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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® 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 ...


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