US Supreme Court to Review Ruling on NC Congressional DistrictsJune 27, 2016 at 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that said state lawmakers relied too heavily on race in drawing congressional districts. The justices on Monday added the case to their calendar for the fall. A panel of three judges struck down two majority black congressional districts and ordered […]
NBA Awaiting Changes to HB2 Before Final Decision on Charlotte All-Star GameJune 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm
Adam Silver has steadfastly refused to set any deadlines for when the NBA would decide on moving the 2017 All-Game in Charlotte if a hotly debated North Carolina law hasn’t been changed. In a way, he did before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, even as he said he’s been pleased by […]
Judge Dismisses Student-Athlete Lawsuit Against UNCFebruary 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm
A Mecklenburg County judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of North Carolina athletes alleged the school failed to provide them and other athletes a quality education by directing them toward sham classes. Superior Court Judge Richard Ervin cited arguments by attorneys representing UNC that said both the statute of limitations and […]
Remembering Harper Lee’s Impact on the SouthFebruary 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm
Harper Lee, the elusive author whose “To Kill a Mockingbird” became an enduring best-seller and classic film with its child’s-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, has died. She was 89. HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis confirmed the author’s death to The Associated Press on Friday. For most of her life, Lee divided […]
UNC Football Reserve Arrested in RaleighNovember 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm
A reserve football player for North Carolina has been arrested on an assault charge hours after the Tar Heels beat North Carolina State. Police in Raleigh say cornerback Tyreece Jiles got into a fight with an employee at a nightclub near downtown at about 3 a.m. Sunday. He was charged with simple assault and released […]
Victim’s Family Files Suit Against Wrong-Way I-85 Crash SuspectAugust 12, 2015 at 10:06 am
The family of a Charlotte woman killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 85 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Multiple media outlets report that attorneys for the family of 46-year-old Darlene McGee said Tuesday they want punitive and compensatory damages from 20-year-old Chandler Michael Kania. The UNC-Chapel Hill student faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder. The […]
Newly Unsealed Documents Detail Hawkins Payments in UNC CaseJuly 20, 2015 at 8:21 am
Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher Hawkins was arrested in May for providing former player Robert […]
NC Unemployment Rate up to 5.5 Percent in AprilMay 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm
The unemployment rate ticked up last month, pushing the state higher than the national average.
Judge Temporarily Halts Fracking Permits in NCMay 20, 2015 at 9:54 am
A judge has ordered North Carolina not to issue any fracking permits until the state Supreme Court rules on a legal question about how state panels are formed.
Autopsies: 2 of 3 Muslim Students Shot With Gun Held To HeadMay 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm
Autopsies indicate that a man charged with killing three Muslim college students held his gun to the heads of two victims when he pulled the trigger.