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Hurricane Florence breaks 28 streamflow records in Carolinas

Nov. 13, 2018 1:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gages in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Tuesday on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a fixed point at a river or stream. Records...

Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 12:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say are illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause NC, the state Democratic Party and voters...

Police rescue shaggy dogs left at freezing N Carolina park

Nov. 13, 2018 11:31 AM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have rescued two dogs abandoned at a freezing dog park in Hillsborough. Hillsborough police Lt. Andy Simmons tells The News & Observer that officers were locking up a park Sunday night when they heard barking. He says the officers found the two dogs...

3 fatally shot at North Carolina home after argument

Nov. 13, 2018 10:56 AM EST

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an argument at a North Carolina home led to a shooting that left three people dead and a fourth wounded. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said three people were pronounced dead at the scene and one was hospitalized in serious condition. The suspect fled in a...

North Carolina police urge missing teen's neighbors to talk

Nov. 13, 2018 7:36 AM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are working to speak to the neighbors of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park. The News & Observer reports investigators want to speak Hania Noelia Aguilar's neighbors and those near where the suspect vehicle was found in Lumberton....

N Carolina man accused of impersonating US Marshal

Nov. 13, 2018 3:10 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man in North Carolina is accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal with forged credentials and identification of "remarkable quality." A U.S. Marshals search warrant application says Michael Robert Kwasniewski later told authorities he bought the items on eBay. The News & Record...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking

Nov. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Buffalo grabbed headlines for taking down Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament, then going on the road to hand a ranked West Virginia team its first loss in a home opener in 15 years. The 25th-ranked Bulls won't surprise anyone now, not with the program's first appearance in the...

Aho scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blackhawks 3-2

Nov. 12, 2018 10:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with...

No. 7 North Carolina beats Stanford 90-72 in 1st home game

Nov. 12, 2018 10:37 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Williams spent two games missing shot after shot in an unusually cold stretch for No. 7 North Carolina's senior starting guard and top defensive player. He tried not to get too frustrated and kept believing the next ones were sure to fall — until they finally did...

School, contractor reach agreement on grant money claims

Nov. 12, 2018 5:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university and a contractor have reached a settlement after an investigation into allegations of false claims made to secure federal grant money. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the settlement between Shaw University and the contractor was announced Monday....