Latest North Carolina News

North Carolina public universities board repeals policy in vote that likely cuts diversity jobs

May. 23, 2024 11:42 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s public university system board voted Thursday to repeal a nearly five-year-old diversity, equity and inclusion policy, meaning its 17 schools will likely join other major universities in cutting diversity programs and jobs. The 24-member...

North Carolina governor heading to Europe for trade trip

May. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is leading a weeklong state trade mission to Europe. The economic development trip starting Friday will include Cooper, his wife, other state officials and representatives of the state's business recruiting nonprofit...

NC State bangs out 20 hits, has two 6-run innings for 19-9 win over Virginia Tech in ACC

May. 22, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eli Serrano III, Garrett Pennington and Alec Makarewicz combined for 12 runs, 11 hits and eight RBIs as third-seed North Carolina State overwhelmed 10th-seed Virginia Tech 19-9 on Wednesday night in the ACC Tournament. The Wolfpack (33-19) face No. 6 Duke on...

North Carolina attorney general seeks funds to create fetanyl, cold case units

May. 22, 2024 18:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said Wednesday he wants additional staff for his office to combat fentanyl trafficking and to solve longstanding sexual assault crimes, as well as more funds to help law enforcement agencies recruit and retain officers. ...

Bill OK'd by North Carolina House panel would end automatic removal of some criminal records

May. 22, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An effort that formally started four years ago to automatically get rid of many more North Carolina criminal court records would be eliminated if legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday gets enacted. The bipartisan 2020 law in part directed state...

North Carolina House pauses passage of bill that would ban masking for health reasons

May. 22, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina bill partially meant to address mask-wearing at protests was under review Wednesday after some House Republicans raised issue with the legislation's impact on people who wear masks for health reasons. The state House voted not to accept changes...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 22, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 17, 2024. Editorial: The party of ‘freedom’ wants to ban mask-wearing for health reasons in NC The party of freedom doesn’t want to let you wear a mask to protect your own health in public. ...

What you should know about North Carolina's race for governor

May. 22, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

North Carolina has been an underappreciated political battleground recently and not gotten the same attention as nearby Georgia or Florida or the traditional campaign hotbeds of the Rust Belt. That is changing in 2024, partly because of a potentially historic governor’s race that...

GOP candidate for NC governor blasts public spending as his family nonprofit rakes in taxpayer funds

May. 22, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his bid to become North Carolina’s first Black governor, Republican Mark Robinson assails government safety net spending as a “plantation of welfare and victimhood" that has mired generations of Black people in “dependency” and poverty. But the...

Moms for Liberty to spend over $3 million targeting presidential swing state voters

May. 22, 2024 00:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The conservative parental rights group Moms for Liberty plans to spend more than $3 million on a multi-state advertising blitz to increase its membership and engage voters before November, following through on a pledge it made last year to become more politically active across the...