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  • North Carolina Sen. Burr takes Trump's word on allegations

    By Gary D. Robertson | October 14, 2016 - 12:48am

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Facing a tough re-election bid in a presidential battleground state, North Carolina U.S. Sen.

  • 17 years after devastation, historic town floods again

    By Jonathan Drew | October 13, 2016 - 11:14pm

    TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Amanda Brown clutched a green folder with personal documents while she waited to speak to a FEMA representative along the banks of the river threatening to inundate her town.

  • The Latest: Sen. Burr says he takes Trump at his word

    October 13, 2016 - 10:57pm

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the televised debate by North Carolina U.S. Sen.

  • Judge refuses to require more early voting in N Carolina

    October 13, 2016 - 10:21pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A judge has refused to order North Carolina officials to expand early in-person voting in five counties after some voters alleged the counties' voting schedules didn't comply with a court's ruling last summer over ballot access.

  • Japanese battleship flag donated at Pearl Harbor

    By Audrey Mcavoy | October 13, 2016 - 10:01pm

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A Japanese navy flag that flew on the battleship of the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor was donated Thursday to the National Park Service.

  • Study: Minorities less likely to attend top public colleges

    By COLLIN BINKLEY | October 13, 2016 - 9:24pm

    BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino students in the U.S. are far less likely than their peers of other races to attend elite public universities, according to a new study.

  • Democrats, civil rights groups want more registration time

    By Gary D. Robertson | October 13, 2016 - 8:44pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats and civil rights groups are criticizing the State Board of Elections for not extending a voter registration deadline this week in light of Hurricane Matthew's destruction, saying they want the board to reconsider.

  • Many Hurricane Matthew victims don't have flood insurance

    By Kelli Kennedy And Russ Bynum | October 13, 2016 - 8:30pm

    POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street and seeped under Lori Galemore's doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her three sons retreated upstairs, where they stayed until firefighters arrived by boat.

  • Many Hurricane Matthew victims don't have flood insurance

    By Kelli Kennedy And Russ Bynum | October 13, 2016 - 8:17pm

    POOLER, Ga. (AP) — Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street and seeped under Lori Galemore's doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her three sons retreated upstairs, where they stayed until firefighters arrived by boat.

  • The Latest: 2 more N. Carolina deaths; US toll rises to 38

    October 13, 2016 - 8:14pm

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 5 p.m. North Carolina Gov.

  • Study: Minorities less likely to attend top public colleges

    By COLLIN BINKLEY | October 13, 2016 - 2:19pm

    BOSTON (AP) — A new study of federal data finds that black and Latino students are far less likely to attend top public colleges than their white and Asian peers.

  • The Latest: Governor: Power mostly restored after hurricane

    October 13, 2016 - 1:03pm

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 9:50 a.m.

  • North Carolina State Fair offers break from Matthew

    October 13, 2016 - 11:54am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Fair is offering a break from the damage across the central and eastern parts of the state from Hurricane Matthew The fair opens Thursday and runs through Oct. 23.

  • Body of missing man found, brothers charged with murder

    October 13, 2016 - 9:44am

    LONG VIEW, N.C. (AP) — Two brothers have been accused of killing a 78-year-old Catawba County man whose body was discovered in a shallow grave.

  • Man accused of prostituting woman during Hurricane Matthew

    October 13, 2016 - 8:05am

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been accused of prostituting a woman during Hurricane Matthew inside a Fayetteville hotel.

  • Franklin Graham ends "Decision America" tour in home state

    October 13, 2016 - 7:58am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina-based evangelist Franklin Graham has wrapped up his 50-state tour calling on Christians to pray for the country and to vote this fall with a rally in his home state.

  • Radford University celebrating investiture of new president

    October 13, 2016 - 7:52am

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Radford University is celebrating the investiture of a new president.

  • GOP lawmakers, McCrory say session on Matthew unneeded now

    By Gary D. Robertson | October 13, 2016 - 12:47am

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders agreed Wednesday with Gov.

  • Private autopsy: Man killed by police shot in back, abdomen

    By Tom Foreman Jr. | October 13, 2016 - 12:03am

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A black man shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer last month suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, according to results released Wednesday from an independent autopsy conducted for his family.

  • North Carolina voter applicants get leeway due to Matthew

    October 12, 2016 - 10:08pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina elections workers are giving some leeway to people aiming to register to vote before a deadline this week because of potential mail delays from Hurricane Matthew's aftermath.

  • River that gave life to N. Carolina town now tears it apart

    By Tamara Lush And Allen G. Breed | October 12, 2016 - 8:28pm

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A day after fleeing from the swollen Lumber River, the residents of this down-but-not-quite-out former mill town waded into the swirling, tea-colored floodwaters Wednesday and filled jugs for something most of us take for granted: flushing their toilets. "We still don't have water or power in our house," Caroline Kahn said as she sloshed through someone's flooded front yard in a pair of flower-print boots. "So we need water for the necessities of life." The river gave this town its life.

  • The Latest: Storm death toll in North Carolina rises to 20

    October 12, 2016 - 8:14pm

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding after Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 5 a.m. Gov.

  • The Latest: Highway Patrol IDs man shot, killed by trooper

    October 12, 2016 - 7:48pm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina (all times local): 9 p.m.

  • River that gave life to N. Carolina town now tears it apart

    By Tamara Lush And Allen G. Breed | October 12, 2016 - 7:15pm

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A day after fleeing from the swollen Lumber River, the residents of this down-but-not-quite-out former mill town waded Wednesday into the swirling, tea-colored waters and filled jugs for something most of us take for granted: flushing their toilets. "We still don't have water or power in our house," Caroline Kahn said as she sloshed through someone's flooded front yard in a pair of flower-print boots. "So we need water for the necessities of life." The river gave this town its life.

  • The Latest: Town founded by freed slaves sees flooding

    October 12, 2016 - 6:12pm

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding after Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 3:10 p.m.

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