New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. The recommendations are the latest step in a … Read more

Expert warns that 93% of pregnancy-aged women are not getting a key nutrient

Many women are not getting enough of a key pregnancy nutrient that could be vital to a child’s brain development, an expert warns, but a quick diet change can help expecting mothers make sure their child gets the substance it needs. Dr Steven Zeisel, a nutrition expert at the University of North Carolina, told … Read more

Beaten Cawthorn rants about ‘Dark MAGA’ and ‘gentile politics’

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday called for “Dark MAGA” to topple “the Uni-party” and shake up “gentile politics” in his first Instagram post since losing his Republican primary election on Tuesday. The 26-year-old — who angered fellow House Republicans by suggesting that they do cocaine and invited him to orgies in DC — … Read more

Former UNC basketball star Ademola Okulaja dead at 46

Former North Carolina Tar Heels basketball star Ademola Okulaja died on Tuesday, the university confirmed. A cause of death was not reported for the 46-year-old standout player. “Carolina Basketball is saddened to learn of the recent, premature passing of Tar Heel forward Ademola Okulaja (1995-99) at age 46,” UNC wrote on Twitter. The 6-foot-9 forward … Read more

2022 North Carolina primary: Cawthorn struggling to keep seat in primary

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — US Rep. Madison Cawthorn struggled Tuesday to hold on to his western North Carolina seat, facing a stiff challenge from a state legislator in the Republican primary. With most votes counted, election results in the 11th District Republican primary showed the first-term congressman and pro-Donald Trump firebrand slightly trailing state Sen. … Read more

2022 midterms: Results from Tuesday’s primaries | AP News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decides whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical US Senate seats. As this year’s midterm primary season enters its busiest stretch … Read more

2022 Midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in US Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and US Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina. The once little-known Budd … Read more

Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The headliners for North Carolina’s primary on Tuesday include Republicans challenging for an open US Senate seat and candidates hoping to give the GOP a shot at veto-proof majorities in the Legislature. Getting less billing, but with equal long-term political importance, is a contest that will shape the fall matchups for … Read more

NC officials report that the state has detected NINE pediatric cases of mysterious hepatitis

North Carolina has doubled its reported total of hepatitis cases, increasing its total from four to nine cases, as the mysterious infections continue to pop up around the country. State health officials reported the updated figures on Wednesday night, WRAL reports. North Carolina was among the first states to report a case of the disease … Read more

Beachfront homes collapse amid heavy surf along North Carolina’s Outer Banks

RODANTHE, NC — Heavy surfing from the Atlantic Ocean claimed two homes along North Carolina’s Outer Banks Tuesday. An unoccupied home in Rodanthe fell into the surf during the morning hours, according to officials with Cape Hatteras National Seashore National Park. A second unoccupied home collapsed a short time later, NPS officials said. And officials … Read more