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Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver had a medical emergency and wound up totaled at the bottom of a 60-foot embankment. So much for wrecks only happening on the track. The No. 47 team from JTG Daugherty Racing was...

4th Legionnaires' disease death reported in North Carolina

Oct. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say a fourth person has died from Legionnaires' disease. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement on Friday that its Division of Public Health has confirmed 141 cases involving residents from counties and multiple states. In...

Car chase leads to arrest of mom, 2 adult children

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in a North Carolina county say a mother and her two adult children are in jail after a car chase led them to their home. The Craven County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that deputies were trying to stop a car driven by Nathan Wood for a traffic violation...

2 killed in separate house fires in North Carolina city

Oct. 18, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fire department officials in North Carolina's largest city say two people have been killed in separate house fires seven hours apart. The Charlotte Fire Department tells news sources that the first fire was reported just after midnight Friday at a home in east Charlotte's Windsor...

Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trial

Oct. 18, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. The Virginian-Pilot reports jurors on Thursday heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview....

Governments in more NC counties qualify for Dorian aid

Oct. 18, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Local governments and state agencies in a dozen more eastern North Carolina counties can get help from the federal government to pay for debris removal and infrastructure repairs from Hurricane Dorian last month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Gov. Roy Cooper announced on...

Virginia Tech, North Carolina meet in Coastal showdown

Oct. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

Virginia Tech has won two in a row and can get back into the thick of the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division race on Saturday. The Hokies (4-2, 1-2 ACC) can pull even with North Carolina (3-3, 2-1 ACC) in the division with a victory against the Tar Heels. Virginia Tech has won all three meetings with UNC...

Wake Forest, Florida State look to bounce back from losses

Oct. 18, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Coach Dave Clawson wants to see how Wake Forest bounces back from a loss. Florida State has had to do that all too often lately. The Demon Deacons (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) look to respond to their first defeat Saturday night when they play host to the Seminoles (3-3,...

Ex-director of historic school charged with embezzling $175k

Oct. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have charged the former executive director of a school with embezzling nearly $175,000 from the Civil War-era site. Ronda Tucker, of Hillsborough, is accused of spending the money at restaurants, veterinary offices, airlines, Walmart, Target, Amazon, nail...

No. 24 App State looks to keep longer hold on Top 25 ranking

Oct. 18, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State is back ranked in the Top 25. Now the Mountaineers would like to stay there. No. 24 Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) will face conference foe Louisiana-Monroe (3-3, 2-0) on Saturday in its homecoming game, marking the first in school history they will host a...