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North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

Feb. 01, 2023 17:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill advancing in North Carolina's Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes, defying the recommendations of parents, educators and LGBTQ youths who testified against it. Sponsors of the bill, approved...

2nd ex-NC State athlete sues school in sexual abuse case

Feb. 01, 2023 15:07 PM EST

A second former North Carolina State athlete sued the school Wednesday alleging he was sexually abused by the Wolfpack’s former director of sports medicine under the guise of treatment. The lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Robert Murphy Jr. of improperly touching the...

Aho scores on power play in OT, Hurricanes rally past Kings

Feb. 01, 2023 00:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes keep collecting comeback victories, and their latest was quite an accomplishment. Sebastian Aho scored on a power play with 53.8 seconds left in overtime and the Hurricanes overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4...

BC beats No. 20 Clemson 62-54; Tigers' lead sliced atop ACC

Jan. 31, 2023 22:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Clemson wasn't able to escape on the road this time. Makai Ashton-Langford had two key driving baskets in the closing two minutes and finished with 15 points to help Boston College beat the 20th-ranked Tigers 62-54 on Tuesday night. “I couldn’t get...

UNC hires former star player Matson as field hockey coach

Jan. 31, 2023 18:52 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has hired former star player Erin Matson — barely a month after she graduated — to take over its field hockey program after the retirement of 10-time NCAA champion Karen Shelton. The school announced the move Tuesday, roughly two months...

Advocates warn House rule change could undermine voters

Jan. 31, 2023 16:40 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina civil rights advocates denounced a House rule change Tuesday that could allow Republicans to override vetoes on contentious bills with little notice, saying it subverts democracy and the will of voters. Republicans pushed through temporary...

Reich's offensive background helped him land Carolina job

Jan. 31, 2023 16:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said Frank Reich’s strong and qualified background as an offensive-minded coach is one of the primary reasons he hired him as the team’s new head coach. And, ultimately, one of the reasons the Panthers passed on...

North Carolina Senate leader backs literacy test repeal

Jan. 31, 2023 15:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's most powerful senator expressed interest on Tuesday in deleting a voter literacy test provision from the state constitution — a relic from the Jim Crow era that while unenforceable has never been removed. Senate leader Phil Berger told...

Why workers at growing number of nonprofits are unionizing

Jan. 31, 2023 10:16 AM EST

Over his six years at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Esteban Gil watched colleague after colleague leave. Part of it was the nature of the work: helping people in immigrant detention and in prison. It is high-stakes, high-stress work. But there was also something deeply wrong with the way the...

Tate guides Norfolk State over North Carolina Central 77-71

Jan. 30, 2023 22:02 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dana Tate scored 21 points to help Norfolk State fend off North Carolina Central 77-71 on Monday night. Tate had five rebounds for the Spartans (15-7, 5-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Joe Bryant Jr. hit two 3-pointers and scored 18. Caheim Brown sank 11 of...