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North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

Sep. 17, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of...

Ex-officer behind infamous 1970 slayings ends release appeal

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters on a North Carolina base has ended his appeal of a lower court ruling that denied his requested release. An attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald said...

Country star Scotty McCreery knows pressure NFL players face

Sep. 14, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A decade ago, Scotty McCreery won “American Idol.” At age 17. So the country music star and huge NFL fan knows all about the pressure players face. Maybe even more so: Remember, as well as he might have performed on stage, fans across the country were casting votes...

Worker advocates seek more NC aid as federal benefits expire

Sep. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployed need higher and longer jobless benefits from the state more than ever now that additional federal benefits created during the COVID-19 pandemic expired this month, advocates for workers and the poor said Monday. Several...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen 6, Calhoun City 0 Alcorn Central 54, Falkner 12 Amory 50, Mooreville 21 Baldwyn 60, Tishomingo County 14 Bay 54, Long Beach 21 Bay Springs 44,...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alexander Central 28, R-S Central 8 Andrews 26, Mitchell County 14 Asheville Erwin 28, Brevard 21 Asheville School 54, Lakeway Christian, Tenn. 7 Bartlett Yancey 70, East...

Judge sets deadline for N. Carolina to boost school funding

Sep. 10, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to follow a court-ordered plan to provide full funding for improving public education or he will take action himself. State Superior Court Judge David Lee said he was “very...

North Carolina man gets 13 years for human trafficking

Sep. 09, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a North Carolina man to 13 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and for aiding and abetting, authorities said. Antoine Lamar Wallace of Garner, was sentenced on Wednesday to for sex trafficking of a minor and...

Man arrested on indecent liberties charges from 1970s

Sep. 08, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

SELMA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested following his indictment on charges of taking indecent liberties with a family member in the 1970s, a sheriff's office said Wednesday. David Ricky Godwin Sr., 74, of Selma was taken into custody by detectives...

September redistricting hearings held for NC maps input

Sep. 08, 2021 05:02 AM EDT

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are going outside Raleigh to hear from residents about how General Assembly and congressional districts should be redrawn for the next decade. The House and Senate scheduled over a dozen public hearings for September, with...