AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races.
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who authorities say had more than 200 animals inside her home has been charged with animal cruelty.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was gripped by one small crisis after another and demanding too much of his attention until the headmaster he initially championed was cut loose, the writer said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years.
NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie, known as the First Lady of Woodstock, remembers having a supernatural experience as she walked on the rainy stage in 1969 to perform at one of the most iconic events of all-time, though iconic isn't how anyone would have described the day back then.
Central Florida again shapes up as the nation's top Group of Five program heading into the season. Just not by nearly as wide a margin as the last couple of years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Author Nicholas Sparks was balancing his entertainment career with overseeing the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown when he concluded the school's new headmaster was a failed experiment, the novelist testified Wednesday in a federal lawsuit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Pierce has one eye on expanding his information technology business and the other on something he can't control: the economy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An employee of regional carrier Piedmont Airlines has died in Charlotte after the baggage-hauling tug he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the nation's largest public utility says he will recommend suspending a plan to boost electric rates next year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violati…
MORTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents rallied around terrified children left with no parents and migrants locked themselves in their homes for fear of being arrested Thursday, a day after the United States' largest immigration raid in a decade.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning folk singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens and the late Frank Johnson, the leader of a 19th century black brass band, will be the first recipients of the inaugural Legacy of Americana Award.
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it's completed a $475 million upgrade at its oldest nuclear power plant in a move that helped boost the amount of electricity it produces without carbon emissions.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race.
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former medical technology executive accused of stealing more than $5 million from his firm has been sentenced to up to 16 years in prison.
ATLANTA (AP) — As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren't paying enough attention.
ATLANTA (AP) — New markers are now in place, adding context to some of Atlanta's divisive Old South monuments that harken back to the Civil War.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying the release of more than $8 billion in funds to help Puerto Rico prepare for the next natural disaster, citing political unrest and financial irregularities in the U.S. territory.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee say 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain in less than an hour contributed to the death of a Georgia man at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say rescuers have found a 58-year-old man who has dementia and disappeared in the Great Smoky Mountains National park this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta will soon add some vivid lessons about the South's racist history on markers placed next to four historic monuments amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal Thursday of a state ruling against the company.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a North Carolina county got scammed when criminals posing as representatives of a construction contractor tricked county workers into transferring about $2.5 million into a bogus account.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National park say searchers are looking for a man who they say has mild dementia and may be confused about his location.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper often got steamrolled by Republicans when they held comfortable legislative majorities during his first two years on the job. They could usually ignore his objections about their conservative agenda and override his vetoes.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that deals with the project's effects on threatened or endangered species, saying a federal agency had apparently "lost sight of its mandate."
AVERY COUNTY — This election season, North Carolina voters could decide to approve some or all of the proposed state constitutional amendments or “nix all six,” as has been coined by opponents.
BANNER ELK — On Thursday, Oct. 4, Boone-based nonprofit land trust organization Blue Ridge Conservancy announced a transfer of 211 acres on Grandfather Mountain to the Grandfather Mountain State Park.
RALEIGH — The price gouging law that protects consumers from scammers is now in effect in Western North Carolina after Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the region after heavy rains, mudslides and evacuations. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and consumers …