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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
September 4, 2014 3:54 PM
CHARLOTTE, NC - A North Carolina-based charity says the missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is... more »
August 12, 2014 7:58 PM
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA- A 41-year-old mom is under arrest for helping her teen son set himself on fire as part of a dare on YouTube known as the "fire challenge."
It's where people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves on fire, hoping to extinguish the flames... more »
July 11, 2014 3:39 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend. A document filed with U.S. District Court in Charlotte says the woman is charged with producing child pornography and distributing child pornography. James Burns, a special agent with the... more »
July 4, 2014 8:13 AM
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... more »
July 4, 2014 2:30 AM
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur is moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks after slashing into the state's barrier islands overnight. Duke Energy says about 22,000 are without power across the Carolinas early Friday. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph... more »
June 25, 2014 5:15 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers are putting the final touches on phase one of a $125 million stadium renovation project. Panthers director of stadium operations Scott Paul led a media tour Wednesday showing off the stadium's two new larger video boards, two new ribbon boards, an improved sound system and... more »
June 15, 2014 11:16 PM
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2. Kaymer won his second major championship. He made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him an eight-shot victory over Rickie... more »
May 13, 2014 5:18 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. - Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings. A statement from his family says the 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after an... more »
March 12, 2014 8:00 PM
WASHINGTON- The abortion debate is heating up a Senate race in North Carolina.
Republican candidate Greg Brannon charges that killing babies that survive abortions could happen in America.
Brannon was quoted as saying "Florida's trying to do it right now" last November but the remark was just made... more »
January 3, 2014 7:49 PM
INDIAN TRAIL, NORTH CAROLINA- Language from the Star Trek TV shows and movies is now part of the political lore in the small town of Indian Trail after a town councilman resigned.
David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation.
Waddell says he used... more »
November 19, 2013 9:03 AM
RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina appeals court is clearing the way for a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. A Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland's bid to dismiss the lawsuit filed in the ACC's headquarters... more »
November 2, 2013 5:59 PM
HAHNVILLE - Police are investigating a pedestrian being killed by a pickup truck on a St. Charles Parish highway.
Louisiana State Police said Wadie Ray Willis, 46, of North Carolina was struck while walking in a lane on Highway 90 Saturday morning. Willis died at the scene.
Police... more »
October 21, 2013 2:39 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A US Airways flight from Buffalo, N.Y., has been stopped on the taxiway in Charlotte after a threatening note was found. Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said the note was found Monday afternoon and the plane landed and was kept away from the terminal. Authorities called the note... more »
August 29, 2013 10:46 AM
UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
August 14, 2013 3:04 PM
COLUMBIA, SC - Get ready, North Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says a slightly banged-up Gamecocks All-American Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29. Clowney had missed a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday with a bruised shoulder. Spurrier had said Monday night if Clowney's... more »
August 6, 2013 10:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - It appears sacred words written by the voice of LSU's football stadium were stolen by another university and at times, used word for word.
In 2010, Dan Borne wrote his Ode to Tiger Stadium, which ends with the unforgettable line: "It's Saturday night in Death Valley".... more »
June 18, 2013 5:10 PM
OMAHA, Neb. - LSU ended their title run in Omaha, but not the way they wanted to. The Tigers fell to North Carolina 4-2 in today's elimination game.
The LSU Tiger baseball team just couldn't find enough offense to match their relatively solid pitching performances at the College World... more »
June 18, 2013 10:30 AM
OMAHA - LSU faces number-one tournament seed North Carolina this afternoon as both teams seek to keep their title hopes alive in the College World Series.
The Tigers will be the home team in the 2 p.m. matchup against the Tar Heels. LSU fell to UCLA 2-1 this weekend,... more »
June 17, 2013 10:33 AM
OMAHA, Neb. - LSU's appearance in the College World Series is in jeopardy as they prepare to take on North Carolina in an elimination game Tuesday.
The Tigers dropped the tournament opener against UCLA 2-1 Sunday night, while the Tar Heels fell 8-1 to North Carolina State.
"It... more »
May 27, 2013 9:18 PM
EDEN, Texas - Officials say a Marine suspected in a string of West Texas shootings that left one person dead and five wounded was sought for questioning in a North Carolina homicide. Master Sgt. Jonathan Cress at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., said Monday that the Marine was wanted... more »
April 12, 2013 10:18 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
April 2, 2013 7:48 PM
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A North Carolina State Trooper is on administrative leave after he ordered a towing company to haul off a car after a wreck and didn't realize the body of the driver was inside. Carolyn Watkins was reported missing by her son after she failed to show up... more »
March 19, 2013 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps says seven Marines based in North Carolina were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. According to a statement from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp LeJeune, N.C., the cause of the accident that happened shortly... more »
March 12, 2013 10:05 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. - Investigators in North Carolina say a Georgia-based sports agent violated sports agent laws by sending cash payments and other benefits to former Tar Heels football players. According to search warrants, investigators with the Secretary of State's office say Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency sent $2,000... more »
January 23, 2013 4:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
November 13, 2012 10:33 AM
DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
November 5, 2012 10:53 AM
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
October 29, 2012 5:23 PM
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, but she is unresponsive. Lt. Mike Patterson said crews are taking 42-year-old Claudene Christian to the hospital. The Coast Guard is... more »
October 11, 2012 5:25 PM
MONTREAT, N.C. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met Thursday with Rev. Billy Graham, and the aging evangelist pledged to do "all I can" to help the GOP nominee win the presidency. Romney went to see Graham and his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, at the elderly evangelist's mountaintop home... more »
September 17, 2012 7:39 PM
The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will step down next year in the wake of scandals that erupted since he took office four years ago. Holden Thorp says he's resigning effective next June for the future of the university. UNC-Chapel Hill has faced investigations into... more »
September 17, 2012 4:53 PM
SPRINGFIELD- Volunteers from North Carolina say helping people in Livingston recover from Hurricane Isaac is part of their mission. Greg Riggs with the North Carolina Baptist Men organization tells News 2 the goal is to give people hope through Jesus Christ in time of despair.
The group has been... more »
September 6, 2012 4:07 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Democratic National Convention has resumed in Charlotte, with the last night of speeches under way. The convention is expected to conclude with President Barack Obama accepting the Democratic nomination for president. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, elected in 2008, is kicking off the program. She is... more »
September 4, 2012 4:12 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats have called their national convention to order and delegates will soon move to adopt a party platform that calls for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. An estimated 35,000 attendees will be at the convention in Charlotte, N.C. First lady... more »
August 16, 2012 12:58 PM
LOS ANGELES - Production on "Iron Man 3" is on hold after star Robert Downey Jr. hurt his foot during filming. Marvel Studios said Thursday that Downey was injured while performing a stunt and "there will be a short delay in production while he recuperates." The 47-year-old actor is shooting... more »
August 13, 2012 9:13 AM
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Nurses report that evangelist Billy Graham had a restful night at the North Carolina hospital where he's being treated for bronchitis.
Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross reported Graham was having breakfast Monday morning and is doing well.
The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital... more »
July 26, 2012 12:32 PM
WENTWORTH, N.C. - A man who'd just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn't give him a ride to a motel. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that 37-year-old Rodney Dwayne Valentine was charged with trespassing.... more »
June 29, 2012 12:35 PM
SALISBURY, N.C. - Four people have been arrested in North Carolina after they mistakenly called the wrong person about drug purchases. The man they got was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. The Salisbury Post reported that Deputy Jagger Naves was awakened by four calls to his cell phone around 4... more »
June 4, 2012 8:00 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. - Matt Bergquist had the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning that helped North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 6-5 on Sunday night in the Raleigh Regional.
Trea Turner drove in two runs for the top-seeded Wolfpack (42-18), who avenged Saturday night's loss to the second-seeded Commodores... more »
May 31, 2012 3:33 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A mistrial has been declared in the campaign fraud trial against ex-presidential candidate John Edwards. Jurors on Thursday acquitted John Edwards of one of six counts involving him taking money from wealthy heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. They told the judge they are deadlocked on the other five... more »
May 11, 2012 1:11 PM
GREENVILLE - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes the state "look like Mississippi." Perdue was in Greenville on Friday to tout her proposed state budget for 2012-2013. Perdue said people around the country are... more »
May 8, 2012 10:30 AM
RALEIGH - The national debate over gay marriage is turning its attention South. North Carolina could be the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Voters are casting their ballots today. In the final days before the vote, members of... more »
April 27, 2012 9:26 AM
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The federal judge overseeing the John Edwards criminal case is rejecting what she calls an "extremely broad" effort by his mistress to keep evidence out of the public eye. Judge Catherine Eagles denied a bid by Rielle Hunter's attorneys to restrict what the public will be allowed... more »
March 22, 2012 8:04 PM
The state boundary between North and South Carolina got a modern day redraw using GPS and the old border was off by several hundred feet in some areas. It means 93 property owners in South Carolina are now in North Carolina. The original border was drawn in the 1700's but... more »
February 28, 2012 5:36 PM
HAVELOCK, N.C. - A North Carolina man is dead after he accidentally drank a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.
Havelock police said 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning died this morning after he accidentally set himself on fire Monday.
He was at a friend's apartment where he... more »
February 3, 2012 4:45 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Nevine Aly Elshiekh is scheduled to appear today. She was arrested last month after FBI agents tracked her to a meeting in... more »
January 13, 2012 7:23 PM
A man in Charlotte, North Carolina says someone broke into his house and stole 30 pairs of Nike Air Jordan sneakers he's been collecting since he was in middle school. Bryant Toala is 22-years-old and told police they were still in the boxes and claims they could be worth $10,000.... more »
December 20, 2011 5:36 AM
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to support terrorists will learn their sentences Tuesday in North Carolina for their roles in a home-grown terror cell federal prosecutors say plotted attacks under their father's leadership. Twenty-five-year-old Dylan Boyd and 22-year-old Zakariya Boyd could be... more »
December 8, 2011 12:57 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. - An exotic dancer looking to enhance her backside is out of work and a North Carolina woman is accused of injecting the dancer with a disfiguring potion. The Guilford County sheriff's department said Thursday that 42-year-old Lauretta Cheek of Greensboro was arrested and charged with one count... more »
October 26, 2011 12:31 PM
BEAUFORT, N.C. - Researchers have raised a 2,000-pound cannon from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, which has been on the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast for nearly 300 years.
The Queen Anne's Revenge Project brought the massive gun ashore Wednesday.
Onlookers cheered as the... more »
September 14, 2011 1:32 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. - President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations.
After touring a machine company in North Carolina, Obama pitched initiatives in the $447 billion plan that... more »
August 26, 2011 2:34 AM
NAGS HEAD, N.C.- The National Weather Service says heightened waves and swells have starting hitting North Carolina's coast as Hurricane Irene approaches. Meteorologist Hal Austin says North Carolina's Outer Banks have started seeing six to nine-foot waves early Friday. For hundreds of miles, as many as 65 million people along... more »
August 24, 2011 4:44 AM
HATTERAS, N.C.- Tourists on a small North Carolina island have begun evacuating as Hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast and it's the first test of whether people will heed orders to get out of the way of what could be a monstrous storm. It won't be an easy task... more »
August 23, 2011 12:33 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. - Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches.
Officials said Tuesday that a mandatory evacuation order for all non-emergency personnel will go into effect Thursday morning for the barrier... more »
July 20, 2011 7:44 PM
A shark attack on the North Carolina coast left a five year old in critical condition after she was bitten on the lower portion of a leg and foot. It happened Tuesday on Ocracoke Island as she swam in shallow water on her boogie board. She was with her parents.... more »
June 13, 2011 3:46 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A family member says an elderly grandmother who left a trail of five dead husbands in five states over decades has died after an illness.
Betty Neumar's son-in-law Terry Sanders says she died in a hospital in Louisiana. Stanly County, N.C., Sheriff Rick Burris says authorities... more »
May 27, 2011 12:43 PM
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast.
Archaeologists believe the anchor recovered Friday is from the Queen Anne's Revenge, which sank in 1718.
That was... more »
May 25, 2011 10:23 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. - A person familiar with a federal investigation into John Edwards' political dealings says prosecutors have completed their probe of the two-time presidential candidate and could indict him within days.
The person also told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Edwards could strike a plea deal. The... more »
April 28, 2011 12:31 PM
A former high school band teacher in North Carolina has been arrested on sex charges after a young woman wrote in an essay published in her college newspaper that he got her pregnant and took her to get an abortion when she was his student.
The essay used some... more »
April 17, 2011 9:18 AM
RALEIGH, N.C.- Authorities say 10 people are confirmed dead after storms spawning tornadoes swept through a small eastern North Carolina county. Bertie County Manager Zee Lamb said Sunday that one person also is missing. He said authorities have identified nine of the dead but did not release their names or... more »
March 7, 2011 12:46 PM
STATESVILLE, N.C. - Police have charged an 83-year-old greeter at a North Carolina Walmart with trying to rob the store over the weekend.
Police say George Plane Jr. of Mooresville was working Sunday night when he went to his car, donned a disguise and walked back inside the Statesville... more »
February 1, 2011 6:05 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities have found a 17-year-old North Carolina girl who’d been missing since last summer in Denham Springs, and arrested the man investigators said convinced her to run away. Authorities arrested 34-year-old William David Jones after they said they found Faith Manuel at his residence in Denham Springs.... more »
January 24, 2011 1:03 PM
NEW YORK - Authorities say a North Carolina woman who raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two decades ago has confessed to taking the baby in 1987 after she had trouble having her own children.
An FBI agent said in court papers charging Ann... more »
December 29, 2010 12:48 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A North Carolina jewelry store owner made a $400,000 bet against a white Christmas - and lost.
Alan Perry, owner of Perry's Emporium in Wilmington, promised refunds for everything bought at his store between Nov. 26 and Dec. 11 if more than three inches of snow... more »
December 7, 2010 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61.
The Edwards family released the following statement today:
"Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains... more »
November 23, 2010 7:18 PM
The body of a teen found mangled and broken in a suburb of Boston was a boy from Charlotte, North Carolina who may have fallen from the wheel well of a plane. Delvonte Tisdale was reported missing November 15th when he didn't return from school. His father says he saw... more »
November 15, 2010 7:30 PM
HICKORY - The small town of Hickory, North Carolina will hold a candlelight vigil on Tuesday to mourn the death of a disabled girl who would have turned eleven.
People have left stuffed animals, balloons and birthday cards at the house Zahra Baker shared with were father and step-mother... more »
November 15, 2010 2:06 PM
BATON ROUGE - Doctors, hospitals and other health providers want the Jindal administration to drop plans to let private insurance companies run part of the state's Medicaid program.
Instead, The Advocate reports the groups are pushing an alternative plan for Louisiana similar to one in North Carolina that has... more »
September 23, 2010 1:16 PM
LSU tight end Deangelo Peterson suffered a foot injury days before the Tigers faced North Carolina in the Sept. 4 season opener.
It appears Peterson, after sitting out the first three games, will finally have his time to shine.
LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday that Peterson is... more »
September 23, 2010 5:23 AM
RTI International of North Carolina will investigate whether children who spent at least two months in FEMA trailers after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have more skin or breathing problems than those who didn't. RTI will also study children whose mothers were pregnant with them while living in a trailer provided... more »
September 7, 2010 12:44 PM
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (47) 1-0 1,484... more »
September 3, 2010 7:55 PM
It’s the countdown to kickoff, and North Carolina has to face LSU without 15 key players. Seven are starters. Sports Director Michael Cauble is at the Georgia Dome and got answers on who’s out and what LSU is doing to prepare for the shake up from the Tar heels. more »
September 3, 2010 1:15 PM
Boy, talk about two teams with something to prove.
For LSU, three years removed from winning a national championship, a prime-time showcase against North Carolina provides a chance to start reclaiming its status as a big hitter in a college football world now dominated by two of its chief... more »
September 3, 2010 12:30 PM
Forecasters say they think Earl will still be a hurricane when it passes Cape Cod in Massachusetts later today. But the winds have decreased to just 85 miles an hour, making it a Category 1 storm. Earl is expected to reach New England late tonight, passing close to Cape Cod,... more »
September 2, 2010 1:09 PM
Hurricane Earl is weakening slightly but it's still packing winds near 125 mph as it blows toward North Carolina's coast.
Earl is now a Category 3 hurricane, and it's expected to pass the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a powerful storm tonight.
The Canadian Hurricane Centre has... more »
September 1, 2010 12:44 PM
It's sort of like starting the season with a bowl game.
For the third straight year, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is the site for one of the biggest games of college football's long opening weekend.
No. 21 LSU faces No. 18 North Carolina on Saturday night, making... more »
July 6, 2010 8:18 PM
A person doing yard work in Durham, North Carolina unearthed a rare but potentially deadly find. It was a World War II era mortar round. The shell was found under some pine needles and the bomb squad evacuated three nearby homes as a precaution. Technitians determined it was inert and... more »