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Trump Asks Voters to Give Cawthorn a &#39;Second Chance&#39;
Trump Sticks With Cawthorn

Trump Sticks With Cawthorn

Other Republicans have withdrawn support as the freshman's troubles mount

(Newser) - Many Republican leaders have withdrawn their support from Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the embattled lawmaker from North Carolina whom the state's senior senator has called an "embarrassment." But Donald Trump has reupped, posting on Truth Social, his social media site, that voters should, too. "When Madison was...

'I've Never Heard of Someone Flying Into a Home Before'

2 Fort Bragg paratroopers crash in NC after missing drop zone; one critically injured

(Newser) - A training exercise for two Special Forces paratroopers went awry this week, sending them both into a North Carolina residential area instead of their intended drop zone 8 miles away. One of the paratroopers crashed into the roof of a Raeford home, in Hoke County, while the other landed in...

Another Outer Banks Home Falls Into the Sea

It's the second one in Rodanthe, North Carolina, in a matter of months

(Newser) - Another beach house has fallen into the waves along North Carolina's coast and more are in danger of collapsing, US National Park Service officials said Tuesday. The unoccupied home that collapsed was located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, per the AP . The park service...

Couple Arrested After Duck Leads Police to Missing Body

Remains of missing woman found under mobile home in North Carolina

(Newser) - Police near Asheville, North Carolina, give credit to a runaway pet duck for helping solve a two-year-old investigation into an elderly woman's death. According to NBC News, the duck's owners chased it under a mobile home, where they discovered a container with decayed human remains. After an autopsy,...

Solo to Go for Treatment, Asks for Hall of Fame Delay

'My energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family'

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to delay her induction until next year, announcing that she's going for help for her alcohol issues, per ESPN . In a Friday tweet , the soccer star requested the induction be postponed until 2023, noting she'll be "...

Video May Undermine DaBaby's Self-Defense Claim

Rolling Stone: Video suggests rapper was 'initial aggressor' in fatal 2018 encounter

(Newser) - Before he hit it big as a rapper, Jonathan "DaBaby" Kirk shot a man to death in a North Carolina Walmart in 2018. DaBaby claimed self-defense, and police did not charge him in the killing of 19-year-old Jaylin Craig. Now, however, Rolling Stone has unearthed security video of the...

Political Aide Charged With Election Fraud in NC Race

Key Player in
NC Election Fraud
Case Dies

Key Player in NC Election Fraud Case Dies

Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr.'s trial was set to start this summer

(Newser) - Update: The political operative who was the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election died Sunday morning. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., who was in his mid-60s, had advanced lung cancer, the AP reports. His trial on more than a dozen...

After 'Life-Changing Injury' at USPS Facility, Possible Big Fines

Worker has arm amputated after accident at NC mail facility; OSHA finds 'serious safety violations'

(Newser) - A US Postal Service worker lost an arm after an accident involving a machine at a North Carolina mail processing center, and now the agency could face fines of more than $170,000, reports WGHP . Per a release from the US Department of Labor, the mechanic at the USPS' Greensboro...

US Congressman: 'Zelensky Is a Thug'

Republican Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina also calls the Ukraine government 'evil'

(Newser) - Not everybody in the West is a fan of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's handling of the Russian invasion. "Remember that Zelensky is a thug," GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina said at a town hall meeting last weekend, per a recording published by WRAL . "Remember...

Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Victory

Rejects GOP redistricting plans in NC, Pennsylvania

(Newser) - In a victory for Democrats, the Supreme Court has turned away efforts from Republicans in North Carolina and Pennsylvania to block state court-ordered congressional districting plans, the AP reports. In separate orders late Monday, the justices are allowing maps selected by each state's Supreme Court to be in effect...

Search for Ex-Police Chief's Body Takes a Turn

William Anthony Spivey, 36, was found very much alive in South Carolina

(Newser) - An abandoned boat, a .22 caliber rifle holding a discharged round, and handwritten letters. If that sounds like the scene of a possible suicide, well, police claim that's what William Anthony Spivey wanted you to think. They allege the former police chief of North Carolina's Chadbourn Police Department...

Plane Carrying 8 People Crashes Off NC Coast

Coast Guard says debris field has been found

(Newser) - Crews are searching the ocean off North Carolina after finding a debris field where a small plane carrying eight people went down Sunday, the Coast Guard says. Watchstanders received a report of a possible downed aircraft about 4 miles east of Drum Inlet from a Marine Corps Air Station Cherry...

2 Inmates Dead After Tennessee Jailbreak

Johnny Shane Brown is still at large

(Newser) - Two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Tennessee on Friday are dead and a third is still at large, authorities say. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says Tobias Wayne Carr, 38, and Timothy Allen Sarver, 45, were "confirmed deceased" following a convenience store robbery and multi-county...

Man's Fortune Cookie Pays Off Bigger Than Anticipated

NC's Gabriel Fierro used numbers inside cookie to play Mega Millions, won $4M

(Newser) - Some fortune cookies predict good fortune. Others apparently directly deliver it. That was the case for North Carolina's Gabriel Fierro, who won a $4 million Mega Millions prize after playing the numbers he found inside a fortune cookie, WSLS reports. Per the North Carolina Education Lottery , Fierro—a 60-year-old...

Passengers in NC Plane Landing Got a Wild Ride

No injuries after Delta Air Lines flight skidded off runway in snow, rolled right into mud

(Newser) - States in the South have been hit with some extreme winter weather of late, and the snow coming down Friday evening in North Carolina led to a scary incident for one plane arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Per NBC News , Delta Air Lines Flight 5501 had just safely touched down...

Man's 'Unusual Decision' in Storm Necessitates a Rescue

NC hiker who decided to go camping during severe winter weather is saved by team in snowshoes

(Newser) - As states in the South braced for severe winter weather over the weekend, one North Carolina man made what the News & Observer is charitably calling an "unusual decision": He packed up his camping gear and headed into Pisgah National Forest. Perhaps not surprisingly, the adventurous hiker ended up...

Southern States Brace for 'Crippling' Winter Storm

Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas have all declared states of emergency on storm set for this weekend

(Newser) - A major winter storm is headed toward the South, leading four states so far to declare states of emergency. The storm system has already dumped several inches of snow on the central United States and is set to make its way toward the southeast Saturday into Sunday morning, leading to...

Tribute to Dead Mom Goes Viral: 'This Obit, My God'

Snarky memorial for 'gregarious grifter' appears on NC newspaper's site

(Newser) - Renay Mandel Corren may be gone, but her legacy lives on—and has gone viral, thanks to what the Guardian calls an "unusual" yet "loving" obituary penned by her son. The 1,000-word memorial to the 84-year-old, who died in El Paso, Texas, appeared on the website of...

Man Buys Identical Lottery Tickets and Wins Twice

2 tickets, 2 jackpots

(Newser) - A North Carolina man is feeling very lucky...for being so forgetful. Per CNN , 49-year-old Scotty Thomas bought one of the state's Lucky for Life tickets online for $2 but later couldn't recall whether he'd done so or not. “I was just laying in bed watching...

7 Hurt After Black Friday Mall Shootings in NC, Tacoma

And in Tennessee, 3 are dead, 4 wounded after mass shooting in Nashville apartment

(Newser) - A trio of shootings across the US left three dead and nearly a dozen injured on Black Friday. NBC News reports that the three fatalities happened at an apartment in Nashville, Tenn., in an incident that also left four injured. Per WKRN , police responded to the shooting that took place...

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