AP State News

Wednesday 07/27/2016
Poll log shows former NC lawmaker didn't vote in SC too
Posted: July 27, 2016 - 2:04 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina say a poll worker's mistake made it appear former North Carolina Rep. Charles Jeter voted twice in the November 2004 election.

Target leaving IndyCar after 27 seasons with Chip Ganassi
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 11:15 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Target will leave IndyCar at the end of this season after 27 years with Chip Ganassi Racing that included 11 championships and four Indianapolis 500 victories.

Man gets prison for poaching nearly 1,000 Venus Flytraps
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm

BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man will spend at least six months in prison after he removed nearly 1,000 Venus Flytrap plants from public game lands.

Police: Boyfriend placed toddler's body by mom after wreck
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 8:30 am

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Police say they still want to talk to the boyfriend who was with a woman when she and her toddler son were struck and killed by a truck on a North Carolina street.

Tennessee dad drowns saving 3 daughters from rip current
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 8:45 am

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a father from Tennessee has drowned after trying to save his three daughters who got caught in a rip current off the North Carolina coast.

Natural gas rate hike proposed for western North Carolina
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A natural gas service company is proposing an energy charge hike for customers in western North Carolina.

Shaw University announces end to salary reduction program
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shaw University says it is ending a three-year salary reduction program, citing cost-cutting measures and gains in corporate and private giving as the reason for the move.

Lanes closed to create I-40 delays as rockslide project ends
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:03 am

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Highway officials are warning about significant delays as road work is planned on Interstate 40 in the North Carolina mountains.

CSX holds public meetings on Edgecombe County cargo hub
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:03 am

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — CSX is holding a pair of public meeting this week to talk about the railroad company's plan for a terminal in Rocky Mount that will move freight from trucks to trains.

NC agency to describe plans for Eden coal ash landfill
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:03 am

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials are spelling out plans for a new, lined landfill for long-term coal ash storage near the site of a 2014 spill of coal ash, the byproduct of burning coal for electric power.

Tuesday 07/26/2016
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:30 am

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

Appeals court won't reconsider Wake County election ruling
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 7:01 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't reconsider a decision earlier this month that Republicans in North Carolina's Legislature drew election maps in the state's second-most populous county to benefit the GOP.

NASCAR Cup teams test at newly paved Watkins Glen
Posted: July 26, 2016 - 6:08 pm

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Brad Keselowski did his best imitation of Jimmie Johnson on Tuesday, crashing hard into a barrier coming out of the first turn during NASCAR Sprint Cup testing on Watkins Glen International's newly paved surface.

Founder of NC science panel resigns, cites political actions
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 6:03 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The coastal and marine geologist who helped found a science panel to advise the state on coastal issues has resigned, saying political actions have rendered the once respected group ineffective.

AG: House parent at Catholic school abused foreign students
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:45 pm

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former house parent at a central Pennsylvania Catholic school has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese international students he supervised.

Military launches innovation office near MIT
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 2:45 pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The military's latest effort at improving its technological capabilities has come to Massachusetts.

Judge reviews request to make police shooting records public
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:30 pm

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge will decide whether to make public more than 300 pages of documents on the shooting of a man who refused to let a deputy search his home without a warrant.

Durham County has 60 percent hike in murder defendants
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Durham County has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of people awaiting murder trials in the past year.

Monday 07/25/2016
North Carolina governor on Trump: 'We need an outsider'
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 11:31 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory joined Donald Trump at a campaign rally for the first time Monday night to present a unified ticket for the fall elections in North Carolina.

Iowa officials OK zoning change need for hog plant
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 7:15 pm

CLARION, Iowa (AP) — Wright County officials approved a zoning change that will allow a North Carolina company to build a $240 million hog processing plant that will create about 900 jobs initially and hundreds more after completion of a second phase.

Father, son among 3 who died in North Carolina lake
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 7:01 pm

TROUTMAN, N.C. (AP) — A hike in a state park turned tragic for seven people, ending with the deaths of a father, son and family friend when one person slipped in a lake and several others jumped in to help.

Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 10:00 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

Challenge to Sunset Beach development allowed to proceed
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 5:15 pm

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (AP) — An administrative law judge will hear a challenge to plans to build 21 houses on Sunset Beach property so fragile that federal regulations prohibit public utility connections.

2 dead women found in submerged vehicle in Monroe quarry
Posted: July 25, 2016 - 4:23 pm

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two women have been found in a vehicle submerged in a quarry in Monroe.

NC Lottery
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:30 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:45 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:45 pm

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

Hornets name Noel Gillespie their D-League coach
Posted: July 25, 2016 - 2:27 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

NC Rep. Jeter resigns and takes name off November ballot
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 2:15 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A House Republican opposed to building toll lanes on Interstate 77 in Charlotte is resigning from office and taking his name off November's ballot.

Jaguars GM doing 'homework' by working out Greg Hardy
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says he was doing his "homework" on Greg Hardy when he brought in the polarizing defensive end for a two-day workout and interview session last week.

Clemson, QB Watson headline ACC's preseason picks for 2016
Posted: July 25, 2016 - 11:11 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Clemson and quarterback Deshaun Watson are the preseason picks for Atlantic Coast Conference favorite and player of the year.

Coast Guard airlifts 2 from cruise ship off Virginia coast
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 9:30 am

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard flew two cruise ship passengers by helicopter from off the Virginia Coast.

Clinton, Trump both stumping in North Carolina on Monday
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 7:30 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are scheduled to speak this week in North Carolina.

Volunteers take care of horses, donkeys on donated land
Posted: July 25, 2016 - 12:02 am

CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Dottie is a 19-year-old leopard-spotted Appaloosa mare, a favorite among children who visit Pasture Pals Equine Rescue in Johnston County.

Sunday 07/24/2016
Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money
Updated: July 24, 2016 - 1:01 pm

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.

Former Marine pleads guilty to sex offense with 13-year-old
Updated: July 24, 2016 - 8:00 pm

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine gunnery sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison on sex offense charges as part of plea deal reached just minutes before the victim was supposed to testify.

New book highlights history of Grandfather Mountain
Posted: July 24, 2016 - 12:02 am

LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Randy Johnson can hardly take a step along the ridges, broad flanks and deep woods of Grandfather Mountain without stepping through his mountain-sized memory lane.

Saturday 07/23/2016
Prosecutor: No charges in North Carolina traffic stop death
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 2:15 pm

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two sheriff's deputies in the death of a man killed in front of his family.

Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

North Carolina headmaster accused of embezzling $9M
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 12:15 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former headmaster at a private school in suburban Charlotte is charged with wire fraud stemming from the embezzlement of nearly $9 million.

18th century militia muster will be recreated at Fort Dobbs
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 10:15 am

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Living history interpreters will recreate an 18th century militia muster during a free event at the Fort Dobbs Historic Site in Statesville.

Fayetteville charity seeks bicycle donations, money
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 10:15 am

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Fayetteville charity that donates hundreds of bicycles to needy children each Christmas is looking for help.

Surf Danger: Rip currents claim 2 lives on Outer Banks
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two swimmers have died in as many days in rip currents at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Farmville police to host 'Pokemon Go' for public, officers
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

FARMVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Farmville Police Department is hosting an event to make sure "Pokemon Go" players stay safe.

Signs of the time: NCDOT to replace signs on I-85/40
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 10:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Signs of change are about to take place on a stretch of Interstate 85/40.

Tour explores Wilmington's rich African American history
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 12:30 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Under the construction and gentrification of Wilmington's historic district rests the city's rich heritage of African-American history.

Friday 07/22/2016
Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game
Updated: July 23, 2016 - 1:15 am

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

OSU officials: Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 8:03 pm

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, officials said Friday.

Longtime CB Charles Tillman retires as member of Bears
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 6:45 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Charles Tillman doesn't have many regrets after his 13-year career in the NFL, most of it with the Chicago Bears.