Latest North Carolina News

Police: Woman sold cocaine from hotel room where kids lived

Jul. 15, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police have accused a woman of selling cocaine from the hotel room where she and her 1-year-old child were living. News sources report Raleigh police say 35-year-old Saquanna Tyisha Thorpe is charged with selling, delivering and possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine,...

Police: 8-year-old North Carolina girl shot inside townhome

Jul. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old North Carolina girl was shot and wounded inside her townhome during an argument in the parking lot at her complex. Durham police tell WTVD say an argument which broke out early Monday morning resulted in gun shots being fired. A news release from Durham police...

North Carolina partisan gerrymandering trial begins

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Election advocacy groups and Democrats are arguing in state court that North Carolina Republicans unlawfully discriminated against voters based on political leanings when they drew legislative maps to preserve GOP majorities Lawyers for Common Cause, the state Democratic Party and...

Fire marshal: Arson suspect had 6 fires at family homes

Jul. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

GRACE CHAPEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire marshal says an arson suspect is charged with intentionally setting multiple fires at family homes, with six blazes reported in less than 11 years. News outlets report 48-year-old Grecia Leann Barlowe was indicted Monday on first and second-degree arson...

Second North Carolina wild horse dies this summer

Jul. 15, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina's famed wild mustangs was killed when it ran into a power line, making it the second death in the herd this summer. News outlets reports the Corolla Wild Horse Fund says the mare was found tangled in unmarked wire Saturday morning. The horse was the mother to a...

UNC library to receive famous Burk Uzzle photo collection

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Burk Uzzle's subjects are known to all. From complex portraits of America's most famous celebrated personalities to quirky compositions of life being lived to straightforward images of the country's most vulnerable moments, Uzzle has recorded humanity at its best and worst, in its...

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Sunday. James G. "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, according to Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, spokesman for the U.S. Army...

Officials say driver in fatal N. Carolina crash fell asleep

Jul. 14, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say a 19-year-old fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into another car, killing that driver. Clayton officials told local media Gavin Eugene Knight was driving around 6 a.m. Sunday when he crossed a median into oncoming traffic. His vehicle struck a...

2 killed, 1 injured in Charlotte shooting

Jul. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte are investigating a shooting at an apartment building that left two people dead and one seriously injured. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to the scene early Sunday morning after a report of an assault with...

26 swift water rescue teams get new equipment

Jul. 14, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As hurricane season bears down, several swift water rescue teams in North Carolina have received new equipment that will help them save people in disasters. State officials said in a news release that 26 teams recently received new gear, thanks to more than $2 million in funding from...