GOP holds NC House seat but shows weakness in suburbs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn’t erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face […]

New election ordered in undecided NC US House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board has ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after reviewing evidence that it was tainted by absentee ballot fraud. The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted 5-0 on Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District. The board did […]

Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied […]

Redemption: Tar Heels take NCAA title, 71-65, over Gonzaga

EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It’s OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes. An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they’ve been waiting an entire year to celebrate. Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left […]

Hall of Fame coach vs future Hall of Famer for NCAA title

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Roy Williams has been here before. Just last year, in fact. And five times altogether, playing for the NCAA championship. Twice he got to celebrate winning the final game of the season with the Tar Heels, pushing their total to five tournament titles. For […]

NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end ‘bathroom bill’ standoff

GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections. GOP leaders announced the new legislation would be debated […]