North Carolina

A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Release the tapes

"Release the tapes.” That was the chant in Charlotte, N.C., this past…

 

Supervisor Wiener’s actions speak louder than words

"Standing up against anti-LGBT hate laws.” The headline caught my attention. We’re…

 

Efrain Sizemore, center, marches down Market Street during the 46th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco on June 26, 2016. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Standing up against anti-LGBT hate laws

Earlier this year, we began to see laws passed in states like…

 

Adia Victoria’s distinctive bluesy debut recording is “Beyond the Bloodhounds.”

Adia Victoria’s sound has Southern influences

North Carolina-born singer Adia Victoria’s gothic-blues debut “Beyond the Bloodhounds” has many…

Adia Victoria’s distinctive bluesy debut recording is “Beyond the Bloodhounds.”
Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C.,  on Monday. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina Dems pan ‘keep our state straight’ comment

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a…

Protesters head into the Legislative building for a sit-in against House Bill 2 in Raleigh, N.C.,  on Monday. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as his wife Melania Trump, answers a question during an interview on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trump team tells GOP he has been ‘projecting an image’

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Donald Trump's chief lieutenants told skeptical Republican leaders Thursday…

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as his wife Melania Trump, answers a question during an interview on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Muni considers withdrawing from transit ‘Roadeo’ in North Carolina

San Francisco’s transit service may hit the road for an upcoming “Roadeo,”…

SFMTA hosts San Francisco's 31st bus roadeo where bus operators compete in a series of driving and safety test including an obstacle course showcasing the drivers best skills at Cow Palace Saturday, April 2, 2016. Winners of the competition advance to the American Public Transportation Association International Roadeo. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
This Feb. 9, 2014, image made from a dashcam video provided by North Augusta Police shows South Carolina police officer Justin Craven, left, after shots were fired at driver Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield, S.C. (North Augusta Police via AP)

Prosecutor: Despite video, officer’s shooting was tough case

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Prosecutors in the Carolinas have charged at least five…

This Feb. 9, 2014, image made from a dashcam video provided by North Augusta Police shows South Carolina police officer Justin Craven, left, after shots were fired at driver Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield, S.C. (North Augusta Police via AP)
In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Activists try to calm fears over transgender bathroom access

NEW YORK — Stung by setbacks related to their access to public…

In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Chad Griffin, center, speaks at a news conference at the old state Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary Robertson)

Drug maker reconsidering $20 million North Carolina factory

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing…

Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Chad Griffin, center, speaks at a news conference at the old state Capitol Building in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary Robertson)
Joaquin Carcano, center, the lead plaintiff in the case, speaks during a press conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB 2 law at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)

Lawsuit challenges North Carolina anti-discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gay and transgender rights supporters wasted little time in…

Joaquin Carcano, center, the lead plaintiff in the case, speaks during a press conference to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's HB 2 law at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting on Jan. 12 in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

NFL won’t rule out a Raiders move to Sin City

Empty suit, err, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell straddled the fence on Wednesday …

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, laughs as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis talks to the media after an NFL owners meeting on Jan. 12 in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Clinton sweeps Ohio, Florida; Trump, Kasich split; Rubio out

CLEVELAND — Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially…

Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Raleigh police officers investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bragg and East Streets in east Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News and Observer via AP)

Man fatally shot by North Carolina police officer

RALEIGH, N.C. — A police officer fatally shot a man whom he…

Raleigh police officers investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Bragg and East Streets in east Raleigh, N.C., on Monday. (Chris Seward/The News and Observer via AP)
In this photo taken on Monday, members of the audience hold up signs before the start of a City Council meeting's vote on the nondiscrimination ordinance, in Charlotte, N.C. (Robert Lahser /The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Bathrooms become battlegrounds in anti-discrimination debate

RALEIGH, N.C. — As bathrooms become battlegrounds in the national debate over…

In this photo taken on Monday, members of the audience hold up signs before the start of a City Council meeting's vote on the nondiscrimination ordinance, in Charlotte, N.C. (Robert Lahser /The Charlotte Observer via AP)
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets observe a moment of silence during a vigil in honor of Nicole Lovell in downtown Blacksburg Va., on Monday. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Slain teen’s father says he found out about her death on TV

RICHMOND, Va. — The father of a 13-year-old girl who police say…

Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets observe a moment of silence during a vigil in honor of Nicole Lovell in downtown Blacksburg Va., on Monday. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue pull a man from his car stranded because of flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hundreds were rescued from fast-moving floodwaters Sunday in South…

Members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue pull a man from his car stranded because of flooding in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)
Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey)

Rains drench saturated East Coast; woman drowns in vehicle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Drenching rains along an already-saturated East Coast caused major…

Emergency personnel, including South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Spartanburg County Coroner's Office, work on the scene where several cars were trapped briefly under a bridge during flooding from heavy rain Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal/Tim Kimzey)