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UNC on Friday announced its plan to bring athletes back to campus.

More people have been scrambling to buy bikes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Planned coverage of the launch — a collaboration between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX — includes analysis from astronaut and NC State university alum Christina Koch.

With riots and protests across the country related to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Wake County closed downtown facilities in case there are protests in downtown Raleigh.

In May, more than half of Durham County’s new COVID-19 cases were among Hispanic people.

The announcement comes as restaurants and salons across the state have reopened but other business owners are frustrated they must remain closed.

In Warrenton, like everywhere, times were already difficult enough on small businesses and restaurateurs amid the coronavirus.

It was a vacation rental and no one was inside at the time.

You can watch the historic space launch live this afternoon (weather permitting), then catch some Michael Jordan in the evening.


Presidential adviser and daughter will make 3 stops in NC to see hurricane relief efforts, thank first responders and promote vocational training.

Wednesday’s testimony to NC officials ended on an emotional note when congressional candidate Mark Harris teared up as his son, John Harris, read a statement about his parents’ actions. #ncpol  #ncgov  More from this week's #NC09  election hearing >>

OPINION: First by gerrymandering and now by a high-handed vote, something new has been taken from North Carolinians. It’s called democracy.

“They are literally walking around terrorizing people.”

On the same day he won a @macfound  Genius Grant, the Rev. William Barber also was arrested at a protest.

#BREAKING: Video shows police officer slamming a student to the floor before arresting her

She complained that a two-week quarantine violated her civil rights.

With four bullet wounds, Cherica Adams managed to give "911" her location, most of Rae Carruth's address and license-plate number, saving the life of her unborn child while losing her own. (2/3)