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City 'Deeply Remorseful' Over Man's 44 Years in Prison to Pay $22M

Ronnie Long also got apology from city of Concord, North Carolina, as well as $3M more from state

(Newser) - A North Carolina man wrongfully imprisoned for more than four decades has been awarded a $25 million settlement from the city of Concord and the state. The payout for Ronnie Long, now 68, comes after he sat in prison for 44 years following a wrongful conviction for burglary and rape...

Toddler Opens All Family's Gifts at 3am: 'No Present Spared'

Hilarious X thread shows what happens when a 3-year-old has free rein under the tree

(Newser) - As a science fiction and fantasy author, Scott Reintgen is used to probing Q&As . Over the Christmas weekend, however, the North Carolina resident held an impromptu one on social media after he and his wife made a rather jolting discovery early Christmas morning. "Yall. My three year old...

NC City Just Picked Its Mayor Via a Coin Toss

Robert Burns wins office in Monroe, North Carolina, after tie with opponent

(Newser) - Five candidates recently ran for the office of mayor in North Carolina's city of Monroe, and two of them ended up at the top during the Nov. 7 election, with the same exact number of votes: 970 each. Now Robert Burns has been declared the new mayor of the...

8 Miles of Parkway Closed Due to People Bothering a Bear

Blue Ridge Parkway section in North Carolina shut down after visitors' interactions with young bear

(Newser) - An 8-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina has been shuttered for the indefinite future, after visitors were spotted giving food to and trying to hold a juvenile bear. In a release cited by WXII , the National Park Service says that officials have closed down the part...

Family: Groundskeeper Mowed Around Dead Man

Body of Robert Owens reportedly lay on North Carolina lawn for more than a day

(Newser) - Family members of a man found dead in North Carolina claim a groundskeeper mowed around his lifeless body, believing it was a dummy. The groundskeeper spotted the body in the yard of an abandoned house in China Grove on Oct. 9, a day after family members had last seen 34-year-old...

US Tests 'Unique' Strategy on Homes Near the Ocean

National Park Service buys 2 in Outer Banks and plans to tear them down

(Newser) - Five homes have collapsed into the ocean over the last three years in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, North Carolina, notes the Virginian-Pilot . But that didn't prevent the sale of two adjacent—and "endangered"—homes in Rodanthe on the same day last week for more than...

Woman, 61, Dies in 'Tragic Incident' at Popular Waterfall Spot

Nancy Sampson fell 150 feet from overlook off of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman has died after falling off a cliff on neighboring North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway. Per a National Park Service release , authorities received a call Saturday just after noon local time about a female who'd plunged from the Glassmine Falls Overlook, which allows viewers to...

North Carolina Takes First Hit From Ophelia
Ophelia Lands
on North Carolina

Ophelia Lands on North Carolina

Tropical storm made landfall Saturday, with high winds, flooding expected there, Virginia, Maryland

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall on the North Carolina coast early Saturday, and it's expected to bring damaging winds and dangerous surges of water, the US National Hurricane Center said, per the AP . The storm touched down near Emerald Isle at around 6:20am ET, with maximum sustained winds...

He Drove Off Collapsed Bridge. His Family Is Suing Google

Lawsuit says company failed to update Google Maps after it was informed of collapse years earlier

(Newser) - The family of a North Carolina man who died after driving his car off a collapsed bridge while following Google Maps directions is suing the technology giant for negligence, claiming it had been informed of the collapse but failed to update its navigation system. Philip Paxson, a medical device salesman...

2 Swimmers Die Within 24 Hours Off NC's Outer Banks

Official say conditions are extremely dangerous for all but the strongest swimmers

(Newser) - After the deaths of two tourists in the space of 24 hours, authorities are urging visitors to North Carolina's Outer Banks to avoid swimming at ocean-side beaches. Authorities say a 28-year-old woman from Washington, DC, died Monday after she was "overtaken by strong waves" at Cape Hatteras National...

NFL Player's Dad Killed When Home Explodes

Caleb Farley of the Tennessee Titans was not in his North Carolina house at the time

(Newser) - The father of Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley died in an explosion that destroyed the NFL player's North Carolina home and left another person injured, authorities said Tuesday. The football player himself was not home at the time of the blast. His father, Robert M. Farley, 61, was found...

Legislature Begins Overriding 'Political Culture Wars' Vetoes

During transgender care debate, lawmaker whose grandchild could be affected asks GOP to 'just stop it'

(Newser) - Both houses of North Carolina's legislature voted Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill restricting LGBTQ+ instruction. The new law takes effect immediately, the AP reports. The Senate vote was 27-18 for the override, with the House voting 72-47 minutes later. Also Wednesday, the Republican-controlled...

Coast Guard: We Found 4 Missing Divers

Men rescued Sunday off coast of North Carolina in the 'graveyard of the Atlantic'

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has an update on four divers who went missing over the weekend off the coast of North Carolina, and it's a good one: The men have been found alive, reports CNN . An early Monday post from USCG Mid-Atlantic on X, formerly known as Twitter, noted that...

Workers Who Called Prayer Meetings 'Cultlike' to Get $50K

2 ex-employees settle in religious discrimination suit against North Carolina home-repair company

(Newser) - A North Carolina home-repair business fired two employees after they refused to continue participating in the company's mandatory prayer sessions—and now, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the firm will pay out $50,000 over the incident. Per a Wednesday EEOC release , the settlement with Aurora Pro Services...

Family of Man Who Allegedly Hit Migrants: It Was an Accident

North Carolina man suspected of driving into group has turned himself in

(Newser) - The North Carolina man accused of plowing into a group of migrant workers with his SUV turned himself into police Monday, the day after the incident in front of a Walmart left six men injured. Police originally said the crash was believed to have been intentional, but family members told...

3 Marines Found Dead in Car at Gas Station
3 Marines Found Dead
in Car at Gas Station
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3 Marines Found Dead in Car at Gas Station

Carbon monoxide to blame in North Carolina tragedy

(Newser) - The three Marines found dead in a car at a North Carolina gas station died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the medical examiner's office has determined. The statement does not provide further details, but a sheriff's sergeant tells the AP the deaths appear to be accidental and that investigators...

Tornado Hit on Pfizer Plant Could Cause Drug Shortages

North Carolina facility made 25% of sterile injectable medication used in US hospitals

(Newser) - A tornado that did serious damage to a Pfizer plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on Wednesday has probably worsened America's nationwide drug shortage, Bloomberg reports. The tornado ripped off the pharmaceutical plant's roof, and the county sheriff said 50,000 pallets of medicine were damaged. According to...

Cops: 'Horseman of the Year' Shot a Horse

North Carolina man is charged after fatal shooting

(Newser) - Last month, 75-year-old John Russell of North Carolina was honored as "horseman of the year" for his dedication to the animals. This month, Russell faces felony charges after police say he fatally shot a horse, reports WYFF . It appears that Russell wasn't aiming at the horse, but that...

Roller Coaster Shut Down After Video Reveals a Crack
Man Records Frightening
Video of This Park Ride
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Man Records Frightening Video of This Park Ride

Clip shows now-shuttered roller coaster at North Carolina's Carowinds with crack in support beam

(Newser) - A popular roller coaster at a North Carolina amusement park has been shut down indefinitely after a patron in the parking lot spotted something terrifying. Carowinds, located in Charlotte, said in a Sunday statement that its Fury 325 ride— billed on its site as the "tallest, fastest, longest giga...

SCOTUS Delivers Big Voting Setback to GOP

6-3 ruling says states don't have absolute power to set federal election rules

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday put a major check on state powers when it comes to setting federal election rules. In its 6-3 ruling, one of the most closely watched of this term, the justices rejected the controversial "independent state legislature" doctrine , reports Politico . The doctrine, advanced by conservatives,...

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