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Cunningham, Tucker lend to campaigns challenging Tillis

Jul. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New political rivals of well-funded North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis are tapping into personal money to help get their campaigns off the ground. The federal campaign finance report from Tillis's 2020 re-election campaign shows it raised $1.5 million during the three months...

Sheriff: 4-month-old abducted from day care found safe

Jul. 16, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says a 4-month-old girl taken from a day care has been found safe. WRAL reports the Bladen County Sheriff's Office says the child's mother took the baby from the day care on Monday evening, but family members convinced her to surrender the child to...

Sea turtles set nesting record at Cape Hatteras seashore

Jul. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — Sea turtles again have set a record for nesting at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. A news release from the National Park Service says that with more than a month to go before the nesting season typically winds down, rangers discovered the 326th nest on Monday....

North Carolina Dem takes big financial lead in US House redo

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in a North Carolina U.S. House special election ordered after a ballot-collection scandal has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in the race to represent a GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan...

With budget deal absent, legislators consider stopgap plans

Jul. 16, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chances that a North Carolina budget standoff between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is soon resolved appear small enough that GOP legislators are looking to spend more funds to keep state government humming. Negotiations between Cooper and GOP lawmakers on a...

Chief justice tours courthouse dealing with hurricane damage

Jul. 16, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top judicial official says several courthouses are still recovering from damage suffered in Hurricane Florence last year. North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley toured Pender County courthouse Monday. It has been unusable for 10 months because of Florence. She met...

Authorities ID skydiver killed while landing in S. Carolina

Jul. 16, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a skydiver who died during a hard landing near the South Carolina-North Carolina border. Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker tells reporters that 33-year-old Amie Jessica Begg, of Charlotte, died of blunt force trauma injuries Sunday. The...

North Carolina cousins plead guilty to killing store clerk

Jul. 16, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The cousin of a convicted murderer has also pleaded guilty in the killing of a store clerk in a botched beer robbery. The News & Observer reports Charles Willis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday in the death of 58-year-old Mohamed Shoufar. Willis took a plea agreement...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

NC trial looks at partisan bias after US justices won't

Jul. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A partisan gerrymandering trial began Monday in North Carolina, where election advocacy groups and Democrats hope state courts will favor them in the kind of political mapmaking dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court just declared is not the business of the federal courts. Lawyers for...