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7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 1:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is the latest NASCAR superstar to climb out of his car, with the seven-time champion announcing Wednesday that 2020 will be his final season of full-time racing. The winningest driver of his era will have a 19th season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and once again chase a...

Report: Info points to improper action by Cooper on pipeline

Nov. 20, 2019 1:36 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season.

Wolfpack visit Yellow Jackets in matchup of last-place teams

Nov. 20, 2019 12:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins says his Georgia Tech players “are a resilient group.” The first-year coach used the same term to describe North Carolina State. At this point, resiliency and hope for a better future may be the only sources of comfort for either last-place team. N.C. State (4-6,...

In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

Nov. 20, 2019 11:34 AM EST

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county removed a Confederate statue from a historic courthouse early Wednesday, joining the handful of places around the state where such monuments have come down in recent years despite a law protecting them. Preparations began Tuesday night to carefully dismantle...

Only 8 ACC teams have bowl eligibility, and time running out

Nov. 20, 2019 10:59 AM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For the Atlantic Coast Conference, eight may not be enough. Only eight ACC teams have secured bowl eligibility, and unless some teams find a way to rally that will mean the league will be sending fewer teams to the postseason than it has in any year since expanding to 14 schools...

Gibson scores 20 to lead North Texas past NC A&T 80-60

Nov. 19, 2019 10:29 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson had 20 points as North Texas routed North Carolina A&T 80-60 on Tuesday night. James Reese and Jamion Hamlet had 13 points apiece for North Texas (2-3) and Deng Geu scored 11. Ronald Jackson had 15 points for the Aggies (1-4) and Tyrone Lyons added 12 points. North...

Daniels leads Wolfpack past Alcorn State 87-64

Nov. 19, 2019 10:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels is happy at his home away from home. Daniels scored 23 points to help North Carolina State beat Alcorn State 87-64 on Tuesday night at Reynolds Coliseum. Markell Johnson added 16 points for the Wolfpack (4-1), who scored the game’s first 11 points on the way to...

Grady scores 24 to carry Davidson past Nevada 91-71

Nov. 19, 2019 9:44 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Kellan Grady had 24 points as Davidson defeated Nevada 91-71 on Tuesday night. Luka Brajkovic had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Davidson (2-2). Jon Axel Gudmundsson added 18 points. Luke Frampton had 12 points for the home team. Lindsey Drew had 14 points for the Wolf Pack (2-3)....

UNC-Wilmington beats North Carolina Wesleyan 113-53

Nov. 19, 2019 9:29 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had a career-high 26 points as UNC Wilmington easily beat North Carolina Wesleyan 113-53 on Tuesday night. Sims hit 10 of 13 shots, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers. In one stretch, he made three consecutive 3-pointers in just over a minute of playing time. Jake Boggs...