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Nebraska traffic stop leads to drug find in North Carolina

Feb. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A traffic stop along Interstate 80 a few miles west of the Nebraska capital has led to a drug seizure in North Carolina, authorities said Monday. The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said a 25-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina, was headed west in a pickup truck Friday when...

Mother charged with murder in 3-month-old son's death

Feb. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EST

WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia woman accused of fatally injuring her 3-month-old son has been charged with murder and child abuse, according to authorities in North Carolina. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office alleged Shantiequa Renea Woods, of Danville, Virginia, fatally injured her son while he...

North Carolina man surrenders in trailer park triple slaying

Feb. 24, 2020 9:36 AM EST

CLARKTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say a wanted man has surrendered in connection with a triple slaying at a mobile home park over the weekend. Bladen County Sheriff’s officials told news outlets on Monday that Taurean Johnson had turned himself in Sunday night. Sheriff's officials...

Police: Person fishing on pier discovers dog stuffed in bag

Feb. 24, 2020 9:09 AM EST

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that person fishing off of a pier has found a dead pit bull stuffed inside a back pack. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the dog was found Saturday in Sunset Beach. The coastal community is near the South Carolina border. The Sunset Beach...

Event marks 60th anniversary of sit-in against segregation

Feb. 24, 2020 8:49 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A three-day event beginning Monday will mark the 60th anniversary of the first Alabama sit-in against racial segregation. Five of the surviving demonstrators will be on hand Monday for a remembrance at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Civil rights lawyer Fred Gray of...

Sheriff: Man killed after pulling gun on workers, deputy

Feb. 24, 2020 2:24 AM EST

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A manwho authorities said pointed a gun at utility workers and a deputy in North Carolina was shot and killed at a home. The utility workers were working on a water main when they knocked on the man's door Sunday afternoon and he pulled a gun on them, Guilford County Sheriff Danny...

Historians work to identify Smoky Mountains mystery grave

Feb. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EST

FORNEYS CREEK, N.C. (AP) — There are more than 150 historic cemeteries in the Great Smoky Mountains, but it’s the Hidgon Family Cemetery that has become a source of mystery for the National Park Service. There, on the North Carolina side of the park, is a slanted granite tombstone that says only:...

In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 photo, members of the Carolina Hurricanes congratulate emergency goaltender David Ayres after they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 in an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Emergency goalie David Ayres headed to Carolina

Feb. 23, 2020 9:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Ayres will get another turn in the spotlight — this time in Carolina A night after Ayres stepped in as an emergency goalie in Carolina's 6-3 victory at Toronto, the Hurricanes said they are bringing the Zamboni driver to Raleigh for their game Tuesday night against the...

Gardner scores 29, East Carolina topples Temple 67-63

Feb. 23, 2020 3:09 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner tied his season high with 29 points plus 13 rebounds as East Carolina held Temple scoreless for the last 2:41 to edge the Owls 67-63 on Sunday. Tremont Robinson-White scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:48 remaining and Tristen Newton and J.J. Miles added 3 of 4 at the...

Three dead in shooting at North Carolina mobile home park

Feb. 23, 2020 1:24 PM EST

CLARKTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a North Carolina man following a shooting that left three people dead. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office said officials received a 911 call about 1:30 a.m. Sunday about a shooting at a mobile home park in Clarkton. The caller reported that a man had...