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Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Aug. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a...

Judge rejects most N.C. election changes sought in lawsuit

Aug. 4, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to order a wide array of changes to North Carolina's election rules sought by voting advocacy groups worried about how COVID-19 could limit ballot access. But he told election officials they can't reject mail-in absentee ballots unless there's a way...

Lawyers for political rivals argue Cooper's COVID-19 powers

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers for North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest argued before a judge on Tuesday over whether Cooper’s COVID-19 orders shuttering businesses and demanding face coverings were lawfully imposed. The hearing involving two rivals in the...

NASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for illegal test at Daytona

Aug. 4, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has fined an Xfinity Series team $50,000 because driver Alex Labbe violated the testing policy for the road course at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR will race on that configuration for the first time later this month and is not holding any practice sessions before the...

Carowinds amusement park to remain closed for rest of 2020

Aug. 4, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An amusement park on the North Carolina-South Carolina border says it will be closed for the rest of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said in June. that Carowinds, which has been closed during the stay-at-home orders, was...

Melissa Allphin, a tourist from Detroit, watches waves crash under a pier as the Atlantic Ocean churns Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Atlantic City, N.J. Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast, including New Jersey, on Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane along the North Carolina coast. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Isaias soaks New Jersey, halting trains and leaving outages

Aug. 4, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds swept across New Jersey on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias roared to the north, leaving behind power outages, suspended train service and reports of tornadoes. A state of emergency remained in effect and Gov. Phil Murphy said during a briefing the western...

N Carolina sheriff apologizes for hog-tied inmate's death

Aug. 4, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff apologized on Tuesday to the family of a Black man who died while in custody last year, one day before a video of the incident that led to his death is set to be released. Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough said during a news conference that he was...

With Cam gone, Bridgewater says Panthers feel like his team

Aug. 4, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is no longer with the Carolina Panthers. That means the Panthers are now Teddy Bridgewater’s team — or at least that’s the way the team’s new quarterback is feeling with training camp activities getting underway. “The (Panthers) told me...

Matt Kenseth, left, and Jimmie Johnson (48) talk before a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Ganassi makes crew chief change for Matt Kenseth

Aug. 4, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has made a crew chief change for the No. 42 driven by Matt Kenseth, with engineer Phil Surgen taking over for the remainder of the season. Surgen has been with the Ganassi organization since 2016. He replaces Chad Johnston, who had been the crew chief for the No....

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Christopher Bell (95) drives during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Sparta, Ky. Leavine Family Racing, which owns the Cup car driven by Christopher Bell, announced Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, it had sold its charter and will exit NASCAR at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Leavine Family Racing to close at end of 2020 season

Aug. 4, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leavine Family Racing has sold its NASCAR team but will finish the season with driver Christopher Bell. Team owner Bob Leavine made the announcement Tuesday, saying he could not risk his 41-year-old construction business by continuing to fund the team. Leavine is the second team...