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GOP incumbent bouts mark NC legislative primaries

May. 13, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four pairs of Republican incumbents face off Tuesday in the North Carolina General Assembly primaries, their confrontations the result of redistricting in rural areas that have lagged other parts of the state in population growth. But the most interesting...

North Carolina daycare owner convicted of drug, gun charges

May. 12, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who ran a daycare from his home has been convicted of six felony drug and firearm offenses after authorities said he also directed an armed drug trafficking operation from the same location. Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern...

North Carolina man gets 10 months for sex assault on flight

May. 11, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl during a flight on a commercial airliner last year, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said in a news release that Ryan...

Fort Benning top commander to retire later this year

May. 01, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The top commander at Fort Benning plans to retire later this year, and his replacement has already been named, Army officials said. Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe plans to step down in July as commanding general at the base in Georgia, post officials told the...

2 men admit to pepper-spraying officers at U.S. Capitol riot

Apr. 22, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two New York men pleaded guilty Friday to discharging chemical spray at police officers inside the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection. Cody Mattice, 29, and James Mault, 30, each admitted to breaking through police barriers and entering the building...

Prosecutor: No charges in shooting of pedestrian by deputy

Apr. 21, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An off-duty sheriff's deputy won't face charges for the fatal shooting of a Black pedestrian on a busy road earlier this year, a North Carolina prosecutor announced Thursday, saying the deputy had reason to fear bodily harm and to defend himself. The...

Division II star emerges among NFL's small-school prospects

Apr. 19, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fayetteville State cornerback Joshua Williams recites the Kyle Dugger story as if he wrote the book. He talks about how the late-blooming safety chose to play Division II football in small town North Carolina after receiving just three scholarship offers. And...

Soldiers who saw paratrooper alive last face courts-martial

Apr. 12, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Seven North Carolina-based soldiers who were camping with a Fort Bragg paratrooper whose partial remains were found along the coast in 2020 are facing courts-martial on conspiracy and other charges. Eight soldiers assigned to the 37th Brigade Engineer...

NC native went from Army deployments to winning ‘Chopped’

Apr. 03, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — It was in Okinawa, Japan, where Chris Dodson saw a documentary about Bobby Flay and decided he wanted to be a chef. Dodson, 36, had always loved to cook, a passion he credited his mother, Roslyn, for instilling in him. Roslyn Dodson served as a cook in the...

Autopsy: Black man shot by off-duty deputy had 4 wounds

Mar. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Black pedestrian fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy earlier this year was hit four times during the altercation in a busy North Carolina street, according to an autopsy released Thursday. The autopsy released by North Carolina's Office of the...