Gov. Beverly Perdue said late yesterday that she has no plans to release 20 prison inmates next week, despite a recent state Supreme Court ruling that they had served out their life sentences and should be freed.

A new teachers’ incentives program in Wake County is earning high marks. Wilburn Elementary School in Raleigh is the only school in the state to have the Teacher Advancement Program, also known as TAP.

Officials said there has been an upward trend in the number of confirmed cases of H1N1 over the past six weeks and local hospitals are seeing a daily average of 65 children and 33 adults with flu-like symptoms.

Many are outraged that 20 violent criminals are about to be set free in N.C. because by law their sentences are complete, but Gov. Perdue is trying to keep them in by every legal means possible. 

The man suspected of discharging a gun outside a west Raleigh police substation last month is out of the hospital and in police custody at the Wake County jail.

Wake County public health officials say the county has exhausted its latest supply of the H1N1 flu vaccine but that more doses are coming.

A Durham company is developing an intravenous drug for patients with the flu who are critically ill.

Members of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police are expressing concern over a state Supreme Court ruling that forces the release of 20 longtime inmates.The inmates are scheduled to be released Oct. 29.

While North Carolina was amidst a severe drought, a private Chatham County golf club, which then-Gov. Mike Easley was a member, was receiving millions of gallons of water for its greens.

The <strong>UNC-Chapel Hill</strong> fraternity president was shot to death by an <strong>Archdale</strong> police officer. <!--more-->