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Veteran newspaper reporter loses job in plagiarism probe

Jul. 20, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A veteran North Carolina newspaper reporter lost her job after editors found she used material from other publications in her stories without credit. The News & Observer announced Anne Blythe's departure on its website this week. A lawyer for Blythe said Friday that the Raleigh...

The Latest: Reporter's lawyer responds to plagiarism probe

Jul. 20, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a reporter who lost her job over allegations she used uncredited information from other publications (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A North Carolina reporter who lost her job in a plagiarism probe contends she wasn't given an adequate opportunity to respond to allegations...

Train kills woman whose wheelchair gets struck on tracks

Jul. 14, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

KENLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is dead after her motorized wheelchair got stuck while she crossed railroad tracks and she was hit by a freight train. Media organizations say it happened shortly after midnight Friday in Kenly, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) east of Raleigh. A police spokesman...

Pioneer of hard-nosed US politics, Tom Ellis, dies at 97

Jul. 13, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle said Friday that 97-year-old Tom Ellis of Raleigh, North Carolina, died Thursday. Boyle is Ellis' son-in-law. Ellis was a lawyer who...

North Carolina GOP candidate compares Democrats to Nazis

Jul. 11, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the North Carolina state Senate is comparing Democrats to Nazis, roaches and a sitcom character. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports former Durham County sheriff's deputy Rickey Padgett is challenging incumbent Democrat Mike Woodard. On Twitter,...

Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job

Jul. 6, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a gated pool in a North Carolina neighborhood has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial...

Exhibit features Ernie Barnes, football player turned artist

Jul. 4, 2018 5:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At heart, Ernie Barnes the professional football player was always Ernie Barnes the artist. His teammates on the San Diego Chargers nicknamed him "Big Rembrandt" because he was always scribbling on pieces of paper. He ended up painting vivid and highly acclaimed images from the playing...

Carolina is home for Brind'Amour: 'I bleed Hurricane red'

Jun. 28, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour came to Carolina in 2000 and never left. He worked his way up the Carolina Hurricanes' organizational ladder from key trade acquisition to captain of a Stanley Cup-winning team to the front office to assistant coach and, now, head coach. Along the way, he's become so...

North Carolina GOP ends nominee's support over racist posts

Jun. 27, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Republican Party has withdrawn support from a legislative nominee after a website connected to him said God is a racist white supremacist and Jews are descended from Satan. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the party announced Tuesday it will not support...

The Latest: Judge orders families reunited within 30 days

Jun. 27, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 9:12 p.m. A judge in California has ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days. If the children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days of the...