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FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes absentee ballots for the state's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state. The arguments Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, come just five weeks before the election in one of several closely watched lawsuits in Wisconsin. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

Sep. 29, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended not purging them. The Wisconsin case...

Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

Sep. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all...

Appalachian State student dies following COVID complications

Sep. 29, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and...

Homeless man accused of smearing blood on sorority house

Sep. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A homeless man has been charged for smearing satanic messages in blood on a sorority house and on a vehicle belonging to a student living there, police in North Carolina said Tuesday. Patrick Canter, 25, was charged with injury to real property, WITN reported, citing East Carolina...

FILE  - In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, file photo, Chad Knaus, crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, looks out over the track from their pit during the NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Chad Knaus will move off the pit stand and into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports, ending his crew chief career after seven championships. Hendrick on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, announced Knaus will move to vice president of competition. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Knaus gets VP job

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew chief career after a record-tying seven NASCAR championships. Hendrick on Tuesday announced Knaus will become vice president of competition. He will replace Jeff Andrews, who has...

North Carolina school board censures member for slur

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school board censured one of its members on Monday for using a derogatory slur in describing a remote learning plan and not realizing her microphone was open. During the Sept. 21 meeting of the Cabarrus County school board, board member Laura Blackwell was heard while...

South Carolina LB Greene out 4-to-6 weeks with fractured hip

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting linebacker Sherrod Greene will miss at least the next four-to-six weeks with a fractured hip. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that Greene's injury was “unusual.” Greene is a 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior from Rocky Mount, North Carolina...

Chris Paul enrolls in North Carolina HBCU to encourage vote

Sep. 29, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA star Chris Paul has enrolled in a historically Black college in North Carolina, where he will take a class and encourage students to get to the polls. The Oklahoma City guard has enrolled at Winston-Salem State, across town from Wake Forest, where he played for two seasons...

Police: Maryland murder suspect caught in North Carolina

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend at the couple's apartment in Maryland has been arrested in North Carolina. Winston Hughes, 22, was taken into custody in Raleigh on Sunday, six days after officers were called to the couple’s apartment in Chillum, Maryland...

Police: Search underway after suspect shoots at officer

Sep. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they are searching for a suspect who they say fired a gun at a High Point officer. The Greensboro News & Record reported Tuesday that the officer had responded Monday afternoon to a report of multiple larcenies from motor vehicles. Police said the...