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Democrats pan plan by N. Carolina GOP to delay primary again

Jan. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday panned a fast-moving effort by Republicans to delay primary elections by another three weeks, saying scheduling should be left to the state Supreme Court that is scrutinizing GOP redistricting plans. ...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

Already delayed, N. Carolina primary could now move to June

Jan. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators on Monday announced plans to attempt to further delay the already postponed state primary, responding to worries about timing should the state Supreme Court strike down recent redistricting plans. The legislature will...

Cunane, No. 4 Wolfpack women beat No. 16 Blue Devils 84-60

Jan. 16, 2022 18:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The ball continues to wind its way through North Carolina State’s wealth of options, from Elissa Cunane inside or to any number of outside shooters. Cunane scored 23 points and a dozen players scored to help the fourth-ranked N.C. State beat No. 16 Duke 84-60...

EPA to review NC permit OKs at hog farms collecting gas

Jan. 14, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal regulators have agreed to investigate whether the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality violated the rights of minority residents and poor people living near farms where it approved plans to capture gas from hog waste. The U.S. Environmental...

Ex-Insurance Commissioner Goodwin is NC's next DMV chief

Jan. 14, 2022 17:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wayne Goodwin, a longtime leader in North Carolina government and state Democratic Party politics, was named the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner on Friday. Goodwin, the elected state insurance commissioner from 2009 to 2017 and a former state...

FBI, National Park Service seek help after body found

Jan. 13, 2022 13:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI and the National Park Service are asking for the public's help in an investigation into the discovery of a body along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina last year. A news release from the park service says parkway personnel received a report...

Super PAC seeks to boost N. Carolina Senate hopeful Eastman

Jan. 13, 2022 13:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An independent political committee has quickly spent money on digital media, billboards and radio ads to back Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marjorie Eastman, a relative newcomer to the race. Restore Common Sense Inc., which was created in November, as of...

Knife-wielding man shot by N. Carolina police officers dead

Jan. 12, 2022 12:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A knife-wielding man shot and wounded by a North Carolina police officer is dead, a day after authorities said he swung the knife at officers responding to a 911 call regarding a traffic accident, officials said. The Raleigh Police Department said in a news...

'American Idol' runner-up Aiken aims for Congress again

Jan. 10, 2022 15:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced Monday he's running for Congress again in North Carolina, this time seeking to succeed the retiring U.S. Rep. David Price. In a video announcing his bid in the 6th District, Aiken said he's joining the...