Latest North Carolina News

Tom Hoge watches his drive on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead after two rounds

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship, this time alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel. Hoge, tied for the first-round lead with Harold Varner III and Roger Sloan, kept in front with a steady 2-under 68 to get to 10-under par. ...

Public officials disinfect a church as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. South Korea reported over 100 new virus cases Friday, one of its biggest daily jumps in months, as officials express concerned that infections are getting out of control in cities as people increasingly venture out in public. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: S Korea fears infections getting out of control

Aug. 14, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — New coronavirus cases in South Korea have reached the highest level in five months, and authorities fear infections are getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. Officials reported 166 newly confirmed cases Saturday. That...

Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta advance to US Amateur semifinals

Aug. 14, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta outlasted incoming Stanford freshman Michael Thorbjornsen 1-up on Friday at windy Bandon Dunes to advance to the U.S. Amateur semifinals. Gupta, from Concord, North Carolina, will face Georgia Tech’s Tyler Strafaci. Strafaci broke a tie with a par on par-4 17th in a 1-up victory...

Slain North Carolina 5-year-old remembered for big smile

Aug. 14, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina 5-year-old fatally shot while playing in his front yard carried a big smile and a big heart, the boy's grandfather recalled at his funeral. Merrill Race joined others at grandson Cannon Hinnant's funeral Thursday night to mourn the boy killed as he rode his bike in...

In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. The conventions, which will be largely virtual because of the coronavirus, will be Aug. 17-20 for the Democrats and Aug. 24-27 for the Republicans. (AP Photo)

Coronavirus upends conventions, changes TV coverage

Aug. 14, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Democratic and Republican conventions will lack for crowds but not television coverage. The standard political gatherings that were to unfold for the Democratic Party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for the GOP in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be largely virtual, constrained by the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, people remove belongings on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., amid the coronavirus pandemic. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill announced it has identified two clusters of the coronavirus on campus in its first week of fall classes. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

UNC-Chapel Hill sees two COVID outbreaks in reopened dorms

Aug. 14, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — School is back in session this week at many North Carolina college campuses, and so is the coronavirus. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Friday it had two separate clusters of COVID-19 occur among residents of Ehringhaus Community and Granville Towers. At...

FILE - In this April 20, 2012 file photo,  Marcus Robinson, an inmate on N.C.'s death row, listens as Cumberland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks found that racial bias played a role in Robinson's trial and sentencing and he should be removed from death row and serve a life sentence.  North Carolina's Supreme Court will let Robinson, a death row inmate serve out a lifetime prison sentence he was previously granted. The narrow 4-3 ruling, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, may also allow three other inmates facing the death penalty to get similar relief under the now-defunct Racial Justice Act. (Shawn Rocco/The News & Observer via AP)

NC death row inmate to serve life in prison, court rules

Aug. 14, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man on death row in North Carolina will soon have his sentence reduced to life without parole, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. Marcus Robinson is one of four inmates to initially get death penalty sentences reduced using the legal process outlined in the now-defunct Racial...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Bubba Wallace takes part in an interview during NASCAR Daytona 500 auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR’s only black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team. Columbia Sportswear signed a multiyear sponsorship with Wallace as a brand ambassador that will also put the company on the No. 43 at Dover later this month. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace adds another sponsorship deal

Aug. 14, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is adding to his NASCAR portfolio. NASCAR’s only Black full-time driver announced a multiyear partnership with technology company DoorDash on Friday. It will sponsor Wallace’s No. 43 Chevrolet for Richard Petty Motorsports beginning Sunday on the road course...

Pregnant cows fatally shot on Charlotte radio host's farm

Aug. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina's Union County are conducting an animal-cruelty investigation involving the deaths of four pregnant Black Angus cows on a Charlotte radio host's farm, the Union County Sheriff's Office announced in a Facebook post on Thursday. John Isley, owner of the land...

Tentative deal reached over lawsuit involving Chemours Co.

Aug. 14, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Regulators and environmental groups in North Carolina says they've reached a tentative agreement regarding a lawsuit with the Chemours Co. over so-called “forever chemicals” flowing into the Cape Fear River. The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that the...