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N. Carolina charter school under fire for teacher's comments

Oct. 06, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school....

Lawsuit: Blind man, guide dog forced from N. Carolina mall

Sep. 16, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police officers violated civil rights law when they forced a blind man and his service dog to leave a mall and threatened to arrest him for trespassing if he didn't, according to a lawsuit filed by a North Carolina advocacy group. “Civil rights...

Leaders offer compassion, few answers after school shooting

Sep. 02, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — State and local leaders offered encouragement and compassion Thursday to students and the mother of a high school boy fatally shot on campus the day before, but released no new details about the suspect, including whether he knew the victim or attended the school....

1 student killed in shooting at North Carolina high school

Sep. 01, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after one student was fatally shot at a North Carolina high school, officials said. Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson, fighting back tears, told a news conference that Mount Tabor High...

Man surrenders after claiming to have bomb near US Capitol

Aug. 19, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol surrendered to law enforcement after an hourslong standoff Thursday that prompted a massive police response and the evacuations of government buildings in the area. ...

UNC journalism school dean announces she is stepping down

Aug. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The dean of the school of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led the effort to bring award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to her faculty in the face of resistance from the school's trustees, announced Tuesday she is stepping...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

Jul. 23, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims. The...

Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Jul. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier...

Lawsuit: Black couple alleges discrimination by Tyson Farms

Jul. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Black couple working at Tyson Farms plant in North Carolina has filed a lawsuit that says a supervisor frequently used racial slurs against them, showed disdain for their Muslim faith and that the company refused to address the issue despite multiple requests. ...

Maryland police give details of fatal McDonald's standoff

Jul. 19, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

Three days after a 21-year-old man was fatally shot by police officers outside of a McDonald's restaurant, a Maryland police chief provided details on Monday about the “armed standoff," but did not say what prompted officers to kill the suspect. Friday's incident...