The U.S. Department of Justice has filed court documents signaling an end to its efforts to block the release of a number of federal prisoners who it concedes are "legally innocent" following an appeals court ruling last year.
A North Carolina resident was found guilty Thursday on terrorism charges including conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas.
Two advocacy groups filed a federal complaint Tuesday alleging a North Carolina school district's treatment of three Latino families was discriminatory because it did not provide important information in Spanish.
North Carolina is so important to the re-election chances of Barack Obama that he picked Charlotte as the host city for the Democratic nominating convention.
North Carolina voters have passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, CNN projects, putting a ban that already existed in state law into the state's charter.
A day after North Carolina became the latest state to approve a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman, opponents of the referendum are beginning Wednesday to explore their next options.
Thousands of North Carolina voters hit the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots on a referendum that would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, even though state law already does not permit such unions.
A federal judge on Friday ordered a North Carolina teacher to remain in custody until her trial over an alleged plot to behead witnesses who testified against a would-be terrorist.
A North Carolina teacher is scheduled to appear Friday in federal court after being accused in an alleged plot to behead witnesses who testified against a would-be terrorist.
A series of viral outbreaks causing diarrhea and vomiting has affected scores of people in North Carolina in recent weeks, sickening them, but causing no fatalities, health officials there said Wednesday.
One game is usually just that -- a single data point in a team's overall resume. Bad nights happen, which is why small-sample bias exists (and should be ignored). Sometimes, though, a result is so shocking that it hints at something more to come.
A possible tornado caused widespread damage across several North Carolina counties Wednesday. WSOC reports.
Authorities assessed the damage in North Carolina on Thursday after severe weather raked the area, injuring a number of people.
Sheriff's investigators in North Carolina launched a search of a turkey farm they say is owned by Butterball -- the largest producer of turkey products in the United States -- on Thursday after an animal rights organization said it infiltrated the farm and videotaped instances of purported animal abuse.
A North Carolina poultry company is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A chemistry experiment sparked an explosion that injured three high school students Tuesday in central North Carolina. Students were performing the experiment when it ignited prematurely about 3:10 p.m., according to Theresa Perry, assistant superintendent of communications at E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville. The three were taken to an area hospital, but their conditions weren't immediately known, Perry said. The school was evacuated as a precaution and hazardous materials crews remained on the scene late Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the Fayetteville Fire Department. The explosion involved potassium chloride and possibly other chemicals, the statement said.
Residents of Hatteras Island, N.C., can begin going home Sunday morning, more than a week after most of them evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irene.
Hurricane warnings have been issued for North Carolina. CNN's John Zarrella is in Atlantic Beach as that town prepares.
For some 2,500 residents of Hatteras Island, N.C., stranded after Hurricane Irene, vital supplies and services are steadily coming in.
A furious Hurricane Irene exacted a heavy toll on North Carolina, claiming at least six lives, peeling siding off houses and plunging hundreds of thousands of homes in darkness.
A North Carolina man says he is staying put at home despite orders to evacuate as hurricane Irene approaches.
A veteran North Carolina firefighter died Thursday after responding to a four-alarm fire in Asheville.
People who were sterilized under a state program in North Carolina talk about the impact of the procedure. WRAL reports.
Deborah Chesson spoke through tears Wednesday as she addressed a North Carolina task force on behalf of her mother.
Four people were found shot to death early Saturday near North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, authorities said.
An explosion at a North Carolina chemical plant Saturday ignited a fire and forced the evacuation of some 750 people, an official said.
An airline is investigating the removal of two imams from a flight headed to North Carolina, ostensibly because passengers felt uncomfortable with their presence of the pair -- both clad in Islamic attire.
The scope and magnitude of tornado outbreak leaves weatherman choked up.
Powerful storms that have ripped across the Southeast killed more than 40 people over the past three days, according to the National Weather Service and reports from several states.
A violent rash of fast-moving storms churned north Saturday, ripping off roofs, toppling trees and pushing the three-day death toll to 26 as possible tornadoes moved into the mid-Atlantic states.
A deadly band of fast-moving storms brought reports of more than 100 tornadoes across the South Saturday. WRAL reports.
A twin-engine propeller plane crashed into a house in Guilford County, North Carolina.
The yearning to return to the antebellum South is not just being reflected in this year's celebration of the Confederacy, but also in growing efforts to reverse years of successful school integration.
An armed man hijacked a Greyhound bus Thursday in North Carolina and took the passengers on a short, wild ride before being arrested.
Fire has destroyed at least 25 boats at a marina near Washington, North Carolina.
A lockdown at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina was lifted after a gunmen involved in a domestic incident was apprehended at the base, military officials said Friday.
Six counties in eastern North Carolina have been declared federal disaster areas after heavy rains from Tropical Storm Nicole earlier this month caused extensive flooding and subsequent damage.
Areas of North Carolina became flooded as a result of a large rain storm that passed over.
Classes were cancelled Monday at Mid-Atlantic Christian University in eastern North Carolina after a student was shot and killed on campus, according to a statement from the school.
Some Windsor, North Carolina, residents had to be rescued by boat after flash floods trapped them in their homes.
North Carolina's governor says the state is ready to face Hurricane Earl and urges evacuations in areas where necessary.
Generations of rock hounds and miners have turned the earth in western North Carolina, looking to bring a special ruby, sapphire or emerald -- the "big three" of the gem world -- to the light.
A hurricane watch is now in effect for a section of the East Coast of the United States from north of Surf City, North Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, on the Outer Banks, the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. Earl remains a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph, the center added.
The arrest of 19 protesters at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday brings the issue of busing and diversity in education into the national spotlight.
A Kosovar man was arrested overseas and faces charges of participation in a terror plot involving several suspects from North Carolina, federal authorities said Thursday.
Severe storms hammered North Carolina on Sunday evening, but no fatalities had been reported as of Monday morning, and injuries were minor, officials said.
Multiple reports of tornadoes as severe thunderstorms slam North Carolina.
Across the country, we are landing major blows in our fight to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Earlier this year, North Carolina, which grows more tobacco than any other state, banned smoking in bars and restaurants.
PLAYER OF THE DECADE: Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina He was not the most talented player this decade, and if some other players had stayed in college for four years, they would have likely earned this honor. Hansbrough, however, kept giving it the old college try, thrice turning down the chance to be a first-round draft pick and compiling one of the most storied careers in history. By the time he left Chapel Hill in the spring of 2009, he was the leading scorer in ACC history, the only league player to be named first team All-America four times, a Naismith and Wooden Award winner as the national player of the year, and of course an NCAA champion. Last but not least, he was a college graduate. That's a pretty good four years.
The mother of a missing North Carolina girl has been charged with human trafficking and other offenses, authorities said Saturday night.
Police on Tuesday were investigating the apparent gunshot deaths of four people in a home in the upscale Haymount neighborhood of Fayetteville, North Carolina, authorities said.
A tropical storm watch was issued Thursday for the North Carolina coast as Tropical Storm Danny slowly approached, the National Hurricane Center said.
Federal authorities are searching for an eighth alleged member of a North Carolina group that authorities say plotted "violent jihad" overseas, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Federal authorities are searching for an eighth alleged member of a North Carolina group that authorities say plotted "violent jihad" overseas, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday.
Federal authorities have charged seven men in North Carolina with supporting terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder abroad, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Police are investigating whether a North Carolina country road may have become the dumping ground for a serial killer, a man one woman believes could have given her a terrifying ride she will never forget.
A North Carolina man is accused of arranging to have his wife raped through personal ads on the Web site Craigslist, police said Wednesday.
DETROIT -- There is no doubt that the North Carolina Tar Heels can beat the Michigan State Spartans tonight.
1. The Tar Heels already beat Michigan State once -- and crushed them. After three games in the week leading up to Dec. 3, the Spartans didn't have their legs. They also didn't have center Goran Suton, who missed the game with a knee injury. Still, the Tar Heels won by 35 points. The Spartans barely put up a fight. That has to give North Carolina a bit of a psychological edge.
Villanova (30-7) vs. North Carolina (32-4) Saturday, 8:47 p.m. Ford Field (78,000)
1. The national Player of the Year race. This contest will be every bit as exciting and star-studded as was the campaign for college football's Heisman Trophy. North Carolina senior forward Tyler Hansbrough is, a la Tim Tebow, the reigning incumbent, but for the moment he is not the front-runner. Instead, that mantle is being carried by Blake Griffin, Oklahoma's powerful but agile 6-foot-9 sophomore forward who averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds while staking the Sooners to a 12-0 start and a No. 4 ranking. The sentimental favorite is Davidson guard Stephen Curry, the baby-faced sharp shooter who is leading the country in scoring at 30 points a game.
Democrats celebrated victories in two open gubernatorial seats early Wednesday, including the history-making election of North Carolina's first female governor.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- You might think a man wouldn't have any trouble gaining access to a building that bears his name, but at the moment, Dean E. Smith is unable to get into the parking lot outside the Dean E. Smith Center.
Strong winds kicked up rough surf Thursday as an intense low-pressure system chugged toward the Southeast coast with wind gusts of up to 40 mph, knocking out power to thousands of homes in Virginia
CNN's Stephanie Elam reports on the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna as it heads for North Carolina.
Tropical Storm Cristobal, the first tropical storm to menace the Southeast seaboard this hurricane season, sent outer bands of intermittent rain late Saturday
Tropical Storm Cristobal churned off the Southeast seaboard after it formed Saturday
Nancy Grace reports on a murdered missing soldier whose remains were found in North Carolina.
Nancy Grace reports on a young female soldier missing in North Carolina after a suspicious fire in her apartment.
Authorities have identified a soldier in training as a person of interest in the death of a pregnant soldier in North Carolina, a military official said. Plus, a North Carolina newspaper received a letter purportedly from the soldier's killer.
Nancy Grace reports on a 23-year-old pregnant soldier found dead in a motel room. Police are calling it "suspicious."
Authorities in Fayetteville, North Carolina, are investigating the death of a pregnant soldier whose body was found Saturday morning in a motel, police said.
Twenty-six alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent were indicted in North Carolina and charged with offenses including drug activity, racketeering, assault and murder, according to federal court documents.
Emergency crews in North Carolina plan to assess damage Friday morning after a reported tornado killed one person and injured three others in the central part of the state.
Some people call Wilmington, North Carolina, "Hollywood East" because of all the movies and TV shows filmed here. In the last three decades, more than 400 feature films, documentaries and television series have been shot and edited around town, drawing notable actors from Andy Griffith to Richard Gere.
Watch CNN's John King use CNN's Magic Wall to explain the demographics in North Carolina and Indiana.
After a southern victory and a strong showing (in defeat) in Indiana, the frontrunner may have the nomination sewn up
SAN ANTONIO -- Early in the regular season, long before there were any brackets or No. 1 seeds, Kansas teammates Russell Robinson and Darnell Jackson were watching North Carolina destroy yet another overmatched opponent on television when Robinson declared to Jackson: "I want to play North Carolina."
This might seem like the year of the evil stepsisters in the NCAA tournament. All four No. 1 seeds got a spot in the Final Four.
Sportswriters tend to be a pretty jaded bunch, but the guy standing a few feet from me in the Ford Field media room prior to Sunday's Kansas-Davidson game may have taken the cake.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Five things we learned while trying to figure out why Tyler Smith disappeared in the second half against Louisville:
You might think that Mount St. Mary's doesn't belong on the same basketball court with North Carolina in Friday night's NCAA match-up. But the small school from rural Maryland is a lot closer to the Tar Heels in talent than they are in earning power off the court.
Underrated: DePaul. At 20-11, it would be easy to dismiss 10th-seeded DePaul, but this is a team that lost to just Texas and Tennessee in nonconference games. Granted, the Blue Demons didn't face the toughest of schedules early on, but they did have to maneuver their way through the rugged Big East. That 8-8 conference mark is a little misleading: Most of those were close calls -- losses to Notre Dame (fifth seed), Rutgers (second seed) and Connecticut (top seed) during the regular season were by a total of just 17 points. They've also notched wins against five-seeds West Virginia and Notre Dame.
Though state playoff races are underway across the nation, rosters for the McDonald's All- American game have been announced.
Petty Enterprises hasn't won a race since 1999, and owner Richard Petty had to do something dramatic to turn things around. So in the off-season he moved the operation from his tiny family shop in Level Cross, N.C., to a sprawling complex in Mooresville, N.C., the hub of the sport. Petty hopes the new digs will help him recruit top talent, and it's already working out that way: He lured Jeff Meendering, the former car chief for Jeff Gordon, to be crew chief for Bobby Labonte.... Another underfunded team that will struggle to finish in the top 20 in points this season is Robby Gordon Motorsports. Gordon is the only full-time independent owner-driver in the series, and while he had two top 10 runs last season, he also finished 30th or worse 13 times.... Red Bull Racing Team, on the other hand, is flush with cash and has the man, Brian Vickers, who led more laps (106) than any other Toyota driver in 2007. Still, because their outfits are inexperienced, Vickers and teammate AJ
Any time you have bitter rivals squaring off while they are ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the nation, you're going to get a must-see game. But make no mistake: This season's first Duke-Carolina showdown is a much, much different contest if Tar Heels point guard Ty Lawson is unable to play.
The basketball rivalry between Duke and North Carolina is the fiercest blood feud in college athletics. To legions of otherwise reasonable adults, it is a conflict that surpasses sports; it is locals against outsiders, elitists against populists, even good against evil. It is thousands of grown men and women with jobs and families screaming themselves hoarse at 18-year-old basketball geniuses, trading conspiracy theories in online chat rooms, and weeping like babies when their teams - when they - lose.
We haven't had a straight/no chaser 'Bag for a while, so let's dig in:
A city marshal in Shreveport, Louisiana, cast doubt Sunday on reported sightings there of a man charged with murder in the death of a pregnant Marine.
She lay on the living room floor of her family's Los Angeles house in 1981, watching the royal wedding of Charles and Diana on television. Marion Jones was five years old, a little girl creating her own vision from the pictures on the screen. "They have a red carpet to walk on, because they're special people," she chirped to her mother and her brother. "When will they roll out a red carpet for me?"
We have a pretty big story potentially brewing in college hoops. North Carolina, Memphis and Kansas are all undefeated. Here are the number of games remaining on their schedules against teams ranked in the Top 25:
To understand how North Carolina coach Roy Williams views his 2007-08 Tar Heels, you have to go back to the last 10 minutes of last season. Leading Georgetown by 10 points with six minutes remaining in the NCAA East regional final, the Tar Heels endured a woeful stretch during which they made just 1 of 23 from the field. That included missing their first 12 attempts in overtime, allowing the Hoyas to escape with a 96-84 win.
Would you, could you, survive without TV?
Since Mark Richt took over as Georgia's coach, the Bulldogs have cleaned up on the recruiting trail.
Dear FSB: My parents own and operate a restaurant and general store in a tourist town in the Southeast. I recently graduated from college and have begun to take over more management responsibilities. I am interested in opening multiple locations and possibly creating a franchise. What size does the restaurant need to be - or other goals do we need to achieve - before we can hope to attract the interest of venture capital firms or angel investors to finance more locations?
Home video shows the deadly blaze that killed seven college students in North Carolina. Affiliate WTVD has the video
Police discover the wife of a soldier serving in Iraq hid the body of their dead daughter the in the attic.