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Today in History

Jun. 13, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 13, the 164th day of 2021. There are 201 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had...

Cooper keeps mask mandate for risky settings through July 30

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolinians in airports, buses and train stations will need to remain masked at all times until at least July 30 under a new executive order issued on Friday. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state of emergency, which the state has been...

NC judge orders education improvements to get carried out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has backed a plan from Gov. Roy Cooper and the State Board of Education on how to comply with North Carolina constitutional requirements in public education, which could cost several billion dollars to carry out. Superior Court Judge...

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

Jun. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. With the Senate's party-line vote, the prohibition Republicans are seeking now heads to...

NC to give out $1 million each to 4 vaccinated residents

Jun. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new lottery in North Carolina will give the more than 4.6 million vaccinated residents across the state a different kind of shot: a chance to win $1 million. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that those who have gotten at least one COVID-19...

Cooper announces reward for information in murder case

Jun. 10, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Joshua Tramaine Allen. A news release from the governor’s...

Legislature nears delaying elections in some cities to 2022

Jun. 09, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — About three dozen municipalities — Charlotte and Greensboro among them — would see scheduled fall elections moved to early next year in legislation approved unanimously by the House on Wednesday that anticipates delayed redistricting. These are...

Cooper seeks to ignite NC wind projects, sets power goal

Jun. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled more efforts on Wednesday to boost development of generating wind turbine energy off the North Carolina coast over the next two decades. The governor issued an executive order directing his Commerce Department to create a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jun. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. June 7, 2021. Editorial: Coach K’s legacy Of all the commercials that have made cheeky pitches for light beer over the years, this one is a classic: A man hitches a limo ride in an airport lobby — and he...

NC Republicans finally agree on next year's spending total

Jun. 08, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans in the North Carolina legislature have finally agreed on how much they want to spend on state government next year, loosening a fiscal knot that delayed House and Senate budget work for weeks. GOP leaders in the two chambers have set...