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Several incumbents lose N. Carolina legislative primaries

May. 18, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several state legislators won't be returning to the North Carolina General Assembly next January after primary losses, while former lawmakers had mixed results in trying to get back to the House or Senate. Seven incumbents — four Republicans and two...

Deep beach holes are dangerous, Outer Banks town warns

May. 18, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks issued a public plea to beachgoers about the dangers of digging holes on the oceanfront just hours before a man died at a New Jersey beach when a hole collapsed on him. Officials from Kill Devil Hills posted a picture Tuesday on Facebook showing...

North Carolina legislature gavels in annual work session

May. 18, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned on Wednesday to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers aren't getting out of the blocks quickly. The House and Senate gaveled in and out sparsely attended floor sessions at midday...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Edwards ousts North Carolina Rep. Cawthorn in GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness. Cawthorn called Edwards to concede the 11th...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 18, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/ Raleigh News and Observer. May 18, 2022. Editorial: In Cawthorn loss, Republicans show they can stand up to one of their own On the eve of Tuesday’s primary, former President Donald Trump asked voters to give U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn a...

Midterm updates | Idaho attorney general loses GOP primary

May. 18, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has won Idaho’s Republican attorney general primary, beating a longtime incumbent who had been criticized by the far right for not taking a more activist role. Labrador prevailed over Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, who was backed...

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Cannon doesn't advance in council primary

May. 18, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former mayor of North Carolina's largest city, disgraced from a corruption investigation that ultimately sent him to federal prison, has come up short in his bid to return to municipal office. Patrick Cannon finished last in a six-candidate race in...

Chinese tire maker cancels project in eastern North Carolina

May. 18, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A Chinese tire maker which announced a project five years ago to build a plant and bring at least 800 jobs to a North Carolina county has pulled out and returned the 400-acre site, officials said. News outlets report Triangle Tyre notified the Carolinas...

9-year-old among 3 shot at North Carolina apartment complex

May. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 9-year-old was among three people shot and wounded at an apartment complex in North Carolina, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers responded to a call involving assault with a deadly weapon with injury around noon on Tuesday south of...