Stories tagged: North Carolina
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Two North Carolina congressional districts struck down over racial issues
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Fiery crash kills South Carolina family of 4, truck driver
A family of four died when they were hit by a tractor-trailer in a fiery crash that also killed the truck driver and closed a major North Carolina interstate for …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
Opponents of strict voter ID laws get a victory, but it may not last
Opponents of strict voter ID laws won a closely watched, but perhaps temporary, victory Monday, as the Supreme Court declined to revive a 4-year-old North Carolina measure.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
North Carolina governor decries lack of Hurricane Matthew recovery funds
Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday expressed his “shock and disappointment” in the small amount of federal disaster funding the Trump administration and Congress have authorized for Hurricane Matthew recovery in …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:40 p.m.
White officer pleads guilty in black man’s fatal shooting
A white police officer whose killing of a black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Report: 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in North Carolina
North Carolina elections officials found that about 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 general election – but not enough to change the outcome of any race, according to …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law
The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
Governor reissues ban on non-essential state travel to North Carolina
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a new memo to ban non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because he says that the state’s repeal of its so-called “bathroom bill” is …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Justice Deptartment drops federal lawsuit over North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’
The Justice Department on Friday said it was dropping a federal lawsuit filed last year against North Carolina over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which restricted the public bathrooms transgender people …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricts state employee travel to North Carolina again
Gov. Jay Inslee reinstates ban on most state employee travel to North Carolina.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says
day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season
The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Despite ‘bathroom bill’ replacement, mayors won’t budge
The compromise by politicians on North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is helping return collegiate sporting events to the state, but several big-city mayors still don’t want employees traveling there after the …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
NCAA ‘reluctantly’ agrees to let North Carolina host events
The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing …
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:03 a.m.
Gonzaga opened McCarthey for fans, but defeat dashed hopes of victory party
The crowd stood in the house that the Zags built Monday and stared at big screens. They pulled at their hair with strained looks as their larger-than-life heroes tried one …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Vegas might favor the Tar Heels, but Zags fans confident
When it comes to predicting the outcome of tonight’s game, there’s the Las Vegas line and then there’s the Zags line.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
As Zags prep for championship battle, Spokane bars ready the kegs
With more than 24 hours to go before Gonzaga’s Monday evening championship game, Marcy Larson was standing at a bar, sorting through a stack of table reservations.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Gonzaga trails North Carolina in merchandise sales
Fanatics, an online store for sports apparel and gear, found that Gonzaga is second to North Carolina in the most merchandise sold state by state this week, according to data …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
North Carolina is flushing its bathroom bill. What’s next?
North Carolina’s General Assembly passed a measure on Thursday to repeal the “bathroom bill” that has provoked an economic backlash since its hasty enactment a year ago. Republican leaders and …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
North Carolina lawmakers, governor reach deal to end ‘bathroom bill’ standoff
North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 bill, study shows
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Gonzaga-South Carolina tip set for 3:09 Saturday in national semifinal
Gonzaga and South Carolina will tip off at 3:09 p.m. on Saturday in the first of two national semifinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
‘Still one of us’: 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII
A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
NC Gov. vetoes GOP bill to make judicial elections partisan
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure to make elections for local trial judges officially partisan races again. “North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial, …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Former NC governor says transgender ‘bathroom’ law is hurting his job prospects
RALEIGH, N.C. – Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the backlash against House Bill 2 is making some employers reluctant to hire him but he’s currently doing consulting and …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Jenkins’ shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC
North Carolina’s Joel Berry II still replays it in his mind, over and over. The ball left the hand of Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, reached the height of its arc as …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote
A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Top 25 Capsules: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a …