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FILE - In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 file photo, a North Carolina State Trooper stands guard during the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, an appeals court ruled that a former Trooper Thomas Wetherington shouldn't have been fired for losing his hat in 2009 and lying about it in a case that's spanned a decade and multiple trips through the courts. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hat's off: Court reverses trooper firing over lost headgear

Feb. 18, 2020 4:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper shouldn't have been fired for losing his hat and lying about it, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that's spanned a decade and multiple trips through the courts. The case of the lost hat began in 2009 when former Trooper Thomas Wetherington...

Georgia, Clemson announce 2021 opening game in Charlotte

Feb. 18, 2020 3:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia and Clemson will open the 2021 season by playing on a neutral site at the home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. The game at Bank of America Stadium, scheduled for Sept. 4, 2021, was announced on Tuesday by the schools and the Charlotte Sports Foundation. Georgia and Clemson...

Emergency personnel work to free two live cattle from an overturned tractor-trailer on I-40 near Thomasville Road, N.C. Hwy 109, in Winston-Salem, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The one-vehicle wreck happened around 3:20 a.m. There were about 40 cattle on board. At least 10 were brought out alive. Many of the cattle died on the scene while others were euthanized because of injuries. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Truck carrying 41 cattle overturns, killing some of the cows

Feb. 18, 2020 2:51 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A truck that was carrying 41 cattle has crashed on a North Carolina highway, and at least some of the animals on board have died. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the crash occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 40. State police said that the driver of the truck...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Ashlei Blue, director of Spread The Vote North Carolina, speaks about the importance of everyone having an ID during an event at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Greenville, N.C. Democrats are hoping this is the year they can finally make political headway in Texas and have set their sights on trying to win a majority in one house of the state legislature. Among the big hurdles they’ll have to overcome are a series of voting restrictions Texas Republicans have implemented in recent years, including the nation’s toughest voter ID law, purging of voter rolls and reductions in polling places. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector via AP, File)

Courts make photo ID less likely in N Carolina 2020 voting

Feb. 18, 2020 1:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newest voter photo identification law seems flawed by “discriminatory intent” and should have been blocked months ago, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday, creating another obstacle to implementing a requirement now demanded by the state constitution....

Woman found in burning house had been shot in the head

Feb. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a woman who was found dead in a burning house had been shot in the head. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that Elizabeth City police are investigating the death of Javona Jones as a homicide. The state medical examiner’s office...

Man who killed, dismembered roommates gets 2 life terms

Feb. 18, 2020 10:35 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who stabbed his two roommates and chopped up their bodies has been sentenced to two consecutive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Tyrone Donte Gladden, 47, on Monday after he...

N Carolina trial starting against insurance magnate, others

Feb. 18, 2020 4:22 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest political donor in recent years and two associates are heading to trial on corruption-related charges nearly a year after a federal indictment was filed against them. Greg E. Lindberg, an insurance company magnate and investor, along with Lindberg consultant...

Belk restructures corporate office, cuts 80 positions

Feb. 18, 2020 3:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Business restructuring has eliminated 80 positions at a department store's corporate office in North Carolina. Charlotte-based Belk Inc. confirmed the layoffs Monday, The Charlotte Observer reported. The restructuring had been announced last week, the company said in a statement....

Notre Dame stages major comeback, beats North Carolina 77-76

Feb. 17, 2020 11:04 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wasn’t surprised sophomore Nate Laszewski hit another critical shot for the Fighting Irish. Laszewski swished a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.8 seconds remaining for the final count as the Irish stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit...

Langley triple-double lifts NC A&T past NC Central 77-60

Feb. 17, 2020 10:28 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kameron Langley had a triple-double with 12 points, a career-high 13 assists and 11 rebounds and North Carolina A&T beat rival North Carolina Central 77-60 on Monday night, the Aggies' eighth consecutive home victory. Ronald Jackson grabbed eight rebounds and scored a...