Latest North Carolina News

NTSB: Copilot who jumped from plane upset about hard landing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A copilot who jumped to his death from a small airplane in North Carolina was upset over damaging the craft's landing gear during a failed runaway approach, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

NC appeals court: Pot search lawful despite hemp similarity

Aug. 16, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Although illegal marijuana and lawful hemp look and smell the same, criminal prosecution for pot in North Carolina can still be legitimate when sight or odor contributes to a warrantless search and seizure, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. A...

Missouri halts solar tax break as federal incentives expand

Aug. 16, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As the U.S. government expands incentives for renewable energy, a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court is moving the state in the opposite direction by halting a solar energy tax break that has been on the books for nearly a decade. Legislation signed...

North Carolina tightens rules for partisan poll watchers

Aug. 16, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After receiving more than a dozen reports of conduct violations by party-appointed poll watchers during the May primaries in North Carolina, the state elections board tightened regulations for precinct observers Tuesday to prevent partisan interference in the November general...

$100K reward offered in slaying of North Carolina deputy

Aug. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A $100,000 reward is being offered in the case of a sheriff’s deputy found fatally shot along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina last week. “Horrified” by a string of shootings that have injured and killed several deputies in the state in recent...

NC governor signs order officially ending COVID-19 emergency

Aug. 15, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state of emergency giving extraordinary powers to state government to address the COVID-19 pandemic is ending Monday as Gov. Roy Cooper officially concluded it nearly 2 1/2 years after he entered his first order. The Democratic governor...

Judge again refuses to block use of law in NC AG probe

Aug. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again refused to block a North Carolina district attorney from pursuing charges using a specific state law about a 2020 television commercial run by state Attorney General Josh Stein’s campaign. Campaign lawyers for Stein, a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 15, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Unaffiliated and unheard Separately and unequally. That’s how the state of North Carolina is treating its biggest bloc of voters, and it needs to end. There are more voters who are...

Column: Harvick seizes momentum ahead of NASCAR playoffs

Aug. 15, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Well hello, Happy. Welcome to NASCAR's championship race. Just when it seemed time to write off Kevin Harvick, at least for this season, the 46-year-old has figured out how to win again. He has two victories in eight days — after snapping a 65-race losing...

Asheville women-owned food businesses supporting each other

Aug. 15, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The “Wellness District” is a place where customer service means taking care of the customer from the inside out. The North Asheville neighborhood is flush with businesses promoting healthy lifestyles all within walking distance of each other. Pulp +...