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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo a Bank of America logo is attached to the exterior of the Bank of America Financial Center building, in Boston.  On Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, Bank of America reported fourth-quarter profits fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down the bank. However the bank was able to release more than $800 million from its credit reserves, in a sign that it sees the U.S. economy improving in the coming months. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Bank of America 4Q profit falls 18% on lower interest rates

Jan. 19, 2021 10:46 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America’s fourth-quarter profits fell 18% from a year ago, as lower interest rates weighed down its results. However the bank was able to release more than $800 million from its credit reserves, a sign that it sees the U.S. economy improving in the coming months. The...

FILE - Singer-songwriter Luke Combs speaks in the press room after winning awards for male vocalist of the year and song of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo. NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert featuring country music star Luke Combs. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NASCAR to hold pre-race Daytona 500 concert with Luke Combs

Jan. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the first big performance at a track during the pandemic — featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR's season finale in November,...

State lawmaker says he's tested positive for the coronavirus

Jan. 19, 2021 10:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state lawmaker in North Carolina has announced that he's tested positive for the coronavirus. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that state Rep. Brian Turner made the announcement on Monday. Turner is a Democrat who represents House District 116 in Buncombe County. He posted on...

County website for coronavirus vaccine waitlist has crashed

Jan. 19, 2021 9:57 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A website that allows seniors to join a waitlist for getting the coronavirus vaccine has crashed in North Carolina’s Wake County. Wake County spokeswoman Stacy Beard told WRAL on Tuesday that hundreds of thousands of people visited the website within seconds of each other. ...

Amtrak cancels trains in Virginia ahead of inauguration

Jan. 19, 2021 8:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak announced all Northeast Regional trains south of Washington D.C, which includes all stations in Virginia, will be canceled Tuesday and Wednesday amid heightened security concerns following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Amtrak auto train services will be unaffected but The...

5 members of NC State basketball program in quarantine

Jan. 19, 2021 7:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Five members of North Carolina State University's basketball program are in quarantine after two people tested positive for COVID-19, the team's head coach said. Kevin Keatts made the comments Monday, a day after the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the Wolfpack’s Wednesday...

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston (4) attempts a shot against Arkansas forward Erynn Barnum (4) and Jailyn Mason (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 4 South Carolina, Boston beat No. 15 Arkansas 104-82

Jan. 18, 2021 9:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — On a day South Carolina unveiled a bronze statue of A'ja Wilson, current standout Aliyah Boston shined in a manner not unlike the Gamecocks great. “The numbers speak for themselves,” coach Dawn Staley said. “If you look across the board at some of (her) dominating...

Miller carries UNC Greensboro past The Citadel 87-73

Jan. 18, 2021 9:49 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Miller had a season-high 30 points plus 12 rebounds as UNC Greensboro defeated The Citadel 87-73 on Monday night. Kaleb Hunter had 13 points for UNC Greensboro (9-5, 4-2 Southern Conference). Mohammed Abdulsalam added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Hayden Brown had 14 points for...

FILE - NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., in this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo. Tony Stewart wants to set the record straight about two misconstrued recent business decisions. Fans have been critical of Stewart since the Truck Series was dropped from Eldora Speedway and because he didn't sign Kyle Larson to his NASCAR team. Stewart is adamant that he tried to sign Larson but couldn't get partner approval on the driver suspended for using a racial slur. And he insists he dropped NASCAR after he felt slighted that Bristol Motor Speedway was given a Cup race on dirt. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

Jan. 18, 2021 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions. He also is in love — wait, who? Smoke? — and five months away from his 50th birthday finds himself happier in his personal life than ever...

Teen bicyclist dead after collision with car

Jan. 18, 2021 4:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of a 14-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Berryhill Road shortly after 4 p.m....