RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina prison officials say they'll institute a new policy for pregnant inmates after receiving complaints that two women were restrained during delivery. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the policy now allows a prisoner to be restrained while in childbirth but not in delivery.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - A school where African-American college learned to be teachers could become a heritage center if organizers in northeastern North Carolina are successful. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the 'practice school' was built in 1921 on what was then the campus of Elizabeth City Normal School.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - A bankruptcy court filing that shows a high-tech battery maker has found a buyer for most of its assets also indicates that it's unlikely the boxcar-sized batteries will be manufactured again at the North Carolina plant. The Charlotte Observer reports the filing for Alevo Manufacturing Inc. says an unspecified bidder has contracted to buy the assets of the Concord unit for $5 million.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Sand is being pumped again on a North Carolina beach, the eighth such project in 12 years in the same area. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began beach nourishment project began earlier this month along Wrightsville Beach.
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