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  • Swarm of bees grounds plane in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A swarm of bees delayed a flight for more than two hours at Charlotte Douglas Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to WSOC. US Airways Flight 2690 from Charlotte to Indianapolis was delayed after a swarm of bees hovered around the nose of the plane. A passenger on the plane tsaid the plane was delayed because the truck that is used to back up the plane was overcome by the bees. The flight crew told passengers a beekeeper was […]

  • Senate leaders propose voter ID in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Republicans in the North Carolina Senate announced a proposal Thursday that would require all registered voters to present photo identification before they can cast ballots, according to WTVD. The proposed bill establishes a list of valid government-issued photo IDs. They include driver’s licenses, non-operator ID cards, tribal and military IDs and passports. It also allows anyone without a valid photo ID to obtain one at no cost through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Senate President Pro Tempore […]

  • Jet makes emergency landing at RDU

    RALEIGH-DURHAM  — A JetBlue flight from LaGuardia to Tampa made an emergency landing at RDU Airport Friday evening, according to WTVD. Airport officials told WTVD that a smoke indicator light on JetBlue flight 1117, an Airbus 320, went off in the cockpit for a compartment underneath the aircraft. The pilot declared an “Alert 2” emergency. After landing, fire crews checked the plane. Officials said there was no immediate danger to the 138 passengers and crew members on board. The plane […]

  • $6 million in VA homeless-prevention grants to help 2,400 NC families

    Nearly $6 million in VA homeless-prevention grants were awarded to agencies in four counties in North Carolina, and will serve approximately 2,400 homeless and at-risk veteran families as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, according to WSOC. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s goal is to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. The money will be distributed to community-based groups that can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, […]

  • Yow listed in fair condition, health improves after well-drilling accident

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The health of former Guilford County Commissioner Billy Yow continues to improve after he was hospitalized in a well-drilling accident last week.. Officials said Yow was listed in fair condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem Thursday, though he is still in the ICU. He has been walking as part of his physical therapy regime, and has been talking with family and friends. A piece of drilling equipment hit the 50-year-old in the head […]

  • New federal rules require healthier school snacks

    (CNN) — Candy bars, doughnuts and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards represent the first nutritional overhaul of school snacks in more than 30 years. The regulations set limits for fat, salt and sugar sold in places such as vending machines and snack bars. School foods must […]

  • Winston-Salem home sales up in May

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Home sales in Winston-Salem were up 31% in May, as compared to May of 2012, according to the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors. The average sale price was also up to $159,000 last month. During the same time last year, the average sale price of a home was about $151,000.

  • Report: Company submits bid to buy Harris Teeter

    Cerberus Capital Management LP has submitted a bid to purchase Harris Teeter Supermarkets, according to The Wall Street Journal. The grocery store chain, which has been exploring a potential sale since February, has around 200 stores in the Carolinas and the southeast. Cerberus bought several grocery chains from Supervalu Inc. earlier this year. According to the Journal, Cerberus officials envision keeping the Harris Teeter management team and its Matthews, N.C., headquarters intact. In the Supervalu deal, Cerberus brought in its […]

  • McCrory won’t act to save jobless checks

    RALEIGH, N.C. — State House and Senate Democrats are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to save federal unemployment benefits scheduled to end July 1 for 71,000 people in North Carolina. McCrory says that call won’t be answered, according to WRAL. The benefits are ending because Republican leaders enacted legislation that cuts state unemployment benefits. It’s part of an overhaul GOP leaders say will help state employers dig their way out of a $2.5 billion debt to the federal government, incurred […]

  • Former Rhino Times office building for sale

    Months after announcing the end of a print era, the building that used to be home to the Rhino Times is for sale. The historic building located off West Market St., now has a sign that says “available” on it. Despite the paper leaving the second floor of the building, there are still other companies with offices there. The paper called it quits late last month after more than 21 years in business.  

  • Immigration bill could cut deficits by $175 billion

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A bipartisan Senate bill that would create a path to legal status for many of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could reduce deficits by $175 billion over the first 10 years and by at least $700 billion in the second decade. That’s according to an analysis released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO, working with the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, estimates that 8 million unauthorized residents would become […]

  • Winston-Salem City Council approves $378.9 million budget

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The Winston-Salem City Council approved a $378.9 million budget Monday evening. Under the approved budget, the property tax rate will increase by 3.9 cents, bring it to 53 cents per $100 value, however, more than 60% of city property owners will see their tax bill decline because of the drop in-house values. The city will cut 52 positions, 28 of which are related to the sale of the LJVM Coliseum and Bowman Gray Stadium. The budget will allow […]