Morning Headlines: Wednesday, June 10
North Carolina environmental regulators are ordering Duke Energy to stop the spread of groundwater pollution from coal ash dumps outside Wilmington after tests showed contamination in nearby drinking wells. Officials with the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources say recent tests showed high levels of boron in three wells near the Sutton Steam Plant.
State Board Of Elections Gets An Earful On Voter ID Law
More than 100 people showed up for a meeting in Winston-Salem Tuesday on the state’s controversial Voter ID law. The Winston-Salem meeting was one of nine planned by state elections officials to get feedback on the law. The next meeting is scheduled for tonight in Boone.
Driving Privileges For NC Residents In Country Illegally Moves Forward
A measure that would allow those in the country illegally to gain limited driving privileges appears headed for a vote in the state House. The bill creating a "restricted ID" for undocumented residents in North Carolina cleared the House Finance Committee yesterday 22-11.
Bear That May Have Attacked Teen Euthanized
A bear that may be the one that attacked a teenager at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been euthanized, and DNA samples from the animal have been sent for testing.
A park spokeswoman says rangers found the bear at the campsite where the 16-year-old was attacked Saturday night and captured it yesterday morning.
It's National Iced Tea Day
Thirsty travelers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport are getting a traditional Southern drink to soothe their parched palates.
The airport is marking National Iced Tea Day today by serving sweet and unsweetened iced tea to passengers for free.