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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

$82 million fine proposed for North Carolina man in robocall case

Federal officials have proposed an $82.1 million fine against a North Carolina man who they say made millions of illegally spoofed robocalls.


Big effort underway to restore North Carolina islands’ power

Crews are taking two approaches to restore power to two North Carolina Outer Banks islands.


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Tourists evacuate N Carolina island; local businesses hurt

A “steady stream” of tourists left a North Carolina island Saturday under evacuation orders prompted by a widespread power outage, wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months …


Editorial: Good riddance to harmful bathroom initiative

With I-1552 on the ballot, the national spotlight would’ve shone on Washington state. So it’s a relief knowing the Just Want Privacy group was unable to scare enough people, with …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

N.C.’s loss is Boise’s gain, as huge convention moves due to bathroom bill

Every downtown hotel has been booked for months, and good luck getting a dinner reservation – Boise is hosting its largest multiday convention ever at its downtown convention center, and …


Supreme Court affirms North Carolina legislative districts as racial gerrymanders

The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down 28 state House and Senate districts in North Carolina because they violated the rights of black voters. But …


Authorities track NC man accused in ax deaths to Los Angeles

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday in California on a murder charge after authorities said he killed his wife and father with an ax and escaped on a West …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …