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Leslie, No. 8 Wolfpack women stand as last unbeaten D-I team

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The wins keep adding up for Kiara Leslie and eighth-ranked North Carolina State. The Wolfpack women stand as Division I’s last unbeaten team — not traditional women’s powers Connecticut or reigning national champion Notre Dame, nor coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke’s much ballyhooed freshmen. North Carolina State has its highest AP […]
Tags: News, Sports, Connecticut, College sports, North Carolina, Duke, Raleigh, N C AP, Wolfpack, North Carolina State, Mike Krzyzewski, Kiara Leslie

Mayor: No decision on Confederate statue from owners

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — With slightly over a week until the deadline, a North Carolina mayor says he hasn’t heard from the owners of the Confederate monument city officials want gone. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said Tuesday the United Daughters of the Confederacy haven’t indicated how they intend to respond to […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, N C AP, Winston Salem, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Allen Joines

US prosecutors: Bribes used to hide Russian kickback scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a businessman accused of a $150 million kickback scheme involving Russian military contracts bribed authorities there to drop an investigation into the fraud. The arguments helped convince a North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday to order that Leonid Teyf remain incarcerated pending trial on charges he laundered millions of […]
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Judge Refuses To Certify Mark Harris As Winner Of NC House Race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge says there aren’t grounds to step in and declare victory for the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race amid an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by Republican Mark Harris insisting he be declared the winner. Harris’ attorneys asked the judge to step in because they said the 9th congressional district urgently need...
Tags: News, Washington, North Carolina, Raleigh, HARRIS, N C AP, Superior Court, NC House, Mark Harris, Paul Ridgeway, Summer Concepcion, Dan McCready

Judge To Weigh GOP Victory Claim In North Carolina 9th District Race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday into declaring the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race the winner despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state capital was expected to hear lawyers for candidate Mark Harris argue that the now-disbanded elections board was supposed to have declared him the winner in November, delayed acting to sort out ballot...
Tags: News, Congress, Iraq, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, State, Raleigh, HARRIS, N C AP, U S House, WBTV, McCready, Bladen County, Mark Harris

Judge weighs GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is considering a demand to order the victory of the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state’s capital of Raleigh hears arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit by […]
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Carolina, Teravainen agree to terms on 5-year extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million. General manager Don Waddell said Monday that the deal begins next season, runs through the 2023-24 season and has an average annual value of $5.4 million. The 24-year-old native of Finland is […]
Tags: News, Sports, Finland, Raleigh, N C AP, Teuvo Teravainen, Don Waddell, Carolina Teravainen

NC State hires Marshall assistant Goebbel to staff

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added Marshall assistant Todd Goebbel to its coaching staff. Coach Dave Doeren on Sunday said Goebbel will be the Wolfpack’s tight ends coach and special teams coordinator. Goebbel’s resume includes two separate multi-year stints on the Thundering Herd’s staff.
Tags: News, Sports, Marshall, Raleigh, N C AP, Wolfpack, North Carolina State, NC State, Dave Doeren, Goebbel, Todd Goebbel

Duke hires Trooper Taylor to coach WRs

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has hired Trooper Taylor to coach its wide receivers. Coach David Cutcliffe announced the hiring Sunday night. Cutcliffe and Taylor worked together on the Tennessee staff in 2006 and ’07. Taylor has spent the past five seasons at Arkansas State, the last three as the Red Wolves’ assistant head coach, […]
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TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This time, it was the top tier’s turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn’t avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke’s home loss to Syracuse to the nation’s last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Sports, Ap, College sports, Michigan, Syracuse, Duke, Durham, N C AP

Duke loses G Mikayla Boykin with another torn ACL

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Mikayla Boykin will miss the rest of the season after tearing another knee ligament. Coach Joanne P. McCallie disclosed Boykin’s diagnosis before her team’s game at No. 21 Florida State on Sunday. Boykin tore her right anterior cruciate ligament during a home loss to Miami on Thursday night. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Miami, Duke, Florida State, Durham, N C AP, Boykin, Mikayla Boykin, Joanne P McCallie

Robb with 12 points, Charlotte beats Louisiana Tech 55-40

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cooper Robb scored 12 points on three 3-pointers and Charlotte beat Louisiana Tech 55-40 on Saturday. Malik Martin added 10 points and Jon Davis chipped in nine for the 49ers (5-12, 2-4 Conference USA). Charlotte shot 44 percent from the field compared to 28 percent for Louisiana Tech which took 23 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Charlotte, N C AP, Robb, Louisiana Tech, Jon Davis, Malik Martin, Cooper Robb, Conference USA Charlotte

Polite’s 16 & 12 help Radford hold off UNC Asheville 71-63

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ed Polite Jr. scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Radford to its sixth straight win, 71-63 over UNC Ashville on Saturday. The Highlanders (13-6, 5-0 Big South) had a 61-45 lead with 7:22 left before the Bulldogs (2-17, 0-5) went on a 14-3 run. Polite […]
Tags: News, Sports, N C AP, Bulldogs, Asheville, Radford, Highlanders, Big South, UNC Ashville, UNC Asheville, Ed Polite Jr

Ryan, Stone lead Senators to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night. Magnus Paajarvi and Christian Wolanin also scored for Ottawa, which has won four of five after an eight-game losing streak. Anders Nilsson made 33 saves to improve […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ottawa, Raleigh, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Bobby Ryan, N C AP, Anders Nilsson, Mark Stone, Magnus Paajarvi, Ryan Stone, Christian Wolanin

North Carolina elections official: Congress can see evidence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections director says evidence collected in an investigation into possible fraud in the nation’s last undecided congressional race is secure and ready if Congress needs to take a look. State elections board executive director Kim Westbrook Strach said Friday that elections staffers are “working methodically” to complete an investigation […]
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Trump invited to North Carolina to give State of the Union

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The speaker of the North Carolina House has invited President Donald Trump to the state’s legislature to deliver the State of the Union address. Republican State House Speaker Tim Moore wrote to the president on Friday, inviting Trump to deliver the address in the House chamber of the North Carolina General […]
Tags: News, Nation, House, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Raleigh, N C AP, North Carolina House, Tim Moore, Republican State House, North Carolina General

Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for visit from No. 4 UVa

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn’t slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he’s out. The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they’re hoping they’ll be good enough […]
Tags: News, Sports, College sports, Duke, Durham, N C AP, Tre Jones

Former officer found guilty of using unreasonable force

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who was fired after being accused of yanking a woman out of her car and slamming her face-first to the ground has been found guilty of using unreasonable force against her. News outlets report a federal jury returned a split verdict Thursday against former Hickory police […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, STATESVILLE, N C AP

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina education officials say a software error caused some students around the state to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts since December about the software problem. A department news release said the error comes from a change this […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, Raleigh, N C AP, Carolina, Department of Public Instruction

No. 4 Virginia visits No. 1 Duke to top ACC weekend slate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke. A year ago, Virginia (16-0, 4-0) won in Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium to essentially wrap up the ACC regular-season race by late January. The Cavaliers have a chance to […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Sports, Duke, Raleigh, Cavaliers, N C AP, Atlantic Coast Conference, Cameron Indoor Stadium

North Carolina elections board let green card holder vote

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections. The News & Observer reports Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a town council member at church encouraged her to […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, N C AP, Whiteville, The News Observer, Hyo Suk George

UNCG closes on 17-2 run to beat Western Carolina 69-60

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso scored 20 points and UNC Greensboro closed on a 17-2 run for a 69-60 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday night. UNCG (16-3, 5-1 Southern Conference) has won nine of its last 10 games since a 78-61 loss at then-No. 10 Kentucky on Dec. 1. Isaiah Miller added 15 […]
Tags: News, Kentucky, Sports, N C AP, Western Carolina, UNCG, UNC Greensboro, Cullowhee, Southern Conference, Isaiah Miller, Francis Alonso

Griffin hits winning 3-pointer for Southern Miss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tyree Griffin had 10 points with six assists and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds remaining and Southern Mississippi defeated Charlotte 63-60 on Thursday night. After a timeout by the Golden Eagles, Griffin worked the clock down below 10 seconds and let loose from near the top of the circle […]
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North Carolina man accused of beating puppy with shovel

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man who they say beat a puppy to death with a shovel. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that a citizen called to say they witnessed the incident on Jan. 9. After an investigation, deputies arrested 49-year-old Donald Duran Baker […]
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North Carolina university leaders depart amid culture war

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A conservative education analyst says the resignations of the women heading North Carolina’s public university system and its flagship university are part of the backlash of conservative Trump voters against culturally liberal academics who dominate universities. Jay Schalin of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal said Thursday that the […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, Trump, Raleigh, N C AP, Jay Schalin, James G Martin Center for Academic Renewal

2 deputies out amid probe of evidence in missing girl case

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — One investigator has been fired and another resigned from a North Carolina sheriff’s office following an internal investigation into evidence linking the suspect in a teen girl’s slaying to another attack. Former Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt has said evidence linked the suspect in last year’s death of 13-year-old Hania […]
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Police: Suspect armed with knife when officer killed him

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities believe a suspect in a pair of armed robberies was armed with a knife when a police officer shot and killed him in the parking lot of a North Carolina shopping center. Lt. Brad Koch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Thursday that investigators believe 32-year-old Michael Daniel Kelley brandished […]
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Clemons scores 22 to lead Campbell past UNC Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons had 22 points as Campbell defeated UNC Asheville 70-53 on Wednesday night. Andrew Eudy had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Campbell (9-8, 2-1 Big South), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Ja’Cor Nelson added six rebounds and six assists. DeVon Baker had 15 points and six rebounds […]
Tags: News, Sports, Campbell, N C AP, Asheville, Chris Clemons, Clemons, Big South, UNC Asheville, Andrew Eudy, Cor Nelson, DeVon Baker

Temple has won 7 of 8 games, tops East Carolina 85-74

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Shizz Alston Jr. scored 23 points with career-high tying seven 3-pointers, Quinton Rose added 19 points and Temple beat East Carolina 85-74 on Wednesday night. Temple (14-3, 4-1 American) has won seven of its last eight games, including handing then-No. 17 Houston its first loss of the season. Temple jumped out […]
Tags: News, Sports, Houston, Temple, Greenville, N C AP, East Carolina, Shizz Alston Jr, Quinton Rose

Suspect in 2 armed robberies shot, killed by police officer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a suspect in a pair of armed robberies has been shot and killed by an officer. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters that police on Wednesday afternoon spotted a car believed to have been involved in two armed robberies that took place earlier in […]
Tags: News, Nation, North Carolina, Charlotte, N C AP, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, Kerr Putney