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8-month-old wounded in North Carolina drive-by shooting

Apr. 21, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — An infant has been hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in North Carolina, according to police. WSOC-TV reported the 8-month-old girl was shot around 10 p.m. Tuesday inside a home in Shelby. “The mother says they were in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 21, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 20 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the Derek Chauvin trial: After all the vivid and searing images connected to the killing of...

LaMelo Ball nearing return to action for the Hornets

Apr. 19, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to return to individual basketball activity by doctors after having a cast removed from his right wrist. It's unclear at this point when he'll be ready to play in a game. Ball...

Walgreens pharmacy distributes saline, not vaccine, to 22

Apr. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Walgreens pharmacy in a North Carolina town gave a small number of people an injection of saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine last month, the company said Monday. Erin Loverher, a Walgreens spokesperson, said 22 people at one location were...

Rozier, Hornets snap 4-game skid, beat Blazers 109-101

Apr. 18, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier told coach James Borrego before Sunday night's game that the Charlotte Hornets needed a win over Portland, and that he was available to play extra minutes, if needed. Rozier broke loose 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in 39...

Hester Ford, oldest living American, dies at 115 ... or 116?

Apr. 18, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who grew up picking cotton, got married at 14 and went on to become the oldest living American with more than 120 great-great-grandchildren has died peacefully in her home, according to her family. Hester Ford was either 115...

Size of pipeline spill again underestimated in N. Carolina

Apr. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An energy company has again underestimated the amount of gasoline that spilled from a crack in a pipeline running through a North Carolina nature preserve. The Colonial Pipeline Company issued a statement Friday saying it likely underestimated...

A Black trans woman was killed. Her sisterhood asks why?

Apr. 17, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gray clouds, steeped with rain, swirled above Tuckaseegee Park when a short parade of cars pulled into the parking lot. One by one, the cars emptied, and dozens of women greeted each other, crying and laughing, having traveled from all over the...

Charlotte bar has liquor license suspended after shootings

Apr. 17, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte bar has temporarily lost its liquor license after state investigators say that drunken patrons kept police from aiding a gunshot victim and assaulted an officer.. The North Carolina Division of Alcohol Enforcement said Saturday in a...

NC panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Utilities Commission has signed off on orders involving Duke Energy's two electric subsidiaries in the state over their 2019 rate increase requests and a plan for how the company will pay to get rid of coal ash stored in the state. ...