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Mike Pence making 2 more campaign stops in North Carolina

Oct. 27, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his second and third campaign stops in North Carolina in three days for President Donald Trump's reelection bid. Pence was scheduled to hold rallies at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro at midday Tuesday and at the Wilmington...

Duke's Taylor out indefinitely; Gilbert opts out of season

Oct. 26, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke center Will Taylor will be out indefinitely due to surgery on his right knee. Taylor is scheduled to have the procedure Tuesday for an injury sustained in the Oct. 17 loss at North Carolina State. The redshirt junior took over as the starting center after Duke lost starter Jack...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Rhule hopeful McCaffrey will return vs. Falcons

Oct. 26, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said “it’s a possibility” star running back Christian McCaffrey could return to action Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. “It’s sort of out of my hands, but I am hopeful we will have him,” Rhule said, adding...

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it's sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina. The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes. The tests will be...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his familiar falsehoods

Oct. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American history (nowhere close). These are among his touchstones — the falsehoods that span his...

Wake County elementary students return for in-person classes

Oct. 26, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County elementary students have returned to school for in-person classes for the first time since March 13. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the county's 160,000 students have been taking online classes only since March due to the coronavirus. On Monday school...

Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (53) pauses for a moment of silence as he walks off the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The Saints won 27-24. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Injuries have caught up with Panthers' defense

Oct. 26, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Injuries are catching up with the Carolina Panthers' defense. A unit that was young and thin to begin with has regressed over the last two weeks after making solid strides during a three-game winning streak when it limited opponents to a combined 53 points. Injuries are a big reason...

Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, that despite the modest decrease, sales of new homes are up 32.1% from a year earlier, as the housing market remains strong despite the pandemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Sept. new home sales fall 3.5%, after strong summer season

Oct. 26, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of new homes fell by 3.5% in September to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 959,000 million units, the Commerce Department said Monday, as the housing market's hot summer buying season cooled. The Commerce Department said Monday that despite the modest decrease, sales of...

Private schools are reporting more coronavirus clusters

Oct. 26, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Private schools in North Carolina have reported having more coronavirus clusters than public schools have. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that there were 14 active coronavirus clusters at private K-12 schools across the state. There were 11 active clusters at K-12...

Concerns over heat-related illness rise in rural areas

Oct. 26, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials in North Carolina say that high temperatures are increasingly becoming a health threat in rural areas. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Sunday that climate change will likely exacerbate the problem in the coming decades. The N.C. Department of Health and Human...