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N Carolina, feds end look into voting-machine ownership

Jul. 23, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities found nothing troubling after looking into voting-machine makers largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors, so North Carolina elections officials said Tuesday they're ready to certify which can do business in the state. The State...

Disgruntled employee drives into North Carolina Massage Envy

Jul. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a disgruntled employee drove her car through a Massage Envy spa in Raleigh. News outlets report nobody was seriously injured when a woman is said to have plowed through the storefront, shattering the glass and creating a massive hole. Brian Murray told...

North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

Jul. 16, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in a North Carolina U.S. House special election that was ordered after a ballot-collection scandal in the GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan McCready...

Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis

Jul. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St. Louis area, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and a company executive announced Tuesday. Lisa Safarian, Bayer's commercial operations-North America...

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won't

Jul. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in the kind of political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for...

NCAA charges NC State with 4 men's hoops violations

Jul. 10, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith Jr. The school said Wednesday that its notice of allegations was received...

'History on a stick' signs disappearing too fast to keep up

Jul. 10, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricanes, thievery and wrecks are taking out North Carolina's popular historical highway markers faster than the state can keep up. More than 1,600 of the markers known as "history on a stick" stand along state roads, telling the stories of people and places that shaped the past....

Official: Gas leak preceded North Carolina house explosion

Jul. 3, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leaking gas led to the fire and house explosion in North Carolina that killed a woman and left a man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told a news conference that he couldn't provide any...

Files from dead mapmaker focus of NC redistricting hearing

Jul. 2, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Documents recovered from the house of a deceased Republican mapmaker that are part of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit in North Carolina shouldn't be used in this month's scheduled trial because there's no way to authenticate them, GOP lawyers said Tuesday. The files linked to Tom...

NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

Jun. 29, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled federal courts aren't the place to settle partisan gerrymandering disputes, opponents of North Carolina's district maps are putting their hopes in state courts. An election reform group, the state Democratic Party and voters will go to court in...