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North Carolina county to help people with utility bills

Aug. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina county have set aside money to help families who are late in paying their utility bills due to COVID-19. Wake County will give up to $500 per household to help residents pay their overdue bill, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday. County...

North Carolina areas want to rename streets, neighborhoods

Aug. 3, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Phipps Street is a short stretch but reflects a long history of white supremacy that Carrboro residents say they don’t want to honor. Judge Luther James Phipps spent more time expounding on his racist views than on the legal issues in the 1947 Freedom Ride case in a Chapel Hill...

TV stations pull attack ad in North Carolina Senate race

Aug. 1, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina television stations have pulled a Republican attack ad against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham off the air after his campaign said the ad wasn't truthful. The Charlotte Observer reports the National Republican Senatorial Committee paid for the ad. It...

College students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. At N.C. State, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. . (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

Jul. 31, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren't finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states. North...

FILE - The Rev. Billy Graham speaks during the Mission Metroplex at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, in a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 file photo. A North Carolina legislative committee on Wednesday, July 30, 2020 approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Panel approves model of Billy Graham statue for US Capitol

Jul. 30, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislative committee has approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to replace one of a former governor and white supremacist who currently represents the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall. The Legislature’s Statuary Hall...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks now required for all of Australian state

Jul. 29, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria state is making mask wearing compulsory statewide after reporting a new daily high of 723 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Masks have been compulsory in the state capital of Melbourne and a neighboring semi-rural district for the past...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, members of the Notre Dame football team sing after an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in South Bend, Ind. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

Jul. 29, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. The ACC’s university presidents approved plans for a schedule...

N.C. State Fair canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus

Jul. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Fair has been canceled for this year due to safety, financial and attendance challenges from COVID-19, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday. The fair, which was first held in 1853, is one of the state's largest annual attractions,...

North Carolina city enacts curfew after police shoot man

Jul. 29, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — Footage from a dashboard camera shows a Black man shot and killed by police in a North Carolina city appears to have pointed a gun at an officer. Release of the footage on Wednesday comes hours after officials in Roxboro declared a state of emergency and enacted a curfew for portions...

Vice President Mike Pence takes questions from fourth grade students at Thales Academy which reopened to students in Apex, N.C., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Pence urges in-person school during visit to North Carolina

Jul. 29, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

APEX, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence vowed Wednesday that schools around the country will have the resources they need to reopen for in-person learning as he visited a classroom of masked fourth graders at a North Carolina private school. The visit comes as President Donald Trump and U.S. Education...