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Expected population surge fuels town’s housing boom

Nov. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — At Harrington Village, an expanding apartment complex in Leland that opened in March 2018, Nicole Rowe and Greg Luster could represent the changing face of the town's residents. Luster, 63, and his wife moved to the area about a year ago from New Hampshire after retiring. "We like it...

Young score 24, Charlotte tops Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime

Nov. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte campus is right in the heart of ACC country. On Sunday night, the 49ers took their first win over an ACC opponent in nearly nine years when they beat Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime in front of 4,819 fans at Halton Arena. It ended a 13-game losing streak to ACC opposition...

Panthers’ Rivera will stick with struggling young QB Allen

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Kyle Allen bandwagon is beginning to empty in Carolina. The Panthers’ second-year quarterback who started his NFL career with five straight victories has suddenly stumbled upon tough times, losing three of his past four starts while throwing nine interceptions during that...

Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cornerback Isaiah Oliver can’t explain the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround the past two weeks on defense. But he said it’s a little bittersweet. “This was the defense we expected to be playing from the start of the season,” Oliver said. If they had,...

Man arrested in woman’s fatal shooting at party

Nov. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman at a party at a North Carolina business park. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that Corey Lamar Vega was arrested at the scene of the shooting that killed...

Governor presents North Carolina Award to 6 honorees

Nov. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has presented the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor, to six people for their accomplishments in fine arts, literature, science and public service. The list of honorees included The Rev. William Barber, a civil rights activist, and longtime museum...

Adamu leads Montana State past Tennessee Tech 52-39

Nov. 17, 2019 2:36 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Amin Adamu scored 12 points as Montana State beat Tennessee Tech 52-39 on Sunday in the Spartan Invitational. Harald Frey had 10 points for Montana State (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Keishawn Davidson scored nine points and Amadou Sylla had eight rebounds for the...

Flooded road remains closed on Hatteras Island

Nov. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina transportation officials have closed a flooded road on Hatteras Island after a storm brought heavy rain and high winds to parts of the Outer Banks and coast. The state Department of Transportation said in a news release Sunday that workers have been removing wind-blown...

Louisville airs it out in 34-20 win over NC State

Nov. 17, 2019 12:35 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisville’s big-play passing ability helped the Cardinals clinch bowl eligibility Saturday night as Micale Cunningham threw four touchdown passes in a 34-20 win over N.C. State. With the Wolfpack missing its top five cornerbacks because of injury, Cunningham completed deep...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...