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US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Compton, DeLeo drive in 3, GaTech tops Louisville 9-4 in ACC

May. 26, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Compton went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs, Jake DeLeo also had three RBIs and seventh-seeded Georgia Tech defeated second-seeded Louisville 9-4 in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday. Both teams were already eliminated after losing to 11th-seeded...

Former UNC Wilmington dean named school's new chancellor

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former dean at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is returning to the school as its new chancellor, officials announced Thursday. Aswani Volety, currently serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Elon University, was...

Decade since NC governor win, McCrory trounced in Senate bid

May. 26, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decade ago, Pat McCrory was king in North Carolina's Republican Party. The former Charlotte mayor became the first GOP governor in two decades when he won in 2012 by 11 percentage points. Today, the moderate has been tossed aside in state GOP politics,...

Raikkonen to drive Cup race at Watkins Glen for Trackhouse

May. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One world champion, will drive the No. 91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International road course on Aug. 21 for Trackhouse Racing. Raikkonen retired from Formula One last year after competing...

North Carolina woman sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud

May. 26, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for conspiring with others to defraud North Carolina's Medicaid system by turning in more than $4 million in fake claims for behavioral health services. Sharita Mathis Richardson of...

White hits 3 HRs, NC State tops Miami, advances to ACC semis

May. 25, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Tommy White hit three home runs — the last of which broke N.C. State's program record — and the Wolfpack beat sixth-ranked Miami 9-6 Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. No. 10 seed N.C. State (35-20) plays No. 11...

NC parents' bill that bars K-3 LGBTQ curriculum clears panel

May. 25, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican measure supporters say would empower North Carolina parents to better monitor their children's public school education — and also would bar K-3 class curriculum from addressing LGBTQ issues — received approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee. ...

Lawsuit filed over plane crash that killed 8 off of NC coast

May. 25, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also died. The suit claims the pilot failed to properly fly the single-engine plane in weather...

NC Attorney General Stein out of hospital following stroke

May. 25, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein left a Raleigh hospital on Wednesday after being treated earlier this week for what he called a “minor stroke.” Stein's office confirmed his release the day after the two-term Democrat announced he was...