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Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

Apr. 22, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating an accident at a road construction site in which a worker was killed. Winston-Salem police tell news sources that workers were removing soundproof walls from a truck around 9:20 a.m. on Monday at a site on northbound U.S. Highway 421 at...

Carl Bell, who oversaw AP bureaus in 3 cities, dies at 95

Apr. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carl Bell, who served as bureau chief in three U.S. cities during more than four decades with The Associated Press, has died. He was 95. Bell's wife, Ouida Bell, said he died April 15 after a recent fall that caused a brain injury. He headed bureaus in Phoenix; Charlotte, North Carolina; and...

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

Apr. 22, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee,...

2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

Apr. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument....

Body of missing North Carolina teenager recovered on coast

Apr. 22, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. The police department...

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Apr. 22, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones' health faded. He died in...

Police: Wind may be factor in fatal skydiver accident in NC

Apr. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 29-year-old man has died in a skydiving accident in North Carolina. The Wilmington Star News reports that the accident occurred Sunday morning at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Southport. It's about 45 minutes south of Wilmington. The man who died has been identified...

NC governor seeks economic aid for businesses at blast site

Apr. 22, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper wants the federal government's help in assisting businesses in a North Carolina city also feeling the results of a deadly natural gas explosion at cash registers. Cooper has written the U.S. Small Business Administration asking it take action so that some Durham...

N Carolina's Earth Day: Invasive species out, clean power in

Apr. 22, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmentalists are honoring Mother Earth and discussing the work ahead to protect it. North Carolina Earth Day events to demonstrate support for environmental protection are scheduled Monday in Raleigh, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Asheville. Pilot Mountain State Park in Stokes...

Children's book heading to International Space Station

Apr. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Houston Kidd, a self-proclaimed "astronomy nerd," will soon have a brush with outer space. On April 26, the Space X Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center to bring supplies to the International Space Station, and a children's book written by Kidd will be on...