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North Carolina audit finds misuse of university-issued credit cards

May. 28, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Workers within a Fayetteville State University office misused school-issued credit cards or failed to document card transactions for purchases or travel sufficiently, valued in all at several hundred thousand dollars, according to a North Carolina state audit released...

Play ball! Things to know entering the NCAA baseball regionals

May. 28, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 14. WHO’S HOT ...

Planned Ross Stores distribution center in North Carolina to employ 850

May. 28, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Discount retailer Ross Dress For Less will build a southeastern U.S. distribution center in central North Carolina, investing $450 million and creating 850 jobs, officials announced Tuesday. Ross Stores Inc., which operates Ross Dress for Less and another...

Chasing cheese wheels or lugging sacks of wool, UK competitors embrace quirky extreme races

May. 27, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dairy-loving daredevils threw caution to the wind Monday for one of Britain’s most extreme annual events: Cheese rolling. Cheered by several thousand spectators, scores of reckless racers chased 7-pound (3 kilogram) wheels of Double Gloucester cheese down the...

In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

May. 27, 2024 03:08 AM EDT

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — At the epicenter of President Joe Biden’s promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic. Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County, North Carolina. There are 1,076 farms. The old mill now houses a dance studio, a grocer and a...

At North Carolina's GOP convention, governor candidate Robinson energizes Republicans for election

May. 26, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

Before Mark Robinson, North Carolina's GOP candidate for governor, even stepped on stage at the state party's convention Saturday, several state candidates took time in their own speeches to energize the crowd by vouching for Robinson's gubernatorial bid. When the state's lieutenant...

Lara Trump touts RNC changes and a 2024 presidential victory for Trump in North Carolina

May. 24, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — To a room full of Republicans from across North Carolina on Friday, former President Donald Trump railed against the Biden administration and vowed to win in the state for a third time — all over a speaker phone call after his son Eric Trump dialed him on stage. ...

Case dismissed against Maryland couple accused of patient privacy violations to help Russia

May. 24, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a case against a Maryland couple accused of divulging patients' medical records as part of a conspiracy to aid Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Gallagher on Wednesday said the government...

Man sentenced to 25 years for teaching bomb-making to person targeting authorities

May. 24, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a North Carolina man to 25 years in prison for teaching someone how to make bombs meant to kill federal law enforcement officers. A jury had found Christopher Arthur, 40, guilty in 2023 for the bomb-related charges, as well...

North Carolina judge properly considered jurors' request in murder trial, justices decide

May. 24, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge properly used his discretion in declining to provide testimony transcripts to jurors deliberating in a murder trial, the state Supreme Court has ruled. A majority of justices on Thursday overturned the state Court of Appeals’ order of a...