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Brajkovic carries Davidson over UNC-Wilmington 87-49

Nov. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Luka Brajkovic had a career-high 21 points as Davidson easily beat UNC Wilmington 87-49 on Saturday night. Kellan Grady had 14 points and nine rebounds for Davidson (1-2). Carter Collins added 13 points and seven rebounds. Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 12 points and seven rebounds for the...

Sims carries UNC-Wilmington over Campbell 81-76 in OT

Nov. 12, 2019 11:21 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 15 points to lead five UNC Wilmington players in double figures as the Seahawks narrowly defeated Campbell 81-76 in overtime on Tuesday night. UNCW dominated the overtime period, scoring 14 of the first 16 points to build a 74-62 lead with 2:40 remaining. Campbell...

Correction: Wilmington Coup Marker story

Nov. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about a historic marker recounting the overthrow of a city government, The Associated Press erroneously omitted the first name of someone involved in the 1898 events and only identified the person by his surname. His name is William Rand Kenan Sr. A corrected version...

No. 8 South Carolina beats No. 4 Maryland in early showdown

Nov. 10, 2019 9:06 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Freshman Aliyah Boston scored 14 points and was an immovable force in the middle of the South Carolina defense, blocking five shots to help the No. 8 Gamecocks beat No. 4 Maryland 63-54 on Sunday in an early matchup between two of the nation's premier women's basketball programs....

NC State gives coach Moore 700th career win

Nov. 10, 2019 4:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored 18 points and No. 14 North Carolina State cruised to an 80-40 win over UNC Wilmington on Sunday, giving Wolfpack coach Wes Moore his 700th career victory. Moore, 700-227, began his coaching career at Maryville College (Tennessee) in 1987. He was a North Carolina...

Anthony, Pierce help No. 9 UNC beat UNC Wilmington 78-62

Nov. 8, 2019 10:27 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — There's no questioning Cole Anthony's scoring punch for ninth-ranked North Carolina. Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams would the Tar Heels to find some reliable production to complement their star freshman. Anthony had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help North Carolina beat UNC...

Highway marker describes 1898 Wilmington violence as 'coup'

Nov. 7, 2019 8:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina is moving away from using the phrase "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 and is instead using the word "coup" on the highway historical marker that will commemorate the dark event. The marker, which is already...

Before and after: Text for Wilmington coup historical marker

Nov. 7, 2019 3:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is moving away from using the term "race riot" to describe the violent overthrow of the Wilmington government in 1898 on the highway historical marker commemorating the event. The original text for the marker was approved in December 2017, but the committee of historians...

North Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 6, 2019 2:24 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 6 The (Wilmington) StarNews on the Environmental Protection Agency rolling back federal rules on coal ash: Britain's Guardian newspaper reported not long ago on a speech by a petrochemical executive. He remarked that Donald Trump was one of the most...

Mayors in large North Carolina cities reelected

Nov. 6, 2019 10:43 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters have returned incumbents to mayoral and council positions in some of North Carolina's largest cities. Unofficial results show Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo all won reelection on Tuesday. Lyles and Schewel earned second terms...