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Rivera: Anderson's frustration over role led to release

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera said C.J. Anderson's frustration with his smaller-than-expected role on offense contributed to the team's decision to release the former 1,000-yard rusher midway through the season. Rivera said he spoke recently to Anderson and could sense the veteran...

Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Yet another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say remain illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause North Carolina, the state Democratic...

FBI raises reward in case of kidnapped North Carolina teen

Nov. 13, 2018 4:51 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — The FBI has raised its reward for information in the case of a missing North Carolina teenager who was kidnapped outside her home. Agent Andy de la Roche told a news conference Tuesday that the agency is raising its reward to $25,000 for information on the disappearance of...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking

Nov. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Buffalo grabbed headlines for taking down Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament, then going on the road to hand a ranked West Virginia team its first loss in a home opener in 15 years. The 25th-ranked Bulls won't surprise anyone now, not with the program's first appearance in the...

Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2

Nov. 12, 2018 10:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with...

No. 7 North Carolina beats Stanford 90-72 in 1st home game

Nov. 12, 2018 10:37 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Williams spent two games missing shot after shot in an unusually cold stretch for No. 7 North Carolina's senior starting guard and top defensive player. He tried not to get too frustrated and kept believing the next ones were sure to fall — until they finally did...

Backfield change: Panthers waive Anderson; sign Cadet

Nov. 12, 2018 5:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have waived backup running back C.J. Anderson, a 1,000-yard rusher last season with the Broncos. Anderson played in nine games for Carolina and had 104 yards rushing on 24 carries. He had one reception for a 24-yard touchdown. Carolina signed running back Travaris Cadet...

Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Nov. 12, 2018 2:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent. It also gave the Blue Devils yet another milestone under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski: a record number of appearances at No....

Correction: T25-North Carolina-Wofford story

Nov. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about a basketball game between No. 8 North Carolina and Wofford, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a Wofford player. He is Fletcher Magee, not Fletcher McGee. A corrected version of the story is below: Maye, Johnson lead No. 8 North Carolina past...

Reward in case of kidnapped N. Carolina teen rises to $20K

Nov. 12, 2018 5:04 AM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A total reward of $20,000 is being offered in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. News outlets report Lumberton police announced Friday that Gov. Roy Cooper's office is offering $5,000 for information that leads to Hania Noelia Aguilar....