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North Carolina chosen for supersonic passenger jet plant

Jan. 26, 2022 16:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Colorado-based aviation company announced on Wednesday that it has chosen a North Carolina airport as the location for a plant that will manufacture next-generation supersonic passenger jets. If successful, its investment could create more than 2,000 jobs in the region over...

North Carolina AG sues company over scam phone calls

Jan. 26, 2022 08:46 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is seeking hundreds of billions of dollars in a lawsuit filed against a Texas company which claims it helped scammers place robocalls inundating phones. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Texas-based...

African American festival targets environmental justice

Jan. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmental justice will be the theme this year of an annual festival celebrating Black history in North Carolina. The North Carolina Museum of History will hold its 21st Annual African American Cultural Celebration on Saturday, The News & Observer of...

NC state park system reports record 22.8M visitors in 2021

Jan. 25, 2022 09:18 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s state parks system saw a record number of visitors last year. According to data provided Monday by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources said 22.8 million visitors entered the system’s 41 parks, recreation areas and natural...

NC House panel meets to examine K-12 education's future

Jan. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A study panel composed of several North Carolina House members and charged with considering wide-ranging changes to K-12 education held its first meeting on Monday. The House Select Committee on an Education System for North Carolina’s Future could spend up...

NC "school choice" proclamation first by Democrat Cooper

Jan. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed “North Carolina School Choice Week” for the first time since the Democrat took over the job more than five years ago. The proclamation for “choice week,” which began Sunday, is interesting given Cooper has raised issues...

Coast along Virginia and the Carolinas gets snow, ice

Jan. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A layer of ice and a blanket of snow covered coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Saturday after a winter weather system brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region. Authorities urged drivers to stay off the...

Hellems, Smith lead NC State past Virginia 77-63

Jan. 22, 2022 18:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored 21 points, Terquavion Smith added 20 and North Carolina State defeated Virginia 77-63 on Saturday, a rare home win over the Cavaliers. NC State last beat Virginia in Raleigh on Feb. 21, 2009. The Cavaliers had won seven straight at NC...

Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Jan. 21, 2022 22:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along the North and South Carolina...

Johnson rallies No. 4 NC State past No. 3 Louisville 68-59

Jan. 21, 2022 08:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Diamond Johnson didn’t lose confidence, so it wasn’t a lost cause for No. 4 North Carolina State. “I just kept shooting it,” Johnson said, drawing a postgame laugh from coach Wes Moore. Johnson scored 11 of her 16 points in a 4 1/2-minute...