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Officials: 9 inmates injured in North Carolina prison riot

Apr. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Officials say nine inmates were injured during a riot at a North Carolina prison. The N.C. Department of Public Safety says the riot occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury and involved inmates fighting each other. Department spokesman...

1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

Apr. 23, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday. Statesville police said the department...

North Carolina city calls on artist for his murals, message

Apr. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The clock is ticking toward dinnertime, and Shane Pierce is going on hour nine of his gig painting a gigantic mural in a Charlotte middle school hallway, fueled only by Red Bull and passion. He wields his spray cans like a dancer moves his limbs: making smooth, bold strokes, without...

Pet supply retailer to create 1,200 jobs in North Carolina

Apr. 18, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An online pet supply retailer says it is opening a fulfillment center in North Carolina that will create 1,200 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports Chewy, whose corporate offices are in Florida and in Boston, announced on Wednesday that it will spend $55 million on the new center,...

North Carolina woman accused of stealing from band boosters

Apr. 13, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have accused a woman of stealing money from a middle school's band booster club. News outlets report the Rowan County Sheriff's said in a news release that 48-year-old Nanette Morgan Isenhour of Cooleemee is charged with two counts of embezzlement of...

Man charged with murder after body found on side of I-26

Apr. 8, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

JOANNA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a fight between two men as they drove along Interstate 26 in South Carolina ended with one of the shot to death on the side of the highway. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said Ervin Chauncey Meggett is charged with murder and was arrested at his home in Irmo hours...

Vietnam vet who died Christmas Eve is finally laid to rest

Apr. 6, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When a Vietnam War veteran died Christmas Eve with no family nearby, a community of veterans, a friend and military supporters in North Carolina stepped up to make sure he was finally laid to rest with military honors. They ensured that Phillip "Flip" Drye's military paperwork, delayed...

7 firefighters' wives in North Carolina department expecting

Mar. 28, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire department is going to have a very big family day this fall. News outlets report photographer Brianna Mitschele posted on her webpage that the wives of seven firefighters with the Salisbury Fire Department are expecting between now and September. Mitschele said...

Confederate monument in North Carolina vandalized again

Mar. 20, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A Confederate monument in a North Carolina city has been splashed with paint for the second time in seven months. News outlets report the "Fame" monument was vandalized with yellow paint sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Salisbury city crews told the Salisbury...

North Carolina thrift show sells 'haunted' furniture for $1K

Mar. 14, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina thrift store has earned $1,000 off a hand-carved bedroom suite that may just be haunted. News outlets reports Habitat for Humanity Rowan County's ReStore warned would-be customers that the previous owner reported he and his wife had "continuous nightmares" while the...