Latest North Carolina News

Swimmer missing from race down New York's Hudson River

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching Saturday for a retired medical school professor and AIDS researcher from North Carolina who went missing during a marathon swimming race down New York's Hudson River. Authorities say Dr. Charles van der Horst, 67, was reported missing just after 3 p.m. Friday near the...

Home alone: Police say 11-year-old hit intruder with machete

Jun. 14, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old armed with a machete thwarted a three-person home invasion in North Carolina. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that the boy was home alone in Mebane when a woman knocked on the door. About the same time, a man entered the...

Father of teenage girl attacked by shark shares rescue story

Jun. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast earlier this month shared the dramatic story of how he rescued his daughter by punching the shark repeatedly until it let go. Charlie Winter was in the water near his daughter, Paige, when he...

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Jun. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special...

Morant, Garland, White top list of point guards in NBA draft

Jun. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White make up a clear top tier of point guards in next week's NBA draft, though one has barely played in the past year. Morant was an NCAA Tournament star for Murray State, while White blossomed into a one-and-done talent driving North Carolina's fast-paced attack. But there's...

Zion sues marketing company, alleging state law violation

Jun. 13, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state's sports agent law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his contract with...

Emails show author Sparks objecting to pro-gay 'agenda'

Jun. 13, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emails filed in an ongoing lawsuit show novelist Nicholas Sparks chastised a former headmaster at the private Christian school in North Carolina he runs for promoting a pro-gay "agenda." Sparks denies he discriminates. The emails, published Thursday by the Daily Beast and filed as exhibits...

Police: Solider wearing military gear opened fire into home

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire inside a North Carolina home and was wounded by return gunfire before he left and was injured in a car crash, according to authorities. U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Eric Jerrod Davis was in critical condition at a hospital,...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

Walker says he'd take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

Jun. 13, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NBA All-Star Kemba Walker said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a winning team. Because Walker was named to an All-NBA team this season, the Hornets can offer him a five-year...