Seahawks induct late owner Paul Allen into “Ring of Honor”
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks inducted late owner Paul Allen into the team’s Ring of Honor prior to Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Seahawks adding former owner Paul Allen to Ring of Honor
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will induct late owner Paul Allen into the club's Ring of Honor before Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Anesthesiologist to succeed new US Rep. Murphy in NC House
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An anesthesiologist will replace recently sworn-in U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy in the North Carolina House.
The state Republican Party says Pitt County GOP activists on...
North Carolina state Rep. Speciale won’t seek reelection
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A conservative legislator says he won't seek another two-year term in the North Carolina House in 2020.
Republican Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern first joined the...
NC Congress vacancies soon filled with special elections
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vacancies in two of North Carolina 13 congressional seats — one caused by a congressman's death and the other by a ballot fraud probe — should be finally filled after results...
Early voting hours added in some counties affected by Dorian
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early in-person voting for a North Carolina special congressional election next week has been extended for residents of six counties impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
Early in-person voting begins for 2 congressional seats
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early in-person voting is starting for two special congressional elections in North Carolina.
Early-voting sites open Wednesday in 17 counties composing the eastern 3rd...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the...
GOP runoff voters pick between NC doctors in the House
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in next week's Republican primary runoff in eastern North Carolina will decide which doctor they'd like in the house — the U.S. House — to succeed the late. Rep. Walter...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. is providing support to a pediatrician in a Republican runoff seeking to succeed him in his eastern North Carolina seat.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — New endorsements are accumulating for the two Republican candidates advancing to a runoff for the party's nomination in the eastern North Carolina special election to...
Physicians seeking Walter Jones seat advance to GOP runoff
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election primaries in the race to fill the seat of the late Congressman Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina (all times local):
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Allen Thomas, a former North Carolina mayor, has won the Democratic primary in the race to fill the seat of the late North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr.
Congressman’s death triggers election, glut of candidates
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people...
Republican hopefuls to succeed Jones attending forum
BARCO, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen Republicans seeking to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. are making their case to party activists in northeastern North Carolina at a special...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that delays the state's new photo voter identification requirement until the 2020 elections.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have quickly sent to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk legislation that delays a photo voter identification requirement until 2020.
Republicans fast-track bill to delay voter ID until 2020
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans fast-tracked legislation on Tuesday that would delay requiring photo identification to vote for this year's elections, the result of yet-finished ID...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are recalling the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones for what they call his commitment to his eastern North Carolina district and to integrity.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters can soon begin to pick from among over two dozen candidates who have filed to run for an eastern North Carolina congressional seat empty since last month's death of GOP...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The slate of candidates seeking to succeed the late North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. is getting mighty crowded.
The State Board of Elections reports that 17 people...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two sitting state legislators and a top state Republican Party leader are among six candidates who have quickly filed to try to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones...
April 30 congressional primary set after Walter Jones’ death
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has set election dates to fill an eastern North Carolina congressional seat left empty after this month's death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones...
Legislator, consultant join 3rd District candidate list
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two more people are extending the list of Republicans wanting to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones in an eastern North Carolina congressional district.
4 Republicans already in running to seek Jones’ old seat
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — More Republicans have announced they are seeking an eastern North Carolina congressional district seat now open following this month's death of U.S. Rep. Walter...
Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right.
Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of Congress, attended the funeral Mass for Jones at a Catholic church in Greenville. The 3rd Congressional District representative died Sunday on his 76th birthday.
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones funeral set for Thursday
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Services for North Carolina U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. will be held later this week at the church he attended.
An obituary released by Farmville Funeral Home said Jones' body will lie in repose late Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Greenville, with a funeral to follow at the church Thursday afternoon.
Rep Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies on 76th birthday
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday.
US Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina enters hospice care
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican congressman who has represented North Carolina for over two decades has entered hospice care.
A news release issued Saturday on the official government page for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. says that his health has declined since he recently broke his hip and that he's in hospice care.
He had been battling ailments in recent months. He was granted a leave of absence from Congress in late 2018 after missing a number of votes.
North Carolina congressman breaks hip in fall at home
FARMVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones has undergone surgery for a broken hip suffered at his home.
A statement on his webpage said the 75-year-old Jones underwent surgery on Tuesday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. His office said he has already begun rehabilitation. No further details were immediately available Wednesday.
North Carolina congressman out for rest of term with illness
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones will miss the remainder of the current congressional term because of illness.
The Herald-Sun of Durham reports the 75-year-old 3rd District Republican hasn't cast a roll call vote since Sept. 26. Jones has missed the last 27 roll call votes in the U.S. House of Representatives, including some in late September and since the House re-convened in November.
North Carolina to decide on GOP representative bucking Trump
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina is an unconventional congressman, a Republican almost eager to buck ruling party leaders on issues like the soaring national debt and enduring military presence in Iraq.
‘Penance’: NC congressman writes to families of dead troops
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — On a Sunday morning more than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were ambushed and killed in Niger, Rep. Walter Jones sat at the desk in his North Carolina office, doing what he's done more than 11,000 times in 14 years: signing letters to families of the dead troops.
"My heart aches as I write this letter for I realize you are suffering a great loss," the letter begins.
‘Let us know the truth’: NC congressman urges Trump to allow release of JFK records
Some of the nation's longest-held secrets about an American tragedy are set to become public Thursday, and one North Carolina congressman has a connection to the documents.
There is fascination with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but what the documents represent is an opportunity to go from curiosity and speculation to having hard facts about what happened on Nov. 22, 1963. North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones was instrumental in legislation that could make that happen.
N Carolina congressmen step away from redistricting brief
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Republican members of North Carolina's congressional delegation have backed away from a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court on partisan gerrymandering that identified them and nearly three dozen other current and former lawmakers as representing their views.
HOF Series: Hall gets Easley after reconciling with Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — For more than a decade, the Pro Football Hall of Fame wasn't a consideration for Kenny Easley.
He wasn't interested in anything regarding football.
"I didn't watch an NFL football game, college football game, high school football game, for 15 years basically," Easley said. "I didn't watch a football game until the night that I was inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor. (That) was the first football game I had watched in 15 years."
Navy: Wind farm opposed by GOP lawmakers won’t harm radar
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security.