Latest North Carolina News

The Latest: Jury backs writer Sparks in employment lawsuit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by the former headmaster of the school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A federal jury has sided with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown, dismissing claims by the...

Jury weighing ex-school head's lawsuit against writer Sparks

Aug. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury began deliberations Wednesday over whether the former head of a private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was browbeaten into resigning, then slandered by the author when he described the educator as suffering from...

Alex and Ani drops $1.2 billion suit against Bank of America

Aug. 21, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jewelry maker Alex and Ani has dropped its $1.2 billion discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America that had alleged "gender bias and greed." The Providence Journal reports the Rhode Island company agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit after reaching a confidential agreement with...

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

North Carolina schools add e-cigs to 'no smoking' signs

Aug. 21, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public schools have added a picture of an electronic cigarette to their "no smoking" signs. News outlets report all public schools in the state are required to have a sign posted stating they're a tobacco-free zone, but this year a symbol has been added to also ban...

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Dem House candidate joins GOP rival in helping super PACs

Aug. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the country's last undecided U.S. House race has decried dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival by making it easier for outside flows of political spending to help out their campaigns. A four-minute silent video of Charlotte's Dan McCready was...

N Carolina sheriff: Man confessed to killing teen daughter

Aug. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Deputies in North Carolina say a man walked into a sheriff's office and confessed to killing his 15-year-old daughter. A Union County Sheriff's Office news release states 32-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess walked into the lobby and told dispatchers Sunday morning he was there to surrender...

Earl Monroe on what it takes to be great in the NBA

Aug. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

Earl Monroe is in the Hall of Fame and has an NBA ring. He's also a big supporter of player rights, and he tells PodcastOne Sports Now that free agency movement among teams is helping create even more interest in the league. A star in Baltimore and New York in a career that spanned 14 seasons before he retired in...

Daughters of Confederacy asked to remove N Carolina monument

Aug. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Commissioners in North Carolina say the United Daughters of the Confederacy must soon come up with a plan for removing a Confederate monument from a county courthouse's grounds. The News & Observer reports Chatham County commissioners voted 4-1 Monday to ask the chapter to bring...