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Various items litter the floor of the 4 Brothers Store in Sparta, N.C. after an earthquake shook much of North Carolina early Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Michael Hull via AP)

5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina, causes minor damage

Aug. 9, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

SPARTA, N.C. (AP) — The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state early Sunday, rattling homes, businesses and residents. The National Weather Service in Greenville said the 5.1-magnitude temblor struck at 8:07 a.m., following a much smaller quake...

In this Feb. 12, 2019 image made from video and released by the Forsyth County, (N.C). Jail, authorities restrain John Neville in his cell as a nurse speaks with him, in Winston-Salem, N.C. The body-cam video from the jail shows Neville struggling with jail guards to get up from the floor where he was lying on his back, shouting that he couldn't breathe and calling out

Videos show jail officers restraining North Carolina inmate

Aug. 5, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Body camera videos from a North Carolina jail show a man who died days after his arrest struggling with guards to get up from where he lay on the floor, calling out for his mother and yelling “I can't breathe!” more than 20 times as they restrained him. The videos...

N Carolina sheriff apologizes for hog-tied inmate's death

Aug. 4, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff apologized on Tuesday to the family of a Black man who died while in custody last year, one day before a video of the incident that led to his death is set to be released. Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said during a news conference that he was...

Judge orders partial release of video in man's jail death

Jul. 31, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two videos showing a jailed North Carolina man restrained in what reports described as a “hog-tie" position before his death last year should be released publicly, a judge ruled Friday. Forsyth County Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne said in a five-page ruling that...

3 North Carolina police officers fired over racist rants

Jun. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action...