by convicted Cumberland County killer

WRAL NewsA sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution died Wednesday evening following an assault by an inmate.

Person injured, houses hit with bullets in southeast Raleigh shooting

Person injured, houses hit with bullets in southeast Raleigh shootingOne person was seriously injured Wednesday night following a shooting in southeast Raleigh.

Senate OKs elections changes

Election Day, polling placesThe state Senate on Wednesday approved proposals that would make it easier for third-party and unaffiliated candidates to get on ballots in state elections and make it harder to keep polling places open after disruptions.

Local news courtesy of WRAL.