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Okpala, Stanford beat UNC Wilmington 72-59 in long trip east

Nov. 9, 2018 10:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Even Stanford coach Jerod Haase knows that the Cardinal's early season schedule might be a bit much. Sophomore KZ Okpala had 23 points and Stanford scored 17 unanswered first-half points to take control and beat UNC Wilmington 72-59 on Friday night, the first of two games in North...

Water heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at high school

Nov. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EST

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — Classes were delayed by a few hours at a group of North Carolina schools Friday after loud noises from a high school's malfunctioning water heater prompted a report of an active shooter and a massive law enforcement response. The response began with a 911 caller's pre-dawn report of...

Clemons scores 44, Campbell beats UNCW 97-93 in OT

Nov. 7, 2018 9:46 AM EST

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored all of Campbell's 15 points in overtime and finished with 44 to help the Camels beat UNC Wilmington 97-93 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Andrew Eudy added 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Isaac Chatman scored 12 for Campbell. Clemons...

N Carolina police department put on leave to return to duty

Nov. 5, 2018 3:16 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department that was put on paid leave when its then-chief was arrested is set to return to duty. Southport police Chief Todd Coring tells The StarNews of Wilmington that officers will be back on patrol Monday. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has been...

Transfers set for key roles in Keatts' 2nd year at NC State

Oct. 26, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Keatts had a promising start at North Carolina State, from beating nationally ranked powers to getting the Wolfpack back into the NCAA Tournament. His second team will have a very different look. N.C. State lost a high-scoring guard in Allerik Freeman, an all-Atlantic Coast...

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

Oct. 9, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were...

Tests: Few heavy metals in river after coal plant dam burst

Oct. 4, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite the gray muck that fouled the Cape Fear River near a Wilmington power plant after Hurricane Florence, water tests so far show heavy metals contained in coal ash are within state standards, North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday. Water quality samples collected...

UNC stadium plate swaps father for son, citing 1898 massacre

Oct. 4, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remove references to William Kenan on a plaque at Kenan Memorial Stadium, replacing him with another William Kenan — his son. The university is distancing itself from William Rand Kenan Sr.'s involvement in an 1898...

Clemson to play UNC Wilmington for hurricane relief game

Oct. 2, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's men's basketball team is heading to one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Florence to raise money for those impacted by the storm. The Tigers will play a benefit game at UNC Wilmington on Oct. 27. Part of the net proceeds from the event will go to UNC Wilmington's Campus...

US flag shredded by Florence sells for $10,900 on eBay

Oct. 1, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence has brought $10,900 at auction. News outlets report viewers watched the flag flying on the Frying Pan Tower get ripped apart as the storm reached the North Carolina coast last month. EBay...