• abortion laws August 28, 2022 1:51 pm

    Democrats: Abortion Rulings May Be ‘a Blessing in Disguise'

    Democratic candidates have decried North Carolina’s newly reinstated abortion restrictions in the week after a federal judge lifted an injunction on a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But some North Carolina Democrats say the ruling was the catalyst their party needed to reinvigorate its political prospects in what would have likely been a losing...

  • politics September 17, 2021 2:42 pm

    North Carolina Judges Block Voter ID Law, Saying It Discriminates Against Black People

    A panel of North Carolina judges in a split decision blocked the state’s voter ID law, saying it discriminates against Black people.

  • COVID-19 June 5, 2021 9:45 am

    Restaurants Turn to On-Demand Hiring Apps During the Labor Squeeze

    As restaurants struggle to find workers, some managers are turning to on-demand hiring apps to cover temporary staffing needs.

  • North Carolina May 1, 2021 12:39 am

    NC Governor Pardons Man Who Had Murder Convictions Vacated

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has granted a pardon of innocence to a man who had been imprisoned for two decades before his two murder convictions were vacated more than four years ago by a judge

  • Republican National Convention June 2, 2020 8:47 pm

    Trump Says GOP Is Pulling Convention From North Carolina

    President Donald Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus

  • Governor September 6, 2019 8:28 pm

    Dorian's Floodwaters Trap People in Attics in North Carolina

    A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another. Medics and other rescuers rushed to Ocracoke Island — accessible only by boat or air...

  • food September 5, 2019 1:21 am

    Hurricane Death Toll Climbs to 20 in Devastated Bahamas

    The devastation wrought by Dorian — and the terror it inflicted during its day-and-a-half mauling of the Bahamas — came into focus Wednesday as the passing of the storm revealed a muddy, debris-strewn landscape of smashed and flooded-out homes on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The official death toll from the strongest hurricane on record ever to hit the country...

  • Donald Trump September 3, 2019 7:22 am

    WATCH: Images of Hurricane Dorian's Wreckage in The Bahamas

    The extent of the damage of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas is unclear, but people began sharing videos of the storm’s wreckage on social media.

  • Donald Trump September 2, 2019 11:22 pm

    Dorian Triggers Massive Flooding in Bahamas; at Least 5 Dead

    Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

  • Governor August 3, 2019 12:42 am

    North Carolina First in South to Ban State Funding for Conversion Therapy

    North Carolina on Friday became the first Southern state to ban the use of state funds for “conversion therapy” for minors, NBC News reported. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, signed the executive order, which noted that North Carolina is home to approximately 320,000 adults who identify as LGBTQ. The order also noted that suicide rates and ideation are high among...

  • Congress March 26, 2019 4:17 pm

    High Court Questions Courts' Role in Partisan Redistricting

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes. The decisions in two cases the justices heard Tuesday, from Maryland and North Carolina, could help shape the makeup of Congress and state legislatures for the...

  • Congress February 11, 2019 9:10 am

    Rep. Walter Jones, NC Republican Who Sharply Opposed Iraq War, Dies at 76

    Rep. Walter Jones Jr., a 13-term Republican from eastern North Carolina whose about-face on the Iraq War came to define his congressional service, died Sunday on his 76th birthday, his congressional office confirmed. No cause of death was announced. Jones entered hospice care last month as his health sharply declined after he suffered complications from a broken hip he sustained...

  • Driver December 10, 2018 1:48 pm

    Snowed-in South Makes the Best of Day Off From Work, School

    Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain across five states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over the weekend. Hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or...

  • Governor December 9, 2018 7:23 pm

    Swath of South Faces Wintry Mess: Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain

    A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or lost control...

  • Governor October 9, 2018 10:18 pm

    Storm-Weary Carolinas Worry Michael Could Hurt Rebuilding

    In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael’s approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and pushed floodwater into living rooms. Both states are still...

  • Donald Trump September 21, 2018 10:27 pm

    When Will It End? Florence's Floodwaters Rising in Carolinas

    With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body...

  • Driver September 18, 2018 11:00 am

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. Twenty-five were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what’s to come, because it’s still raining and rivers are swelling. Several of the people who died in recent days...

  • Donald Trump September 16, 2018 7:46 pm

    Florence Crawls Westward as Flooding Fears Surge in Carolinas; Wilmington Cut Off

    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to 16 and included a mother and her infant. The storm...

  • Associated Press September 12, 2018 7:24 pm

    Florence Poses a New Threat for Rural, Struggling Towns

    James Howell Jr. lost big two years when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River less than a half mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he returned to Princeville days later to learn that the two feet of standing water surrounding his home caused the insulation to mold, forcing a rebuild of his living room....

  • Governor August 21, 2018 8:34 am

    Confederate Statue on UNC Campus Toppled by Protestors

    A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage. The crowd gathered across the street from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill plaza for a series of speakers at 7 p.m. before...

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