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Rod Brind'Amour aimed to build a perennial contender. He's made the Carolina Hurricanes exactly that

Apr. 18, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour remembers those early days as a first-time head coach for a franchise that had gone nearly a decade without reaching the playoffs. He realizes now just how much he didn't know back then. “But I didn't know I didn't know it," he said,...

Panthers have many needs entering NFL draft, but no first-round pick after trading for Bryce Young

Apr. 18, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers had the worst record in the league last season, so they have a long laundry list of draft needs. The problem is they don’t have a first-round pick. The Panthers traded away that selection — which turned out to be the...

Vikings have the 11th and 23rd picks in the NFL draft and a need for a QB. Can they get their guy?

Apr. 18, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The NFL draft is not so much a marathon weekend as it is a season of speculation and subterfuge, a made-for-TV mystery unfolding team by team across the league. Minnesota's motive has been clear, actually, for two years. The Vikings are as poised as ever to take...

North Carolina sees slight surplus this year, $1B more next year

Apr. 17, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government should collect higher revenues during this fiscal year and next than what is projected in the current two-year state budget, according to a new forecast released Wednesday. Economists for the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper's...

North Carolina university committee swiftly passes policy change that could cut diversity staff

Apr. 17, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of diversity, equity and inclusion staff jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at stake after a five-person committee swiftly voted to repeal a key policy Wednesday. The Committee on University Governance, within the University...

Voter ID took hold in the North Carolina primary. But challenges remain for the fall election

Apr. 17, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly everyone who voted in person in last month's North Carolina's primary showed a qualifying photo identification, a top election official told legislators Wednesday. But it's unknown how many didn't bother trying to vote in person or by mail because they lacked an ID,...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina - Advisory

Apr. 17, 2024 12:27 PM EDT
Eds: The North Carolina editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. The AP

Governor's pandemic rules for bars violated North Carolina Constitution, appeals court says

Apr. 16, 2024 20:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's orders during the COVID-19 pandemic that directed standalone bars to remain shuttered for safety while restaurants that serve alcohol got to reopen were “illogical” and violated the state constitution, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. ...

Mayor of North Carolina's capital city won't seek reelection this fall

Apr. 16, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina’s capital city announced on Tuesday that she won't seek reelection this fall, citing in part health challenges and mentioning a new job. Mary-Ann Baldwin, whose time on Raleigh’s city council goes back to 2007, has been mayor...

Internet customers in western North Carolina to benefit from provider's $20M settlement

Apr. 16, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Western North Carolina residents could see improved internet access over the next few years after a major service provider agreed to invest millions of dollars in the region. The state Attorney General's Office and Frontier Communications of America have...