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February 25, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In 1811, a slave known only as Cato died of consumption in Raleigh, taking his rest in the corner of City Cemetery reserved for the black departed.

No one knows Cato’s age, but his reputation endures in an obituary printed in the Raleigh Minerva — a recognition few slaves…

February 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):

6:05 p.m.

Dozens of college and universities are telling students who may face discipline at their high schools for participating in gun control…

February 24, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina jail officer has been accused of using a travel procurement card for personal expenses.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says 29-year-old Jason Kersey was given the card last December for expenses related to a training session he was attending as a…

February 24, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham’s motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to “America’s Pastor.”

Adults and children stood behind wooden barricades and…

Billy Graham Procession

February 24, 2018

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) — Danika Williams trails her teammates up the court during a recent basketball game at Ellis Middle School.

She’s OK with that, though.

Williams was born with a limb deficiency, bilateral congenital tibial deficiency. She didn’t have a tibia in one leg and only half a tibia in…

February 23, 2018

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — While the Rev. Billy Graham’s travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge, reflection and spiritual refueling.

In the process, the most famous evangelist in American history became one of North…

Obit Billy Graham

February 23, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern):

2:05 p.m.

The insurance company Chubb Ltd. is discounting a partnership with the NRA related to a policy specifically for gun owners. The company announced that it would end…

February 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A three-judge panel is pondering what to do after a North Carolina Supreme Court ruling last month favored Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper in litigation challenging the law creating a combined state elections and ethics board.

The trial court judges talked by phone Friday with…

February 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed black man (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

A white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting “hoodlums” in his neighborhood has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Superior…

February 23, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man convicted of murder for shooting an unarmed black man (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

A white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting “hoodlums” in his neighborhood has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Superior…

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