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Relative: Parents, 2 children among 5 killed in car crashes

Jul. 4, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report. State Highway Patrol Trooper Ray Pierce told The Charlotte Observer that police would release...

5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crash

Jul. 3, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening. Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, news outlets reported. Officials did not immediately...

North Carolina church wants Confederate statue off its lawn

Jul. 3, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

A North Carolina church is calling for removal of a century-old Confederate statue from the lawn in front of its sanctuary. The statue outside Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius was built in 1909 and is still owned and maintained by the Mount Zion Monument Association, which was formed by descendants...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. President Trump endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest on Thursday night, July 2, 2020, in a move to unseat Democratic Gov. Cooper. Meanwhile, Cooper expressed support for Trump's competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump backs Dan Forest in North Carolina governor's race

Jul. 3, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed the Republican who is aiming to deny Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper another term. Trump said via Twitter late Thursday that he was supporting Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to unseat Cooper in the November election. Trump blames Cooper for scuttling the Republican...

FILE-In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers with their gear board an awaiting bus at Fort Bragg, N.C., as troops from the 82nd Airborne are deployed to the Middle East as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which is based in D.C. and typically guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, were mobilized last month to respond to massive protests over the treatment of Black Americans and systemic issues of police brutality.(AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Military chief: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest

Jul. 2, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets. Defense documents obtained...

Pandemic prompts layoffs at Belk department store chain

Jul. 2, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has prompted layoffs at the Belk department store chain, including at its North Carolina-based corporate headquarters. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the Charlotte-based company declined to disclose the total number of job losses. The...

Bishop: North Carolina priest kept on leave on abuse claims

Jul. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Catholic priest in North Carolina will remain on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse against him were revealed last year, the Charlotte diocese's bishop said. Bishop Peter Jugis made the announcement to St. Matthew parishioners in a letter Wednesday, writing that...

Insurer Centene plans 3,200 jobs at new N.C. regional hub

Jul. 1, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Government health insurance provider Centene Corp. said on Wednesday it will build an East Coast campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, developing a $1 billion construction project that's expected to create more than 3,200 new jobs by 2032. Gov. Roy Cooper described the expansion as the...

Part of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse complex revealed by waves

Jul. 1, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A portion of a 150-year-old brick fence that once surrounded the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been exposed by ocean waves that carved a cliff into the sand, The National Park Service said. The once-elaborate fence was finished in 1871 when the lighthouse was a year old and it was...

North Carolina teen shot, killed in 3rd death in 24 hours

Jul. 1, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy near a strip mall. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a news release that Terreon Izavier Geter was shot and killed and another person was seriously injured on Beatties Ford Road around 1:30 p.m....