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Driver steers school bus into ditch to avoid gunshots

May. 10, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus driver steered his vehicle into a ditch to avoid gunfire on Monday afternoon and no one on the bus was hurt, police said. Durham police said in a news release that witnesses told officers that gunfire was exchanged between two...

Severe weather topples wall at North Carolina facility

May. 06, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

A wall at a North Carolina distribution center was ripped apart by a severe storm on Friday, but none of the 30 workers inside the facility was hurt, an official said. Orange County Emergency Services Director Kirby Sunders said high winds, possibly a tornado, struck the Gildan...

NC airport: Arriving passenger taken to hospital with burns

May. 03, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A passenger suffering from burns on a flight arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday night was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, officials said. Airport officials said they received a medical call that a passenger was suffering...

Police: NC officers on leave after armed woman is shot

May. 01, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An armed woman was shot this weekend by a central North Carolina police officer who had responded to an indecent exposure report, authorities said. The Durham Police Department said in a news release that the shooting occurred after its officers arrived shortly...

How a top Raleigh chef runs a busy kitchen during Ramadan

Apr. 30, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Just before 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night, the Glenwood Avenue restaurant Vidrio is full with the night’s dinner rush. The Raleigh restaurant is open seven days a weeks, and its ebbs and flows are connected to the bustling nightlife district and high rise...

Duke's Banchero makes NBA leap after 1 year with Blue Devils

Apr. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Duke’s Paolo Banchero is leaping to the NBA after one season as a candidate to be the No. 1 overall draft pick. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound freshman announced his decision in a social media video Wednesday, with the school saying he planned to hire an agent. “It has...

Sheriff's office: Shots fired at officers in unmarked car

Apr. 11, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — At least two people fired on law enforcement officers in an unmarked vehicle in Durham over the weekend, officials said. Two on-duty officers were observing the area near Keystone Place and Dearborn Drive on Saturday night as part of an ongoing investigation...

Rivals Duke, North Carolina in titanic clash at Final Four

Apr. 01, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The name “Tobacco Road” misses the point. The most important industry in the 11-mile stretch of real estate between North Carolina's two cathedrals of hoops, the Smith Center in Chapel Hill and Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, is basketball. For decades, a...

Lowe's invests $4 million in two North Carolina colleges

Mar. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s is investing $4 million toward new partnerships with two North Carolina universities, the home improvement retailer announced Tuesday. Queens University of Charlotte announced Lowe’s is providing $2.5 million for the new Charlotte Talent...

4 killed, 4 hurt in North Carolina's Research Triangle area

Mar. 28, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four people were killed and four more were wounded in two cities in North Carolina's Research Triangle region last weekend, according to police. According to Durham police, a man found seriously injured at a local shopping center on Sunday night was at least...