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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 …


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 …