{FD} I’m ‘a member of the African-American community,’ says white Dem seeking state House seat

A Democrat running for a state House seat in North Carolina has caused a stir in the election by claiming at a campaign event this week that he’s “a member of the African-American community.”

{FD} Retired Army general catches 877-pound bluefin tuna, breaks state record

A Delaware man reeled in a massive, 877-pound bluefin tuna in March -- and ultimately set a new record for bluefin tuna in North Carolina, the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries announced on Monday.

{FD} North Carolina cops shoot armed suspect as pregnant hostage crawls to safety, body cam video shows

Johnathan Autry was charged with burglary, kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

{FD} North Carolina woman held captive, tortured in home of man she dated, police say

After calling out her name, police were able to find and rescue a woman who was being held captive and tortured by a man who she had been in a relationship with.

{FD} Sheriff slams county’s call for more police training as a ‘slap in the face,’ says it drives ‘anti-law enforcement agenda’

Calls for training by officials in North Carolina after police released video of an officer punching and choking a black pedestrian have angered the county’s sheriff who says doing so drives “anti-law enforcement agenda.”

{FD} North Carolina mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral, police say

Police in North Carolina said Wednesday that they arrested a 20-year-old who they identified as the mother of a baby who reportedly appeared to be smoking in a video shared on Facebook.