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Nation Sep 011 student killed in shooting at North Carolina high school
Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson fought back tears at a Wednesday afternoon news conference as she said the student died at the hospital after the shooting at Mount Tabor High School.
Arts Jul 06Nikole Hannah-Jones chooses Howard over UNC-Chapel Hill
Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure.
Economy May 13Gas crunch continues across much of U.S. after pipeline hack
Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline says the gas is flowing again but it could take days before it's totally back to normal. A cybersecurity attack forced a temporary shutdown and panic-buying that drained supplies.
Nation Jun 07Massive, peaceful protests across U.S. demand police reform
Massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality filled some of the nation’s most famous cityscapes Saturday, with tens of thousands of people marching peacefully in scenes that were more often festive than tense.
Nation Jun 06Mourners hold memorial for Floyd as more protests gather
Mourners are holding a private memorial service in George Floyd’s North Carolina hometown while the nation’s capital prepares for what is expected to be the city’s largest demonstration against police brutality yet.
Politics Feb 25Generational split among South Carolina black voters could hurt Biden
The generational split among African American voters in South Carolina parallels the divide seen among whites and Latinos in early contests, with Sanders polling stronger among younger voters.
Politics Feb 16Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters
Nevada’s caucuses are this coming Saturday and will feature a growing population of Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Yet no single place in the early going is as important as South Carolina.
Nation Dec 202 dead and 2 hurt from shooting at municipal building in North Carolina
Winston-Salem city spokesman Ed McNeal said: “There is no ongoing threat.”…
Nation May 012 dead, motive unclear in North Carolina campus shooting
A student with a pistol and no immediately apparent motive killed two people and wounded four others at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte before campus police disarmed and arrested him, authorities said. The campus police chief said the suspect had…
Nation Apr 30North Carolina campus shooting leaves at least 2 dead
A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state's largest city.