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Court opens door to voiding N. Carolina Voter ID amendment

Aug. 19, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court opened the door Friday to nullifying a voter ID mandate approved by citizens in 2018 because the lawmakers who put it on the ballot were elected from districts tainted by illegal racial bias. However, the North Carolina Supreme...

Man charged with murder in shooting of North Carolina deputy

Aug. 18, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina charged a man with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy last week. Arturo Marin-Sotelo is charged in the Aug. 11 killing of Wake County Deputy Ned Byrd, Sheriff Gerald Baker said during a news briefing. ...

North Carolina attorney general fights campaign ad probe

Aug. 17, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee for North Carolina's Attorney General Josh Stein asked a federal court on Wednesday to block enforcement of a seldom-used libel law as the committee faces possible criminal prosecution for a political ad from Stein's last race. Under fire...

No. 13 NC State ready for season of heightened expectations

Aug. 17, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coach Dave Doeren knows all about North Carolina State's title drought — more than four decades have passed since the Wolfpack last won an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The coach also believes the wait could end this season. “I want...

NTSB: Copilot who jumped from plane upset about hard landing

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A copilot who jumped to his death from a small airplane in North Carolina was upset over damaging the craft's landing gear during a failed runaway approach, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

$100K reward offered in slaying of North Carolina deputy

Aug. 15, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A $100,000 reward is being offered in the case of a sheriff’s deputy found fatally shot along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina last week. “Horrified” by a string of shootings that have injured and killed several deputies in the state in recent...

Judge again refuses to block use of law in NC AG probe

Aug. 15, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again refused to block a North Carolina district attorney from pursuing charges using a specific state law about a 2020 television commercial run by state Attorney General Josh Stein’s campaign. Campaign lawyers for Stein, a...

Police: 2 dead after SUV crashes into N. Carolina restaurant

Aug. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle crashed into a North Carolina fast-food restaurant on Sunday, killing two sibling customers, police said. The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:45 a.m. at a Hardee’s restaurant in the city of Wilson, around 40 miles (65...

Police: 6 young people shot at North Carolina night club

Aug. 13, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Six young people were shot when a fight occurred at a night club in North Carolina’s capital city, authorities said. The Raleigh Police Department said it didn’t have the conditions of each of the four girls and two boys who were injured when the fight...

North Carolina deputy killed; search on for shooter

Aug. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for whoever fired the shots late Thursday night. “We will find who’s responsible for this loss. Even in the midst of the...