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Judge weighs GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

Jan. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is considering a demand to order the victory of the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state's capital of Raleigh hears...

Houston's Clark has big fan in Pirates' pitcher Archer

Jan. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rookie Gary Clark had a special cheering section Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers as a contingent of people from the small North Carolina town where he grew up, including Pirates pitcher Chris Archer, attended the game. Clark and Archer were both raised and went to high...

Ryan, Stone lead Senators to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

Jan. 18, 2019 11:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After their worst stretch of the season, the Ottawa Senators are beginning to play some of their best hockey. Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night. Magnus Paajarvi and Christian Wolanin...

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

Jan. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since...

No. 4 Virginia visits No. 1 Duke to top ACC weekend slate

Jan. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke. A year ago, Virginia (16-0, 4-0) won in Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium to essentially wrap up the ACC regular-season race by late January. The Cavaliers have a chance to...

North Carolina university leaders depart amid culture war

Jan. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Carol Folt gave her first big speech as head of North Carolina's flagship public university, she praised lawyer Julius Chambers, who battled segregationists in court, and she lauded legendary basketball coach Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy. The Tar Heel titans "worked across...

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...

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...

UNC leader announces plan to remove Confederate pedestal

Jan. 14, 2019 8:27 PM EST

North Carolina's flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood on a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt also announced she will step down at the end of the school year. Folt's...

Johnson's status unclear for No. 17 Wolfpack at Wake Forest

Jan. 14, 2019 4:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts isn't sure if the No. 17 Wolfpack will have starting point guard Markell Johnson for Tuesday's game at Wake Forest. Keatts said Monday that Johnson will be a game-time decision after he took a hard fall during the weekend win against Pittsburgh....