Latest North Carolina News

School nixes game amid furor over cheerleaders' Trump banner

Sep. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district have canceled a football game at a high school where cheerleaders were placed on probation for displaying a banner that said, "Trump 2020: Make America Great Again." Stanly County Schools announced Friday that it decided to cancel the...

Panthers QB Newton ruled out for Sunday's game vs Arizona

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to help them climb out of an 0-2 hole to start the season. Allen was named Carolina's starter for Sunday's game at Arizona after Cam Newton was ruled out with a mid-foot sprain. It will be the second career start for...

NC remap won't necessarily produce Democratic majorities

Sep. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newly redrawn legislative districts are skewed less toward Republicans than the current plans, which judges rejected for political bias, but they wouldn't necessarily guarantee Democratic majorities in 2020, redistricting experts say. The new state House and Senate...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is a convicted felon...

NC State seeks defensive improvement against Ball State

Sep. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State doesn't know exactly what kind of defense it has entering Saturday night's visit from Ball State. The Wolfpack didn't allow a touchdown in the first two games against overmatched East Carolina and Western Carolina teams. But the defense followed with a shaky...

NC governor asks TV providers to reach ACC Network deals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants Disney-owned ESPN and TV providers to "push harder" and reach agreements to carry the Atlantic Coast Conference's new channel. Cooper's office released a copy of a letter Friday addressed to ESPN and Disney officials along with league Commissioner...

Wake Forest looks to continue unbeaten start against Elon

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest earned an impressive victory over an instate rival last week and formally opens Atlantic Coast Conference play next week. The unbeaten Demon Deacons have been good so far — but not good enough to overlook Elon of the FCS. Wake Forest (3-0) wraps up...

Brown faces former school when Tar Heels host App State

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown hopes to make this weekend one more feel-good milestone in his return to the sideline. The winningest active coach in the FBS faces the school that gave him his first head coaching job when North Carolina plays host to Appalachian State on Saturday in the instate...

After rural hospital's closure, county seeks other options

Sep. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About two years ago, a rural, mountainous Virginia county lost its only hospital, and local officials have now all but given up trying to bring it back. Community leaders in Patrick County said in recent interviews that reopening the hospital has proven financially unworkable, in large...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...