Latest North Carolina News

Howling coyotes signals pups are moving, not Halloween

Oct. 26, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wildlife officials in North Carolina are advising residents to expect to hear some howling this week, not because Halloween is approaching but instead because young coyotes are leaving their parents to strike out on their own. The N.C. Wildlife...

NC State Fair celebrates 2021 event despite low attendance

Oct. 26, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Organizers are celebrating the 2021 NC State Fair despite seeing its lowest attendance total in more than a decade due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With preliminary totals collected through Sunday, officials said the fair drew 821,463 people, a...

NC NAACP elects Maxwell as resident, unseating incumbent

Oct. 26, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An Army veteran and civil rights advocate is the new top leader of North Carolina’s NAACP, unseating the incumbent president. Deborah Dicks Maxwell of New Hanover County also is the first woman elected to the presidential post for the North...

Police: 1 dead, 2 wounded in NC apartment complex shootings

Oct. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A man died and two others -- including a teenage girl -- were wounded after shootings at a central North Carolina apartment complex, police said. Officers arriving at the Rolling Hills Apartment complex in Winston-Salem on Monday evening...

Tatum scores 41 points as Celtics beat Hornets 140-129 in OT

Oct. 25, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a season-high 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30, including an emphatic dunk in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat Charlotte 140-129 on Monday night, handing the Hornets their first loss of the season. Dennis Schroder had nine...

Andersen stops former team, streaking Hurricanes beat Leafs

Oct. 25, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 24 saves against his former team and the unbeaten Carolina Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in franchise history by defeating the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Monday night. Sebastian Aho, Steven Lorentz and...

NC redistricting hearing speakers criticize GOP proposals

Oct. 25, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of North Carolina residents said Monday that Republicans should shelve proposed congressional district maps that they said would likely give the GOP the most seats for the foreseeable future while needlessly fracturing the state's largest counties. ...

Sheriff: Newly ID'd Gacy victim's death was news to family

Oct. 25, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the discovery of more than two dozen bodies stashed under John Wayne Gacy's house near Chicago was making headlines all over the world in the late 1970s, Francis Wayne Alexander's family in North Carolina didn't think much of it. The way they saw...

Two charged in 30-year-old missing baby case in N. Carolina

Oct. 25, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the death of a missing baby whose remains were found in a trash can rack on the North Carolina coast more than 30 years ago, police said Monday. The Nags Head Police Department said in a news release that Scott...

School system sets Thanksgiving break for mental health

Oct. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N,.C. (AP) — Students in a North Carolina school system will have the entire week of Thanksgiving off to support students and staff members’ mental health and wellness, the district has announced. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools said the new days...