Beaten Cawthorn rants about ‘Dark MAGA’ and ‘gentile politics’

North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn on Thursday called for “Dark MAGA” to topple “the Uni-party” and shake up “gentile politics” in his first Instagram post since losing his Republican primary election on Tuesday. The 26-year-old — who angered fellow House Republicans by suggesting that they do cocaine and invited him to orgies in DC — … Read more

Former UNC basketball star Ademola Okulaja dead at 46

Former North Carolina Tar Heels basketball star Ademola Okulaja died on Tuesday, the university confirmed. A cause of death was not reported for the 46-year-old standout player. “Carolina Basketball is saddened to learn of the recent, premature passing of Tar Heel forward Ademola Okulaja (1995-99) at age 46,” UNC wrote on Twitter. The 6-foot-9 forward … Read more

2022 North Carolina primary: Cawthron faces challengers

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn faced seven challengers Tuesday in North Carolina’s Republican primary, an early test of whether voters will grant the pro-Donald Trump firebrand another term despite his personal and political stumbles. Several GOP leaders have turned away from the 26-year-old congressman, with some citing a series of unforced errors, … Read more

2022 Midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in US Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and US Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina. The once little-known Budd … Read more

North Carolina primary election: Major outside spending boosts Trump-backed Budd

CNN — Nearly a year after former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for North Carolina’s open Senate race, the conservative congressman appears in strong position heading into Tuesday’s Republican primary. A Budd victory would deliver the former President another key win during the busy month of May primaries – and in a state … Read more

Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts

1 of 2 FILE – Judge Sam J. Ervin IV makes a statement during the North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate Forum in Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Upcoming primaries for state supreme court seats in North Carolina and Arkansas are putting the spotlight on how such races across the US have grown in importance … Read more

NC officers kill man setting cars ablaze near police station

The police chief in Raleigh, North Carolina, says officers have shot and killed a man who was throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire near a police station ByThe Associated Press May 8, 2022, 2:18 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RALEIGH, NC — Officers shot and killed … Read more

Cawthorn calls nude tape ‘blackmail’

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RN.C.) has called a recently leaked videotape in which he can be seen nude “blackmail,” saying he won’t back down after the “hit against me.” The North Carolina lawmaker in a tweet acknowledged that the video was authentic and said that he was joking around with a friend. “A new hit against … Read more

Former Team USA soccer star Hope Solo postpones induction into Hall of Fame to enter rehab

Former US women’s national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo said she is entering an alcohol treatment program and requested that her induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame be pushed back until 2023 on Friday. Solo was arrested on March 31 in a parking lot in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after she was found passed … Read more

NC family visited sheriff’s office before murder-suicide

A North Carolina family visited a sheriff’s office hours before the father murdered his girlfriend and their two young kids, then torched their house and killed himself, authorities say. Aschod Ewing-Meeks, 26, went to the Davie County Sheriff’s Office with his family April 18 and asked to speak with a deputy but didn’t make it … Read more