August 17, 2017

Confederate monuments aren’t just located in parks and cemeteries in the states of the Old South. Most of the 11 Southern states that seceded prior to and during the Civil War have rebel monuments on or near the grounds of their state Capitol buildings.

In Montgomery, Alabama, where the Confederacy…

Confederate Monuments Photo Gallery

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it.

Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has…

Eclipse Chasers

August 17, 2017

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is suggesting that sanctuary cities contribute to problems with drugs and violent gangs, adding that cracking down on illegal immigrants is his priority.

Sessions spoke Thursday in Winston-Salem to several hundred law officers…

Sessions North Carolina

August 17, 2017

North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal.

Now the case goes into yet another holding pattern.

School officials spent much of Wednesday in a closed-door meeting…

North Carolina Academic Probe

August 17, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the debate over the future of Confederate monuments in North Carolina (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

The North Carolina Senate’s top leader is skeptical about scrapping a 2015 law that prohibits permanently removing Confederate monuments from public property, as…

August 17, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says President Donald Trump was “misguided” for blaming both white supremacists and anti-fascist protesters for the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Burr told WXII-TV he thinks “the president’s misguided in his…

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has reconstituted a committee of current and former teachers and support staff to advise him on public education issues.

Cooper announced Thursday his signing of an executive order this week creating the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee and…

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of North Carolina’s most powerful legislators expressed skepticism Thursday about scrapping a 2015 law that gives the General Assembly — not local governments or a state history panel — final say over removing Confederate monuments from public property.

Two days after Gov.…

Confederate Monument Protest North Carolina

August 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have set the date for the public to comment on anticipated General Assembly district boundaries being redrawn under court orders.

House and Senate redistricting committees planned public hearings Tuesday in Raleigh and at six community college campuses…

August 17, 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 interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at…

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