31 floats, 1 parade and 2 Lindas from a North Carolina town

New York 11/22/18, 00:05

Linda Smith, 69, and Linda Dodson, 70, couldn't hold back their excitement when they learned they would escort the Mount Rushmore's American Pride float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this year.Dodson is no stranger to the Big Apple, and Smith used to live in Queens ...

Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

Basketball 11/20/18, 17:45

Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation.Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Stephanie ...

Lawsuit continues against novelist Sparks, school he started

U.S. 11/20/18, 00:25

A federal judge says the former headmaster of a private Christian school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks can continue to sue the author, the North Carolina school, and the foundation Sparks created to support it.U.S. District Judge James Dever III ruled last month that a jury should decide whether the ...

Little, Johnson lead No. 7 UNC past Saint Francis 101-76

Basketball 11/19/18, 23:05

Once seventh-ranked North Carolina started taking care of the basketball, the Tar Heels had no trouble taking care of Saint Francis of Pennsylvania.Cameron Johnson scored 20 points, freshman Nassir Little added 19 and North Carolina beat Saint Francis 101-76 on Monday night in the on-campus round of the Las Vegas ...

Finley, Wolfpack roll over Louisville 52-10

Football 11/17/18, 15:50

Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as North Carolina State cruised to a 52-10 victory over Louisville Saturday.The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-3) rolled up 518 yards and 45 straight points on the Atlantic Coast Conference's second-worst defense. Kelvin Harmon caught seven passes for 100 yards and ...

UNC looks to 6-game snap slide when Western Carolina visits

Football 11/16/18, 12:16

The losses have piled up for North Carolina. At least this week, the Tar Heels are playing a team they know how to beat.UNC looks to snap its six-game slide Saturday when Western Carolina of the FCS visits in a matchup of teams on long losing streaks.It's been a difficult ...

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

U.S. 11/16/18, 02:45

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85.News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. Thursday.Trooper Ray Pierce said Gaston Emergency Medical ...

Reward in case of kidnapped N. Carolina teen rises to $20K

U.S. 11/12/18, 06:03

A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.News outlets report Lumberton police announced Friday that Gov. Roy Cooper's office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar. The FBI is offering $15,000.This ...

Duke holds off rival UNC 42-35 to keep Victory Bell

Football 11/10/18, 17:13

Daniel Jones accounted for 547 total yards and four touchdowns to help Duke beat rival North Carolina 42-35 on Saturday.Jones threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns for the Blue Devils (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). He also ran for a 61-yard touchdown and had a 68-yard keeper in a ...

Newman helps Wake upset No. 22 NC State, 27-23

Sports 11/09/18, 00:12

Jamie Newman threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jack Freudenthal with 30 seconds left to give Wake Forest a 27-23 upset victory over No. 22 North Carolina State on Thursday night.Making his first career start, Newman was 22 of 33 for 297 yards with three touchdown passes in the second ...

Fedora, Tar Heels trying to reverse program’s 2-year slide

Football 11/08/18, 14:40

This wasn't what North Carolina coach Larry Fedora had envisioned for his seventh season.Things started badly with 13 players facing suspensions for selling team-issued shoes , which followed Fedora's much-criticized comments on football's ties to the degenerative brain disease CTE. Now the one-win Tar Heels are hurtling toward a second ...

Reality star charged in confrontation with ex’s girlfriend

U.S. 11/08/18, 14:39

A woman who appeared on the reality show "Big Brother" is accused of ramming the car of another woman who was in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend.The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, obtained a Tampa, Florida police report that says 36-year-old Christmas Abbott confronted Samantha Jane Morse at ...

FBI: SUV stolen in 13-year-old girl’s kidnapping found

U.S. 11/08/18, 12:01

Officials have found the SUV that was stolen during the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina mobile home park.The FBI said in a statement that the green Ford Expedition was found Thursday morning in the Lumberton area, about eight miles from the Rosewood Mobile Home Park where ...

Ocean Shock: Fish Flee for Cooler Waters, Upending Lives in US South

Enviroment 11/08/18, 03:45

WANCHESE, NORTH CAROLINA —  This is part of "Ocean Shock," a Reuters series exploring climate change's impact on sea creatures and the people who depend on them. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" drifts from Karroll Tillett's workshop, a wooden shed about half a mile from where he was born. Tillett, known as "Frog" ...

Killer of 2 wives in 2 states considered for parole

U.S. 11/07/18, 16:17

A killer who strangled two of his wives in two states could be released from a North Carolina prison, potentially cutting short his life sentence after more than 22 years.North Carolina's parole commission said Wednesday it was collecting information ahead of a decision on whether to release Tim Boczkowski. He ...

No. 22 NC State hosts Wake, determined to make up for ’17

Football 11/07/18, 12:27

Dave Doeren doesn't necessarily need to remind his North Carolina State players of the way they fumbled away last year's loss at Wake Forest."Probably not," Doeren quipped, "but I will."The 22nd-ranked Wolfpack play host to the Demon Deacons on Thursday night with fresh memories of that miscue-marked loss in the ...

Kevin Harvick stripped of berth in NASCAR title race

Sports 11/07/18, 11:17

Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his berth in NASCAR's championship race because his winning car failed inspection after Texas Motor Speedway.NASCAR said Wednesday the discovery made after Harvick's win negates the automatic berth he earned into the finale. The No. 4 had an illegal spoiler.Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory ...

No. 6 Tennessee breezes past Lenoir-Rhyne 86-41 in opener

Basketball 11/06/18, 23:55

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes used to walk down the railroad tracks with his brother and sneak into the gym to watch Lenoir-Rhyne basketball games when he was a kid.Barnes returned the favor on Tuesday night by welcoming the Bears to his new home at Thompson-Boling Arena, but he didn't show ...

Judge blocks feds’ effort to shrink red wolf territory

U.S. 11/05/18, 17:53

Federal authorities violated a federal law aimed at preserving endangered species by planning to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild, a federal judge ruled in blocking a move that environmentalists said would hasten the animal's demise.U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle ruled in an order ...

Wake Forest QB Hartman out for season with leg injury

Football 11/04/18, 14:50

Wake Forest says starting quarterback Sam Hartman will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury.Coach Dave Clawson disclosed Hartman's injury on Sunday, a day after he was hurt during a 41-24 loss to Syracuse.Hartman had started all nine games for the Demon Deacons (4-5, 1-4 ACC) but ...

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