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Today in History: June 13, Johnson nominates Marshall to become first Black Supreme Court justice

Jun. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 13, the 165th day of 2024. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first...

NC Senate threatens to end budget talks over spending dispute with House

Jun. 12, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate's top leader said Wednesday that chamber Republicans are prepared to walk away from budget negotiations if the House remains unwilling to give way and lower its preferred spending levels. With private budget talks between GOP...

Southern Baptists narrowly reject formal ban on churches with any women pastors

Jun. 12, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptists narrowly rejected a proposal Wednesday to enshrine a ban on churches with women pastors in their constitution after opponents argued it was unnecessary because the denomination already has a way of ousting such churches. The measure received...

Nick Dunlap returns to Pinehurst No. 2 for the US Open a PGA Tour winner, and no longer an amateur

Jun. 12, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nick Dunlap walked away from Pinehurst No. 2 less than a year ago with a shiny trophy to show for his work. Very little remains the same as he returns for the U.S. Open. The 20-year-old champion of the North & South Amateur, played over the...

Southern Baptists elect North Carolina pastor to be the next president of their convention

Jun. 12, 2024 10:26 AM EDT
Indianapolis (AP) — Southern Baptists elect North Carolina pastor to be the next president of their convention.

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina - Advisory

Jun. 12, 2024 07:24 AM EDT
Eds: The North Carolina editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The AP

Bill for `forever chemicals' manufacturers to pay North Carolina water systems advances

Jun. 11, 2024 21:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top environmental regulator could order manufacturers of "forever chemicals” to help pay for water system cleanup upgrades whenever they are found responsible for discharges that contaminate drinking water beyond acceptable levels, under legislation...

With spending talks idling, North Carolina House to advance its own budget proposal

Jun. 11, 2024 20:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — While spending talks idle between Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly, the House is rolling out its own proposed budget adjustments for the coming year, and plans to vote on them next week, Speaker Tim Moore said Tuesday. House and Senate GOP...

North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback

Jun. 11, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new, reworked version of a bill that originally caught flak for removing a pandemic-era health exemption for wearing a mask in public was approved by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday. The amended bill still increases punishments for people wearing masks...

College World Series might offer glimpse of future with only SEC and ACC teams in the field

Jun. 11, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series begins this week and only two conferences will be represented on the game's biggest stage for the first time since the event expanded to eight teams in 1950. The Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference each are sending four...