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Leoneda Inge

The civil rights leader who started the 'Moral Monday' protest movement in North Carolina has been found guilty of trespassing during a 2017 protest at the General Assembly.

Photo: North Carolina's Old State Capitol building.
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World War II veterans stood in a unified, solemn salute at a ceremony in their honor at the old state Capitol to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

North Carolina legislative building
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Updated 5:03 p.m.

North Carolina Republican leaders failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion.

Lyft already flashes its purple sign. Other ride sharing companies might soon have to follow suit.
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North Carolina lawmakers are interested in placing new rules upon ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft so users feel safer and know when drivers are legitimate.

North Carolina says football coach Mack Brown has had his right knee replaced by one of his former players.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law altered rules on how student and government employee identification cards can qualify as voter IDs, which are required for casting ballots in North Carolina elections starting next year.

An image of Duke Campus
Duke University

Duke University is agreeing to pay more than $54 million to settle claims that it and nearby University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill conspired to hold down salaries of medical professors by agreeing not to hire staff away from each other.

North Carolina State Legislature
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Updated May 31, 2019 | 1:37 p.m.

Negotiations between legislative budget-writers now begin in earnest after the Senate completed voting on its version of a two-year spending plan for North Carolina government.

A photo taken by Kareem White's friend shows what the apartment complex looked like before Hurricane Matthew's waters receded.
Photo courtesy of Kareen White

North Carolina officials say a deadline is looming for homeowners who suffered damage in a 2016 hurricane.

The application deadline for a Hurricane Matthew housing recovery program is Friday.

Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) detailed some of the chamber's state budget plan on Tuesday, May. 28, 2019.
Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

Updated at 2:38 p.m.

Senate Republicans have released a proposed North Carolina government budget that emphasizes state employee salary increases and puts more in reserves than a similar spending bill from House counterparts.

photo of red wolf
Gerry Broome / AP Photo

Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.


Long-awaited passenger-only ferry service between two popular North Carolina Outer Banks destinations is finally sailing.

Boston Bruins' Sean Kuraly (52) and Carolina Hurricanes' Greg McKegg struggle during a face-off while Hurricanes' Brock McGinn (23) grabs the puck during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series in Raleigh,
Gerry Broome / AP

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years.

Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years.

So they can sit back, let their bumps and bruises heal — especially the ones that kept 42-year-old captain Zdeno Chara out of the series-clincher — and watch the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues beat each other up a few more times.

Woman vaping holding a Juul podmod.
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North Carolina's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy it.

Josh Stein, the top law enforcement official in the traditional tobacco-producing state, said in announcing his lawsuit Wednesday he's the first state attorney general to take the maker of Juul to court. The Massachusetts attorney general also announced an investigation last year into Juul's sales and marketing.

Blue Ridge Community College hopes to offer a degree in craft beer brewing starting this fall.
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Updated 3:15 p.m. | May 15, 2019

Agreed-to legislation from North Carolina alcohol wholesalers and small breweries over who distributes their product as the beer-makers grow is finding little resistance within the General Assembly.

Photo: 'Vote Here' sign in English and Spanish
Flickr user Erik Hersman

Republicans are deciding who should carry their party's banner in a high-profile special election Tuesday for a North Carolina congressional seat that has remained vacant since last year's election was deemed tainted by fraud.

The State Board of Elections has chosen Karen Brinson Bell as the next executive director starting June 1.
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North Carolina's Democratic-led elections board will have a new chief administrator.

Charles Krupa / AP Photo

The door to the visiting team's penalty box had scarcely slammed shut before the official was opening it again for another Carolina Hurricanes player to serve his punishment.

This 2016 image from video shows the entrance to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale. A father and son who belong to the secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday, May 25, 2018, to federal criminal charges.
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A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in the foothills of North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

This 2016 image from video shows the entrance to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale. A father and son who belong to the secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday, May 25, 2018, to federal criminal charges.
Alex Sanz / Associated Press

A member of a secretive North Carolina church will enter a plea on a federal fraud charge as part of an investigation into an unemployment scheme benefiting businesses with ties to the congregation, according to court documents.

Ashley Christensen
James Beard Foundation

Chef Ashley Christensen's comfort food at Poole's Diner in North Carolina and the modern Israeli cuisine at Zahav in Philadelphia took top honors Monday night at the James Beard Awards, which many consider to be the Oscars of the culinary world.

Kathy Kmonicek / AP Photo

Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall.

Chuck Burton / AP Photo

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. A psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help.

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour
Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while.

Motorcycle helmet

House members have voted down another effort to make helmets optional for people 21 and over riding on motorcycles in North Carolina, with concerns and costs of head injuries winning out over arguments of choice.

Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary.

Updated at 7:47 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they have secured the scene of a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

A North Carolina Public Schools bus in Orange County.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

North Carolina teachers didn't win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, but they believe their activism helped elect a more sympathetic legislature and will take to the streets again Wednesday.

Gerry Broome, File / AP Photo

Updated at 3:05 p.m.


Courtney Banghart built the Princeton women's basketball program to the point that winning conference championships and going to the NCAA Tournament seemingly became routine. Now she'll try to do the same at North Carolina.



Updated at 3:08 p.m.

North Carolina House Republicans rolled out their full proposed state government budget for the next two years Tuesday, providing additional funds to address school safety and student mental health and to give teachers pay raises.