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North Carolina man pleads guilty in police officer's death

Jul. 05, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MOIUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a police officer in 2020, authorities said. During his hearing, Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, entered a guilty plea for murder, news outlets reported. In...

Florida caretaker charged after pushing client out of car

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused by a North Carolina sheriff's office of stabbing the man she provides care for with a felt-tipped marker and pushed him out of a moving car. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday that Arlene Mary...

Morgan picked for NC Senate bid following candidate dropout

Jul. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former Democratic state House candidate in southeastern North Carolina will now run this fall for a Senate seat after the challenger to Republican Sen. Michael Lee dropped out. New Hanover County's Democratic Party executive committee last Friday chose...

NC court: Restaurants can't get insurance payouts for virus

Jul. 05, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over a dozen North Carolina restaurants that closed during the coronavirus pandemic when government orders restricted their services can't be recompensed for those financial losses through their commercial insurance policies, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. ...

North Carolina town helps emergency vehicles reach beach

Jul. 05, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina coastal town has acted to help rescue workers gain easier access to the beach, a move that addresses a potential issue in reaching the shore in an emergency. Officials in Oak Island say the town has 65 public beach access locations, but...

Virginia man arrested in fatal shooting in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in North Carolina, authorities said. Ky’Un Talik Thompson, 20, of Danville, Virginia, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Kimora Johnson, of...

Spotted lanternfly sighting confirmed in North Carolina

Jul. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A population of an invasive fly from Asia has been discovered in North Carolina, confirming a prediction from agriculture experts that it was only a matter of time before the potentially destructive pest reached the state. Late last month, the N.C. Department...

Man struck by lightning near island off North Carolina

Jul. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man was struck by lightning near Masonboro Island. WECT-TV reports that the man was struck about 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded with their Marine Unit, along with...

Oak Island’s new Beach Services Unit aids in public safety

Jul. 04, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — It’s a Saturday morning in mid-June, which means that Oak Island’s beach strand is crowded. The tide is rising, and the beach is narrow, particularly on the east end. Cynthia Grant, a member of Oak Island’s Beach Services Unit, weaves her utility...

Man drowns at N.C. beach, officials urge caution post-storm

Jul. 03, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man drowned in the water off Oak Island and a handful of other swimmers in the area required assistance Sunday, authorities said. A news release from the town of Oak Island said responders arrived Sunday afternoon to find the 52-year-old...