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NC GOP Senate primary intensifies as campaigns go negative

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A court ruling delaying North Carolina’s high-stakes GOP Senate primary has increased pressure on former President Donald Trump’s favored candidate to agree to a debate schedule a...

North Carolina's Mark Walker staying in Senate race, for now

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker will remain in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race for the remainder of the year and spend the next few weeks mulling a run for a Greensboro-area U.S. H...

North Carolina man wrongfully imprisoned 24 years pardoned

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday pardoned a man who spent 24 years behind bars for a murder he has long said he did not commit. Cooper’s pardon of innoc...

EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has become a major issue in the Virginia governor's race. Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning...

Ex-NC Gov. McCrory eyes political comeback with Senate bid

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — In the rankings of political upsets from November 2016, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's defeat was a distant second. Still, when the Republican best known for signing the tra...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening ga...

Court: McCrory backers can be sued for defaming 2016 voters

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some supporters of former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's efforts to contest the 2016 gubernatorial election results can be sued for allegedly defaming four residents who were false...

Democratic US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley raises $1.3M

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley of North Carolina raised nearly $1.3 million in little more than two months since she entered the race in April, her campaign announ...

Judge jails editor over reporter's use of recorder in court

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used an audio recorder for note-taking purposes at a murd...

North Carolina bill aims to stop prosecuting 6-year-olds

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Children as young as 6 can be prosecuted in North Carolina juvenile court — the lowest age set by law in the country — but a bipartisan effort would raise the minimum age of delin...

Cooper vetoes NC bill banning Down syndrome abortions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a measure barring women from getting an abortion specifically because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in a fetus. The prop...

EXPLAINER: So much buzz, but what is critical race theory?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has railed against it. Republicans in the U.S. Senate introduced a resolution condemning any requirement for teachers to be trained in it. And severa...

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. With ...

North Carolina House approves bill to limit teaching of race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans approved a plan on Wednesday to prohibit public schools from embracing certain ideas that critically examine how race and racism influence America...

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as 'heroes'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The sheriff was already running late to the office when a woman pleaded for him to stop. She wanted to pay her respects to the families of Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox...