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NCDOT closes Bonner Bridge over safety concerns (access required)

RALEIGH — State transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mile stretch of the Outer Banks on Tuesday after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat. The state Department of Transportation said it closed the Herbert C. ...

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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid (access required)

RALEIGH — Some academics and a former CIA director are urging state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s comments from ex-director James Woolsey to a legislative oversight committee ...

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Man charged in NC handcuff case fired (access required)

CHARLOTTE — An emergency room nurse in Monroe has been fired after he was charged with child abuse after a child was handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/18nRlPo) that 57-year-old ...

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