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Wake County won't pursue criminal complaint of Louis DeJoy

Apr. 12, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County’s District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue a criminal investigation into allegations that U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reimbursed former employees for political donations prior to taking up his government post. ...

Sen. Thom Tillis says he has had surgery for prostate cancer

Apr. 08, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and looks forward to returning to his Senate duties soon. A statement from the office of the North Carolina Republican said Tillis underwent the surgery this week,...

Sen. Thom Tillis says he'll have surgery for prostate cancer

Mar. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis said Monday that he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery next week in North Carolina to treat it. “I am in the hands of outstanding medical professionals and expect to make a full recovery,” the Republican said in a...

COVID-19 relief bill offers long-denied aid to Black farmers

Mar. 20, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In 2017, Latonya Andrews bought a 60-acre tract of Warren County land to become the fourth generation of her family to farm it. A former Air Force medic who now works as a research assistant at UNC, she took a methodical approach to reintroducing agriculture on land...

Another Trump on the ballot? Lara Trump eyes Senate seat

Mar. 04, 2021 15:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A Trump may be on the ballot next year — but not Donald Trump. The former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is eyeing the North Carolina Senate seat being vacated by Republican Richard Burr. While many in the state are skeptical...

Impeachment vote becomes defining moment for GOP senator

Feb. 20, 2021 17:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Sen. Richard Burr stood and said “guilty” there were hushed gasps in the Senate chamber. But the North Carolina Republican’s vote to convict former President Donald Trump should not have come as a shock. In a way, he had been telegraphing...

NC GOP votes to censure Sen. Burr after impeachment vote

Feb. 15, 2021 20:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution Monday to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial. Michael Whatley, the state party chairman,...

Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

Feb. 15, 2021 00:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his...

Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump

Feb. 14, 2021 22:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his...

Dems bash move to vaccinate consultants; rural aid sought

Feb. 09, 2021 17:55 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Democratic leaders in Maine criticized MaineHealth on Tuesday for providing coronavirus vaccinations to out-of-state consultants hired to fight an effort to unionize nurses. Gov. Janet Mills called the move “an inexcusable act.” Senate President...