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New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate...

Panthers' Darnold 'staying focused' amid uncertain future

May. 24, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold took notice of the team’s pursuit of Deshaun Watson earlier this offseason. He watched as the Panthers drafted Mississippi QB Matt Corral in the third round. And, he’s heard the rumors about the team’s...

North Carolina man gets 10 years for shooting at police

May. 24, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after his conviction on charges stemming from a police chase during which he fired multiple shots at an officer, a federal prosecutor said. Cedrick Tyler Armstrong, 37, of Zebulon was convicted...

After Cawthorn's loss, candidate challenge ruling reversed

May. 24, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A week after U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his primary election, a federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a trial judge's decision that had blocked North Carolina's elections board from examining whether he should be disqualified from running for reelection. ...

Food company to create more than 200 jobs in North Carolina

May. 24, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fresh foods manufacturer says it is expanding production in the Southeast with plans to invest over $42 million in a North Carolina production facility which will create more than 200 jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. Häns Kissle Co. will build a...

Pitt uses 8-run inning to beat Georgia Tech in ACC tourney

May. 24, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Washington Jr. homered and drove in four runs, Jeffrey Wehler added three RBIs and No. 11 seed Pittsburgh used an eight-run sixth inning to rally past seventh-seeded Georgia Tech 12-6 on Tuesday in the opening game of the ACC Tournament. Pittsburgh...

Pitbull, Marks provide international drivers path to NASCAR

May. 24, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Trackhouse Entertainment Group, a venture of former driver Justin Marks and Grammy Award-winning rapper Pitbull, launched a program Tuesday that will field a NASCAR Cup Series entry for renowned international drivers. PROJECT91 could make Trackhouse a...

Son, grandson charged in North Carolina diner owner's death

May. 24, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The son and grandson of a North Carolina diner owner have been charged in an assault which led to her death, a sheriff's office said. WLOS reported Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin said Austin Amos Kennedy Byrnside, 22, was charged with...

North Carolina Attorney General Stein recovering from stroke

May. 24, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday he is recovering from a "minor stroke" that prompted doctors to remove a small blood clot. Stein, a Democrat currently in his second four-year term as the state's top law enforcement official, said in a...

North Carolina unveils flood-warning system for roads

May. 24, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has armed itself with an advanced flood-warning system designed to help pass the word to motorists on any flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts. A news release from the department says the system will rely...