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Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...

The Latest: NASCAR's Bubba Wallace urging COVID vaccinations

Apr. 14, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports across the world: ___ NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is partnering with Novant Health to address the hesitancy to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Wallace, the only Black...

K-12 scholarship program alterations approved by NC House

Apr. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House. By a 69-49...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not...

Kuzma nets 24, lifts Lakers past short-handed Hornets 101-93

Apr. 13, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Vogel isn't complaining about the Los Angeles Lakers finishing a seven-game road trip with a 4-3 record. “I think all of our guys are really fatigued right now,” the Lakers' second-year head coach said. “We are stretched really thin...

Video shows police punching man on ground; officers on leave

Apr. 13, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina police officers were placed on leave after at least one of them was shown on video throwing punches at a Black man who was taken to the ground after a foot pursuit. A roughly 17-second video clip from a bystander's cellphone...

A steady diet of limited fans on PGA Tour though end of May

Apr. 13, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The roars returned to Masters. At least two of them. There were enough spectators, believed to be roughly 8,000 a day, to at least bring some sound back to the gorgeous scenery of Augusta National in April. And they stood six-deep over the final 100...

NC lawmakers: Making daylight saving permanent still timely

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many North Carolina legislators say it's still the right time to seek making daylight saving time permanent in the state, advancing a House measure Tuesday to move clocks up an hour for good if Congress allows it. A House committee voted...

Ex-UNC athletes join program to profit from college careers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 former North Carolina men's basketball and women's soccer players are joining a group-licensing program allowing them to profit from their playing days with the Tar Heels. The school announced an agreement Tuesday with marketing...

North Carolina driver charged with DWI after child killed

Apr. 13, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

DUNN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina child was struck by a car and killed, and the driver is facing multiple charges, including driving while impaired, police said. Dunn Police Chief Clark White said a 10-year-old girl was trying to retrieve a dog which had run near a...