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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...

North Carolina State dean named new Kansas State president

Dec. 02, 2021 12:10 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A dean at North Carolina State University with extensive experience in agriculture and food sciences will be the next president of Kansas State University, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. The regents named Richard Linton to replace...

NC General Assembly nears final OK on budget Cooper to sign

Nov. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators on Wednesday neared sending a final state government budget that's over four months late to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. His announcement the day before that he'll sign the plan into law halted any drama over a possible repeat of a 2019 budget...

UNC law students help Vietnam War veteran get Purple Heart

Nov. 14, 2021 00:16 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Army veteran John Spencer Jr. returned home from the Vietnam War at 21 years old, he was immediately stripped of his dog tags, uniform and dignity. “It was almost like being a criminal,” Spencer said. Instead of being...

UNC Chapel Hill trustees set new power, pitch higher tuition

Nov. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university has given itself new power over highly paid faculty appointments in the aftermath of controversy over tenure for a Black journalism professor. The change at the University of North...

Hannah-Jones urges educators to reject ‘anti-history laws’

Nov. 01, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones urged supporters of public education in North Carolina on Oct. 26 to organize to fight “anti-history laws” being promoted by Republican lawmakers. Hannah-Jones said the left hasn’t gotten...

North Carolina's $25 reward helped boost COVID vaccinations

Oct. 25, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — What works and what doesn’t when it comes to encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19? A new study in North Carolina shows that offering $25 to people getting their first shot was an important factor, while long odds at a big lottery prize made little...

Hannah-Jones returning to UNC for 1619 Project discussion

Oct. 23, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is returning to North Carolina as a keynote speaker for the annual Writers Week event at UNC Wilmington in November. Hannah-Jones will discuss her award-winning work on The 1619 Project, a New...

UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

Oct. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disadvantages white and Asian students. ...

NC government, constitution expert John Sanders dies at 94

Sep. 30, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — John Sanders. an expert on North Carolina government and higher education who helped revise the state constitution into its current form, has died at age 94. Sanders died Sept. 22 in Chapel Hill, according to Walker’s Funeral Home and the...