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Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi talks wit Damarri Mathis during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Austin Peay, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Defense ahead of the offense early in ACC season

Sep. 23, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Defense seems to have the early edge in the Atlantic Coast Conference after the start of this pandemic-affected college football season. There are 11 ACC teams among the top 40 in defense nationally, and that’s with Virginia and Virginia Tech sidelined so far due to COVID-19 postponements. Still, the ACC...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, empty boxes await packages at the Wake County Board of Elections as workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing in preparation for the upcoming election, in Raleigh, N.C. In an announcement made Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

Sep. 22, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials agreed Tuesday that mail-in absentee ballots returned this fall with deficient information can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. The change, if it stands, would likely yield an upward tick in the number of counted...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, North Carolina State's Devin Leary (13) passes the ball against Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack will try to regroup after winning just four games last season. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C.  Tillis is calibrating his ties to Trump as he tries to find the right path for reelection in a closely divided state. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

Sep. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired up a crowd at a North Carolina airport last week, he gave a shout-out to the home-state senator fighting in his own tough reelection battle that could decide control of the chamber. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, Trump said, has “been by my...

FILE - North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches his team warm up prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Ball State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Doeren said the team had three positive coronavirus tests over 2½ months before students returned. Clusters followed and the school soon paused all athletics activities, including football practices for about a week before postponing this weekend's game at Virginia Tech to Sept. 26.  (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren’s squad finally gets its turn to play on...

Split North Carolina appeals court retains 2 amendments

Sep. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court panel overturned on Tuesday a court ruling that voided alterations to the state constitution because legislators who put referendums on the ballot were elected from racially biased districts. The challenge to actions by the Republican-dominated General...

Prosecutor: Man who shot cars on I-95 faces federal charge

Sep. 10, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A driver accused of firing gunshots at random cars on a North Carolina highway over the weekend, shooting one person, is facing a federal firearms charge, a prosecutor announced Thursday. Franklin Joseph Dangerfield, 33, of Ladson, South Carolina, is charged with possessing an...

Carolina Hurricanes reach AHL affiliation deal with Chicago

Sep. 10, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed a three-year affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. The Hurricanes announced the agreement Thursday. The Hurricanes had been affiliated with the instate Charlotte Checkers for the past 10 seasons, with that...

FILE - The clubhouse at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C., is shown April 3, 2002. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. (AP Photo/Randy Bergmann, File)

USGA to create campus at Pinehurst; No. 2 gets 4 more Opens

Sep. 10, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. The USGA Research & Testing Center, along with the association's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for mail-in-ballots into a mail box in Omaha, Neb. Mail voting is starting in the presidential election as North Carolina is sending out its first batch of ballots. The battleground state on Friday begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who've requested them. Those voters are overwhelmingly Democrats and independents, reflecting a partisan split in voting methods that's developed since President Trump started attacking mail voting in March. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

North Carolina kicks off mail voting as requests spike

Sep. 4, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH (AP) — Mail balloting in the presidential election began Friday as North Carolina started sending out more than 600,000 ballots to voters — responding to a massive spike in requests that has played out across the country as voters look for a safer way to cast ballots during the pandemic. ...