FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge has declined to dismiss sexual assault charges against an Army general. Judge Col. James Pohl today offered the defense team to let a different commanding general and prosecutors consider a plea deal that was previously rejected. The defense has until this morning to decide between that option or allow the trial to proceed.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners could change rules on emergency response and training after a second death linked to "conscious sedation." The board is asking for public and professional comment on changes in the rules and procedures for dentistry and sedation.
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) - High river levels have delayed plans to use high-tech equipment to find parts of a Confederate ship that sank almost 150 years ago. Archaeologists will use sonar and a magnetic-field instrument over a half-mile stretch of the Neuse River near Kinston to find more parts of the CSS Neuse.
NAVASSA, N.C. (AP) - A new company plans to hire 50 people to build boats at a new plant in Brunswick County. The 33rd Strike Group said it will build the plant to make 18-foot aluminum catamaran motorboats at the plant new Navassa. The company will open in May.
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