Confession failed to free NC man, who has died as a prisoner

New York 04/10/19, 03:37

Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner, officially deemed guilty of a double murder — even though a co-defendant absolved him in a conversation with a lawyer that remained secret for decades. Attorney Staples Hughes said a client who also was convicted in the case told him not long after the 1984 ...

Attorney defends UNC’s Hatchell amid player complaints

Basketball 04/05/19, 00:20

The attorney for North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell says players misconstrued comments she made as racist and that she wouldn't try to force someone to play without clearance from medical staff.Wade Smith made the comments Thursday to The Washington Post and The News & Observer of Raleigh.The school ...

Pioneering medical drone program takes off in North Carolina

Business 03/26/19, 13:07

A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launched Tuesday in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care.The short trips between WakeMed buildings in Raleigh mark the first time the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed regular commercial flights ...

NC State, Kentucky meet with Sweet 16 spot on the line

Hockey 03/24/19, 13:30

North Carolina State has been nearly perfect in NCAA Tournament games in its hometown.Standing between the Wolfpack and another Sweet 16 appearance is Kentucky and its turnover-forcing press.Third-seeded N.C. State (27-5) faces the sixth-seeded Wildcats (25-7) on Monday night in a second-round matchup with the winner advancing to the semifinals ...

Svechnikov, Williams lead Hurricanes past Sabres 4-2

Hockey 03/16/19, 21:24

The Carolina Hurricanes climbed into playoff contention by stringing together victories and piling up points during two months. Nearly everyone took part in preventing their latest loss from turning into a losing streak.Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Hurricanes beat the reeling Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on ...

Virginia, UNC, Duke headline competitive ACC tourney field

Sports 03/11/19, 15:51

This week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is all about the league's heavyweights.Second-ranked Virginia and third-ranked North Carolina arrive after sharing the regular-season championship and in pursuit of possible No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament. And then there's fifth-ranked Duke, hoping to get freshman star Zion Williamson back from a ...

Criminal charges in undecided N. Carolina congressional race

U.S. 02/27/19, 12:16

The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced that Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was arrested after grand jury indictments alleging illegal ...

Hamilton scores twice, Hurricanes rout Kings 6-1

Hockey 02/26/19, 21:50

Dougie Hamilton had two goals and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 Tuesday night.Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and three assists, Micheal Ferland had a goal and an assist and Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin also scored for the Hurricanes. Jordan Staal finished with ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 24 Wofford debuts as Top 25 team

Sports 02/26/19, 02:42

Wofford coach Mike Young knew his team had returning talent good enough to contend for a Southern Conference championship.Yet the 24th-ranked Terriers are flirting with accomplishing even more.They earned the first AP Top 25 ranking in program history with the latest poll release Monday and enter the week with a ...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina’s US House fight

U.S. 02/22/19, 17:54

With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud?Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the scandal, political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless, and ...

Daniels, Dorn help NC State beat Boston College 89-80 in OT

Basketball 02/20/19, 22:34

North Carolina State waited until after it had blown a big lead and survived a shot at the regulation horn to put together its best stretch of basketball Wednesday night.The Wolfpack scored the first seven points of overtime to retake control in an 89-80 win against Boston College, earning a ...

FBI: Most Wanted list suspect is believed killed by officers

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:41

The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's 10 most-wanted fugitives to a North Carolina motel, where agents shot and killed him on Wednesday. The armed suspect shot to death at a motel in the Raleigh suburb of Apex will be identified by state medical examiners but ...

Ryan, Lindhom, Hanifin lift Flames in return to Raleigh

Hockey 02/03/19, 17:00

Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin all scored in their first game back in Carolina, and the Calgary Flames beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday in coach Bill Peters' return to Raleigh.Peters resigned as Carolina's coach last offseason and took over in Calgary. Shortly after, the Flames acquired Lindholm ...

No. 12 Virginia Tech beats No. 23 NC State 47-24

Sports 02/02/19, 15:13

No. 23 North Carolina State was held to a stunningly low point total, beaten by No. 12 Virginia Tech 47-24 on Saturday in the Wolfpack's lowest-scoring output of the shot-clock era.Kerry Blackshear had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 11 points for the Hokies (18-3, 7-2 Atlantic ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 23 NC State faces 2 top-12 teams

Basketball 01/29/19, 02:21

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts didn't have much time to enjoy the No. 23 Wolfpack's buzzer-beating weekend win — not with what waits in the days ahead.N.C. State hosts third-ranked Virginia on Tuesday night, then welcomes No. 12 Virginia Tech on Saturday to headline the week ahead in the ...

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

Sports 01/23/19, 13:56

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 Top ...

US prosecutors: Bribes used to hide Russian kickback scheme

U.S. 01/22/19, 17:31

A businessman accused of defrauding the Russian military through a $150 million kickback scheme thwarted a criminal investigation in his home country by paying off authorities there, U.S. prosecutors said in a recent court filing.Leonid Teyf is being prosecuted in the U.S. on charges that he illegally stashed millions in ...

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

Hockey 01/18/19, 22:36

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 ...

Aho scores 2, Hurricanes beat Sabres 4-3 in Skinner’s return

Hockey 01/11/19, 23:01

The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres kept shooting pucks off each other's players — and they kept going in the net.Sebastian Aho and the Hurricanes simply did it more often.Aho scored two goals off the skates of Buffalo defensemen, and the Hurricanes held on to beat the Sabres 4-3 on ...

NC recruiters won’t disclose full offers to Amazon, Apple

Business 12/24/18, 09:10

North Carolina taxpayers may never learn how much in tax breaks, free land and other giveaways business recruiters were willing to throw at tech giants Apple and Amazon to attract thousands of jobs to the Raleigh area.Public records tracking the Amazon project and released by the state's two corporate recruiting ...

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