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Appeals court upholds conviction in transgender assault

Apr. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man charged with maiming the genitals of a transgender woman. In a ruling issued last week, the Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Melvin Lamar Fields of Durham for assault inflicting seriously bodily injury. ...

Wake Forest's Hoard to remain in NBA draft, leave college

Apr. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest forward Jaylen Hoard says he is staying in the NBA draft and won't return to school for his sophomore year. Hoard announced his decision Saturday, saying he is "excited to continue my journey at the next level." Hoard averaged 13.1 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds...

Ethan Allen announces layoffs in N Carolina, New Jersey

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) — A Connecticut-based furniture manufacturer plans to lay off almost 400 workers at plants in North Carolina and New Jersey. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Ethan Allen Interiors said in a news release that it will lay off 325 workers from its manufacturing facility in Old Fort,...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

Cafeteria worker marks 55 years of macaroni and cheese

Apr. 20, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Loretta Coleman began working at K&W Cafeteria in a time before man had visited the moon and The Beatles were just rising to fame. Much has changed over the past 55 years, but Coleman's dedication to her job has remained. Coleman, 77, has become a fixture at K&W,...

North Carolina man accused of kidnapping turns himself in

Apr. 19, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man being sought in connection with a kidnapping has turned himself in. The Wilkes County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets 37-year-old Rosalino Duarte-Cruz of Wilkesboro is charged with second-degree kidnapping, simple assault and a domestic violence order....

Colbert donates $400K from book to NC hurricane relief

Apr. 19, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted a...

North Carolina man sentenced on crack cocaine charges

Apr. 19, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina man was sentenced to 9 years on charges of distributing crack cocaine. Federal prosecutors issued a news release Thursday saying that Andrea Bloodworth of New Hanover County was sentenced by a federal judge. The release said Bloodworth pleaded guilty in...