North Carolina

Millions skipped church during pandemic. Will they return?

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WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question:...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

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Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job...

Report: University to vote on Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The trustees of North Carolina's flagship public university are meeting behind closed doors later this week amid intense criticism of...

Juul to pay $40M in N. Carolina teen vaping suit settlement

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DURHAM N.C. — Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use...

As variant rises, vaccine plan targets ‘movable middle’

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WASHINGTON — Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche...

Trump rally song plays briefly at Biden North Carolina event

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A song heard at every Donald Trump campaign rally blared at least twice at the close of a North Carolina event...

Cooper vetoes NC bill banning Down syndrome abortions

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on Friday a measure barring women from getting an abortion specifically due to a prenatal...

High times: Pocono set for first CBD-sponsored NASCAR race

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LONG POND, Pa. — Let’s nip this in the bud: No, Pocono never considered asking for 95 more miles added to the length of...

Dismissal of Virginia lieutenant governor’s lawsuit upheld

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RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after...

Sheriff’s office: 9-month-old infant drowns in home bathtub

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PINK HILL, N.C. — A 9-month-old infant drowned in a bathtub at home on Sunday, according to a North Carolina sheriff’s office. ...