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US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

Panthers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Jaycee Horn

Jun. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, a cornerback from South Carolina. The deal includes a fifth-year team option. Horn was the eighth player selected in...

Cody Shane Ware to make IndyCar debut at Road America

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cody Shane Ware will make his IndyCar debut at Road America this weekend driving a car for Dale Coyne Racing that has an association with Ware's father. Ware will drive the No. 52 Honda alongside full-time Coyne drivers Romain Grosjean and Ed...

Nooses found hanging at North Carolina pharmaceutical plant

Jun. 15, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Officials at a pharmaceutical plant in North Carolina have launched an investigation into the discovery of two nooses at a construction site in the past two weeks. Merck and local authorities in Durham County are looking into the incidents, The News...

Transportation board awards funds for airport projects

Jun. 15, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state funds totaling more than $4 million for projects that help improve safety and customer service at seven airports across the state. The board awarded the money last month and announced the awards...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from North Carolina bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:41 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Military weapons including assault rifles and a light machine gun have been lost or stolen from bases in North Carolina. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 56 guns disappeared or...

Column: Kyle Larson appears to be unstoppable at Hendrick

Jun. 14, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Everybody knew Kyle Larson was going to win races once he started driving Rick Hendrick’s cars. But this? This looks like a driver capable of chasing down the modern-era record of 13 wins in a season set in 1975 by Richard Petty and tied in 1998...

Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina

Jun. 14, 2021 22:47 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Bill, second named storm of 2021 hurricane season, forms off North Carolina.

Election delays in 3 dozen NC cities gets final lawmaker OK

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 North Carolina towns and cities — Charlotte, Greensboro and Fayetteville among them — would have their local elections moved from the fall to early next year because of delays in census data in legislation given final General Assembly approval on Monday...

Bill expanding access to NC gov't worker info clears Senate

Jun. 14, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Short explanations of why a North Carolina state or local government employee was transferred, demoted or suspended would be accessible by the public or media in legislation approved by the Senate on Monday night. The measure, backed by the North...