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UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 10:29 p.m.

Soggy Alberto triggers mudslides, threatened dam is OK

As remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto spread into the Great Lakes region, people are keeping a weary watch on dams and hillsides as rains from the storms have triggered floods …


Police: Man purposefully drives car into restaurant, kills 2

Authorities say a man intentionally drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others.


Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets

Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina’s capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the …


R. Kelly stages racy performance amid protest, allegations

With demonstrators standing outside his concert protesting his presence, R. Kelly summoned his passionate fans to carry him through what has been a difficult week.


R. Kelly set to perform in North Carolina despite protests

R. Kelly is going on with his concert in North Carolina on Friday, rejecting calls from protesters to cancel his appearance over longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery

Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a preservation group took out its first-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:57 a.m.

After town says ‘nyet’ to Russia monument, others say ‘da’

A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Basketball powers Gonzaga, North Carolina set date for game in Chapel Hill

It’s one of those basketball games fans circle on the calendar, and now there’s an actual date to circle.


911: Man kills daughter who was also his wife after breakup

A man killed his wife – who was also his daughter – and their 7-month-old son before taking his own life after the woman broke up with him, according to …


Judge: Jury won’t take smell tour of North Carolina hog farm

A federal judge decided Monday he won’t send jurors for a see-and-sniff tour of a North Carolina hog-growing operation at the center of a lawsuit claiming industrial-scale pork production creates …


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.