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Jones lifts UNC Asheville past High Point 80-76

Feb. 27, 2020 10:10 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones had 23 points, making 5 of 7 3-pointers, and UNC Asheville narrowly defeated High Point 80-76 on Thursday night. Jones, Lavar Batts Jr. and Devon Baker combined to make six straight free throws in the final 11 seconds to secure it. LJ Thorpe had 19 points, eight...

Phillips lifts UNC-Wilmington over Drexel 76-65

Feb. 27, 2020 10:03 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Shykeim Phillips scored a season-high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and UNC Wilmington beat Drexel 76-65 on Thursday night. Mike Okauru added 16 points and nine rebounds for UNC Wilmington (10-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association), who shot 68% (19 for 28) in the second half to...

Another 15 deaths from flu in North Carolina last week

Feb. 27, 2020 7:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another 15 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, helping to raise the toll for the 2019-2020 season to 115, state health officials said. Fifteen deaths were reported for the week that ended Feb. 22, along with 10 deaths from previous weeks, the N.C. Department of Health...

CORRECTS CITY TO GREENSBORO- This photo provided by North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) shows Heaven Fitch, center, Luke Wilson, left, and Hunter Fulp, right, and Brandon Ropp, far right,  after the state wrestling championships in Greensboro, N.C, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.  NCHSAA said on its website that Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday.  (North Carolina High School Athletic Association via AP)

Female wrestler wins North Carolina high school championship

Feb. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's...

Assisted living facility shut down; several workers charged

Feb. 27, 2020 7:05 PM EST

SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An assisted living facility in Brunswick County has been ordered closed, and the director and several employees are facing criminal charges, officials said. Shallotte Assisted Living Community, owned by a Shelby-based company, received the suspension notice from the N.C. Department...

Quinn testifies he doesn't recall payments in NC agents case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:40 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn testified Thursday that he doesn’t remember whether he received money from a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago. Quinn, who officially becomes an...

3 killed in crash on Interstate 40; box truck driver charged

Feb. 27, 2020 5:01 PM EST

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three Georgia men helping to install a guardrail on Interstate 40 in North Carolina were killed when a box truck hit a construction truck, pushing the truck into them as they stood in the road, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Thursday. The three died when a box truck driven by...

Soldier stationed in NC charged with beating elderly couple

Feb. 27, 2020 7:34 AM EST

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina was charged this week with breaking into the home of a couple in their 70s and severely beating them. Jacob Lee, 25, of Midland, Texas, is accused of attacking the couple with a blunt object, as well as his feet, fists and...

North Carolina spa owner charged with indecent exposure

Feb. 27, 2020 7:22 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina spa and massage parlor has been charged with exposing himself to at least 10 customers over a two-year period, according to police. Brandyn Scott Miller, 45, of Jacksonville, was charged last week with 14 counts of indecent exposure, Jacksonville...

U.S. election security chief visiting North Carolina city

Feb. 27, 2020 4:37 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Days before the primary, North Carolina is getting visited by the nation's homeland security chief to talk about election security this year. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf planned a visit to Charlotte to meet on Thursday with local and state election officials. The...