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North Carolina lawmakers back to work for 2023, filing bills

Jan. 25, 2023 18:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday after its usual two-week January break and turned to the business of legislating — filing bills on several topics familiar to veteran lawmakers. The House and Senate held midday floor...

State auditor: I made 'serious mistake' leaving accident

Jan. 23, 2023 23:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elected state auditor apologized Monday for leaving the scene of an accident last month after she drove her state-issued vehicle into a parked car, calling it a “serious mistake” and adding she would continue at her job. In a statement...

Police report: Custody death followed repeated stun gun use

Jan. 23, 2023 18:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh police used stun guns three times during a struggle with a man who died in custody this month, according to a preliminary report released Monday. Darryl Tyree Williams, 32, died at a hospital after being confronted and handcuffed by officers in the...

NC State's Smith day-to-day after scary fall in UNC loss

Jan. 22, 2023 11:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State guard Terquavion Smith is day-to-day after a scary fall led to him being wheeled off the court on a stretcher in Saturday's loss at North Carolina, the school said Sunday. Smith reported neck and elbow pain as well as numbness in his right...

Lawmakers seek new court hearings on voter ID, redistricting

Jan. 20, 2023 14:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders announced Friday that they’re asking the state’s highest court to reconsider decisions on redistricting and voter identification. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore noted in a news release that GOP lawyers...

North Carolina auditor faces hit-and-run, traffic charges

Jan. 19, 2023 13:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elected state auditor has a court date next week after she was cited for misdemeanor hit-and-run and another traffic-related charge when police said she hit a parked car while driving on a Raleigh road. Beth Wood, 68, was cited Dec. 12 for a...

1st Black woman serving in N. Carolina legislature dies

Jan. 18, 2023 16:42 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Annie Brown Kennedy, an attorney who was the first Black woman to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly, has died at age 98, a family member said. Kennedy, a Democrat who first joined the House in 1979 to fill a vacancy, died Tuesday from natural...

Person dies in custody after Raleigh police use stun gun

Jan. 17, 2023 15:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A person died Tuesday morning after officers used a stun gun to apprehend the individual, according to the Raleigh Police Department. The News & Observer reported that officers were patrolling in Southeast Raleigh when they came across a suspicious vehicle...

Moore reveals new North Carolina House committee leaders

Jan. 17, 2023 14:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former North Carolina House members who have now returned as representatives after years away have landed committee leadership positions, Speaker Tim Moore announced on Tuesday while unveiling committee rosters for the new session. Rep. Stephen Ross, an...

EPA chief Regan speaks at North Carolina King Day observance

Jan. 13, 2023 15:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The drive for clean water and air for minority and low-income residents is inexorably linked to the march toward racial equality that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. championed, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan told North Carolina state...