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Fort Bragg drops Confederate namesake for Fort Liberty, part of US Army base rebranding

Jun. 02, 2023 13:49 PM EDT

FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg shed its Confederate namesake Friday to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony some veterans said was a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black service members. The change was part of a broad...

U.S. Army changes Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty as part of a broader initiative to remove Confederate names from bases

Jun. 02, 2023 09:12 AM EDT
FORT LIBERTY, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army changes Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty as part of a broader initiative to remove Confederate names from bases.

Formerly vetoed bills contained in new North Carolina Senate election legislation

Jun. 01, 2023 18:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans proposed on Thursday an omnibus election measure that contains provisions vetoed successfully in past years by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as well as other administrative changes that supporters argue will boost trust in election outcomes. ...

Sports gambling in North Carolina a better bet with likely final votes next week

Jun. 01, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legalized sports gambling starting next year in North Carolina now seems a better bet as the state House's top leader said Thursday he expected his chamber would accept alterations to its own proposal made by the Senate. House Speaker Tim Moore's comment was a...

North Carolina sports, horse-race betting legislation backed by Senate in key vote

May. 31, 2023 23:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legalized sports gambling in North Carolina cleared what could be one of its last remaining legislative hurdles on Wednesday as a measure to authorize and regulate betting and tax revenues received a strong affirmative vote in the state Senate. Senators voted...

Limits on politics, race discussion in N. Carolina gov't worker hiring, training advance

May. 31, 2023 20:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government personnel laws would prohibit job applicants from being forced to opine about politics and culture to get hired and forbid employee trainers from promoting certain concepts in Republican legislation getting close to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's desk....

North Carolina GOP negotiations likely next to curb appointment powers of Gov. Roy Cooper

May. 31, 2023 19:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House and Senate Republicans are likely headed to negotiations over how to retool the composition of several key state commissions controlled by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's appointees after the House approved its version of the changes on Wednesday. ...

Holiday Bowl sues Pac-12, UC Regents after UCLA pulled out of 2021 game

May. 31, 2023 18:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The organization that runs the Holiday Bowl is suing the Pac-12 Conference and the University of California Regents because UCLA backed out of the 2021 game citing COVID-19 concerns. The San Diego Bowl Game Association is seeking a minimum of $3 million in...

Toyota to invest $2.1 billion more in N.C. battery plant, will build big SUV at factory in Kentucky

May. 31, 2023 15:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Toyota will invest another $2.1 billion in an electric and hybrid vehicle battery factory that's under construction near Greensboro, North Carolina. The plant will supply batteries to Toyota's huge complex in Georgetown, Kentucky, which will build Toyota's...

Hurricanes evaluate next steps after falling in Eastern Conference Final sweep

May. 31, 2023 14:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes must balance two offseason questions following a return to the Eastern Conference Final. Was the season-ending sweep due to key injuries catching up to them? Or is this an indication of still-pressing needs to fill before being able to...