Latest North Carolina News

Hurricane Florence, a year later: Where has the money gone?

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanika Outlaw was working as the food and beverage manager at the Doubletree Hotel in New Bern last September when Hurricane Florence began shoving feet of water into the city's downtown area. Ultimately, the storm flooded at least 4,325 homes and 300 businesses in New Bern, The News...

Cooper vetoes annual North Carolina regulatory cleanup bill

Sep. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the annual legislation pitched by Republicans as reducing and streamlining North Carolina regulations. The Democratic governor wrote Friday that a couple of provisions in the 25-page Regulatory Reform Act of 2019 threaten public health and safety....

School nixes game amid furor over cheerleaders' Trump banner

Sep. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district have canceled a football game at a high school where cheerleaders were placed on probation for displaying a banner that said, "Trump 2020: Make America Great Again." Stanly County Schools announced Friday that it decided to cancel the...

Insurance commissioner wants Blue Cross to name interim CEO

Sep. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's top insurance regulator wants Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to name an interim chief executive while its current leader awaits resolution of an impaired driving case. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey made the request Friday in a letter to Blue Cross...

Panthers QB Newton ruled out for Sunday's game vs Arizona

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to help them climb out of an 0-2 hole to start the season. Allen was named Carolina's starter for Sunday's game at Arizona after Cam Newton was ruled out with a mid-foot sprain. It will be the second career start for...

NC remap won't necessarily produce Democratic majorities

Sep. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newly redrawn legislative districts are skewed less toward Republicans than the current plans, which judges rejected for political bias, but they wouldn't necessarily guarantee Democratic majorities in 2020, redistricting experts say. The new state House and Senate...

North Carolina university bars fraternity for 3 more years

Sep. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university has barred a fraternity from campus until 2023, extending a suspension levied in 2017. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Appalachian State University has removed its official recognition of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The fraternity applied for reinstatement in...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is a convicted felon...

3 teens arrested for threats to North Carolina high school

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested three teenagers accused of threatening violence against a North Carolina high school. The New Bern Police Department says in a Friday news release that investigators were tipped off Wednesday to threats of a violent attack at New Bern High School. Police said two...

NC State seeks defensive improvement against Ball State

Sep. 20, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State doesn't know exactly what kind of defense it has entering Saturday night's visit from Ball State. The Wolfpack didn't allow a touchdown in the first two games against overmatched East Carolina and Western Carolina teams. But the defense followed with a shaky...