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Sheriff: 2 NC children abandoned in Mississippi; 1 dies

Jan. 25, 2021 2:26 PM EST

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — A 2-year-old North Carolina girl has been found dead after she and her 7-year-old brother were abandoned in a pickup truck in a wooded area of central Mississippi, a sheriff said. Authorities continued searching for the father on Monday. The mother was charged with child neglect. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The News & Observer on President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 plan: The story of Donald Trump’s four years as president is not only about the narcissism and norm-breaking of our nation’s leader, but the sheer and sometimes willful...

This photo provided by Beth Kluttz shows Dorothy Schmidt Cole in 1945. Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107. The Marine Times says Dorothy Schmidt Cole died of a heart attack at her daughter's home in Kannapolis on Jan. 7, 2021. (Courtesy of Beth Kluttz via AP)

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

Jan. 15, 2021 5:46 PM EST

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107. Beth Kluttz, Cole's only child, confirmed Friday that her mother died of a heart attack at Kluttz's home in Kannapolis, North Carolina, on Jan. 7. The Charlotte Observer reports Cole...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 13, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 11 Winston Salem-Journal and The Greensboro News & Record on a group of Republican lawmakers from North Carolina who joined the unprecedented challenge to President-elect Joe Biden’s election win: It’s unfortunate that some of North...

2 dead in mobile home fire in North Carolina

Jan. 10, 2021 4:14 PM EST

ROCKWELL, N.C. (AP) — A fire chief says two people have died after a mobile home in North Carolina went up flames. WBTV reported that the fire happened Sunday in Rockwell, which is a rural area in Rowan County northeast of Charlotte. Rockwell Rural Fire Chief Alan Shinn told the station that the home was...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 23, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Dec. 23 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the federal coronavirus pandemic relief package: With the $900 billion federal stimulus package passed Monday, Republicans in Congress got their wish – none of it will go to directly assist...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Dec. 16, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Dec. 15 Winston Salem-Journal on the distribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: The rapid development and distribution of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has inspired hope and relief throughout the country. And we’re pleased that medical centers in the...

NC firefighters celebrate end of co-worker's chemotherapy

Dec. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Tammy File, the Salisbury Fire Department’s administrative assistant, stood outside of Station No. 1 on Wednesday to ring a bell that signaled her final round of chemotherapy. She was joined for the occasion by dozens of firefighters and other personnel, who surprised File by...

Family mourns child who was fatally shot in NC 4 years ago

Dec. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Some days are tougher than others for Shequita Woodberry, whose daughter A’yanna Allen was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 2016, while asleep at her grandmother’s Harrell Street home. A’yanna’s death remains unsolved, along with that of 22-year-old Sharod...