North Carolina university board discusses Confederate statue

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board overseeing North Carolina's public universities is meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters at the state's flagship campus. ...

Prosecutors allege fraud, kickbacks and murder-for-hire plot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Russian couple who lived a lavish life behind the gates of a sprawling North Carolina mansion hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme ...

UNC proposes building for Confederate statue at campus edge

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's flagship university proposed Monday to move a toppled Confederate statue into a new $5 million building on the outskirts of campus, seeking to balance securit...

Immigrant deported after seeking refuge in N Carolina church

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican immigrant who sought refuge in a North Carolina church for nearly a year has been deported. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

EPA flags new fears about nonstick coatings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a compound currently used in nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous even in minute amounts. The fi...

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, North Carolina. What's left will probably have to be demolished. Co-owner...

Nearly stalled, Florence besieges Carolinas with floodwaters

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Florence already has proven deadly with its nearly nonstop rain, surging seawater and howling winds, and the threat is days from ending as remnants of the once major hurrican...

Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among several deaths caused by Hurricane Florence. The monster storm felled trees all around...

Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among four deaths caused by Hurricane Florence. The monster storm felled trees all around Wi...

Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Richard Barnett spent his week boarding up the windows of million-dollar homes perched precariously at the northern tip of Topsail Island, a narrow spit of North Carol...

Florence's onslaught could cue disaster in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulki...

As hurricane blows, dive bar toasts 'Here's to Wilmington!'

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As Hurricane Florence blew into Wilmington, about two dozen locals gathered behind the boarded-up windows of a bar that's survived its share of squalls and tempests. There they...

After Florence, barrier islands still doomed by rising sea

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Richard Barnett spent his week boarding up the windows of million-dollar homes perched precariously at the northern tip of Topsail Island, a narrow spit of North Carol...

"Monster" Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Car...

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Hurricane Florence is c...