RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Toyota announced on Monday that it plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people and help meet the auto giant's growing goals of electric vehicle sales this decade.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man attempting to rob North Carolina State University students early Sunday morning fired multiple shots as they fled the scene, according to a campus safety alert.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports it happened just after 3:20 a.m.
LAUREL PARK, N.C. (AP) — A small earthquake struck a county in western North Carolina on Sunday morning, geologists said.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the 2.3-magnitude earthquake was reported right before 8 a.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fire that burned 1,050 acres on Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina, is finally 100% contained, the N.C. Forest Service reported Saturday.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that smoke from the mountain will still be visible periodically, but firefighters plan to remove “excess hose and equipment” over the next few days, according to a Forest Service Facebook post.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina charter school principal says in a lawsuit that he was fired after two months for hiring a culturally diverse staff and his COVID-19 mask mandate.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional maps can begin as scheduled next week after state judges on Friday rejected demands from lawsuit filers who claim the lines have to be blocked because they so egregiously favor Republicans.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a North Carolina man $6 million after finding a detective made up evidence and performed an inadequate investigation that led to convictions that sent him to prison for more than 20 years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge refused on Tuesday to essentially force state lawmakers to start over on this year's redistricting of General Assembly districts, saying he can't turn back the clock on the process that was used and led to new seat boundaries.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly attempted on Monday to wrap up nearly all of its work for the calendar year, although vetoes, redistricting rulings and other items could bring lawmakers back to Raleigh for more heavy lifting within weeks.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Buncombe County Democrats in the North Carolina state House are planning to leave the legislature.
Veteran Rep. Susan Fisher announced Monday on the House floor that she will step down from her seat on Dec.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Too often for No. 24 N.C. State, rival North Carolina has proven to be the thorn in its side — crashing the party in otherwise successful seasons or, more recently, outright embarrassing the Wolfpack in blowouts.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Ben Clark announced Monday his run for U.S. House in the state's 4th Congressional District. He is looking to secure the Democratic nomination in a GOP-leaning district outside Raleigh that is expected to be one of the most competitive races in the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State just needed to make sure it took care of business to give itself a chance to be in the mix for a conference championship.
The No. 25 Wolfpack found several ways to do that as Devin Leary threw for two touchdowns, Zonovan Knight returned a kickoff for a touchdown and N.C.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from a car crash that killed a police officer last month.
Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told The News & Observer on Saturday that Dedric Romero Privette, 40, will be held on a $2 million secured bond after his indictment.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed when the key player in an absentee-ballot fraud case in North Carolina must report to federal prison for crimes involving benefits fraud because of the defendant's health issues.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans pushed a bill through the legislature on Thursday that would prohibit officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day. Gov.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly gave its final approval to a two-year state budget on Thursday and sent it to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who quickly signed it into law.
Cooper acted almost immediately after the Republican-controlled legislature sent the bill to his desk.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators on Wednesday neared sending a final state government budget that's over four months late to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. His announcement the day before that he'll sign the plan into law halted any drama over a possible repeat of a 2019 budget impasse.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest school system in North Carolina said none of its students went hungry on Tuesday despite a sickout by school cafeteria workers demanding better pay and improved working conditions.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another lawsuit challenging North Carolina's latest round of redistricting has been filed, this time by a conservation group, university mathematicians and voters who accuse Republican mapmakers of illegal partisan and racial gerrymandering.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he would sign the legislature’s final two-year budget bill into law once it reaches his desk, saying the good contained inside the Republican-penned bill “outweighs the bad.”
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina real estate developer has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that defrauded investors of more than $1.5 million. federal prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina says in a news release that Joshua Matthew Houchins, 36, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Monday for wire fraud and possession of firearm by a felon.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pair of North Carolina House Democrats announced on Monday they would seek seats in the state Senate in 2022.
Rep. Gale Adcock of Cary, the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, said she'll run for a seat in western Wake County where current Sen.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Monday set a trial date next summer for a political operative accused of ballot fraud dating to 2016, including a 2018 congressional election whose results ultimately got tossed out.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Wes Moore has been uneasy during the opening week of the season. That’s because he wants his No. 5 Wolfpack in top form as soon as possible.
He saw signs of that as Elissa Cunane scored 18 points, Kia Crutchfield had 17 and N.C.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith scored his first goal of the season with 2:57 remaining as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night.
Brady Skjei and Sebastian Aho also scored for the Hurricanes, who avoided a second straight loss after holding a lead in third period.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday pardoned a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he has long said he did not commit.
Cooper’s pardon of innocence allows Dontae Sharpe to apply for compensation up to $750,000 for his wrongful conviction.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh-Durham International Airport is recovering after an hourslong power outage at the main terminal Friday morning.
After the outage was reported shortly after 4 a.m., the airport warned that it wasn’t able to serve passengers in Terminal 2, the busiest terminal, news outlets reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Barely 24 hours after their passage, North Carolina's newly drawn maps are facing another legal complaint that will likely determine how much Republicans can expand their political clout over the coming decade in a state that is slowly becoming more blue.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university has given itself new power over highly paid faculty appointments in the aftermath of controversy over tenure for a Black journalism professor.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly completed redistricting maps Thursday for the next decade, carving boundaries that would likely give Republicans at least two more U.S. House seats and help the GOP retain its state legislative majorities.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans on Wednesday neared final passage of their congressional and legislative redistricting for the next decade, dismissing Democratic arguments that the boundaries are unlawful as overly partisan toward the GOP and wrongly ignore race.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his partner's daughter more than three years ago, according to a district attorney.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has become a major issue in the Virginia governor's race. Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning any requirement for teachers to be trained in it.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Redistricting plans that enlarge North Carolina’s congressional delegation and retool the state House seats each cleared one legislative chamber on Tuesday, backing boundaries that favor Republicans even as their mapping rules prevent the use of partisan data to create them.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina House Democrats left the chamber when Republicans seated a new member who has said he was just outside the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection in January.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans on Monday advanced a proposed congressional district map for the next decade that if enacted would likely make it easier for the GOP to increase the number of candidates from the state heading to Capitol Hill.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say that a man was killed after he was struck by an Amtrak train in North Carolina.
The Raleigh Police Department issued a news release saying that the man was struck around 10 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devin Leary threw three of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as North Carolina State’s offense finally got untracked in a 28-13 win over Louisville on Saturday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocacy groups and voters sued on Friday to block the North Carolina General Assembly's timetable to pass new boundaries for legislative seats next week, saying Republicans are breaking rules designed to ensure Black voters can elect their favored candidates.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bus drivers for North Carolina’s largest school system called in sick on Friday to protest working conditions, prompting administrators to urge parents to arrange their own transportation and warn of similar problems next week.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Christians gathered on Friday cheered North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who pledged to fight on for their principles and remain on the job despite recent calls by LGBTQ advocates and others for him to resign.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday that it's going ahead with the lease of a nearly 200-square mile area off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind development.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man already jailed on a murder charge is facing another murder charge in connection with the shooting deaths of two men on a college campus last month, police said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has dropped substantially in recent weeks, according to data released Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
For the first time since mid-July, the state reported two consecutive days of new daily cases below 1,500.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Organizers are celebrating the 2021 NC State Fair despite seeing its lowest attendance total in more than a decade due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With preliminary totals collected through Sunday, officials said the fair drew 821,463 people, a 12% drop from 2019, the year before the pandemic erupted, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 24 saves against his former team and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by defeating the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties.