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Girl says coyote ‘just decided’ to make a snack out of her

A 9-year-old North Carolina girl says she went to investigate why her mother was screaming and encountered a coyote that tried to make a snack out of her.


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Despite arrest, police beating shows technology shortcomings

A white police officer shown on video beating a black pedestrian has been charged with felony assault in a North Carolina case that sparked outrage over use of excessive force.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Admirers line streets as Rev. Billy Graham’s body arrives in Charlotte

Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday …


Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

A judge dismissed the criminal case Monday against the first of eight protesters standing trial on charges of toppling a Confederate statue last summer in North Carolina.


Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

A man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Return road to Final Four presents obstacles for Gonzaga, 2017 participants

Getting there is an enormous accomplishment. Getting back the following year isn’t easy, but it happens fairly often. We’re talking about reaching the Final Four and the Final Four encore.


An island without gas? That’s happening in North Carolina

It’s a good thing Ocracoke Island in North Carolina is small enough to walk or bike around. The island along the Outer Banks has lost its only gas station.


Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional districts by next week because of excessive …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

Angry at Trump, North Carolina Democrats hope for 2018 gains

North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state’s General Assembly, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency and buoyed …


Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawl

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina’s most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments …


1 avoids Confederate toppling felony; other cases ongoing

A protester accused of helping tear down a North Carolina Confederate statue has struck a deal to avoid a felony charge, while other defendants had their cases continued.


A protest in Trump Country brings home nation’s race divides

By morning, however, the culture wars splintering the nation would land here in miniature – in the most racially diverse rural county in America, a community so small a sign …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Man charged with hiding death of missing N Carolina girl

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a young girl and said they will continue to use volunteers to look for the child’s body in the …


North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 2:52 p.m.

Maye leads No. 9 North Carolina to 102-78 rout of Portland

Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Joel Berry II added 18 points and No. 9 North Carolina beat Portland 102-78 to open the PK80 Invitational.


Trump EPA nominee opposed by GOP senators from N.C.

North Carolina’s two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump’s pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson’s nomination at serious risk.


N.C. air traffic controller arrested on weapons charge

Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Fourth prison worker dies as North Carolina officials still looking for deadly prison’s assault tally

A fourth Pasquotank Correctional Institution worker injured in the failed Oct. 12 breakout died Thursday.


‘Penance’: NC congressman writes to families of fallen troops

On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter Jones sat at the desk in his North Carolina office, …


NCAA ‘could not conclude’ academic violations in UNC case

The University of North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel “could not conclude” there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses.


2 prison workers killed in unsuccessful escape in North Carolina

Two North Carolina prison employees were killed and several others hurt after inmates at a sewing plant started a fire in an unsuccessful escape attempt Thursday, authorities said.


FBI: Man left explosive jar at North Carolina airport

A man planted a Mason jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport last week and vowed to “fight a war on U.S. soil,” according …


Norman Chad: Underbelly of college basketball no place for the meek

I would like to dispassionately discuss college basketball today, without directly referencing the recent footwear follies/FBI probe and without even mentioning a certain notorious sideline suit whose first name rhymes …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:38 p.m.

Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches

Maria regained strength and became a hurricane again Wednesday, pushing water over both sides of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and taking its time to slowly turn away from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

U.S. beachgoers flee Maria as millions suffer in Puerto Rico

Thousands of visitors abandoned their beach vacations as high surf from a weakening Tropical Storm Maria pushed through dunes and under homes Tuesday in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Hurricane Maria brings evacuation on North Carolina island

An evacuation is underway on an island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria moves north.


Decision on moving North Carolina’s Confederate monuments delayed

Seeking further input, a state panel in North Carolina on Friday delayed a decision on whether three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the old Capitol should be moved to …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

Northeast U.S. marinas, coastal dwellers cast wary eye on Jose

Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4:08 p.m.

As Irma fades, unpredictable Jose eyes $19 trillion in property

Don’t underestimate Jose. The meteorological gods seem to be working against the hurricane as Irma’s successor lumbers over the Atlantic Ocean. But it’s so far out –more than 950 miles …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

North Carolina’s largest city poised for mayoral primary

An off-year election in North Carolina’s largest city will help determine if a mayor who’s been embroiled in controversies over protections for the LGBT community and her handling of a …