WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots.
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. Continue reading
Scientists hope a new mapping model published this week that pinpoints where the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel lives will help conservationists better focus efforts to protect it and its equally threatened habitat, the Appalachians’ red spruce forests. Continue reading
In Asheville, N.C., and other cities across the country, funding cuts for the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program have meant that private nonprofits are left to fill in the gaps. Continue reading
As the brutal winter drags on for parts of the country, many low-income families are struggling to pay their energy bills. In North Carolina, local governments are increasingly partnering with private nonprofit organizations to try to find new ways to help poor families stay warm in the winter. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading
A man shot and killed three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina late Tuesday in what police called an ongoing dispute over parking. Continue reading
A three-judge panel on Friday declared a North Carolina man innocent after he had served almost 40 years of a life sentence for a 1976 double murder. Continue reading
The ruling came in a North Carolina case in which a police officer pulled over Nicholas Heien’s car because the right brake light was out, although the left one still worked. A consensual search led to the discovery of cocaine in the trunk.
In Georgia and North Carolina, both sites of competitive and high-stakes races, voters picked Republican candidates. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Merle Black of Emory University and Mac McCorkle of Duke University for their reactions. Continue reading
Everywhere she goes in North Carolina, Sen. Kay Hagan asks her supporters to repeat the same refrain: “Collectively say with me,” Hagan said to a packed room in Durham’s Convention Center Sunday, “Our state is not for sale.” And while that may be true, the price tag of this hotly contested U.S. Senate race has become the highest so far in political history. Continue reading