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North Carolina power cut by shooting could come back earlier

Dec. 06, 2022 18:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy said it expects to restore power ahead of schedule to thousands of homes in a central North Carolina county that have been without electricity for several days after an attack on the electric grid. Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said the company...

NC Labor Commissioner Dobson won't run again in 2024

Dec. 06, 2022 15:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson announced on Tuesday that he won't seek reelection in 2024, saying he's served enough time with one term in that elected office following previous gigs as a state legislator and county commissioner. Dobson, who...

2 NC Democratic attorneys meet at appeals court over AG's ad

Dec. 06, 2022 14:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Representatives for two elected North Carolina Democratic government lawyers argued on Tuesday before an appeals court deciding whether potential prosecution of Attorney General Josh Stein or others over a 2020 campaign commercial should be blocked further while his lawsuit...

North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days

Dec. 05, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants...

Reives picked by NC House Democrats to stay minority leader

Dec. 05, 2022 16:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Robert Reives of Chatham County was picked on Monday by fellow Democrats to remain the party's state House leader for the next two years. New and returning Democrats who won their House elections last month met and selected Reives as...

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Dec. 04, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

NC health agency appealing ruling on services for disabled

Nov. 30, 2022 15:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government is appealing a trial judge's order that demands many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and development disabilities who otherwise live at institutions, the top state health official said Wednesday. ...

Service this weekend to recall ex-NC Democratic chair McCain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held this weekend for Betty Ray McCain, a longtime North Carolina Democratic Party activist and counselor to former four-time Gov. Jim Hunt. McCain, a Hunt Cabinet secretary who was the first woman to chair the state Democratic Party,...

NC Democrats' parity in Congress delegation may be fleeting

Nov. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats celebrated winning what was billed as North Carolina's lone toss-up race for the U.S. House this month, as state Sen. Wiley Nickel’s narrow victory over Republican Bo Hines in the 13th Congressional District helped weaken any national GOP midterm wave. ...

Cherryville woman dances at her 105th birthday party

Nov. 27, 2022 09:07 AM EST

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Cherryville woman’s first birthday party ever at age 105 turned out just perfect. Line dancers and square dancers performed routines to entertain her, 12-year-old Lily brought her 10-week-old yellow Labrador named Nina for her to pet and she even got the chance to...