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September 21, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina correctional officer after she was found with 85 strips of a prescription drug used to treat people who have become dependent on opioids.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports N.C. Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old…

September 21, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-…

September 21, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If you’re hankering for a Krispy Kreme burger or deep-fried Oreos and just can’t wait for the North Carolina State Fair to open next month, here’s a temporary fix.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports fair officials are holding their first “Taste of the State Fair” in four…

September 21, 2018

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

NOT REAL: CNN’s Anderson Cooper Caught Faking Hurricane Florence…

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September 21, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in a wreck that killed a Georgia man more than three years ago.

The Savannah Morning News reported that 26-year-old Amanda Marie Abram of Fayetteville, North Carolina, pleaded…

September 21, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were working on their power play during practice when first-year coach Rod Brind’Amour pulled first-round draft pick Andrei Svechnikov aside for some quick one-on-one instruction.

“Andrei,” the coach said, “be a shooter.”

The Hurricanes likely will need…

Hurricanes Lightning Hockey

September 21, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons.

The Wolfpack (2-0) are eager to return from the unwanted break caused by Hurricane Florence and must play on the road for the first time.…

Georgia State NC State Football

September 21, 2018

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is finally back on schedule.

The Tar Heels open Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday at home against Pittsburgh after having a game canceled due to Hurricane Florence. It will mark their first chance to climb out of an 0-2 start , though it comes after a…

North Carolina Elliott Football

September 21, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a 13-year-old in connection with a series of armed robberies in which two people were shot.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release the robberies occurred on Sept. 2, 10, 11, 13 and 15.

According to police, the first victim…

September 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence’s floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the company does not believe the breach at…

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