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Court: Judge erred mentioning race, faith to possible jurors

Oct. 19, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Black judge went too far discouraging Black residents from avoiding jury duty when one of them cited religion as a reason he should be excused from serving in a trial, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. A majority on the...

Sheriff's office: Former worker tried to set fire at plant

Oct. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

TAR HEEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman is facing attempted arson charges after authorities said she tried to set fire to a break area at a Smithfield Foods plant and used a hammer to vandalize five cars belonging to management. The Bladen County Sheriff’s...

South Carolina, UConn, Stanford women top preseason Top 25

Oct. 19, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

Dawn Staley and South Carolina are back in a familiar spot: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 women's basketball poll. It's the second consecutive season that the Gamecocks are the preseason favorite. “With who we brought back and who added for...

UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

Oct. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disadvantages white and Asian students. ...

No. 14 Coastal Carolina eager to shine in national spotlight

Oct. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — While Coastal Carolina is unbeaten and ranked 14th in the nation, head coach Jamey Chadwell knows there are still plenty of skeptics who don’t believe the Chanticleers belong among college football’s elite. That’s one of the reasons Caldwell is...

Banchero, No. 9 Duke headline preseason ACC basketball picks

Oct. 19, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference in its final season under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski, while touted Blue Devils freshman Paolo Banchero is the pick to be the league's player and freshman of the year. ...

North Carolina police see bank robbers switch getaway cars

Oct. 19, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three men accused of robbing a bank in North Carolina had one flaw in their plans to elude police, authorities said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release shortly after the men robbed a Bank of America branch on Friday, an officer...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

Oct. 18, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. ...

2 more House Democrats retiring, underscoring 2022 obstacles

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two longtime Democratic congressmen with a combined six decades of experience announced Monday that they plan to retire at the end of their terms, another worrying sign for the party's uphill climb to keep control of the House in next year's midterm elections. ...

Man drowns at North Carolina lake in fourth incident in 2021

Oct. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said a man drowned in a lake on Monday, the fourth such incident at the lake in 2021. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies along with emergency personnel were called to a boat...