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 »
June 30, 2010 3:35 PM
US Airways says maggots falling from an overhead bin from a container of spoiled meat forced a plane to return to the gate in Atlanta.
US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher says a passenger brought the container onto the plane and passengers noticed the maggots on Monday on the flight... more »
June 7, 2010 4:34 PM
The security firm formerly known as Blackwater is looking for new ownership.
The North Carolina-based company now called Xe Services announced its decision to pursue the sale in a brief statement Monday.
Xe says it has made significant changes to the company over the past 15 months that... more »
April 26, 2010 8:26 PM
A man arrested after President Obama left Asheville, North Carolina on Sunday should stay behind bars federal prosecutors told a judge. Joseph McVey was armed and had a car equipped with police gear, including a siren and flashing lights. He's not a cop. He told a real officer in the... more »
April 25, 2010 7:45 PM
Police say an Ohio man has been charged after authorities spotted him with a gun in a North Carolina airport parking lot as Air Force One was departing.
Ashville Regional Airport police Capt. Kevan Smith says at about 2 p.m. Sunday, officers saw 23-year-old Joseph McVey get out of... more »
April 16, 2010 8:53 PM
Some furniture companies are raising prices now that consumers are showing signs they're willing to start spending again. Industry insiders say they expect more price increases after buyers and producers meet in High Point, North Carolina for the annual furniture mart. It's the world's biggest furniture trade show. The companies... more »
March 30, 2010 8:35 PM
A man who threatened to kill his young daughter if she told anyone he'd killed her two siblings and stepmother, committed suicide as police moved in. Police in Charlotte, North Carolina say 33-year-old Jernmaine Chapman killed his ten and 13-year olds two-weeks ago then locked their bodies in a bedroom.... more »
March 8, 2010 8:37 PM
Louisiana State Police arrested two men for possession with intent to distribute marijuana on March 7 during two separate traffic stops. The first traffic stop was on Interstate 12 near LA 441 around 7:30 a.m. Troopers stopped Aaron G. Major, 38, of Concrete, WA for a traffic violation. During the... more »
January 29, 2010 8:24 PM
Singer Willie Nelson canceled a concert in North Carolina because of pain in his hand about an hour after six members of his band and crew were busted for marijuana in Kenansville. Authorities say the six were charged with misdemeanor counts of possession after officers smelled weed and asked to... more »
January 6, 2010 6:45 AM
A 19-year-old college student from North Carolina has admitted he used the Internet in an attempt to solicit sex from an undercover Louisiana state trooper posing as a 15-year-old girl. Hugh James Passerini Jr., who was initially charged with online solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with a juvenile,... more »
December 14, 2009 11:21 AM
A disaster management consultant firm based in Baton Rouge is moving its headquarters to North Carolina. The announcement concerning Innovative Emergency Management Inc. was made Monday by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue's office. IEM was promised state tax breaks of up to $9 million if it meets job and investment... more »
November 19, 2009 8:15 PM
The Army says reporters are barred from Fort Bragg, North Carolina during Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" book signing event on Monday. The Army says it fears the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barak Obama. Members of the public will be allowed to attend. Fort Bragg Spokesman Tom... more »