Simone was born Eunice Waymon in 1933 in Tryon.
Hanes Park will be open in the meantime.
The heat and humidity could be fuel for a few strong storms.
The Supreme Court sidestepped a decision on partisan gerrymandering cases, some are pointing to North Carolina's case as potentially "very important."
Police in Fayetteville have located and arrested a man who escaped police custody Tuesday.
Gerrymandering is a practice as old as the nation itself.
Early reports indicate it may have been a military OH-58.
Officials said an employee of Raleigh’s Central Prison was assaulted by an inmate.
Gov. Roy Cooper was at the port of Wilmington Tuesday getting an up-close look at new neo-Panamax cranes.
A Virginia real estate broker died after trying to save his daughters from a rip current.
During the last week of May and first week of June, lifeguards made about 100 rip current rescues.
High heat and humidity continue Wednesday as an approaching cold front brings higher rain chances.