North Carolina

In this undated photo released by Jan Adams, a grizzly bear moves in his pen at Cherokee Bear Zoo, in Cherokee, N.C. (AP Photo/Jan Adams)

Tribal elders say they’ll sue Cherokee NC bear zoo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians said Wednesday they’re planning to sue a North Carolina roadside zoo that houses bears in concrete pits on reservation land unless they release […]

09/25/2013

Terrie Hall from the CDC's YouTube channel.

Woman featured in stark CDC anti-smoking ads dies

ATLANTA (AP) — A North Carolina woman featured prominently in a graphic government ad campaign to get people to stop smoking died Monday of cancer. [See the video below.] Terrie Hall died at a hospital […]

09/16/2013

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Sale of late NC businessman’s Ferrari sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari previously owned by the late Eddie Smith, a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire, sold at auction for $27.5 million, setting a world record. The Los Angeles Times reports that […]

08/18/2013

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Inducing labor may be tied to autism, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, […]

08/12/2013

Heavy rains flood homes, roads in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A system of thunderstorms across western North Carolina stalled on Saturday and dumped about a foot of rain on the area, causing power outages and flash floods that swamped homes and […]

07/27/2013

In this May 30, 2013 photo, Texas state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps on display prior to a Senate Redistricting committee hearing, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Southern states gird for new fight on voter laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. […]

07/26/2013

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen (AP Photo)

Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen’s furniture line is sticking with the embattled celebrity chef. The High Point Enterprise reports that Universal Furniture International will continue […]

07/25/2013

US Airways and American Airlines planes at DFW International Airport. (AP Photo)

Bees delay US Airways Express flight from NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways Express flight left three hours late from a North Carolina airport after a swarm of bees kept crews from rolling the plane back from the gate. US Airways […]

07/24/2013

In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer points to a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, […]

07/23/2013

Clippers sign Reggie Bullock

The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed first round draft pick Reggie Bullock. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bullock, 22, was the 25th overall pick in the […]

07/11/2013

Fresh cuts of pork (AP Photo)

Pig virus migrates to US, threatens pork prices

DENVER (AP) — Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate […]

07/10/2013

Chuck Hagel

Hagel on furloughs for Defense Department civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers will begin taking the first of their 11 unpaid days off next week, but the cut in salary they will see in the three months […]

07/05/2013

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