Latest North Carolina News

Kentucky police: Crashed plane may have been stolen; 2 dead

Apr. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've identified two North Carolina men who died in a small plane crash in Kentucky and neither are certified pilots. Police said in a statement Thursday that the plane they were flying is believed to have been either stolen or used without permission from...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

Apr. 25, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you're expecting. A young woman's revelation about...

Power outage hits N Carolina Army base Fort Bragg

Apr. 25, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina is suffering a widespread power outage. News outlets report the base first mentioned the blackout late Wednesday and said no one knew when the power would return. A statement released early Thursday said the base is still open though many...

Video: Officer who fatally shot man said she had no choice

Apr. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in a parking lot after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun said multiple times that she had no choice, according to a bodycam video released Wednesday. An 11-minute bodycam video was released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

Apr. 24, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one of the key racetrack operators in NASCAR in the past five months. Sonic Financial Corp. has offered to buy back all outstanding...

Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina's barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern...

Police: Man shot, killed by officer pulled a knife

Apr. 23, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 audio tape released by a North Carolina police department indicates a man shot and killed by an officer had pulled a knife. Raleigh police said 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was killed last Saturday night at a shopping center on the city's east side. The News & Observer...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Apr. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname. The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade. Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

Apr. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee,...