Latest North Carolina News

The Latest: McCarthy says Trump hostility to Omar not racist

Jul. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's reelection rally in North Carolina (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The top Republican in the House says "send her back" chants about Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar at President Donald Trump's Wednesday night rally "have no place in our party and no...

The Latest: Coach says Miami will lean on linebacker trio

Jul. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 11:25 a.m. New Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz says there's little doubt about the strength of his team — it's his linebacker crew. Shaq Quarterman, Mike Pinckney and Zach McCloud all arrived at Miami...

Disgruntled employee drives into North Carolina Massage Envy

Jul. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a disgruntled employee drove her car through a Massage Envy spa in Raleigh. News outlets report nobody was seriously injured when a woman is said to have plowed through the storefront, shattering the glass and creating a massive hole. Brian Murray told...

North Carolina GOP Rep. Grange entering 2020 governor's race

Jul. 18, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state legislator has entered the 2020 gubernatorial race, providing a rival in the Republican primary for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who's been preparing for years to seek the party's nomination. State Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington announced her candidacy on Thursday in a...

Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

Jul. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out....

Teacher accused of sex crimes against North Carolina student

Jul. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher in North Carolina is being accused of having sex with a female student. News outlets report 43-year-old Brian Jacob Weavil was charged Wednesday with statutory sex offense of a child, taking indecent liberties, and sex offense involving a teacher against a student. A...

Police: Kids seeking candy trapped in store by sex offender

Jul. 18, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A sex offender working at a North Carolina convenience store is accused of locking children inside the shop and robbing them. Newport police Chief Keith Lewis tells reporters two children entered the shop near closing Sunday to buy candy and were trapped by 60-year-old Hector Sanchez,...

North Carolina sheriff unveils new policy on police chases

Jul. 18, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff has developed a new policy for handing police chases. The News & Record of Greensboro reports the new policy from Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers bars deputies from engaging in pursuits involving simple, nonviolent misdemeanors such as shoplifting....

Asheville works on plan to develop Thomas Wolfe cabin site

Jul. 18, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mountain city is asking for the public's help as it works on a plan to incorporate a famous author's cabin into its park system. Asheville announced that it will be having two public planning sessions on Aug. 1 to discuss how to develop the property once used by...

Prosecutor: Dealer called 'Cookie Man' sentenced to 10 years

Jul. 18, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina drug dealer known as the "Cookie Man" has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Wednesday that a federal judge sentenced Jeffrey Bernard Moore on charges...