Browsing articles labeled "North Carolina"

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

CHICAGO (AP) -- Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal." Doctors' groups oppose the bills because of flawed science and ethical concerns. There is no evidence the procedure works and little information about its safety. The procedure involves shots of the hormone progesterone given if a woman changes her mind after the first step of a medical abortion.

N Carolina Constitution proposal would remove secession ban

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Some Republican lawmakers have offered amendments to the North Carolina Constitution that would remove a provision prohibiting the state's secession from the U.S. and eliminate a reference to the federal government. Each proposal filed Tuesday in the House would need support from three-fifths of both chambers of the General Assembly before the question could go to voters.

Lowe's announces layoffs for more than 500 full-time workers

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Home improvement retailer Lowe's has announced its second round of layoffs in just over a month, saying more than 500 full-time corporate employees companywide will lose their jobs. Local news outlets report Lowe's announced Tuesday that 430 workers at its headquarters in Mooresville would be laid off. In addition, 70 support staffers in Wilkesboro and about 25 corporate support positions in other facilities across the U.S. would lose their jobs.

Lawsuit: 2 prosecutors conspired to hire each other's wives

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A whistleblower lawsuit accuses two North Carolina district attorneys of conspiring to hire each other's wives and allow them to collect salaries for little work. News outlets in Raleigh report the State Bureau of Investigation last summer began looking into Wallace Bradsher, the district attorney for Person and Caswell counties, and Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer.

Federal prosecutors accuse NC man of making online threats

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a North Carolina man of posting threats against non-Muslims online. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District said 27-year-old Garrett Grimsley, of Cary, appeared before a magistrate on Tuesday. An affidavit said Grimsley posted a message online last Sunday telling readers "don't go to Cary tomorrow.

N Carolina Dems want US high court to drop voting law review

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's new Democratic governor and attorney general say they're ending state efforts to persuade the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a GOP-backed voter ID law that was struck down by a lower court, but Republican lawmakers say they will continue pushing for the high court's review. Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein said Tuesday they're withdrawing from the state's petition for a high court review.

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

DALLAS (AP) -- American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Authorities say nails purposely placed on popular trail

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities have closed a popular Jackson County park after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believe was purposely placed. Local media outlets report a search of the 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park has turned up 40 nails hammered into tree roots and logs since Saturday. Brian Barwatt, an engineer with the N.C.

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare

DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina.

GOP wants trial court races officially partisan again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Republican lawmakers pressed ahead Tuesday to make all judicial elections officially partisan again, two months after the General Assembly passed a law doing the same for the appellate court bench. A House elections committee voted along party lines to revert races for the local Superior Court and District Court judgeships to partisan affairs starting in 2018. The bill's next stop is the House floor.

Police probing death of Charlotte teen shot at house party

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student shot after an argument at a Charlotte house party. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they found Chris Allen outside a home suffering from a gunshot wound about 11 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Funeral planned for teen whose remains found last year

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- A funeral is planned for a North Carolina teen whose remains were found in South Carolina last year. News outlets report Saturday's public funeral at First Baptist Church in Salisbury is taking place one day after what would have been Erica Lynn Parsons' 19th birthday. Erica was 13 when disappeared from her Salisbury home in 2011. She was not reported missing until 2013.

2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

CALABASH, N.C. (AP) -- For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports ( ) Tuesday that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named the pumpkin-colored alligator "Donny." Earlier this month, residents joked that an orange alligator that turned up in a pond near Charleston had used too much self-tanning lotion.

Police: Man shot in Roxboro likely killed by accident

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Roxboro police are investigating the death of a man they believe was shot by accident. Police Chief David L. Hess tells local media outlets 20-year-old Cornell Torian was at Longhurst Park on Monday at around 5:30 p.m. when two men started arguing. Officers say they think shots were fired during the fight, and Torian was hit.

State police search Hoke County offices in payroll probe

RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) -- State police are investigating alleged criminal activity in Hoke County's government offices. Local media outlets report that agents from the State Bureau of Investigation on Monday executed a search warrant on county offices, at the request of the district attorney and the sheriff's office. The warrants were to search and seize payroll records for several Hoke County employees.

FBI assessing threat against Muslims made during meeting

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The FBI says it's looking into reports of death threats made against Muslims during a meeting of conservative activists in North Carolina. Local news outlets report Monday the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked federal authorities to look into a meeting last week in Kernersville where a group listened to a guest speaker talk about the Muslim Brotherhood.