April 28, 2017

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving the school.

News media outlets report…

April 28, 2017

CHINA GROVE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple trying to get to a hospital for the birth of their son ended up at a convenience store for the big event.

WBTV reported (http://bit.ly/2oQgsmU ) the couple was on the way a hospital in Concord shortly before 7 a.m. Friday when they realized they…

April 28, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina governor’s court challenge to law cutting his elections oversight authority (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

A panel of state judges must now resolve a legal fight over a new effort by North Carolina Republican legislators to restrict the Democratic…

April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an executive order that could lead to expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans (all times local):

11:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic.

Trump says at a White…

April 28, 2017

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities have identified two women whose bodies were found earlier this month.

Local media outlets reported that Lumberton police said Thursday that prior medical records led to the identification of the women whose bodies were found near Interstate 95 on…

April 28, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The final person associated with a multi-state jewelry store heist scheme is going to prison.

A judge in Panama City sentenced 36-year-old Lewis Jones III on Thursday to 32 years in federal prison for taking part in the robberies across Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the…

April 28, 2017


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in North Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Carolinas News Editor Tim Rogers at 919-510-8937 or at tmrogers@ap.org. Jack…

April 28, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A plea deal will allow a man charged with murder in a couple’s deaths to avoid the death penalty.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/2qa7yCN) under the terms of Thursday’s plea deal, 37-year-old Robert Jason Owens had to admit to killing 38-year-old Cristie…

April 28, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooding continues in eastern North Carolina after the storms that dumped up to 8 inches of rain earlier this week.

Schools are closed in Edgecombe County again Friday.

The National Weather Service has flood warnings in effect in 15 counties in central and eastern North…

April 28, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Winston-Salem woman has been convicted of forcing a 12-year-old girl into prostitution over a 2-year period.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2oPbnLG) a Forsyth County jury found 39-year-old Flora Riano Gonzalez guilty of sexual servitude, child abuse…

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