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Confederate monument removed from Buncombe County courthouse

Jul. 14, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Workers have removed a Confederate monument that stands outside a county courthouse in the western North Carolina city of Asheville. The Citizen-Times reports that the monument was taken down Tuesday morning. The monument outside the Buncombe County courthouse honored the 60th...

Charlotte mayor would support limits on evening booze sales

Jul. 14, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city said she would support banning alcohol sales after 10 p.m. in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles voiced her support after images circulated on social media...

Judge: Man still not mentally competent for murder trial

Jul. 14, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a North Carolina man who is accused of fatally stabbing a woman in 2011 is still not competent to stand trial for murder The Winston-Salem Journal reported Monday that Cornelius Tucker Jr. will be sent to the Central Regional Hospital. He faces a...

N.C. parents, businesses await Cooper's COVID-19 plans

Jul. 14, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina teachers, parents and students as well as gym and bar operators are anxious to know what Gov. Roy Cooper will say about the path ahead with the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper scheduled a media briefing for Tuesday to discuss the state’s coronavirus response. He said...

Descendant of J.E.B. Stuart wants statue at his birthplace

Jul. 13, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A direct descendant of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart says he wants to bring his ancestor’s statue from Richmond to the cavalryman’s birthplace in Patrick County in southwest Virginia. Dr. James E.B. Stuart V, a Richmond orthopedic surgeon, formally asked Richmond Mayor...

Seahawks' Olsen to join Fox as NFL analyst after retirement

Jul. 13, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen told The Associated Press he has agreed to a contract with Fox Sports to become its No. 2 NFL game analyst once he retires from football. Olsen signed a one-year, $6.9 million contract with the Seahawks earlier this offseason after spending nine seasons...

Horse dies on North Carolina coast after choking on apple

Jul. 13, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A wild horse on the North Carolina coast has died after officials say it choked on an apple, leading to warnings for people not to feed the herd. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund said on its Facebook page that a yearling colt named Danny choked on an apple last Friday, and blamed his death...

Bubba Wallace (43) waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Column: Wallace deserves a slot in NASCAR's All-Star race

Jul. 13, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace deserves a spot in NASCAR's All-Star race, a $1 million exhibition designed for race winners and previous champions of the event. Wallace doesn't qualify under those conditions, though he has four chances to make the 20-driver field Wednesday night at Bristol Motor...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, Cheri Beasley poses for a portrait in the court room from the Chief Justice's seat in Fayetteville, N.C.   In North Carolina's Supreme Court chamber, above the seat held by Beasley, the second African American chief justice, hangs a towering painting of Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century slave owner and jurist who authored a notorious opinion about the “absolute” rights of slaveholders over the enslaved. In October 2018 the state Supreme Court named a commission to review the portraits in the building that houses the court,including Ruffin's. (Melissa Sue Gerrits/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)

Statue of antebellum N.C. chief justice at court removed

Jul. 13, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The statue of a 19th-century North Carolina Supreme Court justice was removed on Monday from the entrance of the state Court of Appeals building. Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin is known in part for a ruling in which he concluded the slave owner's power over his slave was absolute. A...

Forest raises $2.4M, still behind in N.C. gov's money race

Jul. 13, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest recorded his largest fundraising haul in his gubernatorial bid, according to his latest campaign finance report. His numbers are still but a small fraction of the money Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has brought into his re-election campaign...