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White supremacists took over a city – now NC is doing more to remember the deadly attack

The North Carolina government is officially recognizing what historians call the only successful <i>coup d’etat</i> in American history, when white …

North Carolina Politics

State Insurance Commissioner strangely mum about big impending rate hike

Image: Adobe Stock<b>Consumers can still submit comments until December 29</b>Most North Carolinians don’t appear to be very upset about a potential …

Insurance

They’re Still Drawing Crazy-Looking Districts. Can’t It Be Stopped?

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Walking around Asheville, former Washington Redskins quarterback Heath Shuler doesn’t just see a quirky mountain city he represented in Congress for three terms. He sees a city without a voice.<p>A dramatic redistricting effort spearheaded by North Carolina Republicans carved much of …

Judiciary

NC Community College System looks for a new president after sudden resignation

The North Carolina Community College System needs a new president, and the search could point close to home.<p>On Friday, Scott Shook, the chairman of …

Education

What Would the Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual event.<p>Pat Rawlings was thinking about next week’s eclipse nearly 30 years ago.<p>Rawlings has spent more than three decades as a space illustrator, creating scenes of human exploration in the cosmos, …

Isaac Asimov

The Confederate Statue Topplers Are Already Screwed

A North Carolina defense lawyer explains how even if the people accused of taking out a monument to confederate soldiers get off, their lives will be changed forever.<p>When a crowd yanked down the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Durham, North Carolina, late Monday, the statue's head and torso …

Justice

AP Mobile

Bringing you breaking news from the Associated Press and hundreds of trusted local sources, AP Mobile is your trusted source for real-time news …

Woman finds huge dead alligator in North Carolina river

A dead alligator was found in North Carolina’s Neuse River this weekend.<p>The gator, which appears to be more than 10 feet long, was found by Lauren Weichinger.<p>The gigantic lizard was first spotted Saturday floating in the river, Weichinger told WNCN.com.<p>When it was pulled from the water, she also …

Mindfulness May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

Diabetes

A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 — and part of it is still missing

• <b>In 1961, a US nuclear bomber broke up over North Carolina farmland, killing three of eight crew members.</b>• <b><br>The accident dropped two powerful hydrogen bombs over the area, but they did not detonate.</b>• <b><br>The military fully recovered one of the bombs.</b>• <b><br>While the second bomb was mostly recovered, one of its</b> …

Cubs pick 'That's Cub' as 2017 slogan

The Cubs started a new marketing slogan, "That's Cub," this month, but the phrase's origin goes back to 2013.<p>Minor-league players came up with the term to define team expectations. "They meant it in a very positive way," said <b>Alison Miller</b>, Cubs marketing vice president. "So a guy hits a ground ball …

North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law …

Social Media

Women with diabetes are especially prone to developing heart disease

Women typically don’t develop heart disease — or high blood pressure, one of its major risk factors — until after menopause. But “if you have diabetes, that rule no longer applies,” says Christine Maric-Bilkan, a program officer in the vascular biology and hypertension branch of the National Heart, …

Diabetes
Weather

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

Sit-in movement sparks social change

Four African-American college students made history when they sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February 1960. Service never came for the "Greensboro Four," as they came to be known, and their peaceful demonstration drew national attention and sparked more …

Black History

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Australian man trapped in pond with nose just above water

<b>An Australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole.</b><p>Daniel Miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of Sydney.<p>When the edge of the dam gave way, the farmer was pinned down by …

N.C. Court Blocks Attempt By State Lawmakers To Limit Incoming Governor's Power

A three-judge panel in North Carolina has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a law that strips the state's new governor of some powers.<p>The law was signed by outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and requires state Senate approval for Cabinet nominees of the new Democratic administration, …

Government

'Runner on 2nd' rule considered for extras

Rookie-level leagues may try tweak in effort to quicken pace, keep players fresh<p>As Major League Baseball continues to contemplate ways to improve …

Elections
Government

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Theology

Yardbarker

DeCock goes on to explain what the NCAA’s process will be in “banning” North Carolina from hosting events, mainly just by ignoring their bids.<p><i>The</i> …

College Basketball

White House says it will keep Obama-era LGBTQ worker protections

The White House sought Tuesday morning to calm fears that President Donald Trump will roll back protections for the LGBTQ community, issuing a statement saying he will keep in place a 2014 executive order that bans anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination.<p>“President Trump continues to be respectful and …

Donald Trump

Olympian Ron Hill ends 52-year running streak

<b>A former Olympian has taken a day of rest to end a 52-year running streak of at least one mile every single day.</b><p>Ron Hill, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and Munich in 1972, has put on his running shoes every day since 20 December 1964 - a total of 52 years and 39 days.<p>The 78-year-old …

Marathons

Why Democrats need to pick unwinnable fights against Trump

Democrats are famously squishy consensus-seekers. That must change. In the age of Trump, it's high time for them to show some backbone and pick big, …

Home of LGBTQ activist becomes historic landmark in North Carolina

In a time when the LGBTQ community is worried about a collective step backward in terms of rights and legal protections, it can feel particularly …

LGBTQ

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Marking another milestone for a changing planet, scientists reported on Wednesday that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016, trouncing a record set only a year earlier, which beat one set in 2014. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures …

Global Warming