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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 9:31 a.m.

Judge delays Bowe Bergdahl trial till May

A military judge will consider delaying the trial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.


Southerners wearing masks as wildfire smoke streams from mountains

Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities.


Trump Train may have left GOP North Carolina governor behind

The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina – Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few …


Poll law depresses North Carolina black vote even after suit

Mazie Butler Ferguson, 72, remembers picking cotton for neighbors in 1964 so they could take time to study for a reading test they needed to pass before they could register …


Emergency hearing scheduled in North Carolina voter case

An emergency hearing has been scheduled in federal court on the NAACP’s attempt to stop several county boards of election in North Carolina from removing people from the voter rolls …


Trump targets Bill Clinton; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary

Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband’s sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Michelle Obama boosted …


GOP office reopens after firebombing in North Carolina

Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing …


North Carolina buildings take $1.5 billion hit from Matthew floods

Flooding spawned by Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in North Carolina, according to a state estimate.


Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 22 in N.C.

Hurricane Matthew continued to prey upon North Carolina on Thursday, as the death toll climbed to 22 and another town became submerged in as much as 10 feet of water.


Flooding from hurricane hits lower-income North Carolina residents hard

Hurricane Matthew is leaving a particularly deep scar across a part of inland North Carolina that was already the most economically vulnerable part of the state.


Flooded North Carolina farms are likely littered with drowned livestock

At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.


Dana Milbank: N.C. race may settle LGBTQ politics

A defeat of McCrory because of the bathroom bill would be a watershed moment for gay rights


Kathleen Parker: My moment of thinking ‘dangerously’

I learned that one especially doesn’t dare challenge the presumption of rape when male and female sexually convene while the female is “drunk.”


NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

The NCAA relocated its men’s basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state’s law restricting the rights …


Use of body cameras questioned after Charlotte police killings

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

Clinton postpones visit to Charlotte

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders.


Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police, black man

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her …


Charlotte under state of emergency in second night of protests

The latest on police shooting and protests in Charlotte, North Carolina


North Carolina gay-marriage law challenge dismissed by judge

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a North Carolina law that says magistrates with religious objections can refuse to marry same-sex couples.


Driver, 10-year-old child, 2 players die in N.C. bus crash

The bus driver, two football players and a 10-year-old child are the four people killed after a bus carrying a South Carolina junior college football team to its first game …


North Carolina troopers: Four killed, over 40 injured after bus hits overpass

State troopers say four people have died and more than 40 were injured in a charter bus crash Saturday near Rockingham, North Carolina.


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

The NCAA’s decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.


Officials at Fort Bragg report 5 travel-related Zika cases

A spokeswoman at Fort Bragg says there have been five travel-related cases of the Zika virus confirmed since June at the North Carolina Army post.


Turkey coop home of Burt’s Bees co-founder to be saved

The converted turkey coop that a co-founder of Burt’s Bees once called home in Maine is going to be saved.


North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Business owners, beachgoers, and fishing captains on North Carolina’s Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.


Deaf man’s family says he was unarmed when killed by trooper

A deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn’t stop for the officer’s blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand …


Reports of gunshots in bustling mall: chaos, people running

Witness reports of gunshots ringing out inside a busy North Carolina mall caused chaos Saturday afternoon as shoppers ran screaming for the doors or sheltered in stores while dozens of …


Bill Dooley, former Heels, Hokies, Deacs coach, dies at 82

Bill Dooley, a three-time coach of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference who piled up 162 wins at North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, died Tuesday. He was …


After court ruling, North Carolina county resolves early voting

North Carolina local election officials are having to work quickly to comply with a federal appeals court ruling last month that directed another week of early in-person voting in addition …


Water near Duke Energy’s dumps not safe to drink, toxicologist says

North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when …