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1 year 5 months ago

New NC child development director opposes pre-K

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The woman appointed to lead child development and early education in North Carolina once led an organization opposed to preschool programs. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports Dianna Lightfoot was recently president of the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, an agency that advocates against "institutional" preschool programs....

1 year 11 months ago

Powerball jackpot rises to $305 million

ATLANTA (AP) - The Powerball jackpot has grown to $305 million for Wednesday's drawing. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1. Although no one hit the...

2 years 1 month ago

Edwards re-trial unlikely

WASHINGTON (AP) - A knowledgeable law enforcement official says it is unlikely that the Justice Department will retry John Edwards. The official made the comment after the campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the case regarding an issue that will...

2 years 3 months ago

NC Moravians mark 240 years of Easter service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Moravian Christians in North Carolina held their Easter sunrise service for the 240th consecutive year. Believers gathered starting at 2 a.m. Sunday amid brass bands and immaculately tended graves at a Winston-Salem cemetery they call "God's Acre." It's one of the oldest and largest sunrise services...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama touts aid for emergency service workers

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama is pressing for Congress to spend billions of dollars to help firefighters facing layoffs. Obama said Wednesday that while the private sector continues to add jobs, financially strapped state and local governments are doing the opposite and cutting firefighters, teachers and...

2 years 10 months ago

East Coast braces for Irene

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane watches are out from North Carolina to New Jersey ahead of powerful Irene that is still battering islands in Bahamas before heading to the East Coast. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center Thursday afternoon also issued the first warnings for the entire North Carolina coast to...

2 years 11 months ago

Federal Government suing Taco Bell after being fired

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is suing a North Carolina Taco Bell franchisee, claiming the company fired an employee whose religious beliefs prohibit him from cutting his hair. In the lawsuit filed Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims Family Foods Inc. illegally fired Christopher Abbey from...

3 years 1 week ago

GOP-leaning group hits Democrats in new TV ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats. Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire...

3 years 3 months ago

VCU, Kentucky join Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jamie Skeen scored 26 points and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four after the upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61. So doubtful were the Rams of even making the tournament that they didn't watch the selection show. Two weeks...

3 years 3 months ago

Kentucky upsets top seed Ohio State in NCAA Tourney

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Number-1 overall seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament is going home. Kentucky did the honors, bouncing top-seed Ohio State 62-60 on Brandon Knight's jumper with 5.4 seconds left. That sends the fourth-seeded Wildcats into Sunday's East regional final against North Carolina. Kentucky senior center...

3 years 4 months ago

Informant: Missing boy dead

Another twist in the case of a missing North Carolina boy, who investigators thought could be here. Jadon Higganbothan has not been seen alive since last October. The Durham Police department asked the Teller County Sheriff's office to help them look for the 5 year old and his mother,...

3 years 9 months ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane Earl weakens to Category 1

Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads for the Northeast and some watches and warnings have been reduced or dropped from Long Island to Maine. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that a hurricane warning for the southeast coast of Massachusetts was...

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane causes flooding, continues rampage

Some parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks are flooded and without power following a visit from Hurricane Earl. But emergency officials say no injuries have been reported. The Category 2 storm continues to push along the East Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Forecasters expect Earl...

3 years 10 months ago

Hurricane bears down as residents hunker-in

As the most powerful storm to threaten the east coast in years bears down on the outer banks of North Carolina, tourists are fleeing for the mainland. But resolute residents are staying behind. Locals familiar with hurricanes say they are prepared to spend days stranded from the mainland. Forecasters...

4 years 3 months ago

Carolinas hit by powerful storms

Powerful thunderstorms moved through North and South Carolina Thursday, damaging homes and ripping apart trees. The National Weather Service is assessing the damage to determine if it was caused by tornadoes or just high wind.

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado shut out of All-America City finalists

More than two dozen communities have been named finalists for the National Civic League's 2010 All-America City Awards. The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession. Finalists are Chandler, Ariz., Bentonville, Ark., Dublin,...

4 years 3 months ago

Violent storms damage homes near Charlotte

A handful of people were reported injured by violent storms that ripped the metal roof off at least one building, damaged dozens of homes and knocked down countless trees in central North Carolina Sunday night, officials said. National Weather Service meteorologist Gail Hartfield from the Raleigh office said there...

4 years 4 months ago

$9 million awarded for ruined marriage

A jury has awarded a North Carolina woman $9 million from her husband's lover after ruling the other woman ruined their marriage. The News & Record of Greensboro reports the jury ruled this week in 60-year-old Cynthia Shackelford's alienation of affection case. North Carolina is one of a handful...

4 years 4 months ago

Snowflakes falling in Deep South

Snow is falling in the north Georgia mountains and as far south as the Atlanta area, while several Southeastern states are seeing flakes or under winter storm warnings. North Alabama reported snow mixed with icy rain early Tuesday and a winter weather advisory is in effect for most of...

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