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ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say an 18-year-old Marine who went AWOL earlier this month has been charged with murder in the death of his grandmother in North Carolina. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp says 74-year-old Sally Evans' body was found Friday near Roanoke Rapids. He ...
PRINCETON, N.C. (AP) -- Investigators say a man in North Carolina has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after a shootout with a deputy. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Lemont Turrentine was one of four suspects who ran from a deputy checking on a burglary call ...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina's fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a land trust bought a coastal property where ... For the first time, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust borrowed money to buy land, paying more than $5 million for 1,000 acres. ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Advocacy groups and Democratic voters in North Carolina say partisan bias within congressional districts Republicans drew are so deliberate and obvious the U.S. Supreme Court should rule the lines unconstitutional. Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and others ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's attorney general has announced a settlement with a dentist over fraudulent claims sent to the state Medicaid program. Attorney General Josh Stein said Friday a settlement was reached with Dr. Carlos J. Privette under which he will pay the program $470,000 ...

"Burke County Public Schools was excited to welcome North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to Liberty Middle School and North Liberty School on Tuesday, April 24," said BCPS Superintendent Larry Putnam. "Gov. Cooper got a glimpse of how Burke County Public Schools is igniting learning for a ...
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Kansas State's Barry Brown (5) is congratulated by coaching staff as he leaves the floor during the second half of the team's first-round game against Creighton in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone). Bob Leverone. Underdog ... Sports
A recent CDC report showed a 31 percent increase in emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses in North Carolina from July 2016 ... North Carolina also is home to four of the top 20 cities in the United States for opioid abuse, according to a Castlight Health report released last year. Sports
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say 76 people have been arrested in eight southeastern states on charges of child pornography or otherwise ... The task force included investigators in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Sports
North Carolina aims for Sweet 16 return against Texas A&M ... Gilder (3) celebrates during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. ... Second round, West Region; Charlotte, North Carolina; 5:15 p.m. EDT on Sunday. Sports
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Drivers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia may notice convoys of military vehicles on Interstate 95 and other highways ... On Sunday, the North Carolina U.S. Army National Guard said it will be transporting Abrams Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Fort Pickett, ... Sports
Lipscomb's Eli Pepper, left, blocks a shot by North Carolina's Luke Maye, right, during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone). Bob Leverone. Defending champ North Carolina opens up, tops ... Sports
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The owner of Bi-Lo and Harveys grocery stores is closing 30 underperforming stores in the Carolinas, including the Morganton location. Media outlets reported that Southeastern Grocers said Thursday it will closed 19 stores in South Carolina and 11 in North Carolina. Sports

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison officials say they'll institute a new policy for pregnant inmates after receiving complaints that two women were ... The review comes after an Atlanta-based organization that promotes reproductive rights for women of color and groups from North Carolina sent a ... Sports
A congressional bill that would give the Drug Enforcement Administration back its oversight of opioid distributors is currently sitting in a committee waiting on lawmakers to take action. But how inspired Congress is to undo what some believe was damage to the DEA's control of distributors and ... Sports
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A bankruptcy court filing that shows a high-tech battery maker has found a buyer for most of its assets also indicates that it's unlikely the boxcar-sized batteries will be manufactured again at the North Carolina plant. The Charlotte Observer reports the filing for Alevo Manufacturing ... Sports
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A school where African-American college learned to be teachers could become a heritage center if organizers in northeastern North Carolina are successful. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports the "practice school" was built in 1921 on what was then the campus of ... Sports
Louisville forward Anas Mahmoud (14) blocks the shot of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley). Timothy D. Easley. No. 14 North Carolina tops Louisville 93-76. Sports
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Aislinn Konig made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Akela Maize added 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and No. 25 NC State defeated Wake Forest 74-61 on Sunday despite Elisa Penna's nine 3-pointers. Chelsea Nelson scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Kiara ... Sports
North Carolina's Jaelynn Murray and Jocelyn Jones guard while Louisville's Myisha Hines-Allen (2) passes to Sam Fuehring (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Gerry Broome. No. 4 Louisville pulls away late to ... Sports
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Pablo Rivas scored 15 points off the bench and North Carolina Central rolled to 77-49 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game slide. Rivas also led with nine rebounds for the Eagles (13-13, 7-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Reginald ... Sports
Robert Wayne J Miller Jr., 34, of 3227 Crawley Higgins Ave., in Morganton, was charged with one felony count each of larceny of property, obtaining property ..... Rebecca Jo Hensley, 34, of 3539 NC 181, in Morganton, was charged with felony embezzlement of property by employee and two misdemeanor ... Sports
Williams was inducted into the North Carolina High School Choral Hall of Fame by the choral section of the North Carolina Music Educators' Association in 2013, according ... Smith is the organist and music director at First Presbyterian Church in Morganton and at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Hickory. Sports
A Morganton man was arrested after admitting to robbing a CVS in Hickory on Wednesday. Marshall Shane Freeman, 29, now faces five charges relating to the crime, according to a press release from the Morganton Department of Public Safety. MDPS officers arrived at Willowbrook Drive around 10 p.m. in ... Sports
The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Burke County is partnered with North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T University to bring educational opportunities to communities throughout the state. To help ... Staff Writer Jonelle Bobak can be reached at or 828-432-8907. Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based health care system has announced it is changing its name. ... Its latest annual report says Carolinas HealthCare System owns, manages or has affiliations with 47 hospitals from western North Carolina to Charleston, South Carolina, as well as a hospital in ... Sports
The Burke County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation followed leads that led them to Boone and then to Mountain City, ... Michael Stacey James May, 39, of Watauga County, and James Parker Combs, 30, of Zionsville N.C., all were given $250,000 bonds for the charge. Sports
The Morganton City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to consider applying for a grant to expand the Catawba River Soccer Complex. ... The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Governor's Crime Commission has offered to pay half of the amount in the form of a grant. The city expected the ... Sports
Whether North Carolinians break out the spring wardrobe or keep the winter clothes handy depends on which groundhog they want to believe. Handlers for Sir Walter Wally said Raleigh's groundhog didn't see his shadow on Friday despite sunny skies, meaning warm temperatures are around the corner. Sports
North Carolina Department of Public Safety probation officers rounded up 12 people with warrants in Burke County on Jan. ... Danielle Renee Hoosier, 31, of Morganton, was charged with one count of misdemeanor probation violation and one count of felony possession of schedule II narcotics. She was ... Sports
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State data shows one North Carolina county has issued four times as many aggressive driving tickets as any other. Law enforcement in Mecklenburg County issued 279 citations for the serious traffic charge in 2017. The next county on the list as Wake County with 67 tickets. The two ... Sports
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state government report says North Carolina has a little more room in which to borrow while remaining within self-imposed debt limits designed to retain the state's cherished top credit ratings that help keep borrowing costs low. The annual debt affordability study released this week ... Sports
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the legal fight between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders over the regulation state elections and ethics rules (all times local):. 1:50 p.m.. The North Carolina Supreme Court has refused Gov. Roy Cooper's requests to accelerate legal ... Sports
Overall, North Carolina saw 19.4 million visitors to its state parks in 2017, which was record attendance for the fourth consecutive year. ... Lake James and South Mountains were among the 27 that reported increases in visitation, according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural ... Sports
Michael Stacey James, 39, of Watauga County, and James Parker Combs, 30, of Zionsville N.C., both were given $250,000 bonds for the charge. ... The Burke County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation followed leads that led them to Boone and then to Mountain City, ... Sports
Littleton was arrested in Mountain City, Tenn., and charged with first-degree kidnapping and being a fugitive from justice out of North Carolina. Detectives also arrested Littleton's wife, Leigh Katherine Littleton, and charged her with first-degree kidnapping. Investigators say they learned during the interview ... Sports
CONNELLY SPRINGS — People will once again have the opportunity to purchase beautiful, locally made pottery and enjoy delicious food, all for a good cause. Faith Community Church in Connelly Springs will hold its Eighth annual “Souper Bowl for Burke Hospice” fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, ... Sports
Phillip Coleman Padgett , 28, of 2442 Henderson Mill Road in Morganton, was charged with one count each of felony larceny by destroying an antitheft device, misdemeanor larceny of ... Timothy Paul Bumgarner , 35, of 4376 NC 18 S., in Morganton, was charged with misdemeanor larceny of property. Sports
In this undated photo, Neal Hurst, the Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation helps David Thomas in fitting the pattern for the construction of 18th century breeches in a workshop hosted at Alamance Battleground in Alamance County, N.C. “I had an interest in it from ... Sports
The funds, totaling $1 million, have been designated to the North Carolina Bar Foundation Endowment's LANC Fund, which Dixon helped launch in 2007 ... The LANC Morganton office was chosen for the donation because it was Dixon's home legal aid office and it served his home county, said Barbara ... Sports
MORGANTON, N.C. — A third large Confederate flag is now flying along a North Carolina interstate as the Sons of Confederate Veterans say they are flying the rebel banner because in other places in the South, Confederate memorials are being removed. The latest flag was put up along Interstate 40 in ... Sports
Robert Leroy Littleton III, 30, of Fleetwood N.C., originally was charged with first-degree kidnapping for his alleged involvement before his wife, ... The Burke County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation followed leads that led them to Boone and then to Mountain City, ... Sports
Campbell said she won't be performing any shows until her stop in Morganton. In the meantime, she and her mother will be making a trip to New York at the end of this month for the Grammy Awards. They will be attending on behalf of her father, whose “Arkansas Farmboy” was nominated in the American ... Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting which initially involved a missing infant. A news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Thursday said officers responding to a call on Thursday found a woman inside a home with a gunshot wound. Sports
An addition of 13 pounds of locally foraged white walnut shells provides an indigenous North Carolina twist, creating a curiously complex flavor profile ... White Walnut Imperial Brown Ale is a special collaboration beer with the renowned Chef Clark Barlowe of Charlotte, N.C., who supplied the foraged nuts. Sports
... was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened near Exit 118, said Trooper J.J. Byland with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. ... The driver of the transfer truck, James Rochester III, 47, of Benson, N.C. was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failing to maintain lane. Sports


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