AP State News

Monday 08/29/2016
Hickory family lends hand to fellow Syrian refugees
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 12:30 am

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — For Sami Alkoutami and his family, Syria is more than a name on a map or a headline on the evening news.

Sunday 08/28/2016
Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 12:06 am

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 12:06 am

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times EDT):

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Posted: August 28, 2016 - 11:28 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Posted: August 28, 2016 - 11:28 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:32 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Magnussen, Garcia win IMSA race at Virginia International
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 7:15 pm

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Corvette Racing teammates Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia race to their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory of the season Sunday in the 3-hour, 40-minute race at Virginia International Raceway.

NC governor: Coastal residents should watch tropical system
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor is encouraging coastal residents to keep a close eye on the weather this week as a tropical system could affect the state.

Panthers cut WR Stephen Hill, 10 others
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 6:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Stephen Hill experiment is over in Carolina as the Panthers cut the wide receiver and 10 other players on Sunday.

NC Lottery
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:32 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Sunday:

Authorities: NC man shot by police to face several charges
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 2:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say man shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer will face several charges once he's released from a hospital.

Rahal makes last-lap pass to win IndyCar race at Texas
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 1:03 am

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graham Rahal lifted his arm over his head just as he reached the finish line at Texas Motor Speedway, then glanced to his right to make sure he had won the race.

Couple married for 59 years hold hands at death
Updated: August 28, 2016 - 12:30 am

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — On Aug. 19, no doubt against hospital protocol, somebody pulled some strings and allowed Don and Margaret Livengood to share a room together in Intensive Care.

Saturday 08/27/2016
Moffitt wins Trucks race with final-lap pass
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 8:00 pm

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Brett Moffitt isn't eligible for the season-ending Chase in the NASCAR Truck Series.

Michael McDowell wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 8:30 pm

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Michael McDowell won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday, edging Brendan Gaughan following an overtime restart.

Busta beats Agut in Winston-Salem Open for first tour title
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 6:30 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta won his first ATP World Tour title Saturday, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the Winston-Salem Open.

Time running low for winless drivers as Chase draws near
Posted: August 27, 2016 - 5:12 pm

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — With time running out on his bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Greg Biffle is back at the site of his most recent victory.

Family members find body of missing N. Carolina teacher
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 4:30 pm

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say the family members of a North Carolina man who disappeared days before he was to begin his first year as a teacher found his body in a lake.

Couple files lawsuit to bring dozen cats into remodeled home
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 6:01 pm

BILTMORE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A Buncombe County couple is going to court to get permission to keep the 12 cats they refer to as their "tribe" in their refurbished home.

Duke QB Sirk out for season after reinjuring Achilles tendon
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 2:45 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the season after tearing the Achilles tendon he first tore in February.

North Carolina woman charged in fatal South Carolina crash
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:15 pm

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — The S.C. Highway Patrol says a North Carolina woman is in jail on a charge stemming from a fatal wreck in Chester County one week ago.

Veterans help fill gaps in refugee school projects in Iraq
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 9:45 am

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A nonprofit group with New Hampshire roots is putting a new spin on back-to-school shopping by helping equip 10 classrooms for refugee children in Iraq.

Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, no stranger to political stage
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 8:30 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia's capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the state's governor at the time.

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:31 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory.

10-year-old runs Holden Beach popcorn business
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 12:30 am

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Pink lemonade, smoky barbecue, birthday cake, southern butter pecan and ranch are only a few of the 30-plus flavors of popcorn offered by 10-year-old Mason Marshall.

Friday 08/26/2016
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

AP source: Duke QB reinjures Achilles, likely out for season
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 10:46 pm

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk is expected to miss the season after reinjuring the Achilles tendon he tore in February.

Pence coming back to North Carolina for rally next week
Posted: August 26, 2016 - 7:52 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mike Pence is coming back to North Carolina just days after the Republican vice presidential nominee took a mini-tour of the state.

Early vote plan unresolved in many North Carolina counties
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 7:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early voting schedules for the fall elections remain unresolved in at least one-quarter of North Carolina's counties following a federal court ruling that struck down key portions of the state's 2013 voter identification and ballot access law.

Wolfpack's Doeren wants gameday look at team's top 2 QBs
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 4:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren isn't in a rush to settle the question on who will start at quarterback in the season opener.

NC Lottery
Updated: August 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Friday:

Ebola survivor to nurse students: Be the best of the best
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 1:05 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — An American woman treated for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital said health care workers continue to learn more about the disease she contracted in 2014 while volunteering in the west African country of Liberia.

Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game's popularity.
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 5:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks into the "Pokemon Go" craze, demand remains strong for "Poke Ball"-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive "pocket monsters."

Back-to-school safety: Use these tips to keep children safe on and around buses
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. Hoping to ensure school bus safety, McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene encourages caution whenever school buses are present.

Lenoir County family wants answers in teen's shooting death
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — The family of 18-year-old man shot by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper this spring wants answers and justice in the death.

Burr sticks to low-key style in N. Carolina re-election bid
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 7:02 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Burr drives alone, steering his white 2013 Hyundai sedan to dozens of factory tours and other North Carolina stops. If there's a TV camera or a reporter, he'll talk. If not, he'll move on.

Thursday 08/25/2016
McCrory publicly accepts police officer's group endorsement
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 9:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory sought to invigorate his re-election campaign Thursday by accepting in person another key law enforcement endorsement and rolling out a new ad proclaiming a close relationship with police.

Dover agrees to sell Nashville track to real estate company
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 8:03 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dover Motorsports Inc. has a new buyer for the Nashville Superspeedway in a commercial real estate development company.

US government, lawyers want voter ID ruling enforced
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 7:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government and others who sued to overturn North Carolina's voter identification law have told the U.S. Supreme Court that keeping the photo ID mandate in place for the November elections would harm black voters and increase confusion.

Report: Marion man leaks lewd video
Posted: August 25, 2016 - 3:25 pm

A Marion man facing previous charges of statutory rape has been arrested and charged with leaking a private, sexual video on Facebook.

2 wheels, a lot of luck: Marion student bests 130,000 others to win new motorcycle
Posted: August 25, 2016 - 3:19 pm

An Appalachian State student from Marion blew the competition away and won a brand new Yamaha motorcycle in a nationwide sweepstakes.

Police: Mom never showed up at bus stop for kindergartener
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 7:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh woman has been arrested after police say she left her young children home alone for hours and never picked up her kindergarten student at a school bus stop.

Wednesday 08/24/2016
Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 11:01 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.

Gov. Haley campaigning for NC Gov. McCrory's re-election
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 8:30 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is hoping to give a boost to neighboring Republican Gov. Pat McCrory by campaigning with him in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The Latest: Deaf driver killed by trooper afraid of police
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 7:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a deaf man in North Carolina (all times local):

Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 5:45 pm

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant.

Army general testifies no one swayed him in Bergdahl case
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 2:15 pm

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army general who ordered Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's court martial testified Wednesday that he wasn't swayed by negative comments from a powerful U.S. senator, saying that he takes his duty "very, very seriously."

In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 8:45 pm

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work.

N Carolina personnel director leaving for university job
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 11:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state government human resources director in Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is leaving his job at the end of the month for a position at his alma mater.

Belhaven mayor says he's questioned about vote buying
Posted: August 24, 2016 - 9:54 am

BELHAVEN, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of the Beaufort County town of Belhaven says he's been questioned by the State Bureau of Investigation about vote-buying allegations.