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Research from NC State professors is aboard space station

Jun. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The biology projects of two N.C. State University professors are now aboard the International Space Station and may soon help provide answers about how plants respond to extreme environments. The recent launch of SpaceX-22 to the space station...

Citing withheld evidence, judge frees death row inmate

Jun. 18, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was convicted 12 years ago in a woman’s stabbing death has been freed by a judge who cited the discovery of evidence that could have strengthened his defense but wasn’t shared with his attorneys. Michael Wayne...

$6M settlement after 'KKK' deputies sued for excessive force

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has agreed to a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit in which six families accused the department of a pattern of using excessive force doled out by deputies who had allegedly referred to themselves as the “KKK,” an attorney said...

NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

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...

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...

Body of North Carolina man, 93, found at lake shore

Jun. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — A 93-year-old Raleigh man who'd been missing since Thursday was found dead on a North Carolina lake shore. A North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resource spokesperson identified the victim as Stirling Danskin. ...

NC judge orders education improvements to get carried out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has backed a plan from Gov. Roy Cooper and the State Board of Education on how to comply with North Carolina constitutional requirements in public education, which could cost several billion dollars to carry out. Superior Court Judge...

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. With the Senate's party-line vote, the prohibition Republicans are seeking now heads to...

Serial child molester sentenced for making child pornography

Jun. 10, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of sexually molesting a minor was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison for making child pornography, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Raul...