U.S. District Court nominee Matthew Petersen was interviewed by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) during his confirmation hearing on Dec. 13, 2017. In the exchange, Petersen acknowledged he had never tried a case in court and struggled to answer some basic questions of law.
Over the past decade, Ashley Christensen has made her mark on Raleigh through fine dining experiences that evoke a sense of comfort and community. She continues to use her platform as a local restaurateur to foster a food community and to convey the importance of farmers and hospitality workers to the public.
Vivian Howard never thought she’d move back to eastern North Carolina. But when her parents offered to help her and her husband Ben open a restaurant in Kinston, they packed up their New York City lives and came back to the south. Twelve years later their restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, continues to draw huge crowds.
Kyree Bethel knew one of his students dreamed of lacing up a pair of Air Jordans. But he knew Justin Barnes might never be able to afford the pricey sneakers. So the Goldsboro High School math teacher stepped up.
Bethel’s act of kindness, caught on video, went viral and caught the attention of Michael Jordan’s international brand.
Former Wake County register of deeds Laura Riddick turned herself in to law enforcement officers on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, the day after she was accused of embezzling more than $900,000 from the office she presided over for two decades. Riddick walked into the Wake County Detention Center at about 7:30 a.m. with her husband Matthew Eisley, a former journalist at The News & Observer.
Cell phone video shows a school resource officer at Sanderson High School in Raleigh subduing a student allegedly involved in a fight at the school. The officer at Sanderson High School was temporarily reassigned Wednesday as police investigate his actions.
Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. Moore, meanwhile, refused to concede and raised the possibility of a recount during a brief appearance at a sombre campaign party in Montgomery. "It's not over," Moore said. He added, "We know that God is still in control."
Harlem-Roscoe (Illinois) firefighters were dispatched to a call for a man trying to rescue his dog that had fallen through thin ice into a lake on Dec. 11, 2017. The dog's owner found his dog in the water and tried using a kayak on the ice to get to him. About half way out he broke through the ice himself and was now also in the frigid water. Firefighter Lt. Justin Mayton donned a cold water suit who took a second kayak onto the ice. He reached the owner of the dog who was able to climb into the kayak. Mayton was then able to reach the dog and he and the dog were pulled back to the shore by firefighters. The dog and the owner were warmed up in the ambulance and taken home.