Father of teenage girl attacked by shark shares rescue story

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:38

The father of a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast earlier this month shared the dramatic story of how he rescued his daughter by punching the shark repeatedly until it let go.Charlie Winter was in the water near his daughter, Paige, when he ...

Update: Video of slaying shown in courtroom

U.S. 06/12/19, 10:55

The Latest on a North Carolina man pleading guilty to murder in the slayings of three Muslim students (all times local):11:55 a.m.Moments after a man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three Muslim students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings.FILE - In a March 14, 2017 file photo, ...

North Carolina: Plea expected in 3 Muslim students’ slayings

U.S. 06/12/19, 00:06

The North Carolina man charged with killing three much-admired Muslim university students is expected to enter a plea more than four years after the slayings, which the victims' families blamed on bigotry.Craig Hicks was expected Wednesday in court in Durham.A judge could hear evidence about what prompted the February 2015 ...

Murder conviction overturned: North Carolina man released

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:48

A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars. News outlets report 51-year-old Mark Carver left the Gaston County Jail on Tuesday. A Superior Court judge last week overturned Carver's conviction for the 2008 slaying of a 20-year-old student at the University of ...

Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:15

More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting. The U.S. ...

Police: NC shooting suspect planned attack for months

U.S. 06/04/19, 14:06

Police say the man charged with fatally shooting two students and wounding four others in a North Carolina university classroom told them he'd planned the shooting for months but gave up the assault after he was tackled and brought to the floor.Police detectives say in newly unsealed search warrants that ...

‘The Profit’ says the big flag stays even if he goes to jail

U.S. 05/29/19, 16:04

The man known as television's "The Profit" says he'll go to jail rather than bow to a lawsuit and remove a huge American flag flying over one of his company's recreational vehicle stores.The flag in question, which measures 40 feet by 80 feet (12 meters by 24 meters) on a ...

‘Hungry’ Tennessee back in baseball tourney after hiatus

Baseball 05/29/19, 15:13

Tennessee finally has ended the longest NCAA Tournament drought of any Southeastern Conference baseball program by earning its first bid since its 2005 College World Series appearance.Now the Volunteers want to try to match that 2005 team's accomplishment by also getting to Omaha, Nebraska. Tennessee (38-19) is the No. 2 ...

D-Day’s 75th anniversary renews interest in some classrooms

U.S. 05/27/19, 14:21

Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn't the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn't devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in ...

North Carolina beats Georgia Tech 10-2 for ACC title

Sports 05/26/19, 15:26

North Carolina's parade of pitchers kept trying to outdo one another. The hitters kept swinging for the fences.It added up to another Atlantic Coast Conference championship for the Tar Heels.North Carolina hit four home runs — including a pair during a four-run sixth inning — and its pitchers combined on ...

North Carolina moves to help offenders clear their records

U.S. 05/26/19, 07:51

More people in North Carolina could soon qualify to have their criminal records wiped clean, thanks to a bipartisan bill loosening the requirements. Offenders with multiple nonviolent misdemeanor or low level felony convictions would be eligible to have their records expunged, regardless of age. The bill also expands expunctions for misdemeanors ...

Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations

U.S. 05/25/19, 08:57

Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it ...

Slain North Carolina student gets Purple Heart, Bronze Star

U.S. 05/24/19, 06:43

A University of North Carolina student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded the highest military honors.Twenty-one-year-old Army ROTC cadet Riley Howell was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.The Charlotte Observer reports Waynesville Police Chief William Hollingsed ...

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:20

A North Carolina man who once was on death row and then served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt was headed home Thursday.Attorney Theresa Newman, co-director of the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic, said 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch was released Thursday from ...

Julian Castro joins McDonald’s strikers in North Carolina

U.S. 05/23/19, 10:37

Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections.Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have expressed support for the idea that the federal minimum wage should ...

Teacher charged with threatening to ‘shoot up’ her school

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:38

A North Carolina teacher has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" her school.A news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office says Kristen Thompson was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of communicating a threat of mass violence.The sheriff's office says Thompson abruptly resigned Friday from Pathways Elementary School ...

N.Carolina woman sues Project Veritas, founder for libel

U.S. 05/21/19, 11:01

A disabled North Carolina woman is suing the right-wing group Project Veritas and its founder James O'Keefe over how her assault outside a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally was portrayed in a video. Jurors in Asheville were sequestered before testimony Tuesday in the federal libel trial expected to last all week. Shirley ...

NCAA hopes on line as conference baseball tournaments open

Baseball 05/20/19, 15:09

Automatic bids for the NCAA Tournament are on the line in 25 conference tournaments this week. The 16 NCAA regional hosts will be announced on Sunday and the rest of the 64-team field next Monday.A look at the tournaments in the power conferences (the Pac-12 does not play a tournament):ACCSite: ...

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

Sports 05/20/19, 14:44

South Carolina legislators are expected to clear the final hurdle to giving the Carolina Panthers up to $120 million in tax breaks to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.The Senate voted 23-16 on Monday to approve a compromise smoothing over small differences in the bill. ...

A separate war: Pioneering black Marines endured, prevailed

U.S. 05/17/19, 00:11

It was the dress blue uniforms that drew John Thompson to join the U.S. Marines, where black men were not welcome, so he could defend a country that denied him the rights he wanted to fight for."I said, 'Wow, that's a real pretty uniform,'" recalls Thompson, now 94.It took President ...

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