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Report: N Carolina still short on "sound basic education"

Dec. 10, 2019 6:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has made little progress providing every child “an opportunity to receive a sound basic education"since the state Supreme Court declared the constitutional mandate in 1997, according to a report released Tuesday addressing public education shortfalls and student...

Winter weather impacts travel across western North Carolina

Dec. 10, 2019 5:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roadways in western North Carolina have been closed because of a threat of winter weather, officials said. Parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway and U.S. Highway 441 between Tennessee and North Carolina have closed ahead of expected ice, freezing rain and snow in the region, The Charlotte...

UNC faculty: Leaders must condemn Confederate statue deal

Dec. 10, 2019 4:33 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill condemned the state university system for deciding to give a Confederate monument, along with $2.5 million dollars, to a Confederate heritage group. Faculty asked interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and provost Bob...

North Carolina deputy shot while trying to serve papers

Dec. 10, 2019 4:30 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded while trying to serve criminal papers on a suspect, according to a North Carolina sheriff's office. A news release from the Guilford County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said the shooting occurred around 7 a.m. on Tuesday in Greensboro, news...

North Carolina man charged with killing 3 in Connecticut

Dec. 10, 2019 3:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A North Carolina man was charged Tuesday with killing three people in Connecticut in 2015. Edward Michael Parks, 33, of Raleigh, North Carolina, is charged with two counts of kidnapping resulting in death and one count of witness tampering by killing, the U.S. attorney's office for...

New Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz predicts success

Dec. 10, 2019 2:03 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering confidence and bold proclamations. Then the former Appalachian State coach made a minor slip-up. “Our...

Clemson RB Etienne, LB Simmons lead AP All-ACC teams

Dec. 10, 2019 12:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The five-time ACC champions swept the top offensive and defensive player of the year awards and placed 12 players on the two teams as determined by...

Police in North Carolina search for pant-less prowler

Dec. 10, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Police in North Carolina say they're searching for a “sometimes half-naked man” who's been lurking in driveways for several nights in a row. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that the man sometimes wears no pants. He has been seen in a neighborhood in the town of Clayton. Clayton...

Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

Teen runaway found 'camping' inside Bed, Bath & Beyond

Dec. 10, 2019 6:07 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at a Bed, Bath & Beyond in North Carolina discovered an uninvited sleepover guest hiding in the store when they opened up Monday morning. The Greenville employees called local police around 8:30 a.m. and officers responded to a “breaking and entering in...