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Cam Newton
Steven Senne, File / AP

Cam Newton apologized Thursday night in a Twitter video post for sexist comments made to a female reporter.

morel mushroom
saiberiac / Flickr/Creative Commons, https://flic.kr/p/TRvE7B

North Carolina has legalized the sale of wild mushrooms to restaurants, with some caveats.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the state this year reversed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health's 2009 prohibition on selling wild-gathered mushrooms unless they were gathered or inspected by an approved mushroom-identification expert.

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
Wikipedia

A military judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors trying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don't have to turn over more information about conversations one of them had with the Trump administration about the case.

ncleg.net

A proposal to extensively realign North Carolina's judicial election districts for the first time since the 1950s smacks of a Republican effort to put more GOP lawyers on the bench, critics said Wednesday.

flooding along the Outer Banks after Hurricane Maria
Ben Finley / AP

Updated 10:15 a.m., Sept. 28

North Carolina's Outer Banks are reopening to tourists after Hurricane Maria brushed past the barrier islands and caused some coastal flooding.

File photo of a lone car waiting to be loaded on a ferry to Ocracoke Island in Hatteras, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. An evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Maria moves north.
Ben Finley / AP

Updated 2:25 p.m., Sept. 26

Storm surge from Hurricane Maria is flooding some parts of the Outer Banks. Forecasters are watching waters rise in the southern Pamlico Sound and the Outer Banks as the storm's outer bands sweep across the North Carolina coast. 

Pat McCrory
Gerry Broome, File / AP

Almost nine months after leaving office following a narrow defeat, former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's keeping himself busy with work, buying a new home and recently weighing in on the news of the day as a pundit on a Charlotte radio station.

An image of a sign for Fort Bragg
Fish Cop / Public Domain

More than 2,000 soldiers are deploying from Fort Bragg to Afghanistan, joining 1,500 soldiers sent there earlier this year.

Duke Energy's coal-burning plant and the adjacent coal ash ponds by the Dan River.
Riverkeeper Foundation

Updated 10:28 a.m., Sept. 25

The country's largest electric company says it will publish federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst.

Thomas Alvin Farr is seated during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in Washington.
Alex Brandon / AP

A prominent legal defender of North Carolina voting restrictions ultimately struck down by a court as racially biased said Wednesday that his future decisions as a federal judge wouldn't ignore that ruling if he is confirmed to the bench.

Cape Fear River at Raven Rock State Park NC
Keith Weston / WUNC

Updated Sept. 21, 1:46 p.m

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed legislation providing $435,000 to help treat a chemical pollutant in a North Carolina river because the bill omitted a much larger amount that his agencies sought to address drinking water protections statewide.

An image of a sign for Fort Bragg
Fish Cop / Public Domain

Three soldiers remain hospitalized after last week's deadly training accident at Fort Bragg.

File photo of a cat. Safe Haven for Cats in Raleigh received 30 cats, including 26 kittens, from Jacksonville, Florida.
Mohamed Aymen Bettaieb / Flickr, Creative Commons, https://flic.kr/p/qCNRVR

A North Carolina animal rescue shelter is looking for homes for cats and kittens displaced after Hurricane Irma.

The newly formed Shelly Island off North Carolina's Outer Banks is now connected to land.
NASA Earth Observatory

A newly formed island off North Carolina's Outer Banks is now connected to land.

An image of a sign for Fort Bragg
Fish Cop / Public Domain

Updated 2:28 p.m., Sept. 15, 2017

A soldier killed in a demolition accident was training to become a Green Beret experienced in handling explosives.

University police stand watch inside a barricade around the Silent Sam Statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill protestors for and against the statue’s removal attended rallies near the statue on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Matt Couch / WUNC

A New York-based law firm representing 12 students and a professor at North Carolina's flagship public university is pressing the school to remove a Confederate soldier statue.

NC Legislature
W Edward Callis III

With approval of new North Carolina legislative districts behind them, House Republicans returned Tuesday to Raleigh to advance their efforts to redraw election districts for trial court judges and local prosecutors.

a doctor
Hamza Butt / flickr, Creative Commons, https://flic.kr/p/VQGLoP

Three female doctors say they were paid less than male counterparts on account of their gender in a federal lawsuit filed against Carolinas HealthCare System.

A worker trims branches from trees near power lines in a downtown neighborhood in Orlando, Fla. during preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.
John Raoux / AP

Updated at 11:40 a.m., Sept. 13, 2017

Power has been restored for about two-thirds of the North Carolina homes and businesses hit by outages due to Tropical Storm Irma.

A medical helicopter crashed Friday in North Carolina, killing four people, the Highway Patrol said.

The Duke Life Flight helicopter went down around 11:45 a.m. near the town of Belvidere, close to the Virginia border and about 160 miles (260 kilometers) east of Raleigh, patrol spokesman Master Trooper Christopher Knox said.

DACA rally in downtown Durham
Liz Schlemmer / WUNC

Updated at 5:50 p.m., September 7, 2017

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia sued Wednesday to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation — an act Washington state's attorney general called "a dark time for our country."

FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, file photo, Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a descendant of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee, poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lee is stepping down as pastor of the
Jordan Strauss / AP

A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice during an MTV awards show.

Smithfield Foods promised to cut emissions.
humanesociety.org

Local officials in North Carolina are considering tax breaks for a Chinese-owned company running one of the world's largest hog slaughterhouses.

A view of the Blue Ridge Parkway on October 11, 2016 north of Devil's Couthouse in western North Carolina.
Jennifer Mesk / http://humansofasheville.net

Forecasters say North Carolina can expect an "average" season for fall leaves, but a college professor suggests it may not be so bad.

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ncleg.net

A key advocate in the North Carolina House on gun rights and immigration plans to leave the legislature later this month, saying he needs to be at home for his family.

The Campus Health Services building on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

Health officials at UNC-Chapel Hill are reporting an apparent outbreak of norovirus throughout the Greek community, leading the Panhellenic Council to postpone sorority recruitment.

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Steven Blackburn, left, checks if people wading in water need help during a search a rescue operation in a neighborhood inundated by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
LM Otero / AP

North Carolina is sending five swift water rescue teams to Texas to help with the recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

a portion of a pipeline
Roy Luck / Flickr Creative Commons

Colonial Pipeline plans to shut down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to storm-related refinery shutdowns and Harvey's effect on its facilities west of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

NC Legislature
W Edward Callis III

The Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature Wednesday overrode two more vetoes by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and tentatively agreed to fund more regional efforts — rather than state regulators — to treat and research a little-studied chemical in a river.

The Old Well and flowers on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

The University of North Carolina has rejected a request by white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.

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