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A top executive at a gambling operations vendor is the next executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery. The lottery commission voted Tuesday to hire Mark Michalko (MUH-hal-COE). He will succeed Alice Garland, who announced last fall she would retire at the end of March. Michalko is ...
The National Rifle Association has had its crosshairs on North Carolina for decades, but the gun situation is far more complex than what its politics and culture would suggest. Though the NRA has spent more than $11.4 million toward the state's Senate races—the most for any sitting members of ...

Road crews are closing a major bridge to the North Carolina Outer Banks so they can renovate the parts that help open the drawbridge. The state Department of Transportation says it will close the Alligator River bridge that carries U.S. Highway 64 early Wednesday. Officials hope to reopen the bridge ...
Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a man who fired on him and other deputies as they responded to a domestic dispute call in North Carolina. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a woman told deputies late Monday she was assaulted by 61-year-old Briscoe Tim ...
A top leader at a gambling operations vendor was hired Tuesday to become the North Carolina Education Lottery's next executive director. The lottery commission voted unanimously to hire Mark Michalko, a vice president and managing director for International Game Technology's operations in Europe, ...
WWE superstar and North Carolina native Jeff Hardy – one half of the Hardy Boyz – was arrested northeast of Charlotte in Concord on Saturday and charged with driving while intoxicated, media outlets report. Hardy and his pro wrestling brother, Matt Hardy, are both from the small eastern North Carolina ...

North Carolina has witnessed an 800 percent increase in fatal overdoses from opiates since 2008 — but the state's small towns still lack hyper-localized data about their epidemics. To get at those more precise numbers, the town of Cary is turning to an unlikely place: city sewers.
City Manager Gary Jackson wrote in the memo Monday that Hickman's use of "excessive and dangerous force" is "a source of great anger and concern within the community." Asheville's ... Under North Carolina law, a judge generally must sign off on any public release of police body camera video.
Congratulations Charlotte — you're the 63rd hardest working city in America, according to a report released earlier this week. The personal finance site WalletHub ranked 116 cities based on what it calls direct work factors and indirect work factors. San Francisco was the hardest working city with a score of ...
As the nor'easter intensifies Friday, winds will sharply increase in New England, Long Island and the New York City Tri-State area, especially near the coast. High winds will ... Coastal flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service from southern Maine to North Carolina's Outer Banks.
GE Aviation plans to add nearly 150 jobs in western North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that the company will create 146 jobs over the next four years at plants in Asheville and West Jefferson. GE Aviation makes aircraft engines and parts and will spend nearly $105 million on expanding its ...
We beg you: Stop typing "Ebbing, MO," into the realtor.com® search box. The town depicted in the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is just a figment of the vivid imagination of the British-Irish writer and director Martin McDonagh. The actual town where most of the film was ...
Alligator hunting was legalized in North Carolina for the first time since 1973. (Port City Daily /FILE PHOTO). RALEIGH, N.C.—-For the first time since 1973, hunting alligators is now legal in North Carolina. With several provisions, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission has approved a limited ...
A North Carolina city is calling for a ban on assault weapons following a shooting at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed. March 1 ... The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Asheville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to tell state and federal leaders to ban assault weapons, saying in a ...
The release of body cam video in late February caused outrage in this North Carolina city in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The video shows Hickman and an officer in training stopping Johnnie Jermaine Rush, then 32, for allegedly jaywalking in the early morning hours of August 25, 2017. After initial words ...
Pressure is building to stop production of compounds found in the drinking water of a North Carolina city 100 miles away from the chemical plant ... Wilmington's city council this week urged state officials to force a stop to production of fluorochemical compounds at The Chemours Co. plant near Fayetteville.
A man was shot and killed in Wingate on Monday – and it was caught on Facebook Live, officials confirmed to the Observer. The man was identified as Prentis Robinson by the Union County Sheriff's Office. The shooting sent Wingate University into a lockdown, though the shooting was off campus on ...

Ross and Jacqueline Aronson (formerly Troutman) built their relationship walking to and from their Whole Foods store when they lived — and fell in love — in New York City. The couple told TODAY Food that they often sauntered through the market arm-in-arm, perusing ingredients for the gourmet fare ...
North Carolina's governor has announced that the financial services firm Ernst & Young LLP is bringing 375 jobs to the state. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that the company will add the jobs by expanding its Charlotte operation and investing about $8 million over five years. The expansion will ...
WINGATE — A North Carolina man was charged Tuesday with a fatal shooting captured live on Facebook not far from a town's police department. ... CHARLOTTE — An officer who flies helicopters for police in North Carolina's largest city was charged Tuesday with 28 sex crimes after a woman reported she ...
North Carolina State Capitol Police officers are looking for three suspects in the alleged larceny of the flags in the early-morning hours of Feb. 18. The police released surveillance camera video that Chief Glen Allen hopes will help identify the suspects. One of the videos shows someone walking away with ...
TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say a man poured gasoline on his girlfriend and set the mobile home they shared on fire. Two boys, ages 11 and 8, escaped the Tabor City house Saturday and ran to a neighbor for help, according to a Columbus County Sheriff's Office news release.
The locations that stand in for fictional Ebbing, where Frances McDormand plays a mother who goes after the local police department for failing to solve her daughter's murder, are all in North Carolina. The towns, situated along the Blue Ridge Mountain range, include Sylva, Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, and ...
A man was shot and killed in Wingate on Monday – and it was caught on Facebook Live, officials confirmed to the Observer. The man was identified as Prentis Robinson by the Union County Sheriff's Office. The shooting sent Wingate University into a lockdown, though the shooting was off campus on ...
A man was shot and killed in Wingate on Monday – and it was caught on Facebook Live, officials confirmed to the Observer. The man was identified as Prentis Robinson by the Union County Sheriff's Office. The shooting sent Wingate University into a lockdown, though the shooting was off campus on ...
This support from cities is not lost on advocates. "Every activist is grateful for friends in these municipalities," Gaughan said. But worries arise about what will happen when LGBT employees leave the safe haven of the city. In North Carolina and Tennessee, state laws actually prohibit cities from enacting ...
CHARLOTTE, NC -- When it comes to the most dangerous cities in America, North Carolina has two, according to a new analysis of crime data. Charlotte ranked ... USA Today on Monday named Baltimore the most dangerous big city in America, but said overall killings fell ever so slightly across the country.
"How can Kinston, North Carolina, have somebody in the NBA for the last, what, 35, 40 years?!" Maxwell, in a blue T-shirt, shorts and sneakers, booms from the lobby. "There's 21,000 people in this town. You got all these other bigger towns around here, bigger cities ... and they couldn't touch Kinston!".
Leroy Carlisle, and his wife Frances Beverly Carlisle, died Friday night, Feb. 16, 2018, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Carlisle was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Brunswick County, a son of William Layton Carlisle and Annie Bell Plott Carlisle. He was a retired electrician, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and ...
A statement by the North Carolina City and County Management Association's executive committee said the allegations against Greene "so widely reported by the media undermine the public's confidence in the professionals who manage local governments across the state." More: Wanda Greene spent ...
This isn't really a story about the Milwaukee name or how other cities got to be called Milwaukee; it's about the Milwaukees, themselves. In August 2016, Molly Snyder took a trip to Portland, Oregon, during which she visited nearby Milwaukie, a town settled in 1847 and named for the Wisconsin city that, ...
Preservation North Carolina announced this past week the sale of the historic building to the Burgess Group, which plans to renovate it into office and meeting space. The Clinton-based Burgess Group has completed similar restoration projects across the state with investments in excess of $3 million.
"Town staff alerted CAMA to the situation and CAMA will be discussing the property owners interpretation of the rules and regulations that govern the North Carolina Coast. Neither the town nor CAMA was consulted on this project and we were unaware of the activity until this morning." Carolina Beach ...
One man was killed and a police officer wounded in a shooting in North Carolina. Henderson Police Chief M.W. Barrow said in a news release that officers were trying to serve a search warrant around 9:15 p.m. Thursday when someone fired at the officers. One officer was hurt. Police returned fire, fatally ...
NORFOLK /Virginia/, February 17. /TASS/. A monument to Soviet pilots who underwent training and then took Catalina flying boats to the Soviet Union during World War II will emerge in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, by next autumn, the city's acting mayor, Rick King, told the media on Friday. King said he ...
As the largest city in a pivotal swing state, Charlotte and North Carolina became targets of Russian operatives accused Friday of attempting to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. .... The indictment says similar rallies in support of Trump were staged by the group in other U.S. cities. All were designed to ...
When I moved to Durham, North Carolina, in the mid-1980s, the county had two separate school systems. At its center, like a bulls-eye, was the city system, which was overwhelmingly African American and had the state's highest dropout rate and some of its lowest test scores. Its undersized tax base, ...
Antonov explained that in 1944-45, "not far from here, at the US Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, Soviet pilots were trained by their American counterparts to fly 'Catalina' hydroplanes, which were later transported to the USSR. In January 1945, one aircraft crashed during take-off," Antonov said.
A North Carolina county government's computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still operating, but added that other ...
North Carolina law prohibits towns from spending money on schools. School systems are funded by the state and the district they fall within. Brawley says his bill would make it easier for the Matthews charter school to become a reality. “A town, in theory, could establish a not-for-profit corporation and use ...
"92 percent of our larcenies [for the entire town] are at Walmart," said police captain Chris Jenkins. "When you look at one hundred percent of our larcenies, 92 percent were at Walmart." Police say they are working closely with the retailer to reduce those numbers by letting the store's security handle the ...
A North Carolina city is returning a $500,000 grant to the state because the planned renovation of an old hotel has been delayed for too long. Feb. ... Local media sources report Elizabeth City was to use the state grant to help with the $13 million renovation of the Southern Hotel, which was built in 1872.
In the meantime, North Carolina awaits the release of another much-anticipated film that was shot here. Heist drama American Animals (another UK production), which impressed critics at this month's Sundance festival, was filmed at small town locations such as Mooresville and Belmont, near the city of ...
The Raleigh Metropolitan Statistical Area ranked 2nd on the list of best-performing cities for 2017, according to the Milken Institute, a California think tank. The City of Oaks climbed four spots from the No. ... The Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia area was the only other North Carolina MSA to make the top 25.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is launching this month a 40-hour high school internship program designed to increase positive relationships among youth across the state. A news release from the patrol says the program is designed to provide students with real-life perspectives on a career in law ...
Transportation officials in North Carolina say the state's program of rail infrastructure improvements is complete. The N.C. Department of Transportation says in a news release that the Piedmont Improvement Program was designed to improve safety, efficiency and reliability for freight and passenger rail ...
When North Carolina's legislative leaders were ordered to redraw the state's 13 congressional districts in 2016, they gave their hired mapmaker an explicit instruction: Maximize the Republican Party's electoral advantage. North Carolina is a purple state, closely divided in its support of the two major parties.
Rhodes, founder of Catch, Chef Rhodes, was voted the city's best chef for three consecutive years and was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as a finalist for Best Southeast Chef. He also competed on Bravo TV's Top Chef season 9. Roberts is the executive chef at Hilton Wilmington Riverside who ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river.
Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the second time this decade ...


 

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