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Greensboro police charge man with murder in hit and run

Authorities in North Carolina have charged a man with murder in a fatal hit and run over the weekend.

Grant to help North Carolina buy rail for high-speed service

North Carolina will use a $47.5 million federal grant to purchase a rail line needed to advance planned high-speed passenger train service between Raleigh and Richmond, Virginia.

Rally with Jacob Blake’s family held in North Carolina

Members of Jacob Blake’s family attended a rally in Charlotte on Sunday and called for an end to a “vicious cycle of hate."

Coastal flooding along North Carolina Outer Banks closes roads

High tides and Hurricane Teddy are causing travel problems along North Carolina's Outer Banks and threatens problems going up to Tidewater Virginia.

NC unemployment rate falls to nearly half of lockdown’s peak

North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped markedly in August, falling to nearly half the record rate during the spring at the height of restrictions issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

After conducting what he joked was a “very scientific poll” of the Fayetteville crowd, as to whether supporters wanted a man or a woman, he declared the choice would be “a very talented, very brave woman.”

Sen. Ted Cruz, contradicting 2016 remarks, cites possible contested presidential election in urgent push to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he is calling on the Senate to vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, reversing the 2016 stand he and his fellow Republicans made to block the confirmation hearing of President Barack Obama's pick for the high court in an election year.

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said the letter appeared to have originated in Canada.

Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

He added 40 pounds of mass so he could swing faster and harder.  

Families swarm back to school sales as NC enters Plan B

Labor Day is usually the unofficial end of the season, but this year many North Carolinians find themselves shopping much later as the state enters Plan B and Elementary schoolers prepare to go back full time.

NY AG moves to expedite release of police body cam footage

James said her office “will be proactively releasing footage to the public on our own.”

Southern California wildfire grows, burns nature center

Across California, authorities say Sunday nearly 19,000 firefighters continue to fight more than two dozen major wildfires.

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CDC: Trick-or-treating is ‘high risk’ during COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now officially discouraged trick-or-treating in 2020. The new holiday guidance appeared on the CDC website Monday night.

Survey: 40% would give up their dog to keep their phone

Could you live without your smartphone? What about your dog?

Renovated Lizzie Borden house on the market, again

A home where Lizzie Borden lived in Fall River, Massachusetts, is on the market again.

NHCS installs reverse osmosis water coolers

New Hanover County Schools has installed bottle-less water coolers at schools currently serviced by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Sweeney Water Treatment Plant.