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Man accused of sexually abusing teen girl in home's basement

Mar. 26, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have filed charges against a man and a woman after investigators determined a 15-year-old girl was kept in a basement and sexually abused for more than a month last summer. News outlets cite Cleveland County court records which say multiple charges were...

Detainee tries to flee, but his orange jumpsuit betrays him

Mar. 7, 2019 11:55 AM EST

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — A detainee briefly escaped after a court hearing and ran through a North Carolina town, but his orange jumpsuit gave him away. The Shelby Star reports that Joseph Lee Short had just appeared in court Wednesday and was waiting with others to be taken back to jail when he removed a leg...

Laster scores 21 to lead Gardner-Webb past Longwood 66-47

Mar. 2, 2019 6:27 PM EST

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — DJ Laster had 21 points as Gardner-Webb stretched its home win streak to 14 games, topping Longwood 66-47 on Saturday. David Efianayi had 18 points for Gardner-Webb (20-11, 11-6 Big South Conference). Jose Perez added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jaheam Cornwall had seven...

7 children, 2 adults injured in wreck in front of NC school

Mar. 1, 2019 9:23 AM EST

FALLSTON, N.C. (AP) — A collision between a truck and a van right outside a North Carolina elementary school has left seven children and two adults injured. The Shelby Star reports that the truck leaving Fallston Elementary school hit the neon green van as school let out Thursday afternoon. The van was...

Laster leads Gardner-Webb past Presbyterian 78-70

Feb. 27, 2019 10:08 PM EST

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — DJ Laster had 23 points as Gardner-Webb won its 13th consecutive home game, defeating Presbyterian 78-70 on Wednesday night. Laster made 10 of 13 shots. David Efianayi had 19 points for Gardner-Webb (19-11, 10-6 Big South Conference). Jose Perez added 14 points and 12 rebounds....

Zion's freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Feb. 21, 2019 8:54 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson's shoe ripped apart, Nike's stock price took a hit. The freak injury during one of the college basketball season's marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA lottery pick...