NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory heads to North Carolina's Outer Banks today to get a closer look why the only bridge linking Hatteras Island to the mainland had to be closed due to safety concerns. McCrory plans to inspect the Bonner Bridge before holding a news conference about the state of emergency he ordered in Dare County, where the bridge spans Oregon Inlet.
MANNS HARBOR, N.C. (AP) - The ferry division of the N.C. Department of Transportation is setting up additional runs on its Stumpy Point/Rodanthe and Swan Quarter/Ocracoke routes. The move will increase access to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands while the Bonner Bridge is closed for repairs.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A ceremony scheduled today on the State Capitol grounds will honor the 1,271 people killed in traffic accidents in North Carolina in 2012. The "Tree of Life" ceremony and candlelight vigil is set for 5:30 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two North Carolina State football players face misdemeanor drug charges after police visited their apartment during a sexual battery investigation. N.C. State University police Maj. David Kelly said running back Shadrach Thornton and safety J.J. Jones were cited Wednesday with misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
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