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Court delays N. Carolina filing for legislative, US House

Dec. 06, 2021 12:44 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Monday halted for now candidate filing for U.S. House and state legislative seats while judges there consider whether to block the use of district boundaries that lawsuit filers claim are illegal partisan gerrymanders. A Court...

Pickett, No. 13 Pitt headline AP All-ACC honors for 2021

Dec. 06, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference champion Pittsburgh headlines The Associated Press All-ACC teams and individual awards for the 2021 season. The 13th-ranked Panthers had a league-best seven selections in results released Monday after voting by 14 sports writers who cover the...

Shots fired in carjacking attempt at NC State University

Dec. 05, 2021 17:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man attempting to rob North Carolina State University students early Sunday morning fired multiple shots as they fled the scene, according to a campus safety alert. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports it happened just after 3:20 a.m. in...

Small earthquake reported in western North Carolina

Dec. 05, 2021 16:28 PM EST

LAUREL PARK, N.C. (AP) — A small earthquake struck a county in western North Carolina on Sunday morning, geologists said. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the 2.3-magnitude earthquake was reported right before 8 a.m. in Laurel Park in Henderson County,...

Officials say fire at Pilot Mountain finally contained

Dec. 04, 2021 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fire that burned 1,050 acres on Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina, is finally 100% contained, the N.C. Forest Service reported Saturday. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that smoke from the mountain will still be visible...

Lawsuit: Principal fired for diverse hiring, mask mandate

Dec. 04, 2021 10:10 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina charter school principal says in a lawsuit that he was fired after two months for hiring a culturally diverse staff and his COVID-19 mask mandate. Brian Bauer, who filed the lawsuit against Charter Schools USA, said he was...

NCDOT is building highway bridges for wildlife and humans

Dec. 04, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a bridge on Interstate 40 that is one of the first in the state to take into account the needs of bears and elk. The bridge will carry I-40 over Cold Springs Creek and Harmon Den Road near the...

NC judges deny requests to block elections under new maps

Dec. 03, 2021 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional maps can begin as scheduled next week after state judges on Friday rejected demands from lawsuit filers who claim the lines have to be blocked because they so egregiously favor Republicans. ...

Jury awards man $6M after finding police fabricated evidence

Dec. 01, 2021 16:14 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a North Carolina man $6 million after finding a detective made up evidence and performed an inadequate investigation that led to convictions that sent him to prison for more than 20 years. The jury in...

Judge won't order restart on NC legislative redistricting

Nov. 30, 2021 18:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge refused on Tuesday to essentially force state lawmakers to start over on this year's redistricting of General Assembly districts, saying he can't turn back the clock on the process that was used and led to new seat boundaries. ...