North Carolina

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 15, 2019 - 6:28 am
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right. Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of...
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February 14, 2019 - 6:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Lawmakers who want to reform the redistricting process in North Carolina say uncertainty over pending map litigation and the shaky balance of power at the legislature make them more optimistic their ideas will be voted on this year. House Democrats and Republicans filed...
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(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 6:25 am
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Gov. Roy Cooper and members of Congress are gathering in eastern North Carolina to remember the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Jones' funeral is slated for Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville. Jones died last weekend on his 76th birthday after serving 24 years...
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(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 13, 2019 - 6:32 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Attorneys for the candidates in the nation's last undecided congressional race are anticipating the possibility that North Carolina's elections board finds the contest tainted by ballot fraud, but have proposed distinct options should the divided body fail to order a re-do...
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(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 6:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's decision Tuesday to elevate current Supreme Court Associate Justice Cheri Beasley to chief justice led to rare public criticism from a Republican judicial colleague who contends tradition put him in line for the post. Beasley, a former...
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(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional election said Monday he recruited a political operative now at the center of a ballot fraud investigation because he produced election results in his rural North Carolina county and other Republicans vouched for him...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2019 - 6:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The North Carolina legislature is weighing anew whether changing how liquor sales have been regulated for decades is worth boosting the number of retail outlets selling spirits with what critics call the risks of increased alcohol consumption. The General Assembly's government...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2019 - 6:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A reconstituted North Carolina elections board received a private preview Thursday of what investigators uncovered in their probe of absentee ballot irregularities in the country's last unresolved congressional race. Chairman Bob Cordle said the new five-member State Board of...
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(AP Photo/Michael Perez)
February 08, 2019 - 6:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton said he couldn't throw the ball more than 30 yards last season because of an injured shoulder, which left him exposed to opposing defenses. Newton said in a 10-minute video it was ``the most disheartening thing out of the whole year.'' The Panthers quarterback...
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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 07, 2019 - 6:06 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has cancelled a city councilwoman’s appointment to a state civil rights panel the day after Republican legislators criticized his pick because of her tweet comparing law enforcement officers to terrorists. Cooper’s lawyer wrote...
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