Latest North Carolina News

Report: Black infant mortality in NC double that of white

Oct. 22, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report by the state of North Carolina says black infants born in the state are more than twice as likely to die than white infants. News outlets report Gov. Roy Cooper's office released the 2018 North Carolina Infant Mortality Report on Monday. It says the state has achieved its...

County: Hiker fell taking photo atop N Carolina waterfall

Oct. 22, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

SALUDA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have identified a hiker who fell from a waterfall and died over the weekend. Polk County Emergency Management Director Bobby Arledge confirmed to McClatchy news group on Monday that 28-year-old Aaron Post of South Carolina died after sliding down Big...

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral

Oct. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution. "I was willing to do...

Inmate convicted of murder in deadly prison breakout attempt

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate was found guilty Monday of murdering four prison workers during a failed escape attempt two years ago. Jurors deliberated for about half an hour before convicting Mikel Brady, 30, of four counts of first-degree murder in the state's deadliest attempted prison...

North Carolina man accused of holding woman hostage

Oct. 21, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina town have accused a man of holding a woman hostage at knifepoint and assaulting her. The Times-News of Burlington reports Gibsonville police said the suspect and the victim lived together. According to investigators, 22-year-old Benjamin Piccolo held a...

Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

Oct. 21, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains. The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the drama Brian France envisioned for the elimination-style playoff system he helped launch in 2004. After multiple tweaks and changes since then, the NASCAR postseason now has what...

Priest pleads guilty again to sexually abusing children

Oct. 21, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina Episcopal priest who was previously imprisoned for child sexual abuse has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually abusing children in a different case. WLOS-TV reports 78-year-old Howard White Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of second-degree...

Florida veterinarian, wife die in plane crash near airport

Oct. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Florida veterinarian and his wife were identified Monday as victims of a deadly plane crash near a North Carolina airport, devastating friends who remembered their generosity and devotion to animals. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Florida,...

Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd connection

Oct. 21, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More...

Rivera: Panthers sticking with Allen as starting QB vs 49ers

Oct. 21, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are back from the bye week and Kyle Allen will be back at quarterback. Coach Ron Rivera ended any potential suspense over his quarterback situation Monday by declaring Allen the team's starter when the Panthers visit the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. Allen is...