Latest North Carolina News

Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with foot injury

Sep. 18, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is confident backup quarterback Kyle Allen can get the job done if Cam Newton can't play Sunday against the Cardinals, a scenario that seems increasingly likely each day. Allen took reps with the first team again Wednesday after Newton missed his second...

Police investigate after transgender woman's body found

Sep. 18, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they're trying to determine if someone intentionally set the fire. The body...

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Sep. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles. Syracuse and Florida State were picked to finish behind reigning national champion Clemson in the Atlantic...

UNC hospital resumes child heart surgeries after review

Sep. 18, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during procedures there. The News & Observer reports the...

House adds 2 GOP members after North Carolina election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections became members of the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and...

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

Duke Energy plans to invest more in renewable power

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy says it plans to invest heavily in renewable energy and natural gas powered plants to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030. One of the nation's largest utilities said Tuesday it plans to double its portfolio of solar, wind and other renewable power sources by 2025...

US Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina's Fort Bragg said in a statement that Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin died Monday....

Newton's status for Arizona unclear after reaggravating foot

Sep. 17, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's status for Sunday's game at Arizona is uncertain after the 2015 league MVP reaggravated a mid-foot sprain. Newton did not practice Tuesday and Panthers coach Ron Rivera gave no timetable for his QB's potential return, saying "He's going to get his treatment, we'll see...

Childress declines option on rookie Daniel Hemric for 2020

Sep. 17, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress Racing has declined to pick up the option on rookie Daniel Hemric for next season. Hemric is ranked 25th in the standings, did not make NASCAR's playoffs and has just two top-10 finishes in 27 starts this season. The team said Tuesday that Hemric will finish the...