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  • Four killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

    September 8, 2017 3:04 PM

    BELVIDERE, N.C.- The North Carolina Highway Patrol says four people have been killed in the crash of a medical helicopter. Patrol spokesman Master Trooper Christopher Knox said the Duke Life Flight helicopter went down around 11:45 a.m. Friday near the town of Belvidere, close to the Virginia border and... more »
  • VIDEO: North Carolina officers respond to call, end up enjoying Slip 'N Slide Play Video

    July 5, 2017 1:25 PM

    ASHEVILLE – North Carolina officers responded to a call for a noise complaint and ended up having some summertime fun. Senior police officers Joe Jones and Carrie Lee joined in on a massive neighborhood Slip 'N Slide for an Independence Day block party that was being held... more »
  • Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

    May 26, 2017 9:56 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' Republican House speaker says he won't work anymore on a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, putting the hotly debated legislation in jeopardy. House Speaker Joe Straus said Friday it was "absurd" how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a North Carolina-style law that... more »
  • Workers body near bridge in North Carolina after heavy rains

    April 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Transportation crews have found a dead body while cleaning debris from a North Carolina river swollen by heavy rains. State Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Broome said a maintenance crew made the discovery on Tuesday while removing debris at a bridge over the Neuse River at the... more »
  • Denham Springs man charged with animal cruelty in N.C.

    April 11, 2017 11:55 AM

    ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Denham Springs man who owned a dog training business in North Carolina is accused of animal cruelty and abandonment after deputies found several dead animals inside a building he rented. According to a report from WCNC, the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received a call to... more »
  • Man confesses to deputies that he killed man in North Carolina

    April 6, 2017 1:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH – The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office says that a man confessed to deputies that he murdered someone in 1993 in North Carolina. Allen Deaver told deputies that he killed his son-in-law, Sidney Maurice Gregory, by beating him and then setting his mobile home on fire with him... more »
  • North Carolina's "bathroom bill" repeal: who's satisfied?

    March 31, 2017 7:43 AM

    RALEIGH - North Carolina politicians are rolling back a law that blocked some anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, but it isn't yet clear if it's enough to coax back businesses and sporting events that have skipped the state. Initial reactions were largely muted on Thursday's compromise repeal. Advocates say it... more »
  • North Carolina OKs rolling back 'bathroom bill'

    March 30, 2017 7:45 AM

    RALEIGH - A bill rolling back North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom bill" has passed the General Assembly and is now headed to the governor's desk. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has said he supports the measure. Republican legislative leaders announced a compromise with the governor late Wednesday night and the... more »
  • N.C. couple gets word of heart donor for baby girl after prayer

    March 16, 2017 7:47 AM

    CHARLOTTE - A North Carolina family says it received a quick answer to a prayer to save their baby daughter's life when word of a heart donor came through just moments after leaving church. Melanie and Mike Leitner tell WBTV-TV that their daughter Ella Kate had a large mass on... more »
  • No 'kid'-ding: Man to spend lottery win on house, goat room

    March 1, 2017 8:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE - A Charlotte man plans to spend his $1 million North Carolina lottery prize on a house with enough room for two goats his fiancee wants to get. Lottery officials tell the Charlotte Observer that over the weekend, Bobby Murphy bought five $10 50X The Cash tickets at 7-Eleven... more »
  • Court may strike down law barring sex offenders from social media

    February 27, 2017 12:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court appears likely to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested during argument Monday they would rule for North Carolina resident Lester Packingham Jr. He was convicted of violating a... more »
  • Pastor irate after American Girl introduces boy doll

    February 17, 2017 9:23 AM

    ASHEVILLE - A North Carolina pastor is angry that the maker of the American Girl doll collection is selling a boy version of its pricey dolls. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Rev. Keith Ogden sent a message Wednesday to more than 100 parishioners titled, "KILLING THE MINDS OF MALE BABIES,"... more »
  • Ex-judge faces sentencing trying to bribe officer with beer

    January 24, 2017 11:07 AM

    RALEIGH - A former judge in North Carolina faces sentencing in March for trying to bribe an officer with two cases of Bud Light. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported former Wayne County Superior Court Judge Arnold O. Jones II was convicted in October of charges including paying a... more »
  • NC governor expands lawsuit against GOP laws

    January 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's new Democratic governor is expanding his lawsuit against Republican legislative leaders who pushed through laws just before he got sworn in that reduce the longstanding powers of his office. Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday broadened litigation he previously filed in state court seeking to block... more »
  • Lost hikers rescued from frigid NC mountains

    January 8, 2017 12:59 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Rescuers have found two hikers missing for more than a day in the frigid North Carolina mountains without food and water and only a small fire for warmth. The North Carolina Emergency Response Team said in a news release that a helicopter using a tool that can... more »
  • Storm causes 260 North Carolina vehicle crashes

    January 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's governor says winter weather has caused numerous car crashes and is urging people to stay off the roads. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that there were at least 260 traffic accidents between midnight and 6 a.m. as the winter storm blew in. Authorities say they... more »
  • North Carolina man accused of raping woman at BR area hotel

    January 5, 2017 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a North Carolina man was arrested after they say he raped a woman twice at a Baton Rouge area hotel in November. Arrest records say Millard Purvis Anderson was charged with second-degree rape Thursday for an incident that happened on Nov. 4, 2016. ... more »
  • No one hurt when school bus overturns west of Charlotte

    January 3, 2017 10:08 AM

    BELMONT - Officials say no one was hurt when a school bus overturned in North Carolina, west of Charlotte. The wreck happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday near Belmont in Gaston County. Tuesday was the first day back to class after the holidays. School spokesman Todd Hagans said in an email... more »
  • 7 shot after fight leads to gunshots at NC party for 300

    December 25, 2016 1:11 PM

    MADISON, N.C. - An argument that escalated into gunfire at a North Carolina gathering for hundreds of people is being blamed for violence that required emergency care for seven people. The sheriff's office in Rockingham County didn't respond to messages from The Associated Press on Sunday about whether a manhunt... more »
  • Charlotte council repeals entire LGBT ordinance

    December 21, 2016 10:05 AM

    RALEIGH - City leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, have held an emergency meeting and taken more action designed to get a statewide law off the books that limits LGBT rights and designates which restrooms transgender people can use in public schools and government buildings. The Charlotte City Council voted 7-2... more »
  • Driver charged after school bus carrying 19 overturns

    December 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    MACCLESFIELD - Authorities in North Carolina say the driver of a school bus that overturned with 19 children on board will face charges. State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Baker said 40-year-old Julianne Bridgers of Pinetops is charged with careless and reckless driving. The patrol says Bridgers told officers she... more »
  • Police: 2 shot during Christmas parade in North Carolina

    December 5, 2016 10:06 PM

    SANFORD, N.C. - Police say two people have been shot during a Christmas parade in central North Carolina. Sanford Police Capt. Harold Layton tells the Sanford Herald that one person is in serious condition after the Monday evening shooting and the other person's injury is not life threatening. Multiple media... more »
  • Move to delay finalizing election results pulled

    December 5, 2016 9:31 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Pending litigation challenging North Carolina's process to ensure people who use same-day registration to vote are whom they claim to be are no longer could delay final election results this fall. A federal judge late Monday granted a request by lawyers for the head of a conservative-leaning... more »
  • Board upholds suspension for NC teacher who stepped on flag

    December 1, 2016 2:46 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE - A North Carolina school board has upheld the 10-day suspension of a high school teacher who stepped on an American flag during a First Amendment lesson. The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 5-2 Wednesday to support Superintendent Frank Till's decision. Board members considered Lee Francis' appeal for... more »
  • Hurricane Matthew's US death toll rises to 27

    October 11, 2016 9:38 AM

    LUMBERTON, N.C. - Officials in Robeson County, North Carolina, have found the body of a man who was in a car that was washed away in the flooding that followed Hurricane Matthew. Emergency Management Director Stephanie Chavis said the man's body was found late Monday afternoon after an extensive search.... more »
  • North Carolina reports 11th storm-related death

    October 10, 2016 5:35 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Officials report the death toll linked to Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 11 after the body of a 75-year-old man was discovered inside his car in Gates County. The state Emergency Operations Center said authorities received a report of a missing man on Sunday,... more »
  • Charlotte police footage shows shooting of black man (Warning: Graphic Video) Play Video

    September 24, 2016 4:51 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. Keith Lamont Scott can be seen in police dashboard camera video backing away from his SUV with his... more »
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    August 27, 2016 3:09 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke... more »
  • Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

    July 30, 2016 3:07 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal appeals court says a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot-access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections. The ruling Friday by the 4th Circuit Court... more »
  • Clock ticking, but tweaks in play for N. Carolina LGBT law

    June 29, 2016 11:10 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The window is small and the strategy tricky, but GOP legislative leaders in North Carolina say there's a chance to change the state law that sparked a clash over transgender rights nationally. The law limits anti-discrimination rules that protect LGBT people. It also directs transgender people to... more »
  • Police: Woman poured vodka into boy's eyes at hotel pool

    June 9, 2016 1:09 PM

    CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla.- A North Carolina woman has been arrested after police say she poured vodka in a 7-year-old boy's eyes at a hotel pool in Florida. WFLA-TV reports Clearwater police say 23-year-old Roseanna Marie Kiser of Huntersville, North Carolina, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse and... more »
  • Woman charged after body found in freezer sold at yard sale

    June 3, 2016 3:35 PM

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Police in North Carolina are looking for a North Carolina woman after authorities say her mother's body was found in a freezer that she sold in a yard sale. Media outlets reported that 56-year-old Marcella Jean Lee of Goldsboro is being sought on a charge of failure... more »
  • North Carolina governor files lawsuit over LGBT rights law

    May 9, 2016 2:55 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration sued the federal government Monday in a fight for a state law that requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. The lawsuit seeks to keep in place the law, which the U.S.... more »
  • UK alerts LGBT travelers to North Carolina, Mississippi laws

    April 20, 2016 5:48 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The British government is advising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens to pay special attention when traveling to North Carolina and Mississippi. The travel advice update was posted on the British government's website Tuesday. The British advisory says new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi may affect... more »
  • Halting LGBT rules, N Carolina lawmakers again rebuff cities

    April 9, 2016 3:11 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The decision by the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory to overturn Charlotte's anti-discrimination ordinance is the latest muscle-flexing by leaders in Republican-controlled states to rebuff local governments. A focal point of the Charlotte ordinance was a provision that allowed transgender people to use the restroom... more »
  • North Carolina visitor dies in fall at Harrah's Casino

    April 7, 2016 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say a North Carolina man was found dead after falling from an escalator inside Harrah's Casino in New Orleans. Authorities responded at about 3:41 a.m. Thursday to the casino and learned that the victim, 33-year-old James Edward Darst, of Charlotte, North Carolina, walked inside the casino's... more »
  • North Carolina cruises to national title game

    April 2, 2016 11:08 PM

    HOUSTON - North Carolina will play in the NCAA Tournament championship game for the 10th time, looking for its sixth championship on Monday night when the Tar Heels face Villanova. Tip-off will be at 8:19 p.m. locally and the game will be televised on TBS. North Carolina cruised to an... more »
  • Atlanta leaders ask NBA to change All-Star Game site

    March 30, 2016 7:17 AM

    ATLANTA- Atlanta city leaders are asking the NBA to move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers passed legislation seen as limiting LGBT protections. Atlanta's City Council introduced a resolution Tuesday asking the NBA to move the game to Atlanta after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed... more »
  • Law blocking anti-discrimination ordinance heading to court

    March 28, 2016 6:51 AM

    RALEIGH, NC- Gay-rights groups and others who say they'll be wronged by North Carolina's new law preventing Charlotte and other local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules are wasting little time trying to stop it in court. The American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and Equality North Carolina scheduled a Monday... more »
  • UNC joins OK, 'Nova, 'Cuse in Final Four

    March 27, 2016 11:59 PM

    With a wide smile, Roy Williams joined the North Carolina huddle wearing his Final Four cap sideways. But the Tar Heels in the Final Four seems like a natural fit. The Tar Heels hopped around, snapped selfies and mobbed each other after defeating Notre Dame 88-74 in the East Regional... more »
  • Man says he was arrested for not returning VHS rental

    March 24, 2016 4:56 PM

    CONCORD, N.C. - A North Carolina man says he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002. James Meyers says he was driving his daughter to school Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for a defective tail light. He says the officer... more »
  • Two abducted teens rescued by State Police on I-10

    March 22, 2016 1:20 PM

    CONVENT - Two abducted teenagers from North Carolina were rescued and will be reunited with their family later today after Louisiana State Police arrested their uncle on I-10. State Police released the details of the case around lunchtime Tuesday. Troopers said Jose Melchor, 40, of Clemmons, NC, was attempting... more »
  • US appeals court: N. Carolina can print 'Choose Life' plates

    March 10, 2016 1:50 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal appeals court says North Carolina can issue specialty vehicle license plates that express anti-abortion sentiment while refusing to also produce tags expressing pro-abortion rights views. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that North Carolina can issue "Choose Life" license plates. The General... more »
  • North Carolina college on lockdown after person displays gun

    January 26, 2016 5:10 AM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- A spokesman for a central North Carolina university says the campus is on lockdown while police search for a person who displayed a gun inside a student activities center. Winston-Salem State University spokesman Aaron Singleton said campus police were notified around 9:30 p.m. Monday that an "interaction" in... more »
  • Marine dies in skydiving accident

    January 17, 2016 12:49 PM

    LOUISBURG, N.C. - A skydiver with more than 1,800 parachute jumps has died after landing hard following a jump in North Carolina. Franklin County deputies told media outlets that James Stremmel was killed around 12:30 p.m. after jumping near an airport in Louisburg about 20 miles north of Raleigh. Stremmel... more »
  • Bowe Bergdahl court hearing set at North Carolina Army base

    January 12, 2016 3:12 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is returning to a military courtroom in North Carolina as he faces charges stemming from walking off his Army outpost in Afghanistan. An Army judge is holding pre-trial hearing Tuesday at Fort Bragg ahead of an expected court-martial this summer on charges of desertion... more »
  • FBI searches N. Carolina homes of Planned Parenthood suspect

    December 16, 2015 1:42 PM

    SWANNANOA - The FBI says it searched two western North Carolina residences once occupied by the man charged with attacking a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in an email that agents searched properties Tuesday in Swannanoa and Black Mountain where Robert Dear had lived. She said... more »
  • No. 1 Clemson beats UNC 45-37 for ACC title, playoff spot

    December 6, 2015 12:24 AM

    CHARLOTTE - Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two scores, and No. 1 Clemson captured the ACC championship by holding off eighth-ranked North Carolina 45-37 on Saturday night. Watson's 420 total yards and five total touchdowns set ACC championship game records... more »
  • In some North Carolina elections, heads or tails decides a race

    November 11, 2015 2:44 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - In at least five North Carolina town council elections, the winner came down to a simple coin flip because the races were deadlocked. The News & Observer of Raleigh explains that state law dictates that municipal election tie votes must be determined "by lot." County elections officials... more »
  • North Carolina man sentenced in Louisiana extortion case

    October 29, 2015 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A North Carolina businessman has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for extorting a Tulane University student for sex and similarly coercing a 15-year-old boy. Federal prosecutors said in a news release 51-year-old J. Michael Fowler, of Charlotte, was taken into custody last year in a... more »
  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    September 3, 2015 7:53 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said... more »
  • Military surveillance balloons

    August 19, 2015 9:12 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND- The second of two helium-filled airships was launched by the U.S. military to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch was from the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of what's known as JLENS. The balloons are equipped with radar and are... more »
  • Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s

    July 17, 2015 1:48 PM

    DURHAM, NC - Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously unknown wreck in mile-deep waters July 12 using... more »
  • Teen killed while kneeboarding

    July 5, 2015 1:51 PM

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman. Investigators said 49-year-old Keith Cerven was charged with boating while intoxicated and may face more charges after prosecutors review the case.... more »
  • N. Carolina looking for shark attack patterns after attacks

    July 2, 2015 1:29 PM

    RALEIGH, NC - Safety officials are still trying to find patterns in the series of shark attacks on the North Carolina coast that might help keep the key tourism region safe for visitors, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday. McCrory spoke after the seventh shark attack in the past three... more »
  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

    July 1, 2015 2:26 PM

    OCRACOKE, NC - Authorities say a man apparently bitten by a shark off the North Carolina Outer Banks is being airlifted to a hospital with serious wounds. Justin Gibbs, the director of emergency services in Hyde County, says the attack happened around noon Wednesday on a beach on Ocracoke Island.... more »
  • Beachgoers warned against swimming after shark attacks

    June 16, 2015 11:53 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC - A North Carolina beach town is advising against ocean swimming after two youths were mauled by at least one shark over the weekend. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro was bitten so badly near an Oak Island pier Sunday that she lost part of her left arm... more »
  • North Carolina shark attacks

    June 15, 2015 9:17 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC.- The mayor of a coastal North Carolina town where two young people were injured in shark attacks this weekend says she doesn't think emergency workers had enough time between incidents to close the beaches. A 12-year-old girl was attacked just after 4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Island,... more »
  • Kilt not allowed at prom

    May 18, 2015 9:06 PM

    SELMA, NORTH CAROLINA- A teen says he was turned away from his prom for homeschooled kids because he wore his late grandfather's kilt even though it wasn't banned by a dress code. David Leix wore it for "Praise Prom" which is described as a Christian alternative prom for homeschoolers.... more »
  • Police: College shooting being investigated as hate crime

    April 14, 2015 10:48 AM

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a North Carolina community college worker as a possible hate crime. Goldsboro police Sgt. Jeremy Sutton refused to say Tuesday what hate crime was being investigated. Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane, says... more »
  • Police search for ex-college student in campus shooting

    April 13, 2015 10:09 AM

    GOLDSBORO, NC - School officials and authorities say a 20-year-old former community college student killed a campus print shop director that he used to work under. Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce said Monday that authorities are pursuing the suspect, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, on an open count of murder. Authorities... more »
  • North Carolina man & woman killed by train

    April 5, 2015 3:36 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Police in North Carolina say two people are dead after an Amtrak train hit them as they were on the tracks. Police say the accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday in Durham, when the northbound train hit a man and a woman. Both were pronounced dead... more »
  • Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    March 26, 2015 1:28 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for... more »
  • Man admits handcuffing boy, putting dead chicken around neck

    March 18, 2015 10:18 AM

    MONROE, NC - A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment. Dorian Harper pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felonies, including child abuse, assault and maiming. The 58-year-old Harper pleaded just as... more »
  • 'Darth Vader' robbery

    March 17, 2015 7:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- A man dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader robbed a credit union armed with a pistol. He not only had the Vader helmet but also a chest plate fashioned like the one in the movies. Plus he was dressed in black and had gloves.... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Powerball jackpot winner in North Carolina: Single mom of 4

    February 23, 2015 11:55 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - A single mother of four from North Carolina is one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month. At a news conference Monday, 26-year-old Marie Holmes said the best thing about the lucky ticket in the $564 million jackpot is that she'll be... more »
  • ESPN famed analyst Vitale won't call UNC-Duke rivalry game

    February 17, 2015 11:15 AM

    DURHAM, NC - ESPN's "Dickie V" won't be at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the latest North Carolina-Duke rivalry game. Broadcaster Dick Vitale has called every meeting of the rivals aired by ESPN since joining the network in 1979. But Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call Wednesday's meeting between the... more »
  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

    February 12, 2015 3:46 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip. Police are still trying to determine whether religious hatred played any role in Tuesday's shootings, which... more »
  • Legendary coach in North Carolina dies at 83

    February 8, 2015 10:51 AM

    CHAPEL HILL - Former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, passed away Saturday evening. The Tar Heel's coach, Roy Williams remembered his predecessor for his successful and legendary past calling him "the perfect picture of what a college basketball coach should have been." Williams says Smith "was the... more »
  • Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

    January 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    CHARLESTON, WV - Authorities say a father and son's multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before the suspects were caught after a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two police officers in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said... more »
  • Professor among 4 fired in UNC academic fraud

    December 31, 2014 12:33 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of North Carolina's top official says the Chapel Hill school is firing a professor who once led the faculty there for her role in the academic fraud scandal that's rocked the state's flagship public university. University Chancellor Carol Folt said in a letter Wednesday that... more »
  • Panthers' Newton suffers back fractures in crash

    December 9, 2014 12:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Tuesday during a news conference outside a hospital that Newton had no other internal injuries and that he would stay overnight for observation. Dayton... more »
  • UNC to face more scrutiny from accrediting agency

    November 4, 2014 11:03 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - The University of North Carolina faces more scrutiny by an accrediting agency after details emerged on an academic scandal. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges said the school is being sent a... more »
  • Sheriff: 2 shot outside NC courthouse on lockdown

    October 28, 2014 12:20 PM

    NASHVILLE, NC - A sheriff says two men have been shot outside a North Carolina courthouse and have non-life-threatening wounds. Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins says they were shot Tuesday morning outside the courthouse in Nashville. He says one ran inside the building and collapsed with wounds to a hand... more »
  • 9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    October 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... more »

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