Latest North Carolina News

Video: Officer who fatally shot man said she had no choice

Apr. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in a parking lot after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun said multiple times that she had no choice, according to a bodycam video released Wednesday. An 11-minute bodycam video was released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

North Carolina governor pushes for Medicaid expansion

Apr. 24, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper used a round-table discussion with rural hospital executives Wednesday to raise pressure on Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage to more uninsured adults. Executives from seven hospitals met with the Democratic governor and expressed support...

SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

Apr. 24, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one of the key racetrack operators in NASCAR in the past five months. Sonic Financial Corp. has offered to buy back all outstanding...

North Carolina city takes step to change fair name

Apr. 24, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city council has taken an initial step in changing the name of a fair after protests that it was offensive. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Assistant City Manager Ben Rowe told members of the Fair Planning Committee on Wednesday that the city council decided...

More North Carolina school systems plan for teacher rally

Apr. 24, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three school systems in southeastern North Carolina are making plans in response to the statewide teacher rally in support of higher salaries and legislative funding. News outlets report New Hanover County Schools announced in a news release Wednesday that classes will be canceled...

Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina's barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern...

Police investigate fight between hockey player, fan

Apr. 24, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a fight involving a hockey player and a fan at a recent game. The Winston-Salem Journal reports police say Elmira Enforcers goaltender Troy Passingham was walking to his locker room after a game with the Carolina Thunderbirds last...

Early voting sites open in 9th District primary for US House

Apr. 24, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Republican and unaffiliated voters can start casting early ballots in the North Carolina special congressional election prompted by findings of ballot fraud. Early-voting sites open on Wednesday through May 10 in the 9th congressional district's eight counties. Six counties have just...

Officials: 9 inmates injured in North Carolina prison riot

Apr. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Officials say nine inmates were injured during a riot at a North Carolina prison. The N.C. Department of Public Safety says the riot occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury and involved inmates fighting each other. Department spokesman...

North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups

Apr. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth. A...