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N. Carolina charter school under fire for teacher's comments

Oct. 06, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school....

Lawsuit: Blind man, guide dog forced from N. Carolina mall

Sep. 16, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police officers violated civil rights law when they forced a blind man and his service dog to leave a mall and threatened to arrest him for trespassing if he didn't, according to a lawsuit filed by a North Carolina advocacy group. “Civil rights...

Leaders offer compassion, few answers after school shooting

Sep. 02, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — State and local leaders offered encouragement and compassion Thursday to students and the mother of a high school boy fatally shot on campus the day before, but released no new details about the suspect, including whether he knew the victim or attended the school....

1 student killed in shooting at North Carolina high school

Sep. 01, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after one student was fatally shot at a North Carolina high school, officials said. Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson, fighting back tears, told a news conference that Mount Tabor High...

Man surrenders after claiming to have bomb near US Capitol

Aug. 19, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol surrendered to law enforcement after an hourslong standoff Thursday that prompted a massive police response and the evacuations of government buildings in the area. ...

UNC journalism school dean announces she is stepping down

Aug. 17, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The dean of the school of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led the effort to bring award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to her faculty in the face of resistance from the school's trustees, announced Tuesday she is stepping...