Latest North Carolina News

1st-timers Chastain, Reddick race into NASCAR All-Star event

Jun. 13, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ross Chastain advanced to his first NASCAR All-Star race after a couple of inspection violations at Texas, joining Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola and Matt DiBenedetto moving on to the main event Sunday night when the winner gets $1 million. The...

Body of North Carolina man, 93, found at lake shore

Jun. 13, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — A 93-year-old Raleigh man who'd been missing since Thursday was found dead on a North Carolina lake shore. A North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resource spokesperson identified the victim as Stirling Danskin. ...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Black spirituality seen as breaking from organized religion

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The shift, mainly within younger generations, toward spirituality rather than religiosity can be seen in Fayetteville. The Rev. Kelli W. Taylor, chaplain and vice president of religious life and community engagement at Methodist University,...

NC A&T's Cambrea Sturgis sweeps NCAA women's 100 and 200

Jun. 12, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Cambrea Sturgis of North Carolina A&T swept the women's 100 and 200 meters Saturday in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Southern California won its third outdoor women's national title, with Texas A&M finishing second. ...

Museum manager defends plans for canceled Juneteenth event

Jun. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The manager of a historical museum in North Carolina is defending himself from criticism that an event he planned offered a sympathetic portrayal of slaveowners. Ian Campbell, site manager of the Latta Historic Plantation in Huntersville,...

DEFUND to be removed from road in front of Durham police HQ

Jun. 12, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city is removing a bright gold “DEFUND” sign painted on the road in front of police headquarters a year ago. The lettering was painted on the road last June in front of Durham police headquarters as racial-justice protests swept...

Police: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Winston-Salem shooting

Jun. 12, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in Winston-Salem said that one person was killed and three others suffered non-life-threatening wounds in a shooting. A news release from Winston-Salem police said the shooting happened late Friday night in a residential area south of...

‘On an adventure’: NC teen recovering after major surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — For the most part, Carson King is a pretty typical teenager. She attends Crest High School, enjoys going to church and from the time she was old enough to learn them, she’s held a healthy love of dance and gymnastics. But she’s also something of...

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...