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NC Republicans seek moving Congress case to federal court

Oct. 14, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are trying to move from state court to federal court a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina congressional map drawn in 2016. The GOP lawmakers filed a notice Monday in the partisan redistricting litigation that voters filed last month in Wake County...

Woman openly shares her grief over husband's death

Oct. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lunchtime is the hardest, Shannon Dingle says. That's when she really misses her husband, Lee, who worked close to home and would eat with her every day as a way to stay connected despite the demands of his job as an engineer and hers as a writer and the mom of six children. No, she...

With no runoff, Baldwin now Raleigh's next mayor

Oct. 11, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former council member in North Carolina's capital city will become its next mayor, as the second-place finisher in this week's election decided against seeking a runoff. Mary-Ann Baldwin got the most votes in Tuesday's six-candidate race for Raleigh mayor. Unofficial results showed...

Correction: Syracuse-NC State Preview story

Oct. 10, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 9 previewing the Syracuse-North Carolina State game, The Associated Press erroneously spelled the last name of N.C. State's quarterback in the headline. His name is Bailey Hockman, not Hoffman. A corrected version of the story is below: NC State turns to QB Bailey...

North Carolina seeks input on pedestrian safety

Oct. 10, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state agency in North Carolina wants to find ways to improve pedestrian safety across the state, beginning with downtown Raleigh. The Office of State Human Resources began the "WalkSmartNC" initiative on Thursday with the help of the Governor's Highway Safety Program and other...

FEMA denies Dorian individual assistance in 4 NC counties

Oct. 9, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has denied individual assistance for residents in four North Carolina counties hit hard by Hurricane Dorian just days after approving other funds to help local governments repair infrastructure, North Carolina's governor said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper had sent a...

2 men charged in death of recent high school graduate

Oct. 9, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested two men and charged them in the death of a recent high school graduate. News sources report Raleigh police announced on Wednesday that 18-year-old Elijah Ugochukwu Umelo has been charged with murder in the death of Desmond Myles Jenkins, On...

Mayoral runoff likely in North Carolina's capital city

Oct. 9, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in North Carolina's capital city are expected to get another chance to choose their next mayor in a runoff. Former Raleigh city council member Mary-Ann Baldwin was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's election but didn't get the more than 50 percent necessary to win outright....

Man hit, killed by Amtrak train in North Carolina capital

Oct. 7, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say a man was killed after he was hit by an Amtrak train in North Carolina's capital city. News outlets report Raleigh police say the accident occurred on the city's south side around 9:10 a.m. on Monday. Train No. 92 originated in Miami and was heading north to New York when...

North Carolina students investigated in racist online chat

Oct. 7, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — School administrators are investigating whether to punish students at two schools outside Raleigh, North Carolina, for exchanging racist messages online. Wake County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten said Monday the Snapchat discussions involved three students at East Wake High School in...