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Two killed, two hurt in small plane crash in North Carolina

Oct. 21, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were killed and two people were injured after a small plane crashed in North Carolina on Thursday, officials said. The identities of the victims weren't released. Onslow County emergency management said the plane...

One dead, two hurt after truck hits N. Carolina school bus

Oct. 21, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

NEWTON, N.C. (AP) — One person was killed and two people were injured after a school bus collided with a truck in North Carolina, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said Thursday. There were no children on the bus, but a state trooper confirmed the driver of the truck was...

What code? NASCAR drivers lament lack of on-track etiquette

Oct. 21, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tensions are high at every level of NASCAR as its grueling, 11-month season enters the homestretch with three weeks remaining to crown three series champions. All eyes had been on feuding drivers Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick, but NASCAR last...

North Carolina man charged after three killed in house fire

Oct. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with murder and arson in connection with the discovery of three bodies after a house fire, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Corey Alexander Cook, 21, was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office...

AAC additions: A glance at the conference's six new teams

Oct. 21, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

A glance at the American Athletic Conference's six new members: Charlotte 49ers Location, Charlotte, North Carolina. Enrollment: 29,000. Football stadium (capacity): Jerry Richardson Stadium (15,314). ...

Buzzards settle in North Carolina town despite scare tactics

Oct. 21, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

BUNN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town finds itself under siege by buzzards, and nothing the locals do to scare them off seems to work. The buzzards have chosen the town of Bunn as a meeting place for the past year, and they’re congregating at every available...

USDA OKs disaster declarations for North Carolina counties

Oct. 21, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Twelve counties in western North Carolina have been granted requests for a primary county disaster designation after excessive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Fred during the summer, according to a news release. The news release from Gov, Roy...

Army hosts No. 16 Wake Forest, looks to end 2-game skid

Oct. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army is at the end of a two-game stretch that's as tough as it gets for a service academy. The Black Knights (4-2) host No. 16 Wake Forest (6-0) on Saturday, a week after losing at Wisconsin by six points in a game decided by a late Army...

Former Gaston County commissioner to serve in NC House

Oct. 21, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The ex-chairman of a local hospital board who resigned his position last year when his social media postings early during the COVID-19 pandemic got public attention will serve out the term of a North Carolina legislator who died. Gaston County...

Panthers' Anderson struggling since contact extension

Oct. 21, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the Carolina Panthers rewarded Robby Anderson with a three-year, $37.5 million contract extension this offseason, they figured he would be an important and productive part of the offense this season. But Year 2 in Carolina has been a struggle...