Latest North Carolina News

A Black trans woman was killed. Her sisterhood asks why?

Apr. 17, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gray clouds, steeped with rain, swirled above Tuckaseegee Park when a short parade of cars pulled into the parking lot. One by one, the cars emptied, and dozens of women greeted each other, crying and laughing, having traveled from all over the...

NC panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Utilities Commission has signed off on orders involving Duke Energy's two electric subsidiaries in the state over their 2019 rate increase requests and a plan for how the company will pay to get rid of coal ash stored in the state. ...

NC court: Landlord not liable for tenants' violent dog

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A landlord can't be held liable for a child's injuries caused by a dog owned by tenants because he wasn't told the animal posed a danger to visitors, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday. The court unanimously upheld lower...

No dice: Judge rejects challenge against NC casino plans

Apr. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

A federal judge on Friday rejected a legal challenge by the operator of North Carolina's two casinos, saying that the tribe had no grounds to oppose a competitor's plans for a third gambling operation in the state. The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation has...

NC judge gets 30-day suspension for violating conduct code

Apr. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina District Court judge was suspended without pay for 30 days on Friday for violating judicial rules by serving as executor for the estates of two former family friends, receiving nearly $90,000 in commissions. The state Supreme Court...

Cooper and Cohen tour Kill Devil Hills vaccine clinic

Apr. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited the Youth Center at Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills on Friday and witnessed a Dare County coronavirus vaccination clinic. ...

NC emergency response director Mike Sprayberry to retire

Apr. 16, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mike Sprayberry, the head of North Carolina's emergency management operations since 2013, will retire Aug. 1, the Department of Public Safety announced Friday. After Gov. Roy Cooper, Sprayberry has been the most visible face for state government's...

North Carolina man sentenced in fatal restaurant crash

Apr. 16, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in 2018 by driving his Jeep into a restaurant where his family was seated after attending Sunday worship services together. ...

Police investigate shooting death of Black transgender woman

Apr. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating the shooting death of a Black transgender woman who was found in a Charlotte hotel room. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Jaida Peterson is the 14th transgender person killed nationwide since the...

Jackson atop NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Apr. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson had a sizeable fundraising advantage entering this month over other Democratic opponents in the 2022 U.S. Senate race, while a former Republican congressman running also has flush coffers so far, according to new campaign finance...