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SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding common stock, the second move of its kind involving one of the key racetrack operators in NASCAR in the past five months. Sonic Financial Corp. has offered to buy back all outstanding SMI stock […]
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Police: Man shot, killed by officer pulled a knife

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 audio tape released by a North Carolina police department indicates a man shot and killed by an officer had pulled a knife. Raleigh police said 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was killed last Saturday night at a shopping center on the city’s east side. The News & Observer of Raleigh […]
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Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed to a […]
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for various racers […]
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Police: Vandals defaced Confederate statue with KKK hoods

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy monument. The monument is located […]
Tags: News, Nation, Kkk, North Carolina, Ku Klux Klan, Raleigh, N C AP, North Carolina News, Enzo Niebuhr, Jody Anderson


Congressman’s death triggers election, glut of candidates

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.’s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones’ health faded. He died in February at age 76. Jones’ […]
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Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state’s capital city, authorities said Sunday. Soheil Antonio Mojarrad, 30, was killed in an encounter with an officer Saturday night at a shopping center in the eastern part of the city, […]
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Honeywell to clean up chemical pollution in North Carolina

RIEGELWOOD, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve reached a proposed settlement with two companies for the cleanup of a former chemical plant near the Cape Fear River. The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release Thursday that the settlement was reached with Honeywell International Inc. and International Paper Co. […]
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Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 to even series

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr Mrazek made 30 […]
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UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made “racially insensitive” comments and applied “undue influence” regarding players’ ability to compete through medical issues. The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer’s resignation and findings from the review by […]
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Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Capitals, Raleigh, Carolina Hurricanes, N C AP, Teuvo Teravainen, Petr, Warren Foegele, Teravainen Hurricanes


Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A minster at a secretive church in North Carolina has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay $466,960 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by members of the congregation. Kent Covington, a minister at the Word of Faith Fellowship in […]
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NC Woman: Dog show reserved handicapped spaces for judges

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A disabled North Carolina woman says more than 20 handicapped parking spots near the Raleigh Kennel Club Dog Show were reserved for judges, forcing her to walk over a quarter mile. Raina Jones tells WRAL-TV that trash bags covered the accessibility signs and notes labeled them for show judges. Jones says […]
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Panthers could turn to offensive, defensive line in draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After focusing on upgrading the team’s overall speed the past few NFL drafts, don’t be surprised if the Carolina Panthers look to add bulk up front this year. The Panthers have needs at left tackle and defensive end following the retirement of Julius Peppers and the release of Matt Kalil. Carolina […]
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Federal grand jury investigating N Carolina ballot fraud

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury meeting in North Carolina is weighing whether to recommend criminal charges in the tainted congressional race. The grand jury is meeting Tuesday through Thursday in Raleigh to review election irregularities in the 9th Congressional District. State elections board spokesman Pat Gannon said Wednesday that the agency turned […]
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Energy company employee faces uncertain future after blast

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An energy company employee who suffered critical injuries from last week’s fatal gas explosion in North Carolina faces an uncertain future. The family of PSNC employee Jay Rambeaut told WRAL on Tuesday that he has 150 holes in his chest from debris. He also has a skull fracture and debris in […]
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Sheriff: Man had 2 children with him during fatal shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man had two young children and his girlfriend with him in a car when he fatally shot a man as he went to buy drugs. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets 26-year-old James Hooker of Fuquay-Varina is charged with murder and child abuse after […]
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North Carolina lawmaker’s funding leads 10 in GOP House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lawmaker who loaned his campaign $250,000 leads fundraising among 10 Republicans seeking a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot rigging probe voided last November’s contest. Federal Elections Commission reports show State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717 from individuals in the year’s first quarter, atop his […]
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Svechnikov in concussion protocol after fight with Ovechkin

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol after Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin punched him, sending his head crashing onto the ice. Coach Rod Brind’Amour said Tuesday that he assumes Svechnikov, who was wearing a helmet, will miss Game 4 of the best-of-seven series Thursday night. He added […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Raleigh, Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Ovechkin, N C AP, Ovechkin, Rod Brind Amour, Svechnikov, Andrei Svechnikov


Chimp dies after 35 years as alpha female in N. Carolina zoo

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Zoo says a 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group. Zoo officials said in a news release that the chimp named Maggie was humanely euthanized on Friday after health issues including an infection and lung problems. Zookeepers noted she had already […]
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Bank of America profit rises 5.6% in 1Q; revenue flat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America says first quarter profit rose 5.6% to $7.31 billion. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank said Tuesday that it had earnings of 70 cents per share in the latest quarter, up from 62 cents per share a year earlier. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of […]
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North Carolina man gets life for triple murder of neighbors

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison for the triple murder of his neighbors who had accused him of child molestation. News outlets report Jonathan Sander was sentenced Monday for the 2016 deaths of Sal Mazzella’s wife, adult son and daughter-in-law. Before the sentence was handed down, […]
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Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since '09

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes waited 10 long years to finally bring the playoffs back to town. They almost seemed determined to cram a decade's worth of goals and hits into one game.
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Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night. Dougie Hamilton also scored two goals, Brock McGinn had a late goal […]
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Ovechkin injures Carolina’s Svechnikov with punch to face

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin injured Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a punch to the face during a fight in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Monday night. The two Russians fought with 9:01 left in the first period, 86 seconds after Warren Foegele put the Hurricanes up 1-0. […]
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Study: Minority hiring in MLB ranks similar to previous year

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Monday on Major League Baseball finds the sport remaining largely on the same footing from the previous year in racial and gender hiring practices, with the biggest area of concern coming in the front offices of league teams. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity […]
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Unsuccessful abortions focus of bill in N. Carolina Senate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The abortion debate is intensifying in North Carolina over a Republican measure supporters say will ensure doctors care properly for live babies delivered in unsuccessful abortions. Abortion-rights activists argue the proposal slated for state Senate floor debate late Monday is unnecessary for a non-existent problem and is designed to intimidate physicians […]
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Worker calmly reveals gas leak in 911 call before blast

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emergency calls related to an explosion that leveled a North Carolina building start with a worker calmly telling a dispatcher the crew hit a gas line. The 911 call released Friday starts with the worker saying: “we have hit a gas service.” The person gives the address for the building that […]
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Wake hoops assistant, accused in punching incident, resigns

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Wake Forest assistant basketball coach has resigned eight months after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died. Jamill Jones announced his resignation Friday, saying his decision “is in the best interest of both the team and me personally.” Jones had been on leave since Aug. […]
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Panthers sign former Patriots WR Chris Hogan to 1-year deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Chris Hogan from the New England Patriots to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released Friday. The 30-year-old Hogan spent the last three seasons with the Patriots, winning two Super Bowls playing alongside Tom Brady. He played in 16 […]
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