Latest North Carolina News

Hornets' LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

Jun. 16, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league. That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned the Charlotte Hornets point guard the honor...

NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

North Carolina governor grants pardon to ex-death row inmate

Jun. 16, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted a pardon Wednesday to a man who was once on death row for a shopkeeper’s slaying and spent more than 40 years in prison before he was released. Cooper’s office announced the action in a news release on...

Test rules out man who said he might be missing Michigan boy

Jun. 16, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A DNA sample from a man hasn't solved the disappearance of a 4-year-old boy at a suburban Detroit shopping mall nearly 30 years ago, police said Wednesday. A test has ruled out a man who stepped forward in 2019 and said he could be D’wan Sims,...

Veterans' tax exemption expanded in bill clearing NC House

Jun. 16, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More veterans in North Carolina could exempt their entire military retiree pay from state income taxes in legislation that cleared the House overwhelmingly on Wednesday. The measure would apply to retirees with at least 20 years of service and...

Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban

Jun. 16, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's ban on most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy must remain unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, rejecting arguments that the law should be left intact because prosecutors aren't going after doctors who violate it. ...

Magnussen to make IndyCar debut, has F1 in rearview mirror

Jun. 16, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Magnussen, fresh off his first win in eight years, will make his IndyCar debut as he continues to leave Formula One in his rearview mirror. Magnussen will race at Road America in Wisconsin this weekend for Arrow McLaren SP as the replacement...

North Carolina police officer shoots, kills man after chase

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man died Wednesday after being shot by a police officer who chased him after trying to serve warrants, a North Carolina police chief said. Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey said Bessemer City police went to an address to serve warrants on...

Officials: Man pinned between truck, bulldozer at waste site

Jun. 16, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Stokes County man was killed last week when he was pinned between a truck and a bulldozer at a waste facility in Forsyth County, the N.C. Department of Labor said. According to a department spokeswoman, Thomas Michael Thompson, 63, of...

N Carolina county passes plan to address racism, disparities

Jun. 16, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county has adopted a plan aimed at reducing racism and racial disparities in multiple areas, ranging from higher death rates among Black babies to higher arrest rates among minority adults. The Buncombe County Board of...