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Police: Man who shot, killed mother and grandparents charged

Mar. 30, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who killed his mother and grandparents was arrested at a grocery store, authorities said. Jordan Tyshon Meade was booked into a detention center Saturday on charges including three counts of murder. According to a news release from the Onslow County...

North Carolina school board candidate fired over racial slur

Mar. 10, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man who won a North Carolina school board primary has been fired from his job and asked to withdraw from the race because of a slur about black people that he posted on social media. Eric Whitfield is one of four Republicans on the November ballot for the Onslow County Board of...

North Carolina spa owner charged with indecent exposure

Feb. 27, 2020 7:22 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina spa and massage parlor has been charged with exposing himself to at least 10 customers over a two-year period, according to police. Brandyn Scott Miller, 45, of Jacksonville, was charged last week with 14 counts of indecent exposure, Jacksonville...

Ad backing Democrat could be primary mischief by Republicans

Feb. 6, 2020 10:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A newly formed political committee with Republican connections has started running television ads that praise a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, causing some to suggest the ads represent GOP interference in her primary next month. The Faith and Power PAC, which organized just last...