Latest North Carolina News

Kurt Busch to miss final 2 races of NASCAR's regular season

Aug. 18, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Thursday he’ll miss the final two races of NASCAR’s regular season, bringing it to six races the 2004 champion has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms. Busch wrote on Twitter he’ll miss Sunday’s race on the road course at...

Insurer Centene changes course on East Coast HQ in Charlotte

Aug. 18, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said Thursday it no longer plans to create an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, a project first announced in 2020 and already under construction. The St. Louis-based managed care company said...

Man charged with murder in shooting of North Carolina deputy

Aug. 18, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina charged a man with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy last week. Arturo Marin-Sotelo is charged in the Aug. 11 killing of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd, Sheriff Gerald Baker said during a news briefing. ...

Kentucky town's downtown district added to National Register

Aug. 18, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The historic downtown district of a Kentucky college town has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Morehead's downtown historic district has 53 commercial, government and residential structures. Owners of the buildings may now apply for...

Kimi Raikkonen hits pause on retirement to race NASCAR

Aug. 18, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year's Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family. Did he miss racing? “Not really, no," the 2007 F1 champion said. Yet...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 17, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Reynolds’ carbon neutrality When we think about Reynolds American Inc., the North Carolina-based tobacco giant, we don’t necessarily think about clean air. But maybe that’ll change one day....

Judge reinstates North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban

Aug. 17, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom. U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated an...

North Carolina attorney general fights campaign ad probe

Aug. 17, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee for North Carolina's Attorney General Josh Stein asked a federal court on Wednesday to block enforcement of a seldom-used libel law as the committee faces possible criminal prosecution for a political ad from Stein's last race. Under fire...

A federal judge has reinstated a North Carolina law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Aug. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has reinstated a North Carolina law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

Aug. 17, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal battle over abortion rights pitting one of the reddest states in the nation against the U.S. government has dozens of states and major medical associations seeking to weigh in. Twenty states, Washington, D.C., the American College of Emergency...