February 18, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prison officials say they’ll institute a new policy for pregnant inmates after receiving complaints that two women were restrained during delivery.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the policy now allows a prisoner to be restrained while in childbirth…

February 18, 2018

Associated Press North Carolina Daybook for Sunday, Feb. 18.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

Please keep the AP in mind when news develops.


Sunday, Feb. 18 3:00 PM…

February 16, 2018

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county government’s computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still operating,…

February 16, 2018

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — An inmate jailed on robbery and assault charges is accused of threatening to kill court officials and police.

At a news conference Thursday, District Attorney Patrick Nadolski told news outlets that 29-year-old Marcus James Wooden verbally threatened Alamance County officials…

February 15, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the North Carolina Lottery’s “Cash 5” game were:


(four, seven, ten, twenty-one, twenty-two)

Estimated jackpot: $456,000

February 15, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that a bill on his desk fixing an upcoming public school class-size dilemma and expanding fully pre-kindergarten for at-risk children will become law next month.

But the Democrat decided to neither veto nor sign the bill…

February 14, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

Cash 5


(four, seven, ten, twenty-one, twenty-two)

Estimated jackpot: $456,000

Mega Millions

Estimated jackpot: $168 million

Pick 3 Day

7-7-3, Lucky Sum: 17

(seven, seven, three; Lucky Sum: seventeen)

Pick 3…

February 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe’s and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.

Mooresville, North Carolina-based Lowe’s Cos. plans to hire more than 53,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers to meet demand at its more than 1,700…

Lowes Home Depot Hiring

February 13, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When Kelly Smith thought about when to hold her kickoff event for a county commission campaign in suburban Florida, she chose a day symbolizing women supporting women: Galentine’s Day.

The unofficial holiday began as an idea on a popular sitcom. But this year, many women…

MeToo Galentines Day

February 12, 2018

MADISON, N.C. (AP) — Remington, the gunmaker beset by falling sales and lawsuits tied to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, has reached a financing deal that would allow it to continue operating as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The maker of the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle…

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