NEW YORK (AP) — Charley Pride, country music's first Black star whose rich baritone on such hits as "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" helped sell millions of records and made him the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has died. He was 86.
It's customary for the president of the United States to spare the life of a turkey each year for Thanksgiving. But when and how did the strange tradition begin?
There are many high-paying jobs that don’t require a master’s degree or higher.
The Fair Housing Act was created 50 years ago to prevent discrimination in lending. How is it doing today?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jacksonville, Florida, is the front-runner to host the GOP celebration marking President Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for reelection, the Republican National Committee chairwoman said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after the death of George Floyd in police hands.
June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Here are 12 important moments in the pride movement and the fight for LGBTQ rights.
Nationwide, as most communities emerge from shelter-at-home orders, Sunday mornings won’t simply go back to the way they were in mid-March, before the pandemic.
CHARLOTTE — Government officials issued a warning Wednesday, to alert the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FERNDALE, Mich. — Sarah Ignash spends her days looking after dogs in normal times. With her business temporarily shuttered because of the coronavirus, though, she’s taken to walks on the wild side through her Detroit suburb with dancing bears, bipedal zebras and the like.
Karen Bell, a nursing instructor at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, admits she was apprehensive about joining the fight against COVID-19 in the country’s most impacted community, New York City. But, the same calling that led her, and so many others, into the nursing profe…
Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game.
NEW YORK — Calling nursing homes ground zero of the coronavirus crisis, federal officials said Monday they plan to start tracking and publicly sharing information on infections and deaths in such facilities to help spot trends and early signs the virus is spreading in communities.
John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in "Angel from Montgomery," "Sam Stone," "Hello in There" and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.
HICKORY — The Sails Original Music Series will conclude for the year this Friday, Sept. 30, with the Lonesome Ace Stringband. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. under The Sails on the Square in downtown Hickory.
Burke residents who want to weigh in on the state’s transportation plan for 2024-33 have another month before the comment period ends.
Don't miss the great deals at these yard and estate sales around Morganton.
A 20-year-old Winston-Salem man was indicted Monday on allegations that he videotaped himself torturing and killing small animals. Indictments and search warrants allege that he submerged small animals in water, set them on fire and dismembered them.
A Winston-Salem man has been charged with two counts of first-degree arson after fires destroyed two boarding houses that catered to people with disabilities. Two tenants died, one at each home.
Leaders of College Park Baptist Church thought it was odd when the Southern Baptist Convention recently sent queries about the congregation's LGBTQ-affirming ministry. The church itself had voted to leave the conservative denomination many years ago.
The head of a national group working to elect women who support abortion rights is backing efforts in North Carolina. EMILY’s List President Laphonza Butler spoke at a Raleigh news conference on Tuesday with Gov. Roy Cooper and state legislative candidates. She also planned to visit college campuses with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley. An arm of EMILY's List already spent $2.7 million on pro-Beasley ads. Butler says General Assembly races will determine whether abortion restrictions that Republicans are likely to seek can be vetoed by Cooper. Republicans could earn veto-proof majorities if they win two more Senate seats and three more House seats.
A Long View woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 16-month-old boy. An autopsy listed fentanyl as the cause of death for the toddler.
Listen to a man call 911 while he's being held at gunpoint by a woman who caused multiple hit-and-run collisions Tuesday morning on Interstate 40.
A man found dead on the side of a street in Morganton has been identified.
HILDEBRAN — A woman shot by a state trooper Tuesday morning will be served with warrants for attempted murder and kidnapping once she’s released from the hospital.
Friends are remembering a longtime city councilman as a man of conviction after he died last week.
Morganton’s manufacturing footprint is expected to grow after a local manufacturing company asked the city to help it apply for a building reuse grant.
CAROLINA BEACH — A city employee recently became a member of the board of directors for a state association.
Before the April primary, NC-13 Republican candidate Bo Hines released a commercial that said, “abortion is absolutely murder ...” In late June, Hines said he’d remain “proudly pro-life.” That was the last day he mentioned abortion in a social media post.