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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 …


4 killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

BELVIDERE, N.C. – The North Carolina Highway Patrol says four people have been killed in the crash of a medical helicopter. Patrol spokesman Master Trooper Christopher Knox said the Duke …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Lee descendant resigns as church pastor over MTV statement

A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is stepping down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice activists on an …


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

Your dance studio’s biggest problem? Needing foreign workers

A complex business case mixed in with a pinch of foreign double-cross has North Carolina’s highest court resolving a dispute over talented employees in sequins and skin-tight gowns.


Tropical storm warning for N.C. Outer Banks as Irma may soon form

A tropical disturbance near the northeastern Florida coast could become the season’s ninth named storm late Monday or Tuesday: Irma. This system will have minuscule effects compared with Harvey in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

North Carolina county commissioner calls slaves ‘workers’

A North Carolina county commissioner referred to slaves as “workers” during a discussion on removing a Confederate statue


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.


Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. – Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder up …