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U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham greet each other prior to a televised debate at WNCN-TV in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

Sep. 22, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in a U.S. Senate race in North Carolina whose outcome could decide the chamber’s control. While Republican incumbent Thom Tillis embraced a swift process toward...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, empty boxes await packages at the Wake County Board of Elections as workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing in preparation for the upcoming election, in Raleigh, N.C. In an announcement made Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

Sep. 22, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials agreed Tuesday that mail-in absentee ballots returned this fall with deficient information can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. The change, if it stands, would likely yield an upward tick in the number of counted...

Grant to help North Carolina buy rail for high-speed service

Sep. 21, 2020 5:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will use a $47.5 million federal grant to purchase a rail line needed to advance planned high-speed passenger train service between Raleigh and Richmond, Virginia. The money, announced on Friday by four North Carolina members of Congress, will let the state...

Restaurant owners turn to food trucks during the pandemic

Sep. 21, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many in the restaurant industry are now turning to food trucks to help their business survive, and Wake Technical Community College is seeing a higher demand for classes that prepare students to take that leap. Amrit Narula said he learned his lesson the hard way after opening his Mr....

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, North Carolina State's Devin Leary (13) passes the ball against Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack will try to regroup after winning just four games last season. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C.  Tillis is calibrating his ties to Trump as he tries to find the right path for reelection in a closely divided state. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

Sep. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired up a crowd at a North Carolina airport last week, he gave a shout-out to the home-state senator fighting in his own tough reelection battle that could decide control of the chamber. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, Trump said, has “been by my...

Missing North Carolina man's body found in Virginia

Sep. 17, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder after authorities in southside Virginia found the body of a North Carolina man who went missing over the weekend after he tried to sell his Range Rover Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, say they are investigating the disappearance of William...

FILE - North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches his team warm up prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Ball State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Doeren said the team had three positive coronavirus tests over 2½ months before students returned. Clusters followed and the school soon paused all athletics activities, including football practices for about a week before postponing this weekend's game at Virginia Tech to Sept. 26.  (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren’s squad finally gets its turn to play on...

Report: Raleigh police used expired tear gas on protesters

Sep. 15, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh police used expired tear gas on demonstrators during protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, according to a report released Tuesday. The News & Observer reports that the review of the Police Department's response and use of force during the protests...

Man charged in theft of missing North Carolina man's car

Sep. 15, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in the theft of a car that police say belongs to a missing North Carolina man. The News & Observer reports that detectives in Virginia arrested Justin Fernando Merritt, 34, in Danville, Virginia, just over the North Carolina border. He was charged with...