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Judge won't keep blocking use of NC law in probe of AG’s ad

Aug. 09, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge opened the door Tuesday for a district attorney to try to prosecute someone for a 2020 campaign ad by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein using a specific criminal count that the Democrat contends is unconstitutional on free-speech grounds. ...

NC teachers group critical of proposed license, pay overhaul

Aug. 09, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of North Carolina's leading teacher advocacy group criticized on Tuesday a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing, saying that implementing such changes would make existing classroom staffing challenges even worse. The state...

Judge: Green Party candidate belongs on N. Carolina ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Green Party’s U.S. Senate candidate must be placed on the November ballot, a federal judge ruled Friday, despite Democrats’ repeated attempts to block the progressive party from spoiling one of their best shots at flipping a seat in the narrowly divided...

Democrats sue to keep Green Party off North Carolina ballot

Aug. 04, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, accused by the Green Party of meddling in its petitioning process to qualify candidates for the November ballot, have asked a state court to overturn a unanimous elections board vote granting the Green Party official recognition despite allegations...

Air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane

Aug. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina, according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It's been unclear exactly...

NC elections board certifies Green Party, reverses past vote

Aug. 01, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections unanimously voted Monday to recognize the Green Party as a new political party, reversing its previous decision to reject the party’s petition while the board investigated the signature sheets for fraud. Katelyn...

Co-pilot dies after fall from plane in North Carolina

Jul. 30, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The co-pilot of a small cargo plane died Friday after falling from the aircraft in North Carolina before it made an emergency landing. Newsoutletsreport that the body of the co-pilot, 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks, was found in a backyard in the town of...

Jaelene Daniels refuses gay pride jersey, sits out NWSL game

Jul. 30, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Courage defender Jaelene Daniels refused to play Friday night when the team celebrated Pride Night and wore jerseys to support the LGBTQ community. The Courage played to a 3-3 draw with the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League. ...

NC vet honored for once-secret role in WWII ‘Ghost Army’

Jul. 30, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When World War II veteran George Dramis came home, he didn’t talk much about the war. If someone asked what he did there, he’d tell them the truth: He was a radio operator. But there is much, much more to his story. Dramis, 97, was one of...

Charge dropped against Banchero tied to teammate's DWI stop

Jul. 29, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The News and...