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Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

Jan. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits, federal prosecutors say. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a federal indictment accused 61-year-old...

Wake Forest blows big lead, still tops No. 17 NC State 71-67

Jan. 15, 2019 11:41 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest played its best basketball all year while building a big lead against No. 17 North Carolina State, only to see the Wolfpack put together a frantic second-half rally. Somehow, a team that lost all three of its Atlantic Coast Conference games by double figures found a...

Little, No. 13 North Carolina hold off Notre Dame 75-69

Jan. 15, 2019 11:37 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Once Nassir Little got rolling, No. 13 North Carolina didn't have to worry much about yet another home loss. Little scored all 11 of his points in the final 11 minutes, and the Tar Heels beat Notre Dame 75-69 on Tuesday night. "It was just a matter of time," Little said. "Everybody...

The Latest: Activists celebrate Confederate marker's removal

Jan. 15, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the debate over what to do with a Confederate statue that stood at North Carolina's flagship university (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Activists held a "victory party" on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university to celebrate the removal of the last...

Panthers owner: Team needs backup plan if Newton can't play

Jan. 15, 2019 7:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing for life without Cam Newton next season in case the team's franchise quarterback can't make it back from a lingering shoulder injury. Panthers owner David Tepper said Tuesday that while the team is exhausting all options to make sure Newton's throwing...

For 'Miracle' flight survivors, a decade of thankfulness

Jan. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Children they've gotten to see grow up. Grandchildren they've been able to meet. New jobs and adventures. For the people who were on US Airways flight 1549 on that cold January day in 2009, it's been 10 years full of milestones and important moments since the "Miracle on the Hudson"...

University head yanks Confederate marker, is forced out

Jan. 15, 2019 3:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hours after the last remnants of a Confederate statue were removed overnight from North Carolina's flagship public university, the state university system's governing board pushed out the official who ordered them gone. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt had said Monday that she...

No. 1 Duke loses most irreplaceable player _ guard Tre Jones

Jan. 15, 2019 12:41 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones. The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his...

Panthers hire Perry Fewell as new defensive backs coach

Jan. 15, 2019 12:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Perry Fewell as their new secondary coach. Fewell returns home bringing 34 years of coaching experience, including 21 in the NFL. He most recently served as secondary coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars allowed just 182.2 passing yards per game...

3 arrested in shooting of North Carolina trooper

Jan. 15, 2019 8:24 AM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have made three arrests in connection with the shooting of a third-generation North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper. The highway patrol's Sgt. Michael Baker identified the trooper as Daniel Harrell, who he said was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries...