RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury in a North Carolina federal civil rights case has awarded $75 million to two Black, intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl.
ATLANTA (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline — hit on May 7th by a ransomware attack — announced Saturday that it has resumed “normal operations," delivering fuel to its markets, including a large swath of the East Coast.
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man and a woman have been charged in the overdose death of a woman whose body was discovered last year in a wooded area behind a Walmart in North Carolina, police said.
Lexington police said Jonathan Alexander Gordon, 30, Heather Michelle Everhart, 34, are each charged with second-degree murder in the death of Eva Marie Beckom, 39, news outlets reported.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is opening some of its offices on Saturdays, a move coming one week after it resumed regular road testing after a year’s absence.
The agency said in a news release that Saturday hours would resume at 16 offices across the state, starting this Saturday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state's capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers representing two former North Carolina sheriff’s deputies agreed on Friday to a $9 million settlement with two intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 killing of an 11-year-old girl.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Medicaid recipients are running out of time to ensure they'll have no trouble getting the doctor they want when the program makes a significant shift soon.
Friday is the end of open enrollment for North Carolina Medicaid Managed Care, which begins July 1.
CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Motorists found gas pumps shrouded in plastic bags at tapped-out service stations across more than a dozen U.S. states Thursday while the operator of the nation's largest gasoline pipeline reported making “substantial progress” in resolving the computer hack-induced shutdown responsible for the empty tanks.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's administration failed to thoroughly monitor how $3.1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds it oversaw last year were being used, increasing the risk for misuse, a state audit said Thursday,
After a one-year break because of the pandemic, college lacrosse is ready to decide its national champions, and North Carolina starts in a very good place: The Tar Heels are the top seed for both the men's and women's Division I tournaments.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An elderly North Carolina man has died in a Wednesday night house fire, a sheriff’s office said.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said no suspicious or criminal activity is suspected in the death of Claro Grantham, 81, WITN reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature plowed thorough dozens of measures on Wednesday in meeting its traditional parliamentary deadline, whittling down the universe of bills that could become law during the next two years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans approved a plan on Wednesday to prohibit public schools from embracing certain ideas that critically examine how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — During the gloomiest stretches of the pandemic, Dr. Diona Krahn's veterinary clinic has been a puppy fest, overrun with new four-legged patients.
Typically, she’d get three or four new puppies a week, but between shelter adoptions and private purchases, the 2020 COVID-19 pet boom brought five to seven new clients a day to her practice in Raleigh, North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The annual farm bill pushed by Senate Republicans won the full chamber's approval Tuesday, including a provision that would likely make it easier upon North Carolina livestock operations to secure permits to convert liquid waste into natural gas.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require doctors to provide the same duty of care for a child who is born alive after an attempted abortion that they would for any other newborn.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tennessee's flag was unfurled from atop North Carolina's old Capitol on Tuesday for a movie being filmed this week at the Greek Revival-style building.
The production of the “Evolution of Nate Gibson” began shooting Monday at the building on Union Square in downtown Raleigh and will continue until Wednesday, Department of Cultural and Natural Resources spokeswoman Michele Walker said.
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Amazon is planning a $100 million distribution and fulfillment center, Johnston County officials announced Monday.
According to the officials, Amazon will build a 620,000-square-foot warehouse in Smithfield by 2022 that will create 500 jobs paying at least $15 an hour, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tax preparer has been sentenced to 22 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the IRS, according to federal prosecutors.
KENANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man charged by authorities earlier this year with taking indecent liberties with a child is facing new charges after victims from years ago came forward, a sheriff's office said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The brother of a Chicago Bears player was found dead at a North Carolina electrical substation on Sunday, authorities said.
The News & Observer reports that Tyrell Antar Cohen, brother of running back Tarik Cohen, is believed to have died by electrocution while trying to climb power equipment, according to Wake County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Eric Curry.
LAWNDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a 2-year-old has been hospitalized after being shot Sunday.
Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman said a call came in about the shooting just before 10 a.m., TV station WBTV reported.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Pastors and denominational leaders rallied in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on Saturday to call for greater transparency in the investigation into the death of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders could agree on a state budget after reaching a negotiating impasse two years ago.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Family members of a Black man who was fatally shot in his car by sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, will get to view more body camera footage of the incident on Tuesday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man found dead after a house fire and standoff with police died from a gunshot wound received during a shootout with officers, investigators in North Carolina said.
The North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Officer found that Edwin Castillo, 34, died from a gunshot wound, Winston-Salem police said in a release Thursday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina bill prohibiting pregnant women from seeking abortions on the basis of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is getting fast-tracked in the House.
House Bill 453 was approved in a judiciary committee Wednesday afternoon and is set to make one more stop later in the day in another House committee before reaching the chamber floor for debate as early as Thursday.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A scarcity of aluminum has forced North Carolina to suspend an effort to replace old license plates.
The Division of Motor Vehicles announced this week that the move will help ensure there is enough material to produce first-time plates.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly began moving its annual farm bill Tuesday with a Senate committee voting for legislation that in part would create a more streamlined permit for turning hog waste into energy.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus' race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
A physician would be subject to monetary damages if he or she performed an abortion despite being aware that the pregnant woman's decision to get the procedure was influenced by either of those two concerns.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members no longer have the option to cast floor votes remotely — a result of improving conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The House returned this week to operating rules in which members must be present in the chamber to cast “ayes" and “noes.”
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with the civil rights leader likening withholding the video to a “con" job done on the public.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose shooting at the hands of sheriff's deputies has triggered a wave of protests.
Public viewings were held Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr.
WINGATE, N.C. (AP) — A helicopter pilot has died after a crash in North Carolina.
The Union County Sheriff's Office said the helicopter was cropdusting fields when it reportedly became tangled in power lines.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia airport is gaining flights to two more cities.
American Airlines announced on Thursday that it will offer service from Columbus to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning Aug.
PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — One person was shot inside a North Carolina mall Saturday, authorities said.
The Carolina Place Mall was evacuated, and Pineville police tweeted Saturday evening that officers had finished clearing the mall.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A gunman who killed his mother, father-in-law, two sheriff's deputies and died at the scene of a shootout also attacked his father with a knife days before Wednesday's shooting in Boone, North Carolina, according to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told a friend that George Floyd’s killing — and others like it — would never happen in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has died after an accident at a North Carolina ATV park.
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred Friday night at the Busco Beach and ATV Park in Goldsboro.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon of innocence Friday to a man imprisoned for two decades before his two murder convictions were vacated more than four years ago by a trial judge.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina's capital city on Friday to promote the Biden administration's infrastructure and COVID-19 relief agenda.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial on North Carolina's latest photo voter identification law concluded Friday. Now a panel of judges must decide: were Republicans in the legislature motivated at least partially by racial bias?
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been charged with shooting a 69-year-old relative to death in North Carolina, according to authorities.
The teen was taken into custody on a first-degree murder charge Thursday in the slaying of Randy Michael King, Fayetteville police said.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city where a Black man was shot and killed by deputies said Friday that it will push its curfew back by several hours each night after a week of generally peaceful protests.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A gunman who killed himself, two deputies and his mother and stepfather in a 13-hour home standoff in North Carolina had a large cache of weapons and may have been contemplating an attack in public, a sheriff said Thursday.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff said Thursday that he has put four deputies involved in the case of a Black man who was fatally shot last week back on active duty after a review of body camera video showed they did not fire their weapons.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some low-income families in North Carolina missed out on getting coronavirus relief grants last year because of administrative and qualifying hurdles required by the General Assembly, a state audit concluded on Monday.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A married couple found dead along with a suspected gunman after a 13-hour standoff at a North Carolina home were members of the same family, a sheriff’s office said Thursday. Two deputies also were fatally shot in the home.