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    A North Carolina man accused of killing his infant son is facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection with his death. Robert Ahmaad Middleton Jr., 28, of Gastonia, was booked into the Gastonia County Jail on Friday and held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse causing severe bodily injury, the Gaston Gazette reported. Gastonia police said Middleton cracked the skull of his son, Deville Ahmaad Middleton, causing brain hemorrhaging that led to the child’s death. The...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in North Carolina say four people were hospitalized Sunday after a woman put her vehicle into the wrong gear and backed into seven individuals. The crash happened just before 10 a.m. in Charlotte, WBTV-TV reported. Police said the woman was trying to drive forward out of a parking space when she accidentally reversed, ran over the curb and hit the people. Police said four people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries....
    GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds protested Saturday near a Confederate monument in a central North Carolina city where local officials have tried to limit the activities of demonstrators. The protesters marched 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Burlington into downtown Graham, where the century-old statue of a soldier is located, WXII-TV reported. The monument is in front of the Alamance County Historic Courthouse. The protest featured speeches calling for an end to racial oppression. Many demonstrators held signs and at one...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A commission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename four campus buildings that currently have ties to slaveholders or white supremacists. The recommendation from the Commission on History, Race & A Way Forward on Friday will go to schools chancellor, who can then decide to forward it to the Board of Trustees, the Charlotte Observer reported. The board, scheduled to meet Thursday, is expected...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A commission at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename four campus buildings that currently have ties to slaveholders or white supremacists. The recommendation from the Commission on History, Race & A Way Forward on Friday will go to school’s chancellor, who can then decide to forward it to the Board of Trustees, the Charlotte Observer reported. The board, scheduled to meet Thursday, is expected...
    A Wilmington, North Carolina police officer who was fired for taking part in a violently racist conversation has filed an appeal, claiming his comments were protected religious speech. Wilmington Police officer James “Brian” Gilmore was one of three officers fired last month for taking part in recorded racist conversations. One of those conversations, for which Gilmore was not present, involved racist slurs and talk of massacring Black Americans in a second Civil War. Gilmore claims that, because he...
    While the endless barrage of fried chicken, barbecue, and Cook Out milkshakes didnt help my health, I certainly enjoyed all of the delicious fast-food options that are available in North Carolina. Kate Taylor Growing up in Connecticut, access to fast food was usually limited to chains such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendys. When I moved down south to North Carolina for college, I loved discovering the numerous regional restaurant chains and fast-food establishments — and how delicious...
    By TODD WETHERINGTON, The Sun Journal TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Like groundwater, the past has a way of seeping up into the present. For those who remember, what’s washed to the surface can be both illuminating and agonizing. The small strip of weathered wood is hardly noticeable, its gray, pitted surface blending in with the hard, dry earth and stray limbs of the ground where it rests, leaned against what remains of the broken planks that once supported its weight....
    A new ad by anti-Trump Republicans featuring regretful Trump voters is targeting disaffected GOP voters in North Carolina and Arizona, swing states the president won in 2016 and where his troubles are mounting. Fifteen voters who supported President Trump in 2016 share first-person testimonials in the ad, sponsored by the group Republican Voters Against Trump, about why they no longer plan to support him. Donald Trump has broken my faith in the Republican Party, says a man identified as Paul,...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A motorist was charged with second-degree murder after a crash on Interstate 485 in Charlotte last week killed five people, including four members of one family, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said. Dakeia Quavontae Charles, 24, is facing additional charges stemming from the crash last Friday, including driving while impaired, driving while license revoked because of an impairment-related revocation and speeding, according to news outlets citing the patrol. State troopers said the car Charles was...
    Mack Brown, North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) North Carolina football five-star commit Tony Grimes reclassifies for 2020. Tony Grimes will make his trek to North Carolina football a year earlier than expected. The five-star cornerback from Virginia Beach, Virginia committed to play for Mack Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels less than two weeks ago. Grimes picked North Carolina over the Georgia Bulldogs, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies in his final four he...
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dive teams searched the Cape Fear River on Friday after witnesses told authorities that at least two vehicles crashed on Interstate 95 in North Carolina and ended up in the water. Vander Fire Department Chief Richard Bradshaw told news sources that at least three witnesses said they saw the crash involving a white vehicle and a black vehicle on I-95 near Fayetteville. Bradshaw said the call came in around 7 p.m. on Thursday, and said eyewitnesses...
    News that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) may have acted on top secret government briefings about the coronavirus to protect his stock fortunes and may have passed along information to family members sparked the opening of Federal Bureau of Investigation cases against Burr and a handful of other senators. Now, however, new information indicates that investigators should consider expanding their probe of Burr. Other senators, like Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), were able to show the stock trades were executed by a trustee,...
    A recent Senate campaign ad touts the candidates record protecting public lands and national parks and how thats pleased environmentalists. One ad features his work getting masks from overseas to protect people from the coronavirus and shows his states Democratic governor thanking him for his effort. There is no ad highlighting an endorsement or praise from President Donald Trump. Its not a typical summer ad campaign from a Republican incumbent fighting for reelection in a highly polarized political environment. But...
    MURFREESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A university in North Carolina has decided to rename its athletic facility because of the previous namesakes opposition to civil rights. The Helms Center at Chowan University in Murfreesboro was named after former North Carolina Sen. Jesse Helms, who fiercely opposed civil rights, news outlets reported. The universitys Board of Trustees announced last week that the facility would be renamed the Hawks Athletic Center, after the schools mascot. The private Baptist university said the change comes...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Judges, law enforcement, elected officials, civil rights advocates and others brought together to examine ways to eliminate racial disparities in North Carolinas criminal justice and court systems are holding their first meeting. The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice was created by Gov. Roy Cooper in the days after massive demonstrations against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Attorney General Josh Stein and state Supreme Court...
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county has set a cutoff for restaurant dining and alcohol sales in hopes of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Officials in Orange County announced in a news release Thursday that restaurants and private clubs will be closed for onsite consumption of food and beverages at 10 p.m. beginning Friday. The county also says restaurants may continue drive through, delivery, and pick-up services after 10 p.m. as long as there is no onsite consumption...
    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed off the North Carolina coast on Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rain and gusty winds to parts of the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England. Reconnaissance aircraft put the center of Fay approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 5 p.m. The storm was moving to the north at 7 mph...
    By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decision on how North Carolina public schools will start the year teaching students during the COVID-19 pandemic will come next week, Gov. Roy Cooper said on Thursday as case and hospitalization rates remain stubbornly high. Cooper previously delayed the disclosure set for July 1, saying he wanted more time to receive feedback from educators and students, review the latest science on school reopenings, and get more “buy-in across the...
    The sixth named system of the young Atlantic hurricane season has formed just east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Tropical Storm Fay breaks the record for earliest sixth named storm in the Atlantic basin by almost two weeks. The biggest impact will be very heavy rainfall moving northward between now and Friday night along the East Coast from Virginia to New England. Tropical Storm #Fay has formed off of the coast of North Carolina - the earliest 6th Atlantic named...
    RALEIGH -- The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United States coast; both of which have formed into a tropical system.Tropical Storm FayTropical Storm Fay has officially formed off the North Carolina coast, making it the earliest F storm on record.The storm formed east of the Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center began initiating advisories for the Tropical Storm starting around 5 p.m Thursday.The storm is slated to have little to no impact on...
    RALEIGH -- The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United States coast; both of which have formed into a tropical system.Tropical Storm FayTropical Storm Fay has officially formed off the North Carolina coast, making it the earliest F storm on record.The storm formed east of the Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center began initiating advisories for the Tropical Storm starting around 5 p.m Thursday.The storm is slated to have little to no impact on...
    RALEIGH -- The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two areas of low pressure near the United States coast; both of which have formed into a tropical system.Tropical Storm FayTropical Storm Fay has officially formed off the North Carolina coast, making it the earliest F storm on record.The storm formed east of the Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center began initiating advisories for the Tropical Storm starting around 5 p.m Thursday.The storm is slated to have little to no impact on...
    Court filing alleges $400K paid to Williamson family in 18 The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson shoots free throws prior to an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. Pelicans rookie Williamson says he...
    By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke. Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in a Florida state court, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. That came a week after Williamson filed his own lawsuit in a North Carolina federal...