Latest North Carolina News

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 +...

North Carolina Rep. Adams tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., announced on Sunday that she's tested positive for COVID-19. Adams, who represents the 12th Congressional District, said in a news release that she tested positive Sunday morning and has mild symptoms. Adams, who said she has...

Police: 2 dead after SUV crashes into N. Carolina restaurant

Aug. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle crashed into a North Carolina fast-food restaurant on Sunday, killing two sibling customers, police said. The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. at a Hardee’s restaurant in the city of Wilson, around 40 miles (65...

Requests led former paratrooper to start his own business

Aug. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — From a young age, Chris Cruz had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit. He sold chocolate bars in elementary school. In middle school, he’d bring Capri Suns to sell to classmates for $1. “I guess I kind of always wanted to be my own...

NC DOT worker killed while on road duty; man later charged

Aug. 13, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

SIMS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Department of Transportation worker was killed when a vehicle struck her as she directed traffic around a fallen tree, the State Highway Patrol said. A man was later arrested and charged with fleeing the scene. Anna Bradshaw, 60, was struck Friday...

Police: 6 young people shot at North Carolina night club

Aug. 13, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Six young people were shot when a fight occurred at a night club in North Carolina’s capital city, authorities said. The Raleigh Police Department said it didn’t have the conditions of each of the four girls and two boys who were injured when the fight...