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The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

Police: Tow truck operator trying to take car shoots driver

Nov. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina tow truck operator shot, wounded and slashed a driver who objected to his attempt to haul away the man’s vehicle while he was still in it, police said Friday. The argument began around 4 a.m. at an apartment complex minutes from Duke University in Durham when...

Wake Forest hosts Duke in meeting of slumping instate rivals

Nov. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest’s fast-paced offense has slowed down. The Demon Deacons hope to rediscover their rhythm against Duke. The Demon Deacons play host to the Blue Devils on Saturday night in the 100th meeting of instate Atlantic Coast Conference rivals who have stumbled into...

Tar Heels begin 2-game bowl push with home finale vs Mercer

Nov. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is down to its last two chances to earn a bowl game in Mack Brown’s return. The Tar Heels host Mercer on Saturday in their final home game. They must win that one and the regular-season finale at rival North Carolina State to reach six wins for bowl...

Georgia Tech stops NC State’s late comeback for 28-26 win

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Only five days after being removed from Georgia Tech’s low point of the season, James Graham showed his dual-threat potential as the new leader of a revamped offense. Graham threw three touchdown passes, including two to Ahmarean Brown, and Georgia Tech stopped a potential tying...

Blount leads NC Central past Bluefield State 68-44

Nov. 21, 2019 9:28 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jibri Blount had 28 points as NC Central easily beat Bluefield State 68-44 on Thursday night. Randy Miller, Jr. had 18 points for NC Central (2-4). Jordan Perkins added 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Kobby Ayetey had nine rebounds and four blocks for the home team. Marquez...

Williams carries Appalachian St. past Charlotte 64-55

Nov. 21, 2019 9:26 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — O'Showen Williams registered 19 points as Appalachian State beat Charlotte 64-55 on Thursday night. Adrian Delph had 15 points for Appalachian State (4-3). Jordan Shepherd scored a career-high 20 points for the 49ers (2-2). Appalachian State matches up against East Tennessee State on the...

UNC Asheville makes school-record 19 3s in 105-69 win

Nov. 21, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — DeVon Baker scored 23 points to lead five UNC Asheville starters in double figures, and the Bulldogs made a school-record 19 3s in beating NAIA opponent St. Andrews 105-69 on Thursday night. Tajion Jones added 16 points, Coty Jude had 14, LJ Thorpe 13 and Lavar Batts Jr. 12 for UNC...

Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Nov. 21, 2019 7:52 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet somehow bored fans who found him too vanilla for their liking. Nothing about Johnson was...

NCAA gives NC State new deadline to respond to allegations

Nov. 21, 2019 7:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has given North Carolina State a new deadline of Dec. 9 to respond to a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program. School spokesman Fred Demarest said the school received its new deadline Thursday. The original deadline of Oct. 7 was changed...