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NC Senate leader Basnight remembered by former colleagues

Sep. 21, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top North Carolina officials, former colleagues and family members of the late Senate leader Marc Basnight are gathering at the Legislative Building to remember his lasting contributions to the state. Gov. Roy Cooper was among those expected to...

Head of North Carolina alcohol board resigns, cites stress

Sep. 20, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution. A.D. “Zander” Guy submitted...

Police: North Carolina woman fatally shot, hit by car

Sep. 20, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A woman has died in a North Carolina city after she was shot and hit by a car, police said Monday. Greensboro police officers responding to a call about an assault on Sunday found Keyoka Robinson, 33, of Greensboro lying in the street with a...

North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were...

Police release name of woman who drowned in Lake Champlain

Sep. 20, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police on Monday released the name of the woman who apparently fell off a sailboat and drowned in Lake Champlain off Cedar Island near Charlotte last week. An autopsy determined that Katherine Curley, 74, of Evergreen, Colorado, died...

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact-tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

Two dead in head-on collision in North Carolina city

Sep. 20, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a head-on collision in a North Carolina city, police said Monday. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that a car driven by William Gentry Bates, 23, was traveling east on Hanes Mall...

Fast starts have propelled surprising Panthers to 2-0 record

Sep. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are using fast starts to start fast this season. The Panthers have been dominant in the first half of games, outscoring their opponents 33-0 and outgaining them by a whopping 400 yards. The Panthers led New Orleans 17-0 at...

N. Carolina fire chief resigns after drunken driving arrest

Sep. 20, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire chief is resigning after authorities confirmed his arrest on drunken driving charges. Greenville Fire/Rescue Chief Eric Griffin announced Sunday that he’s resigning, WITN-TV reported. The announcement comes after the Nash...

Company increases space in Kentucky city, plans more jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky manufacturing plant has expanded its facility by five times and expects to create 100 full-time jobs in coming years, officials said. Rajant Corp. has been in business for 20 years and in Morehead since 2015. The company announced last...