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North Carolina Republicans want to provide $400 to each public school teacher to purchase construction paper, glue sticks and other classroom supplies through a new process that sidesteps local districts.

North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave and is reviewing the program amid player concerns.

The new election in a North Carolina congressional district required after last year's contest was deemed tainted by a Republican political operative's ballot collection efforts is expected to cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, the state elections board said Friday.

The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will stand.

Duke Energy is changing its proposal to raise rates on its South Carolina customers.

Duke Energy Carolinas spokesman Ryan Mosier told news outlets the company is dropping its proposal to increase the "basic facilities charges" by about $20 a month. Duke has nearly 600,000 customers in northwestern South Carolina.

North Carolina prison authorities must stop denying expensive medicines to most of the inmates believed to be carriers of the potentially deadly blood-borne infection hepatitis C, a federal judge ruled this week.

Zion Williamson proved he's back and healthy with a dominating three-game show at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. And that has fifth-ranked Duke celebrating yet another championship in its already-record haul.

 North Carolina House Republicans want to force county sheriffs to cooperate again with federal agents looking for immigrants unlawfully in the country and charged with crimes.


Homes, highways, parks and bridges throughout the South have been flooded or put out of commission Saturday, as the toll of days of drenching rains swelled waterways and pooled over saturated lands amid a threat of severe storms.

DURHAM, N.C. — Parents of undergrad students at Duke University will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets next year.

Bennett College on Friday lost an appeal to have its accreditation restored, but then got it back after filing a lawsuit against its accrediting agency - the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges.

A federal judge in Atlanta granted Bennett a temporary straining order while Bennett's lawsuit proceeds.

"The court's decision reflects an agreement reached earlier between the college and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to preserve college accreditation during legal proceedings," said Bennett President Phyllis Worthy Dawkins.

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The Republican candidate in the nation's last undecided congressional election says he's in the hospital recovering from infections attacking his internal organs.

Mark Harris said in a Facebook statement Friday that what he called "a relatively uncommon form of strep bacteria" infected his bloodstream and liver. Campaign spokesman Jason Williams confirmed the post's authenticity but refused to say where Harris is being treated.

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is trying to move fast to reassemble the disbanding state elections board investigating ballot fraud allegations in a still-unresolved 9th District congressional race.

The North Carolina board investigating allegations of ballot fraud in a still-unresolved congressional race could be disbanded today under a state court ruling in a protracted legal battle about how the panel operates.

A voter photo identification bill won state House approval Wednesday, a proposal now also altered to try to improve absentee ballot security in North Carolina in light of fraud allegations in a congressional district.

DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force.

WASHINGTON — Authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility found two envelopes suspected of containing ricin, a poison made from castor beans, and turned them over to the FBI for further analysis, officials said Tuesday.

Florence: Evacuations Continue As North Carolina Rivers Rise

Sep 24, 2018
Flooding in the Pee Dee River region in South Carolina.

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season.

Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday.

A truck tries to make its way to Wilmington on Sunday, Sept. 16 despite a road closure.
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BLADENBORO, N.C. — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris.