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North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill wins final passage

North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion, a measure critics say …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:43 p.m.

One dead, more than a dozen injured in North Carolina explosion

A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others, police said.


Pipe dream turns nightmare for pit bull chasing opossum

A pit bull intent on chasing down an opossum was foiled when he ended up wedged around 100 feet into a pipe in North Carolina.


North Carolina city takes down Confederate statue

A North Carolina city removed a Confederate statue Tuesday from the grounds of an old courthouse, a rare move in a state where such monuments are largely protected by law.


North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.


Political operative charged in undecided N. Carolina election

The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

GOP candidate in disputed US House race not running again

The Republican candidate whose apparent victory in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the newly …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

Zion Williamson freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.”


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

North Carolina elections in question

A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina’s elections director said Monday.


Hungry bear goes for ride after getting stuck on trash truck

Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 capsules: Paris lights it up for North Carolina as No. 1 Notre Dame falls

Paris Kea scored a season-high 30 points to help North Carolina stun No. 1 Notre Dame 78-73 on Sunday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Top 25 roundup: Michigan State tops Maryland for 12th straight win

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Witness alleging ballot fraud in congressional race arrested

One of more than a dozen witnesses alleging ballot misconduct in the nation’s last undecided congressional election now faces drug and weapons charges.


Documents detail how absentee ballots gathered in NC vote

Affidavits released Sunday by North Carolina’s elections board allege absentee ballots were collected from voters by the man at the center of vote fraud allegations or those working for him.


North Carolina asked feds to open vote fraud case last year

North Carolina’s top elections official issued an urgent plea nearly two years ago for the Trump administration to file criminal charges against the man now at the center of ballot …


North Carolina officials sought to charge ballot operative

North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now …


UNC gives hoops coach Roy Williams 8-year contract extension

North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least …


Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media

President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Top 25: No. 16 Miami gets 3 defensive TDs, rolls by Tar Heels 47-10

Miami tied a school record with three defensive touchdowns, N’Kosi Perry threw for a score in his first start and the No. 16 Hurricanes downed North Carolina 47-10 on Thursday …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Police chief ‘heartbroken’ after body discovered in creek

Search crews have found a body they believe to be that of a 6-year-old boy who ran off from his father at a park, a North Carolina police department said …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

N.C. river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:18 p.m.

Dam breach at Duke Energy plant in North Carolina; coal ash could spill

Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Four Spokane vets flying to North Carolina to aid in aftermath of hurricane Florence

In the riverside city of New Bern, North Carolina, power outages and wastewater spills accompanied the flooding from Hurricane Florence. In online videos of the city, tall trees hang diagonally …


Regulators: North Carolina flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in North Carolina

Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by Hurricane Florence. Jordan played high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina, one of the areas hardest hit by the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak …