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No. 9 Duke aims to send Coach K out with 1 final title run

Oct. 20, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski knows all the attention and hype that will follow what amounts to his farewell tour with ninth-ranked Duke. He’s also determined to focus on how to get his Blue Devils to win another Atlantic Coast Conference championship or return...

Man drowns at North Carolina lake in fourth incident in 2021

Oct. 18, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said a man drowned in a lake on Monday, the fourth such incident at the lake in 2021. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies along with emergency personnel were called to a boat...

Second-place NC mayoral primary candidate ends campaigning

Oct. 12, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The second-place finisher in a North Carolina mayoral primary last week has suspended her campaign, leaving a former judge as the only active candidate for next month's general election. Javiera Caballero, a city council member who received...

Man found shot to death in Durham was a homicide suspect

Oct. 10, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man found shot to death inside a car in a Durham, North Carolina, elementary school parking lot has been identified as a suspect in a homicide in Newport News, Virginia. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Newport News police...

Tennessee Tech gets first win, beats N.C. Central 27-16

Oct. 09, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Willie Miller threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead Tennessee Tech to its first win of the season, a 27-16 victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday. Aidan Raines blocked a punt to end North Carolina Central's first series,...

Sanders' late TD catch helps Georgia Tech beat Duke 31-27

Oct. 09, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Adonicas Sanders caught a 36-yard touchdown throw from Jeff Sims with 51 seconds left to help Georgia Tech rally past Duke 31-27 on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) were coming off an ugly home loss to Pittsburgh. But...

Duke, Georgia Tech meet trying to move forward after losses

Oct. 07, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Georgia Tech both had momentum after wins by double-digit margins before opening October with a big stumble. The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets meet Saturday for the chance to regroup, and maybe find some consistency. Duke (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic...

Attempted carjacking attempt closes RDU parking deck

Sep. 29, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A parking deck at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was closed for about two hours Tuesday night while officials responded to a report of an attempted carjacking, the airport said. The airport said in a statements that the parking deck was...

Duke's Banchero poised to thrive in Coach K's farewell run

Sep. 28, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero doesn't fret about pressure for what's ahead — not as one of the nation's top-ranked recruits and NBA prospects, and certainly not in playing for Duke in Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski's final season on the bench. “It's all fun,...

Fidelity to hire 1,500 more at company's North Carolina hub

Sep. 27, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — Financial services giant Fidelity announced on Monday that it will create more than 1,500 additional jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area, even while the company is already expanding its footprint in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper joined...