FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Opening statements are set to begin this morning at Fort Bragg in the court-martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command. Prosecutors will begin making their case against 51-year-old Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. Defense lawyers portray Sinclair as the victim of an overzealous military under political pressure to make an example of him.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Snow, sleet and freezing rain have prompted many North Carolina schools to close or delay classes. Duke Energy says more than 180,000 customers were affected by power outages this morning. The biggest problems were around Greensboro and Durham.
ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - A forecast of frozen precipitation has forced another shutdown of the North Carolina Zoo. The zoo will be closed to the public today.
At least twice in January, the zoo closed for a day because of bitter cold
SWANNANOA, N.C. (AP) - State Sen. Martin Nesbitt has died. Nesbitt stepped down this week as minority leader because of illness. He was 67.
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