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Jones leads Wolfpack past Wake Forest

Jan. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s star was in foul trouble, and its shots were misfiring. But the Wolfpack played strong enough defense to escape with another win. Kayla Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 9 N.C. State beat Wake Forest 59-45 on Sunday. Jakia Brown-Turner added...

Police release video of stop that prompted investigation

Jan. 19, 2020 2:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department has released body-camera video of a traffic stop that prompted a use-of-force investigation. Raleigh police released video on Friday that showed two officers grabbing, punching and kneeing a man who was shown ignoring their orders, The News &...

In  this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, photo, Sonny Miles, a 2014 graduate from Mount Tabor High School, poses for a portrait, in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Miles, whose real name is Jordan Williams, earned newfound recognition after

North Carolina musician lands on Barack Obama's playlist

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several months ago, Winston-Salem-native Sonny Miles recorded “Raleighwood Hills” with his friends LesTheGenius and Jaxson Free, and did what modern musicians do today — got it placed on a curated Spotify playlist, posted it on YouTube and hoped for the...

Balanced scoring leads N.C. State past Clemson 60-54

Jan. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State couldn’t afford to worry about style points, not when it expected a defensive struggle against resurgent Clemson on Saturday afternoon. “I told them before the game, ‘You’re going to have to win every type of game,’ " N.C. State...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 1999 file photo, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye gets hugs from his granddaughters Whitney Frye, 13, left, Jordan Frye, 11, middle, and Endya,10 in Raleigh, N.C.  In North Carolina's Supreme Court chamber hangs a towering painting of Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century slave owner and jurist who authored a notorious opinion about the “absolute” rights of slaveholders over the enslaved. Two African American chief justices have sat on the bench beneath Ruffin's stare: Frye who served as chief justice for about a year from 1999 to 2000 after 16 years as an associate justice; and Cheri Beasley, who was an associate justice for about seven years before she was appointed as chief justice in 2019.   (Scott Sharpe/The News & Observer via AP)

Court portrait of writer of notorious slave ruling reviewed

Jan. 18, 2020 1:53 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina's Supreme Court chamber, above the seat held by the second African American chief justice, hangs a towering painting of a 19th century slave owner and jurist who authored a notorious opinion about the “absolute” rights of slaveholders over the enslaved. ...

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a member of the gallery tries to display her sign while lawmakers convene during a joint select committee meeting on redistricting in Raleigh, N.C. Republican wins in state legislatures in 2010 put them in a commanding position to draw legislative and congressional maps the following year that essentially cemented their political power for a decade.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

Jan. 18, 2020 8:39 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade. But the...

Carolina Hurricanes' head athletic trainer Doug Bennett attends to Dougie Hamilton after Hamilton was injured in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Hurricanes D-man Hamilton out indefinitely with broken leg

Jan. 17, 2020 7:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with a broken left leg. The team announced Friday that Hamilton broke his left fibula during a loss at Columbus on Thursday night and underwent surgery Friday. Hamilton was hurt in the second period while...

North Carolina teen accused of shooting at cars

Jan. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been accused of shooting at cars on a North Carolina highway, authorities said. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that the unidentified 14-year-old will be charged in juvenile court with 20 counts of discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle...

North Carolina group gauges teachers' support for strike

Jan. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Association of Educators wants to know how long teachers would stay out of the classroom to get the pay raises and benefits that they want. The NCAE is surveying teachers to find out how long they would participate in a work stoppage if the legislature...

Ex-Attorney General Lynch speaking at NC King Day service

Jan. 17, 2020 4:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper top the list of notables attending the annual observance by state employees of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lynch was the scheduled keynote speaker at Friday's event at First Baptist...