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Governor's pandemic rules for bars violated North Carolina Constitution, appeals court says

Apr. 16, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's orders during the COVID-19 pandemic that directed standalone bars to remain shuttered for safety while restaurants that serve alcohol got to reopen were “illogical” and violated the state constitution, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

Mayor of North Carolina's capital city won't seek reelection this fall

Apr. 16, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina’s capital city announced on Tuesday that she won't seek reelection this fall, citing in part health challenges and mentioning a new job. Mary-Ann Baldwin, whose time on Raleigh’s city council goes back to 2007, has been mayor...

Internet customers in western North Carolina to benefit from provider's $20M settlement

Apr. 16, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Western North Carolina residents could see improved internet access over the next few years after a major service provider agreed to invest millions of dollars in the region. The state Attorney General's Office and Frontier Communications of America have...

Need a player to root for? Pavelski, Burns, Giordano among veterans who haven't won the Stanley Cup

Apr. 15, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns made the playoffs seven times together as teammates in San Jose, reaching the conference finals and getting all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016 under Peter DeBoer. Zach Parise captained New Jersey to the final in 2012. All those runs ended in...

Noncitizen voting isn't an issue in federal elections, regardless of conspiracy theories. Here's why

Apr. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump turned to one of his favorite themes on Friday — the specter of immigrants improperly voting in federal elections. House Speaker Mike Johnson came to the former president's Florida compound to announce that he would introduce a bill to stop those who are not citizens...

North Carolina welcomes a historic visitor in Japan's Prime Minister Kishida

Apr. 12, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida cemented economic links and cultural amity with North Carolina on Friday, following up time in Washington during his official U.S. visit by checking up on benchmark Japanese companies building in the ninth-most populous state and meeting...

Agreement could resolve litigation over services for disabled people in North Carolina

Apr. 12, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's health agency and a nonprofit defending people with intellectual and development disabilities have reached an agreement that could resolve a lawsuit seeking action to help those who can't live at home because services in their communities are lacking. ...

Case heard by NC Supreme Court may affect how partisan officials file voter fraud claims

Apr. 11, 2024 20:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An attorney representing voters accused of fraud in the 2016 election warned North Carolina’s highest court that their eventual decision could allow political operatives to make voter fraud allegations without consequence — but the justices had several questions. ...

On eve of Japanese prime minister's visit to North Carolina, Fujifilm announces more jobs there

Apr. 11, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours before the Japanese prime minister's arrival in North Carolina, a subsidiary of Japan's Fujifilm Corp. announced Thursday plans to expand further a massive biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in the state, even as the initial phase is not yet complete, promising...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina - Advisory

Apr. 10, 2024 07:13 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, April 17, 2024. The AP