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NC House panel meets to examine K-12 education's future

Jan. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A study panel composed of several North Carolina House members and charged with considering wide-ranging changes to K-12 education held its first meeting on Monday. The House Select Committee on an Education System for North Carolina’s Future could spend up...

NC "school choice" proclamation first by Democrat Cooper

Jan. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed “North Carolina School Choice Week” for the first time since the Democrat took over the job more than five years ago. The proclamation for “choice week,” which began Sunday, is interesting given Cooper has raised issues...

Coast along Virginia and the Carolinas gets snow, ice

Jan. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A layer of ice and a blanket of snow covered coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Saturday after a winter weather system brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region. Authorities urged drivers to stay off the...

Hellems, Smith lead NC State past Virginia 77-63

Jan. 22, 2022 18:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored 21 points, Terquavion Smith added 20 and North Carolina State defeated Virginia 77-63 on Saturday, a rare home win over the Cavaliers. NC State last beat Virginia in Raleigh on Feb. 21, 2009. The Cavaliers had won seven straight at NC...

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Jan. 21, 2022 22:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along the North and South Carolina...

Johnson rallies No. 4 NC State past No. 3 Louisville 68-59

Jan. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond Johnson didn’t lose confidence, so it wasn’t a lost cause for No. 4 North Carolina State. “I just kept shooting it,” Johnson said, drawing a postgame laugh from coach Wes Moore. Johnson scored 11 of her 16 points in a 4 1/2-minute...

3-month-old girl killed in crash on I-85 in North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2022 15:30 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-month-old girl died when she was ejected from a car during a crash on Interstate 85 in North Carolina, police said Wednesday. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car driven by Shanelle Johnson, 39, of Raleigh, tried to...

Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class

Jan. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall, which announced the new class on Wednesday,...

Democrats pan plan by N. Carolina GOP to delay primary again

Jan. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday panned a fast-moving effort by Republicans to delay primary elections by another three weeks, saying scheduling should be left to the state Supreme Court that is scrutinizing GOP redistricting plans. ...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...