Latest North Carolina News

Sheriff: Inmates choked man with sheets, stole wedding ring

Jun. 20, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says three inmates attacked another inmate, choked him with bed sheets and stole his wedding ring. News outlets report Randolph County inmates Timothy Wayne Harris, Isaac Martin Dove, Devin McLaurin Owens, and Michael Sesar Fiscal are charged with assault by...

Marketing firm files its own lawsuit against Williamson, CAA

Jun. 19, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — There's a second lawsuit in the marketing fight over former Duke star Zion Williamson. Prime Sports Marketing LLC and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a Florida court, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. It cites...

Electronic voting machines could get reprieve in House bill

Jun. 19, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina counties that still use touchscreen-only voting systems could get a reprieve from a state law that would scrap those machines before the 2020 elections. The House voted unanimously on Wednesday for legislation that would enable the State Board of Elections to extend use...

Sex abuse lawsuit deadlines extended by North Carolina House

Jun. 19, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members have backed overwhelmingly a longer period of time for victims of child sexual abuse to sue perpetrators for damages as adults. The measure now heading to the Senate following Wednesday's vote of 104-10 extends the statute of limitations for a victim from...

Cooper, legislators meet face to face on budget negotiations

Jun. 19, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and legislative budget writers have met to discuss what it will take to agree soon on the next state spending plan. Cooper and Republican legislative leaders confirmed Wednesday's breakfast meeting at the Executive Mansion. Cooper is...

Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Jun. 19, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Attorneys for former...

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Jun. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated...

NASCAR denies Chastain appeal of disqualification at Iowa

Jun. 19, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR denied Ross Chastain's appeal Wednesday after his race-winning truck was disqualified following a postrace inspection at Iowa Speedway over the weekend. National Motorsports Appeals Panelist Bryan Moss heard Chastain's appeal and chose to uphold the original penalties...

NC lawmakers approve game-day alcohol sales at UNC schools

Jun. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill authorizing boards of trustees at University of North Carolina system schools to decide whether to sell alcohol at their stadiums and athletic facilities has cleared the final hurdle in the General Assembly. The House voted 88-25 on Wednesday to approve the Senate version of the...