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African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

Dec. 9, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina....

Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South

Dec. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of...

The Latest: Police say driver killed by falling tree

Dec. 9, 2018 6:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe winter storm hitting parts of the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Authorities in North Carolina say a driver was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle. Police in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews said Sunday that the vehicle was traveling down a street...

Freshmen power LSU past Incarnate Word 91-50

Dec. 9, 2018 5:08 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshmen Naz Reid and Ja'vonte Smart scored 16 points apiece as LSU defeated Incarnate Word 91-50 in a nonconference game Sunday. Reid's 16 points were his most since he had 29 in the second game of the season against North Carolina-Greensboro. Smart's 16 points matched his season...

UNC hires Army's Bateman as co-defensive coordinator

Dec. 9, 2018 2:53 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has hired Army's Jay Bateman to serve as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. The school announced the move Sunday. Bateman spent the past five seasons at Army, with this year's team ranking ninth in total defense by allowing 293.5 yards per game. Bateman...

Former NFL player arrested on assault charge

Dec. 9, 2018 1:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Carolina Panther football player has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman. The Charlotte Observer reports that Frank Garcia was arrested Saturday and charged with misdemeanor assault. A police report said the alleged victim is a 29-year-old woman who is not related...

Retired soldier educating South about Islam

Dec. 9, 2018 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Jason Criss Howk's Army career came to an end in 2015, he thought he'd spend his days teaching and fishing. But a wake-up call at a Pinehurst library changed those plans. And while Howk does teach, he's found a new mission, too: Explaining the Middle East, Islam and Muslim...

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

Dec. 8, 2018 9:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain took aim at millions of people across a wide swath of the South, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm,...

No. 3 Duke wins 4th straight, beats Yale 91-58

Dec. 8, 2018 9:36 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — There's no questioning the NBA-destined young talent at third-ranked Duke, showcased game after game through big offensive totals and highlight-reel dunks. Yet coach Mike Krzyzewski also sees a group that is improving steadily, including with the defense that harassed Yale with...

The Latest: Snow, sleet and freezing rain take aim at South

Dec. 8, 2018 9:19 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the South's severe weather (all times local): 9 p.m. A snowstorm building across parts of the South is causing flight cancellations to and from Charlotte, North Carolina, out of the Midwest. WTOL-TV reports that Toledo Express Airport's website says that several American...