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Body of six-month-old found in North Carolina cemetery

Feb. 22, 2020 2:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The body of a six-month-old boy who had been reported missing has been found in a North Carolina cemetery and his mother is under arrest, authorities said Saturday. Law enforcement officials said the body of Chi-Liam Cody Brown-Erickson was found about 4 a.m. Saturday at Sharon...

Convicted murderer killed in North Carolina prison fight

Feb. 22, 2020 1:28 PM EST

HOOKERTON, N.C. (AP) — A convicted murderer has been killed in a prison fight, according to North Carolina public safety officials. Officials said 23-year-old Andre A. Young-Johnson was fatally injured Friday morning when he was struck with a homemade weapon in a housing unit at Maury Correctional...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is seen during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats next month on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment or an African American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

Feb. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald Trump. Next month’s Democratic Senate primary has...

‘One Tree Hill’ convention to bring stars, fans to NC town

Feb. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Port City will reprise one of its most famous roles this weekend as it welcomes legions of fans for the latest “One Tree Hill” reunion convention. For nine seasons, Wilmington played the role of the sleepy little town of Tree Hill on the beloved drama series for...

'Andy Griffith'-inspired movie to be shot in central Indiana

Feb. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ind. (AP) — "The Andy Griffith Show" ended in 1968. The characters, however, never have. Actors who impersonate the ever-vigilant Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife, sideburn-challenged barber Floyd Lawson, earnest goofball Gomer Pyle and others have kept the show's world in orbit. They reappear annually...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power...

File-This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, charged with making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia, is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

Feb. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST

A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Virginia,...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.   Judge Allen Baddour ruled Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 that the Sons of Confederate Veterans didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit that led to the hastily arranged deal that gave them possession of the statue known as Silent Sam, along with $2.5 million to maintain it. He  vacated the deal and also dismissed the underlying lawsuit brought by the SCV.  Critics had questioned how the deal was quietly struck with the UNC Board of Governors and approved just before Thanksgiving.  
  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Confederate group has 45 days to return 'Silent Sam' to UNC

Feb. 21, 2020 9:44 AM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge imposed a 45-day deadline on the Sons of Confederate Veterans to return the Silent Sam statue to the University of North Carolina. Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour also ruled that the group must return the remaining balance of a $2.5 million trust fund...

Group of wild horses has been on the loose on Outer Banks

Feb. 21, 2020 9:30 AM EST

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Volunteers have been routinely rounding up a group of straying wild horses on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The Virginian-Pilot reported Friday that a deteriorating fence in Currituck County has put the horses in danger of being struck by cars and has allowed them to get into garbage...

North Carolina police charge mother in 1999 slaying of baby

Feb. 21, 2020 8:26 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they solved a 20-year-old cold case Thursday when they tracked down a woman accused of killing her newborn son and dumping his body along a road in 1999. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office charged Deborah Riddle O’Conner, 54, with...