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Nation Feb 27Leslie McCrae Dowless, political operative, charged in North Carolina congressional race
The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.
Politics Dec 06North Carolina GOP open to new election if fraud affected outcome
Entertaining the idea of a new election represents a significant change from last Thursday, when state GOP Chairman Robin Hayes issued a statement saying: "Democrats are throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at the wall to try and steal an…
Nation Sep 14Mother and infant are first Hurricane Florence fatalities
The Wilmington Police Department said Friday that the two were killed when a tree fell on their house.
Nation Sep 13After Florence, sea level rise threat will remain for North Carolina shore
The low-lying barrier islands hugging the Carolinas coast are experiencing some of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the world, nearly an inch a year.
Nation Mar 09North Carolina police officer charged with felony assault after August beating of black pedestrian
The case against former Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman became public only last week after a leaked body camera video showed Hickman subduing and punching the pedestrian, who was accused of jaywalking.
Nation Mar 02WATCH: The Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham's children remembered "America's Pastor" as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with a personable humility and an unwavering focus on the…
Nation Jan 10GOP vows to fight judges’ decision to strike down North Carolina House districts
A federal court's decision to strike down North Carolina's congressional map has cast uncertainty over the state's 2018 U.S. House races and thrust the state into a national debate over reducing the role of partisanship in drawing electoral districts.
Politics Mar 27AP Exclusive: ‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 billion
The bathroom bill will cost North Carolina more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.
Politics Nov 04N.C. names recently removed from voting rolls must be reinstated, rules judge
U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs issued the ruling Friday after an emergency hearing earlier in the week on NAACP allegations that at least three counties purged voter rolls through a process disproportionately targeting blacks.
Politics Oct 17Clinton, Trump condemn Republican Party office firebombing
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — Authorities are investigating after a local Republican Party office in North Carolina was vandalized and set on fire in what a state GOP official called an act of "political terrorism."…