Latest North Carolina News

UNC hospital resumes child heart surgeries after review

Sep. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during procedures there. The News & Observer reports the...

Medicaid expansion in NC getting revived in House committee

Sep. 18, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina House Republicans are taking another crack at advancing a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults. The House Health Committee scheduled Wednesday debate on legislation that it heard and approved in July, but has been idled...

US Marine accused of distributing LSD to service members

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps member and a woman are accused of distributing LSD to active military members and civilians in North Carolina. News outlets report 23-year-old Andrew Christian Gray was arrested Sunday at Camp Lejeune on charges including felony trafficking in LSD by...

Former group-home worker charged with multiple sex offenses

Sep. 17, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have filed multiple charges against a former group home worker accused in a series of sexual assaults. The News & Record of Greensboro reports 51-year-old Richard Vernell Heath is already jailed on several charges, including statutory sex offense and two counts of...

House adds 2 GOP members after North Carolina election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections became members of the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and...

North Carolina legislative remap complete; court review next

Sep. 17, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly on Tuesday finished redrawing dozens of North Carolina legislative districts that a court declared were designed with extreme partisan bias favoring Republicans. The House voted for the Senate remap and the Senate approved the House proposal . Tuesday's discussions...

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

Confidentiality on late NC mapmaker's files extended further

Sep. 17, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges are extending further an order keeping confidential a massive number of electronic documents from a late Republican mapmaker that were subpoenaed by plaintiffs in a redistricting lawsuit. The three-judge panel had already delayed the expiration of its order...

Officials: Worker killed at North Carolina construction site

Sep. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina labor officials say a worker at a construction site was killed when a piece of heavy equipment tipped over. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that state Occupational Safety and Health Division spokeswoman Mary Katherine Revels says the unidentified employee was...

NC Sen. Tillis highlights Trump in first re-election bid ad

Sep. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Sen. Thom Tillis' first ad for his re-election campaign emphasizes an endorsement from President Donald Trump and immigration-related legislation that he has filed. The Republican incumbent's campaign unveiled on Tuesday the television commercial airing statewide that...