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Roman Gabriel, former NC State and pro quarterback who was the AP NFL MVP in 1969, dies at 83

Apr. 20, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

Roman Gabriel, the former North Carolina State quarterback who was the 1969 NFL MVP with the Los Angeles Rams, died Saturday. He was 83. Gabriel's son, Roman III, announced his father's death in a social-media post, saying he had “passed away peacefully" that morning of natural...

North Carolina officer fatally shoots man suspected of killing other man

Apr. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in a northeastern North Carolina city fatally shot a man suspected of killing another man early Saturday, authorities said. The Elizabeth City officer was on foot patrol just before 2 a.m. when he heard gunshots, the police department...

North Carolina's Harrison Ingram opts to enter the NBA draft

Apr. 20, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina starting wing Harrison Ingram is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Ingram announced his plans with a statement and video posted on social media Saturday. Ingram arrived after averaging 10.5 points in two seasons...

Donald Trump will use his weekend reprieve from the courtroom to campaign in North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — On a weekend reprieve from the courtroom, former President Donald Trump will campaign Saturday in North Carolina as he juggles legal troubles and his rematch against President Joe Biden. Trump’s evening stop in the coastal city of Wilmington marks his...

Video of 2 bear cubs pulled from trees prompts North Carolina wildlife investigation but no charges

Apr. 19, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A video of people pulling two bear cubs from a tree in North Carolina as one person posed for a photo with one of the wild animals prompted an investigation, but a state wildlife official said Friday that no charges will be filed. When North Carolina...

We meet again: Hurricanes and Islanders reunite to open NHL playoffs for 2nd straight year

Apr. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders are getting another postseason reunion. The teams are meeting in the first round of the NHL playoffs for the second straight season, and this marks the third time the teams will meet in six postseasons. The...

Rod Brind'Amour aimed to build a perennial contender. He's made the Carolina Hurricanes exactly that

Apr. 18, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rod Brind'Amour remembers those early days as a first-time head coach for a franchise that had gone nearly a decade without reaching the playoffs. He realizes now just how much he didn't know back then. “But I didn't know I didn't know it," he said,...

Panthers have many needs entering NFL draft, but no first-round pick after trading for Bryce Young

Apr. 18, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers had the worst record in the league last season, so they have a long laundry list of draft needs. The problem is they don’t have a first-round pick. The Panthers traded away that selection — which turned out to be the...

Vikings have the 11th and 23rd picks in the NFL draft and a need for a QB. Can they get their guy?

Apr. 18, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The NFL draft is not so much a marathon weekend as it is a season of speculation and subterfuge, a made-for-TV mystery unfolding team by team across the league. Minnesota's motive has been clear, actually, for two years. The Vikings are as poised as ever to take...

North Carolina sees slight surplus this year, $1B more next year

Apr. 17, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government should collect higher revenues during this fiscal year and next than what is projected in the current two-year state budget, according to a new forecast released Wednesday. Economists for the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper's...