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The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

N Carolina Sheriff: Gun instructor accidentally shoots self

Nov. 19, 2019 11:43 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says a firearms instructor has been injured in an accidental shooting on the job. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by news outlets Monday that the instructor, a civilian employee, accidentally shot himself in...

North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

Bryce big in 2nd half, NC State holds off FIU, 86-77

Nov. 13, 2019 11:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State finally had a full roster — and most of those players found their scoring touch. C.J. Bryce scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and N.C. State had six double-figure scorers in its 86-77 victory over Florida International on Wednesday night. Pat...

N Carolina lawmakers wrap up initial Congress map drawings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators have wrapped up several days of map drawing while looking for replacement boundaries for the state's 13 U.S. House districts following a recent court order. A joint House-Senate committee met on Tuesday as lawmakers and staff worked on mapmaking computers for...

Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker story

Nov. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected version...

Chief: Restaurant fired cashier who refused to serve officer

Nov. 11, 2019 12:13 PM EST

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — A police chief says a North Carolina fast-food restaurant has fired at least one employee after a cashier refused to serve an officer. Roxboro Police Chief David Hess told WTVD-TV that a police sergeant visited a Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro last week and was denied service by a...

Still unknown? Many have yet to form opinions on Warren

Nov. 10, 2019 8:31 AM EST

RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) — Ron Wen knew Elizabeth Warren was running for president, but not much else. "We hear one or two things about 'Medicare for All,'" the 52-year-old technical marketing professional said about Warren's universal health care plan as he waited for a town hall with the Massachusetts senator...

No. 4 Clemson tops NC State 55-10, wins ACC division title

Nov. 10, 2019 12:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence said he and his Clemson teammates aren't focused on trying to make a point about their outside-looking-in position in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Maybe not, but the reigning national champion Tigers sure are playing with an overwhelming edge all the...