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Novelist Sparks: Ex-school head started fires he put out

Aug. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was gripped by one small crisis after another and demanding too much of his attention until the headmaster he initially championed was cut loose, the writer said Thursday. Sparks testified...

Records: Land taxes went unpaid by Rep. Meadows' business

Aug. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of dollars in property taxes on land owned by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows' business went unpaid because the western North Carolina congressman says he didn't know about the bills. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Bertie County tax office began recording...

Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy

Aug. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a trial judge in the Eastern District of North...

Author Sparks denies lawsuit claims that he defamed educator

Aug. 14, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Author Nicholas Sparks was balancing his entertainment career with overseeing the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown when he concluded the school's new headmaster was a failed experiment, the novelist testified Wednesday in a federal lawsuit. Sparks said...

NC State seeks next top WR target with Harmon, Meyers in NFL

Aug. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State needs to find its next go-to receiving threat. The Wolfpack lost top receivers Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers — both ranked among the Atlantic Coast Conference's leaders in multiple categories — to the NFL. Now Dave Doeren's squad is looking at...

Bomb squad agent still critical, other recuperating at home

Aug. 7, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One North Carolina bomb squad agent is home but another remains in critical condition more than a week after bomb-making materials blew up at the home of a man stopped with homemade explosives in his car. The State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that agent Tim Luper was...

'Smiling Cinderella' wins Women's British Open

Aug. 4, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Hinako Shibuno of Japan won the Women's British Open on Sunday in her major championship debut, holing an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over Lizette Salas. The 20-year-old Shibuno, a rookie on the Japan LPGA Tour who was making her LPGA Tour...

Poston claims 1st PGA Tour victory at Wyndham Championship

Aug. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — J.T. Poston kept racking up birdies and pars — but no bogeys — at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to his first PGA Tour victory — and a first-time-in-decades achievement. Poston shot an 8-under 62 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory at the tour's...

Man with gun stopped by security at N Carolina legislature

Aug. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man faces charges of carrying a concealed handgun into North Carolina's legislative building, which this year implemented airport-style security measures for people seeking to interact with lawmakers. Abraham James Zeiger, 36, of Raleigh was charged with trying to carry the gun into...

Judge files order against lawyer with ties to Southern group

Aug. 1, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An attorney who previously led the North Carolina chapter of a group that advocates for Southern secession has been ordered not to handle clients' money. A Wake County judge filed an order that prohibits Harold Ray Crews of Walkertown from accepting or disbursing client funds. The...