AP State News

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Charlotte stops paying for officer's defense
Posted: September 23, 2014 - 7:08 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The city of Charlotte is no longer paying Officer Randall Kerrick's legal costs in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man Kerrick shot and killed last year....

Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital....

AP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound....

Efforts underway to buy land near Bennett Place
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Officials at Bennett Place State Historic Site are trying to raise $310,000 to buy a significant tract of land nearby....

Duke Energy Progress to replace street lights
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Duke Energy Progress says it is launching an initiative to modernize outdoor lighting across its service area....

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

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

NC Lottery
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

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

GA Lottery
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

ATLANTA (AP) -- These Georgia lotteries were drawn Monday:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:...

TN Lottery
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- These Tennessee lotteries were drawn Monday:...

Monday 09/22/2014
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Evening' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Evening" game were:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 4:10 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:50 am

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:...

Brant named Civitas Media senior VP of sales
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 1:50 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Veteran newspaper executive Randall Brant has been named senior vice president of sales for Civitas Media....

NC health officials confirm enterovirus in 6
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Testing by federal health officials confirms six cases of a respiratory virus in children in North Carolina....

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Evening' game
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Evening" game were:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Evening' game
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Evening" game were:...

Team Penske in command of the Chase after 2 races
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down....

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 11:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) -- The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:...

Nebraska doctors ID experimental Ebola drug used
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola have identified the experimental drug they used....

Seminoles coach: Suspension 'hit home' for Winston
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was welcomed back to his starting position Monday by Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, who said he didn't believe the quarterback's leadership role with the top-ranked Seminoles has suffered because of the notoriety that has followed Winston in recent months....

NC panel revisiting Common Core standards meets
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina legislator says it won't sit well with fellow lawmakers if today's Common Core public school academic standards change in name only without substantive adjustments....

Moral Mondays movement spreads to Alabama
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Moral Mondays movement has spread to Alabama, focusing on a Republican governor and Legislature just as the founders of the protests have done in North Carolina....

Brevard woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 7:40 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A Brevard woman has pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the 2013 death of a Wilmington cyclist....

16-year-old pilot celebrates birthday with 11 solo flights
Posted: September 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

MOUNT AIRY – Many teenagers spend their 16th birthdays preparing to get their driver’s license, but Wyatt Angel spent his birthday in the sky.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Inside Scoop: PPP poll shows Hagan leading Tillis
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 5:02 pm

The latest in a series of polls that shows Sen. Kay Hagan leading N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in the race for U.S. Senate comes from Public Policy Polling.

NC fares well on federal dollars for solar projects
Posted: September 21, 2014 - 9:00 pm

The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it has provided a combined $55.2 million in loan guarantees for 18 projects solar energy projects in North Carolina, along with a combined $399,000 in grant money to 21 projects.

White lightning set to strike Concord with moonshine distillery
Posted: September 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm

CONCORD, N.C. — Thomas Thacker never had the pleasure of meeting the infamous moonshine maker Popcorn Sutton, but Thacker has been able to taste some of the bootlegger’s famous product.

Fourth generation at Fiddler's Grove blend old, new traditions at 3B festival
Posted: September 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- The roots of bluegrass and old time traditions run deep at Fiddlers Grove, and the notes played by Doc Watson and other greats still echo there.

Saturday 09/20/2014
SURVEY: N.C. teens smoke less, use e-cigs more
Posted: September 20, 2014 - 10:00 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- State health officials said Friday that smoking levels among public high-school and middle-school students reached an historic low rate during 2013.

Coal ash law goes into effect despite McCrory’s objections
Posted: September 20, 2014 - 11:00 am

With no fanfare — and without the governor’s signature — the state’s new coal ash law took effect Friday.

New 'specialty plate' in NC to support top teachers
Posted: September 20, 2014 - 10:00 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Motorists can accelerate pay raises for North Carolina’s best teachers with license plates unveiled Thursday by state Republican leaders.

Friday 09/19/2014
Increase in N.C. unemployment rate is largest in three years
Posted: September 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Another sizable drop in the state’s labor force during August contributed to the largest month-over-month increase in the N.C. unemployment rate in three years, the N.C. Commerce Department reported today.

DHHS gets another stern letter from USDA
Posted: September 19, 2014 - 8:00 am

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The U.S. Agriculture Department has sent another stern letter to state health officials citing concerns about the state’s oversight of its food-stamp program.

Thursday 09/18/2014
McCrory: Northern Beltway would be priority for $1 billion transportation loan
Posted: September 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

The eastern leg of the Northern Beltway around Winston-Salem would be one of 21 priority state transportation projects if the General Assembly approves about $1 billion in revenue bonds during the 2015 session, Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday.

ASU student Anna Smith likely died shortly after she went missing
Posted: September 18, 2014 - 10:00 am

Preliminary autopsy reports released Wednesday show Anna Smith had indications of asphyxiation and that she likely died shortly after she was reported missing, authorities said.

Power of community: Friends help woman pay Duke bill
Posted: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 am

PINNACLE, N.C. — Joy White paid her power bill Wednesday — including a $524 deposit charge that attracted a lot of attention.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Police: Preliminary autopsy shows Anna Smith had indications of asphyxiation
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 3:52 pm

BOONE, N.C. — Boone police released the preliminary autopsy reports on Anna Smith today, stating she had indications of asphyxiation.

McCrory to discuss transportation at Winston-Salem stop
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:30 am

The N.C. Transportation Department expects the momentum from a new state law and a 25-year “vision” proposal unveiled today to allow it to fund more than twice as many projects as before.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Polls show Hagan building a lead over Tillis
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 10:14 am

Republican challenger Thom Tillis lags behind U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as their race moves into its final leg, according to two polls released Monday.

Monday 09/15/2014
Hagan leads Tillis among likely voters in latest Elon Poll
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Sen. Kay Hagan has a four-point lead over state Rep. Thom Tillis in the race for Hagan's U.S. Senate seat.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Duke Energy bill deposit shocks customer
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 9:15 am

PINNACLE — Joy White gets her 7-year-old daughter on a school bus. Her husband, a butcher at a grocery store in Winston-Salem, heads to work. All the while, the lights in their doublewide mobile home get little use. The dryer remains unrepaired, and she grills food with a 40-pound bag of charcoal that a friend has given her.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 10:59 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.