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Protesters detained at Raleigh police brutality march

Apr. 19, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several protesters were taken into custody Sunday night after authorities in North Carolina declared a police brutality demonstration an “unlawful assembly.” For a third night in a row, demonstrators marched through downtown Raleigh protesting...

Chasing Dreams: From UNC linebacker to country music star

Apr. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

Like many young football players growing up in North Carolina, Chase Rice had his sights set on the NFL. After an outstanding sophomore season with the Tar Heels, that goal seemed realistic. Then the linebacker who tore up the ACC in 2006 tore up his left ankle in the...

A DNA test leads Wilmington woman to siblings she never knew

Apr. 19, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Amanda Garcia was 12 years old when she learned her stepfather wasn’t her biological dad. Although not knowing has been a source of curiosity and concern over the years, she hasn’t decided to pursue contact since. In fact, it was general...

Rozier, Hornets snap 4-game skid, beat Blazers 109-101

Apr. 18, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier told coach James Borrego before Sunday night's game that the Charlotte Hornets needed a win over Portland, and that he was available to play extra minutes, if needed. Rozier broke loose 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in 39...

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 ... or 116?

Apr. 18, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. Hester Ford was either 115...

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in N. Carolina

Apr. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An energy company has again underestimated the amount of gasoline that spilled from a crack in a pipeline running through a North Carolina nature preserve. The Colonial Pipeline Company issued a statement Friday saying it likely underestimated...

Lumbee Tribe recognizes 102-year-old Navy vet

Apr. 18, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MAXTON, N.C. (AP) — One of the Lumbee tribe’s oldest living veterans didn’t think he’d ever join the military when World War II broke out. But on March 26, his 102nd birthday, Evert Frank Locklear was recognized by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for his...

A Black trans woman was killed. Her sisterhood asks why?

Apr. 17, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gray clouds, steeped with rain, swirled above Tuckaseegee Park when a short parade of cars pulled into the parking lot. One by one, the cars emptied, and dozens of women greeted each other, crying and laughing, having traveled from all over the...

Charlotte bar has liquor license suspended after shootings

Apr. 17, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte bar has temporarily lost its liquor license after state investigators say that drunken patrons kept police from aiding a gunshot victim and assaulted an officer.. The North Carolina Division of Alcohol Enforcement said Saturday in a...

3 protesters arrested after Asheville disbands homeless camp

Apr. 17, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three protesters have been arrested after a North Carolina city disbanded a homeless camp on park grounds. Asheville Assistant City Manager Cathy Ball said Friday night that the arrests occurred as city workers moved in to break up a homeless camp...