Articles by Tom Foreman Jr.

North Carolina Diocese Faces 2 Suits Over Alleged Priest Abuse

Two lawsuits have been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte claiming two boys were sexually abused in separate instances by the two priests they sought out for help with personal problems decades ago. One of the lawsuits filed Monday …

Police Say City Employee Targeted Co-Worker in Deadly North Carolina Shooting

A deadly shooting at a city building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was an act of “workplace violence” by one city employee who targeted a co-worker he’d disliked for a long time, police said Friday. Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson told …

Former Head of North Carolina GOP Pleads Guilty in Insurance Commissioner Bribery Case

The former chairman of North Carolina’s Republican Party admitted Wednesday that he broke the law by lying to federal agents about his role in an alleged effort to bribe the state’s top insurance regulator to help a major GOP donor. …

University of North Carolina, Plaintiffs Square Off Again Over Academic Lawsuit

Attorneys for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and athletes who played for the school argued in a state court on Friday whether a lawsuit filed against the school in connection with an academic scandal should be dismissed. …

Trump Approves Just $6M of North Carolina’s $929M Matthew Aid Request

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wrote the Trump administration and congressional leaders on Wednesday to express disappointment over the failure to meet the state’s request for more than $900 million in Hurricane Matthew recovery funds. A statement from the Democratic …

North Carolina Judge Dismisses Academic ‘Sham’ Lawsuit by UNC Athletes

A North Carolina judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday in which two former University of North Carolina athletes alleged the school failed to provide them and other athletes a quality education by directing them toward sham classes. Mecklenburg County Superior Court …

Concrete Canopy Collapses on North Carolina Students, Injures 25

A concrete canopy collapsed Saturday on a group of band students who had gathered outside a North Carolina high school shortly before a competition, leaving 25 people injured, authorities said. Dr. Howard Bell of Iredell Emergency Medical Services confirmed the …

Season’s First Tropical Storm Forms Off Carolina Coast

Tropical Storm Alberto emerged off South Carolina’s coastline Sunday, the first storm of its kind to form in a hurricane season that doesn’t officially begin until June 1. The storm was not expected to approach landfall on the Carolinas’ coast, …