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Clemson RB Etienne, LB Simmons lead AP All-ACC teams

Dec. 10, 2019 12:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The five-time ACC champions swept the top offensive and defensive player of the year awards and placed 12 players on the two teams as determined by...

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

Dec. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A funeral was held on Monday for Laurer, who died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Sean Bannon...

NC State challenges NCAA charge tied to payment for Smith

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is challenging NCAA charges based on allegations that an Adidas representative paid $40,000 to the family of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. through a former Wolfpack assistant coach to ensure Smith's commitment to the school. N.C. State is arguing that the...

NC State: Hellems out of hospital, in 'good spirits'

Dec. 8, 2019 12:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says sophomore forward Jericole Hellems has been released from a hospital and is in “good spirits” after an injury in Saturday's win at Wake Forest. The team announced the news Sunday on its Twitter account. Hellems had fallen on a rebound attempt and...

North Carolina Rep. Holding won't seek 2020 reelection

Dec. 6, 2019 12:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Rep. George Holding announced on Friday he won't run for reelection — the victim of a congressional map redrawn following a court order that now makes his district lean to the left. Holding represents the Triangle-area 2nd Congressional District,...

No. 13 N.C. St. tops No 9 Maryland in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Dec. 5, 2019 10:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A dominating performance on the boards and clutch shooting by junior guard Kai Crutchfield helped No. 13 N.C. State overcome 28 turnovers in a 66-59 victory over No. 9 Maryland on Thursday night. Crutchfield made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, and Elissa Cunane grabbed 15...

After 14 years, eastern North Carolina judgeship gets filled

Dec. 5, 2019 7:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation's longest federal court vacancy ended Thursday after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and politics as the U.S. Senate confirmed a university professor to a North Carolina trial court seat in a bipartisan vote. The chamber voted 68-21 to confirm Richard E. Myers, a former...

Correction: Nursing School Harassment story

Dec. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about a sexual harassment lawsuit, The Associated Press reported that the man accused of harassment was employed by WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. The man worked at WakeMed but was not employed by the hospital. A corrected version of the story is below: Lawsuit describes...

Sheriff: Woman had smoked before fatal oxygen tank explosion

Dec. 4, 2019 1:19 PM EST

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman died when the cigarette she was smoking ignited her oxygen tank and caused a small explosion and fire, authorities said. The Nash County Sheriff's Office issued a news release saying that 61-year-old Belinda Coble died Tuesday morning in Zebulon, about 30 miles...

Lawsuit describes harassment, retaliation at nursing school

Nov. 29, 2019 12:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman who says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment has sued in a case supported by the Time’s Up movement legal fund. Autumn Davis has sued two supervisors at the...