For the past couple of days, a dead feed in my reader has sprung back to life: NC News Wire, a NC news link blog, seems to be back. I've restored the block containing their feed down at the very bottom of the right sidebar. They're not always the most timely source, and the feed links go the NC News Wire site (wherefrom you can link to the real story), but if you're too busy to keep up with NC's major newspapers, the feed can be pretty handy.
Oh, and, you can click on the little blue "b" beside the items in the block below to quickly start a new blog post about the story in question. Just FYI.