PRE news brief: a rare EF3 tornado in ENC, a warning about Camp Lejeune toxic water scams, and kids and guns
An EF3 tornado with 150 mile per hour winds touched down in Nash County Wednesday afternoon. Officials said 16 people were hurt, two seriously, but there have been no deaths.
A Kentucky veteran has spent the past decade fighting for service members and their families harmed by the toxic water at Camp Lejeune is now suffering ill health effects of his own from his short stay aboard the base.
Numbers from the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force show 105 North Carolina children died from guns in 2020, and there are about five times as many firearm-related hospitalizations and emergency visits. There is a statewide effort to reverse that trend.
A lawsuit filed this week is calling for the N-C Republican Party to hold a new election for its leaders.
UNC-Chapel Hill's chancellor spoke before the UNC Board of Governors Wednesday about the recent announcement that the university would provide aid to cover tuition and fees for in-state students whose families make less than $80,000.
Guilford County Schools is bringing security scanners to all middle schools in the district. GCS implemented the technology at all traditional high schools last year.
The emerald ash borer was recently found in Craven and Hertford counties for the first time, bringing the number of counties in the state where the tree-killing insect has been detected to 71.
Attorney General Josh Stein joined Vice President Kamala Harris and other state attorneys general at the White House to talk about the fentanyl crisis.