North Carolina

A military vehicle and a man navigate a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road while Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Arthur hit Canada’s Maritime provinces Saturday with near-hurricane strength winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving more than 200,000 customers without power. Canadian Hurricane Centre spokesman Chris Fogarty said that […]

07/05/2014

Vehicles travel across the Thomas Rhodes Bridge as rain falls early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)

Vacationers leave as Arthur nears North Carolina

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of […]

07/03/2014

In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Clay Aiken speaks to supporters during an election night watch party in Holly Springs, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat according to a final, unofficial vote count that was posted Tuesday, […]

05/13/2014

Congressional candidate Keith Crisco addresses supporters at Lumina Wine & Beer in Asheboro, N.C.  (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett, File)

Clay Aiken’s primary opponent dies at his home

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken died Monday, said the president of the textile company he founded. […]

05/12/2014

Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Reversal on health care cancellations gets mixed response

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators […]

12/26/2013

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Unemployment rates fall in nearly all US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell or were unchanged in all 50 U.S. states in November, evidence that hiring is improving across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added jobs in 43 […]

12/20/2013

Tactical police assemble outside a building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Bail is allowed for Harvard bomb hoax suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys in Boston have agreed that a Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam can be released on $100,000 bond. Federal prosecutors withdrew […]

12/18/2013

Newspaper deliveryman finds teddy bear bomb in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina newspaper deliveryman picked up a teddy bear on a rural road, only to have authorities tell him later a bomb had been stuffed inside. Anthony Cannon, who works […]

11/22/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

After ‘snafu,’ Jackson reports to federal prison

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a North Carolina prison Tuesday to begin serving a 2 1/2-year term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to […]

10/29/2013

In this undated file photo, Orville and Wilbur Wright test their airplane on a beach. The Wright brothers have long been credited as the first to achieve powered flight. But in June, 2013, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a law giving German-born aviator and Connecticut resident Gustave Whitehead the honor of being first. On Thursday, Oct. 23, 1013 Ohio state Rep. Rick Perales and North Carolina state Sen. Bill Cook held news conferences to dispute Connecticut's action and reassert the Wright Brothers were first in flight. (AP Photo/File)

3 states tussle over bragging rights to 1st flight

Ohio and North Carolina drew a line on the tarmac Thursday in the fight over who was first to make a powered airplane flight. Ohio license plates proclaim the state is the “Birthplace of Aviation” […]

10/24/2013

Sports agent Terry Watson, arrives at criminal court on Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013, in Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Churck Liddy)

Schools push for changes to strengthen agent laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic officials across the country have banded together to stop underhanded tactics some sports agents use to illegally contact college athletes. They have been joined in the fight by five agents […]

10/11/2013

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Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme […]

09/30/2013

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