Officials in Tyrrell County say a woman known for feeding bears may have been killed by one of the animals.
Sheriff Darryl Liverman told local media outlets that 67-year-old Kay Grayson may have been dead more than two weeks when her body was found Monday in some woods.
Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are suing a North Carolina roadside zoo that keeps bears in concrete pits on reservation land.
A black bear has been spotted in a New Hanover County neighborhood.
Wildlife officials say a bear took a wrong turn and ended up spending part of his holiday weekend in downtown Greensboro.