Latest North Carolina News

Police wait downstream for suspect trying to swim to freedom

Jul. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

LAKE LURE, N.C. (AP) — A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream. A Lake Lure Police statement says 38-year-old Jesse Lee Boyd was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on warrants accusing him of forgery or...

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

Jul. 23, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling out...

B.C. police searching for 2 missing, investigating murders

Jul. 22, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — The separate discoveries of three bodies and a burning car with missing occupants are shaking rural northern British Columbia. Canadian police said Monday they were searching for two men whose burning car was discovered on Friday about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dease...

Actress charged with drug possession in North Carolina

Jul. 22, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — Actress Sonja Sohn, who played a detective in the HBO series "The Wire," is facing charges of felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The sheriff's office in Dare County, North Carolina, says Sohn, whose legal name is Sonja Plack, was arrested after midnight...

Police: 6-year-old among 4 accused in theft of handguns

Jul. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a 6-year-old is among four suspects identified in the theft of 10 handguns from a local store. The Wilson Times reports Wilson police say investigators also identified a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds in the theft of the handguns, which have been...

No surprise: Clemson picked to win 5th straight ACC title

Jul. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Reigning national champion Clemson is the heavy favorite to win a fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The league said Monday that the Tigers earned 170 of 173 votes from media members at last week's preseason media days. Syracuse, Clemson's likely top challenger...

Woman: Husband killed in freak accident on N Carolina beach

Jul. 22, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A woman says her husband was killed on the North Carolina coast when a wave crashed into him, slamming his head into the sand and breaking his neck. Shannon Dingle tweeted about Lee Dingle's death, saying "my partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident." She said...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team warps Omar words on 9/11, al Qaida

Jul. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. One of his top White House advisers, Stephen Miller, reinforced the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week

Jul. 20, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America. The episode roiled the capital and excited Trump's North Carolina...

In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

Jul. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman. Trump on Friday defended the rally-goers as "patriots" while again questioning the loyalty of four Democratic lawmakers of color....