Latest North Carolina News

Rhule 'disappointed' Bridgewater wasn't happy with practice

May. 12, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule feels good about the way the Panthers approach practices and is “disappointed” former quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn’t feel the same way while in Carolina. “I’m not going to delve into specifics about our process, some of...

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest fuel pipeline restarted operations Wednesday, days after it was forced to shut down by a gang of hackers. The disruption of Colonial Pipeline caused long lines at gas stations in the Southeast due to distribution problems and...

JRM wins appeal to overturn Gragson's disqualification

May. 12, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An appeals officer ruled Wednesday that JR Motorsports did not violate any rules when NASCAR disqualified Noah Gragson at Darlington Raceway. The decision restored the fourth-place finish Gragson earned Saturday in the Xfinity Series race and he...

North Carolina lawmakers dash toward key bill deadline

May. 12, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature plowed thorough dozens of measures on Wednesday in meeting its traditional parliamentary deadline, whittling down the universe of bills that could become law during the next two years. House and Senate members held...

NC criminal justice reform bill gets unanimous OK in Senate

May. 12, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state senators voted unanimously on Wednesday for a broad criminal justice measure that attempts to weed out misbehaving officers, provide mental health aid to law enforcement and help families view police body camera footage quickly. ...

NC's minimum marriage age rises to 16 in bill OK'd by Senate

May. 12, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The minimum age to get married in North Carolina would increase from 14 to 16 under legislation unanimously approved by the state Senate on Wednesday. Backers of the measure say it reflects a compromise from the original content of the bill, which...

Colonial Pipeline says it has restarted pipeline, will resume deliveries, days after hackers forced it to shut down

May. 12, 2021 17:58 PM EDT
CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Colonial Pipeline says it has restarted pipeline, will resume deliveries, days after hackers forced it to shut down.

N Carolina man found guilty in attack on college students

May. 12, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was found guilty and sentenced to more than 100 years in prison on charges stemming on an attack on two college students in 2016, court officials said Wednesday. Titus Lee was found guilty of two counts of kidnapping, two...

North Carolina House approves bill to limit teaching of race

May. 12, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans approved a plan on Wednesday to prohibit public schools from embracing certain ideas that critically examine how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law. The measure passed by a vote of 65 to 48...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 12, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. May 10, 2021. Editorial: Solving a troubling mental health situation A bevy of bills before the state legislature seeks to improve how state and local agencies assist people struggling with mental health crises and related...