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North Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 14, 2018 6:58 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 13 News & Record on a water heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at a high school near Wilmington: A false alarm in a North Carolina school last week was a sober warning all the same: Serious gun-law reform in this nation is long overdue....

Alonso scores 18, UNC Greensboro beats UNC Wilmington 82-61

Nov. 13, 2018 10:08 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso scored 18 points to lead UNC Greensboro past UNC Wilmington 82-61 Tuesday night as the Spartans bounced back from almost knocking off a ranked team in their previous game. UNC Greensboro fell 97-91 to No. 23 LSU last Friday, burying 19 3-pointers to storm back from as...

Memorial ride held for fallen North Carolina trooper

Nov. 11, 2018 12:43 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Numerous people turned out for a motorcycle ride to honor a fallen North Carolina state trooper. WWAY-TV in Wilmington reports that the ride honoring Trooper Kevin Conner went from Greensboro to Wilmington on Saturday. Two men have been charged in the October shooting that happened...

Okpala, Stanford beat UNC Wilmington 72-59 in long trip east

Nov. 9, 2018 10:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Even Stanford coach Jerod Haase knows that the Cardinal's early season schedule might be a bit much. Sophomore KZ Okpala had 23 points and Stanford scored 17 unanswered first-half points to take control and beat UNC Wilmington 72-59 on Friday night, the first of two games in North...

Water heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at high school

Nov. 9, 2018 5:55 PM EST

HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — Classes were delayed by a few hours at a group of North Carolina schools Friday after loud noises from a high school's malfunctioning water heater prompted a report of an active shooter and a massive law enforcement response. The response began with a 911 caller's pre-dawn report of...

Clemons scores 44, Campbell beats UNCW 97-93 in OT

Nov. 7, 2018 9:46 AM EST

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored all of Campbell's 15 points in overtime and finished with 44 to help the Camels beat UNC Wilmington 97-93 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. Andrew Eudy added 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Isaac Chatman scored 12 for Campbell. Clemons...

N Carolina police department put on leave to return to duty

Nov. 5, 2018 3:16 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department that was put on paid leave when its then-chief was arrested is set to return to duty. Southport police Chief Todd Coring tells The StarNews of Wilmington that officers will be back on patrol Monday. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has been...

Loud training startles Ogden residents; officials apologize

Nov. 3, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

The Ogden City Council and police in the northern Utah city apologized Saturday to residents who were startled and confused by hovering helicopters and other loud activity from an early morning military special operations training exercise conducted at a vacant commercial building. All seven council members said...

Transfers set for key roles in Keatts' 2nd year at NC State

Oct. 26, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Keatts had a promising start at North Carolina State, from beating nationally ranked powers to getting the Wolfpack back into the NCAA Tournament. His second team will have a very different look. N.C. State lost a high-scoring guard in Allerik Freeman, an all-Atlantic Coast...

Storm worsens N Carolina city's affordable housing crisis

Oct. 26, 2018 6:49 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city already short on affordable housing is really struggling for solutions after Hurricane Florence. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday on a presentation by Katrina Knight, executive director of the Good Shepard Center, which helps displaced or homeless...