North Carolina man convicted of offenses committed during January 6 Capitol violation | USAO-DC ^ North Carolina

The defendant encouraged rioters to fight law enforcement officers WASHINGTON — A North Carolina man was sentenced today to five months in prison for a felony related to his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, burglary of the US Capitol that disrupted a joint session of the US Congress investigating and counting the Electoral votes … Read more

North Carolina blackout from gunfire could come back sooner | Ap top news ^ North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Duke Energy expects to provide early power to thousands of homes in a central North Carolina county that were without power for several days following an attack on the power grid. Jeff Brooks, spokesman for Duke Energy, said the company expects to have power back in Moore County just before midnight … Read more

Eastern District of North Carolina | Three gang members convicted of gun offenses and carjacking ^ North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — Last week, three defendants from Wilson, Johnston and Pitt counties were convicted of firearms and carjacking. Kenneth “Smoke” Piper and Eric Cruz Pineda pleaded guilty last week to poaching and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime. On Friday, a federal jury convicted Allen “Slim” Martin Smith of possession of a firearm … Read more

Meet the MBA Class of 2024: David Monroe, North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler) ^ North Carolina

“A resilient, serving leader dedicated to a life of light, love, and edification.” hometown: Walterboro, South Carolina Fun fact about you: I applied to the Graduate School through the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management which allows prospective applicants to apply for one application fee to up to six top MBA programs. Although I was … Read more

Northeast Florida utilities are taking action after shootings at substations in North Carolina caused outages ^ North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Northeast Florida utilities say they are tightening security around their power grids after an attack on a power grid in North Carolina. Authorities say one or more people shot down two substations in Moore County, but repairs won’t be complete until later in the week. Officials said the damage required extensive repairs … Read more

NC Board of Education sends mixed message as it slowly moves forward with teacher pay revisions | WFAE 90.7 ^ North Carolina

This content originally appeared in WFAE reporter Ann Doss Helms’ weekly email newsletter. Sign up here to get news and analysis straight to your inbox. To hear State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis and Superintendent Catherine Truitt, overhauling the way North Carolina licenses, supports and rewards its teachers is fundamental to helping students learn … Read more

Maye, Kancey, Elko, Verse highlight AP All-ACC selection ^ North Carolina

North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye is the unanimous vote of The Associated Press for Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Pittsburgh tackle Calijah Kancey was named the league’s top defensive player. Duke’s Mike Elko, whose Blue Devils improved to 8-4 in five games in his freshman season and secured a berth in the … Read more

Nearly 40,000 in North Carolina without power after ‘targeted’ attack ^ North Carolina

A state of emergency was declared in Moore County, North Carolina after attackers shut down two major power grids in the state, leaving nearly 45,000 residents without power. Getty ImagesA street in Moore County, NC where motorists are struggling to cross intersections as streetlights go out despite mass power outages. The attack, which took place … Read more