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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: How North Carolina can prepare for the COVID omicron variant There’s yet another coronavirus variant out there that could pose a new threat. The World Health Organization has...

NC lawmakers John Szoka, Ben Clark launch congressional bids

Nov. 23, 2021 16:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Ben Clark announced Monday his run for U.S. House in the state's 4th Congressional District. He is looking to secure the Democratic nomination in a GOP-leaning district outside Raleigh that is expected to be one of the most competitive races in...

Bidens open holidays with Christmas tree and 'friendsgiving'

Nov. 22, 2021 23:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the White House on Monday by breaking off a sprig from the official Blue Room tree and giving it — and a big smooch — to her toddler grandson. “Look how beautiful this is,” the first lady said of the 18...

Suspect arrested in shooting death of North Carolina woman

Nov. 02, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a North Carolina woman, a police department said Tuesday. Fayetteville police said in a news release that Dashawn Dominique McCullum, 22, of Fayetteville was charged with first-degree murder....

Police; Two found shot to death in separate locations

Nov. 01, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man and a woman were found shot to death in separate incidents within 24 hours in a North Carolina city, police said. Fayetteville police said in a news release that one of the shootings occurred on Sunday afternoon as families were...

Methodist University receives record $14 million gift

Oct. 29, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university has received the largest gift in its history and said most of it will go toward student scholarships. According to a news release from Methodist University, the gift of $14 million was given through the estate of...

2 dead after man says he shot people who broke into NC home

Oct. 23, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people are dead after a North Carolina man told officers that he shot home intruders on Saturday, police said. Fayetteville officers were sent to respond to reports of a residential break-in shortly after 5 p.m., the police department said...

Police officer hit by car during hit-and-run investigation

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was dragged by a hit-and-run driver who was returning to the scene of a previous accident, authorities said. The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release late Tuesday that officers were sent to a...

Rage rooms in NC offer spaces to (safely) release anger

Oct. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Have you ever felt so mad you just wanted to punch a wall but knew you would regret the damage to your home? Or just wanted to break a bunch of glasses out of frustration but didn’t want to have the mess? The perfect outlet for this aggression lies in a rage...

Soldier charged with killing woman on Georgia highway

Oct. 08, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A soldier based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina is facing a murder charge after the death of his girlfriend, whose car was found with bullet holes on a Georgia highway. Georgia authorities on Friday announced that Alonzo Dargan Jr. is accused of...