Slain student hailed as hero for confronting campus gunman

U.S. 05/01/19, 17:04

A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said Wednesday. Riley Howell, 21, was among the students gathered for end-of-year presentations in an anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when a gunman ...

Florida man arrested in 1972 slaying of N Carolina woman

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:45

A Florida man has been arrested in one of North Carolina's coldest cases: the 1972 slaying of a woman found bound and shot beside her 4-month-old baby.The News & Observer reports 65-year-old Larry Joe Scott was arrested Monday in Bradenton and charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of ...

Update: N Carolina teachers rally for 2nd year in row

U.S. 05/01/19, 11:22

The Latest on the teacher rally in North Carolina (all times local):12:20 p.m.North Carolina teachers are rallying in support of several issues they believe will improve public education, including Medicaid expansion.Thousands of teachers, other school employees and their supporters marched up Fayetteville Street through downtown Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday, May 1, ...

Update: Chancellor: Shooting victims were all students

U.S. 05/01/19, 10:05

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a North Carolina university (all times local):10:45 a.m.A university chancellor says the two people killed and four wounded in a campus shooting were all students.People gather across from the campus of UNC Charlotte after a fatal shooting at the school, Tuesday, April 30, ...

North Carolina teachers to protest for 2nd year in row

U.S. 05/01/19, 09:03

North Carolina teachers took to the streets Wednesday for the second year in a row with hopes that a more politically balanced legislature will be more willing to meet their demands.Teachers, auxiliary staff and supporters will march in Raleigh. Speakers will include Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Rev. William ...

Physicians seeking Walter Jones seat advance to GOP runoff

Politics 05/01/19, 00:42

Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary. State Rep. Greg Murphy of Greenville and ...

North Carolina campus shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

U.S. 04/30/19, 19:12

A shooting on a North Carolina university campus left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in the state's largest city. UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying shots had been fired. Later in the evening, the campus was declared secure after ...

Update: EMS says 2 dead, 4 hurt in campus shooting

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:04

The Latest on a shooting at a North Carolina university campus (all times local): 7 p.m. At least two people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, officials said. Emergency medical officials say two people are dead and four injured ...

North Carolina teachers plan new rally to press demands

U.S. 04/30/19, 11:30

North Carolina teachers didn't win the pay hikes and other changes they sought last year, despite a rally that brought 20,000 people to the capital, but they believe their activism helped elect a more sympathetic legislature and will take to the streets again Wednesday.Schools across the state have announced they ...

UNC hires Princeton’s Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/30/19, 09:34

North Carolina has hired Princeton's Courtney Banghart as its next women's basketball coach.The school announced Banghart's hiring Tuesday morning after UNC's board of trustees approved terms for a five-year contract for the 40-year-old coach.Banghart went 254-103 in 12 seasons at Princeton, guiding the Tigers to seven Ivy League titles and ...

source: UNC hiring Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Sports 04/29/19, 23:41

North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said.The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

Fire that released sulfuric acid at zinc plant is contained

U.S. 04/29/19, 12:38

A fire at a zinc production plant in North Carolina has been contained. The blaze had released sulfuric acid into the air and led to evacuations of nearby residents.American Zinc Products said in a statement Monday that firefighters contained the blaze in Mooresboro. The company added that none of its ...

Hurricanes rally past Islanders to take 2-0 series lead

Sports 04/28/19, 17:19

Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Petr Mrazek stopped nine of 10 shots he faced before leaving ...

2 guilty for toppling N Carolina campus’s Confederate statue

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:18

Two men face a day in jail after being found guilty of rioting, damaging property and defacing a Confederate monument that had stood for a century on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university.The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the state district court judge on Thursday found ...

Energy company worker hurt in North Carolina explosion dies

U.S. 04/25/19, 12:09

An energy company employee who was critically injured in a natural gas explosion in North Carolina has died.UNC Medical Center spokesman Tom Hughes confirmed Thursday that 51-year-old Jay Rambeaut of Creedmoor died. Hughes didn't say when Rambeaut died, citing hospital policy.Rambeaut, who worked for PSNC Energy, was among the first ...

Video: Officer who fatally shot man said she had no choice

U.S. 04/24/19, 18:58

A North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in a parking lot after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun said multiple times that she had no choice, according to a bodycam video released Wednesday. An 11-minute bodycam video was released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police after local media outlets ...

Update: Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

U.S. 04/19/19, 19:08

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8 p.m. The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City ...

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sports 04/19/19, 00:12

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday 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 ...

Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud

U.S. 04/18/19, 18:29

A minister 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 ...

ACC teams look to answer questions at quarterback

Football 04/18/19, 10:02

Dabo Swinney's quarterback situation at Clemson seems settled for a while. Not many of his colleagues around the Atlantic Coast Conference can say the same thing.Ten schools faced questions of varying degrees of urgency at QB this spring. Eight of those schools lost a starter from last year either due ...

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