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Officials investigate possible meningitis case at NC college

Sep. 22, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina are investigating a possible case of bacterial meningitis at Methodist University. Officials in Cumberland County say the Department of Health was told Saturday that a person affiliated with the university was hospitalized with a "possible...

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Sep. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity. But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no...

No. 1 Clemson blasts Charlotte 52-10 for 19th straight win

Sep. 22, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was happy with the final score. He was even more pleased with how many of his players contributed to the top-ranked Tigers 19th straight victory. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw touchdown passes in little over a quarter while reigning Atlantic Coast...

Agencies join to protect NC climate change-endangered plant

Sep. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Don't be deceived by their delicate, buttercup-like petals. Spreading avens are one tough piece of mother nature, growing out of cracks in the highest mountain cliffs in the Eastern United States, uniquely adapted to the rarified air and geology of the Southern Appalachians. But...

Thomas' TD return helps NC State beats Ball State 34-23

Sep. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thayer Thomas and North Carolina State's special teams came up with big enough plays to offset the Wolfpack's sputtering second-half offense Saturday night. Thomas had a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter while Max Fisher blocked a fourth-quarter punt to set up...

Gary boots Campbell past Davidson in a thriller, 31-29

Sep. 21, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Colin Gary kicked a 50-yard field goal with six seconds left to lift Campbell past previously unbeaten Davidson, 31-29 in a nonconference game on Saturday night. Tyler Phelps hit Jalen Staples with a 19-yard touchdown pass with :23 left in the game and Pat Tabor ran for the...

Verity, Ahlers lead ECU to 19-7 win over William & Mary

Sep. 21, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jake Verity kicked four field goals, Holton Ahlers passed for 210 yards and a score, and East Carolina beat William & Mary 19-7 on Saturday night. Ahlers completed 20 of 34 passes and added 60 yards rushing and Verity made field goals of 31, 33, 22 and 45 yards. Trace Christian...

Pettaway scores twice as West Virginia beats Kansas 29-24

Sep. 21, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Martell Pettaway couldn't remember the last time he spent an entire game watching from the sideline, never once getting onto the field after warmups — much less getting a carry. That was the case for West Virginia's senior running back a week ago. But after the game-plan...

North Carolina Central shuts down Elizabeth City State 45-7

Sep. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Davius Richard threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns and the North Carolina Central defense allowed just 91 yards in a 45-7 victory over Division II member Elizabeth City State on Saturday. Several of UNCC's scoring plays were from beyond 30 yards. Isaiah Totten ran 43 yards for a...

App State beats North Carolina 34-31 on blocked final FG

Sep. 21, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Darrynton Evans and these Appalachian State Mountaineers earned their very own Michigan moment — complete with a game-ending blocked field goal. Another thrilling victory over a behemoth of a program? Sure. But these Mountaineers don't count it as much of an upset. Evans...