Latest North Carolina News

Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career

Jul. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is...

After Supreme Court ruling, NC gerrymandering case begins

Jul. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in a political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for Common Cause,...

Second North Carolina wild horse dies this summer

Jul. 15, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina's famed wild mustangs was killed when it ran into a power line, making it the second death in the herd this summer. News outlets reports the Corolla Wild Horse Fund says the mare was found tangled in unmarked wire Saturday morning. The horse was the mother to a...

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Sunday. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S. Army...

Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Jul. 13, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast, with scientists crediting the egg-laying boom to conservation measures that began more than 30 years ago. Giant loggerhead sea turtles weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) crawl ashore to dig...

The Latest: Sea turtles break North Carolina nesting record

Jul. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a record nesting season for rare sea turtles in the Southeast (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Add North Carolina to the Southeastern states where rare sea turtles are nesting in record numbers. The nest count tallied by North Carolina researchers showed Saturday more than...

Court: GOP mapmaker's files allowed in gerrymandering trial

Jul. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A few dozen computer files recovered from the home of a deceased Republican redistricting consultant can be offered as evidence in next week's partisan gerrymandering trial in North Carolina, state judges ruled on Friday. The three-judge panel presiding over the trial that starts...

Who's behind voting-machine makers? Money of unclear origins

Jul. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The voting-machine makers that aim to sell their systems in North Carolina are largely owned by private equity firms that don't disclose their investors. The companies didn't want the public to know even that much. North Carolina's statewide elections board demanded the machine-makers'...

Residents slapped with eviction notices after AP story

Jul. 11, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two mobile home residents in North Carolina were hit with eviction notices Thursday, shortly after complaining to The Associated Press about spikes in their monthly lot rental. The notices from Florida-based company Time Out Communities were delivered two days after the residents were...

UNC to return to old home at Carmichael for 1 game

Jul. 11, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's men's basketball team is returning to its old home court for one game. Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday that the Tar Heels' game against Wofford on Dec. 15 will be played at the 6,822-seat Carmichael Arena — the first regular-season game there...