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Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 12:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say are illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause NC, the state Democratic Party and voters...

Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2

Nov. 12, 2018 10:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with...

School, contractor reach agreement on grant money claims

Nov. 12, 2018 5:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university and a contractor have reached a settlement after an investigation into allegations of false claims made to secure federal grant money. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the settlement between Shaw University and the contractor was announced Monday....

Millions for referendum fights come from little-known groups

Nov. 9, 2018 2:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top campaign organizations that helped defeat two North Carolina constitutional amendments on this week's ballot received multimillion-dollar contributions from liberal-leaning groups that aren't required to reveal who funds them. The chief campaign finance report this fall for what's...

Newman helps Wake upset No. 22 NC State, 27-23

Nov. 9, 2018 12:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Everything seemed aligned against Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons had a quarterback making his first start, an injury-depleted defense facing an offense peppered with future NFL players, and trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter in a stadium where they almost never win, Yet No. 22...

Reality star charged in confrontation with ex's girlfriend

Nov. 8, 2018 1:39 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A woman who appeared on the reality show "Big Brother" is accused of ramming the car of another woman who was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained a Tampa, Florida police report that says 36-year-old Christmas Abbott...

Low-key election draws big voter turnout in North Carolina

Nov. 7, 2018 6:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It only took an election with no major statewide races and six constitutional amendments to draw an almost-record number of North Carolina voters to the polls. A larger percentage of voters cast their ballots in a nonpresidential election year than had been seen since 1990, when a...

Republicans face more powerful Cooper with Democrats' gains

Nov. 7, 2018 4:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats will have more influence when state government policies are hammered out compared to the past six years once more of the party's legislators take their seats in January. Republican lawmakers — weakened but still in charge of the General Assembly after...

North Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 7, 2018 4:38 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 7 The News & Observer of Raleigh on a Democrat being elected to the state Supreme Court and Republicans' strategy: Anita Earls, who was elected Tuesday to a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court, ought to be happy that legislative Republicans apparently...

Democratic gains means several GOP incumbents lose

Nov. 7, 2018 4:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic successes in North Carolina General Assembly races meant several Republican incumbents won't return in 2019, while others are in races still considered too close to call. At least seven GOP incumbents from Wake and Mecklenburg counties lost Tuesday. They include GOP Rep....