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Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...

Harris, Jordan lead Nets past Hornets, 111-104

Dec. 6, 2019 11:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven months ago, Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris won the NBA All-Star Weekend 3-point contest at the Spectrum Center. On Friday night, Harris was at it again by scoring 22 points and hitting six 3-pointers as the Nets continued their recent strong play in road games with a...

UNC downs Washington St. 2-1 in NCAA women's semifinal

Dec. 6, 2019 9:47 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexis Strickland scored the go-ahead goal on a header in the 38th minute and North Carolina held off Washington State 2-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the NCAA Women's College Cup. The top-seeded Tar Heels (24-1-1) advanced to Sunday's championship game against the winner of the...

Man convicted of death threat against Muslim candidate

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

A North Carolina man was convicted Friday of a charge he anonymously threatened to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, federal prosecutors said. Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 53, of Black Mountain, faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison following his conviction in federal...

UNC's Bacot expected to miss Virginia game with ankle injury

Dec. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman big man Armando Bacot is likely out for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels' game at No. 5 Virginia on Sunday due to an ankle injury. Bacot sprained his left ankle early in a lopsided home loss to No. 6 Ohio State on Wednesday night....

N Carolina Gov. Cooper on teacher pay: 'I am doing my part'

Dec. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is telling North Carolina public school teachers his side of the story about why the extended state budget impasse means educators haven't received meaningful raises this year. Cooper's office on Friday said it sent a letter to public school principals across the state...

2 people charged in fatal shooting get suspended sentences

Dec. 6, 2019 4:01 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two people charged in the murder of a North Carolina man received suspended sentences Thursday after pleading guilty to reduced charges. According to prosecutors, Kenneth Gibbs and Monet Wise had cooperated with investigators in the case against the gunman, Khalil Knight. Bernabe Dubon,...

North Carolina police investigate audio detailing abuse

Dec. 6, 2019 3:29 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An investigation is underway following the release of an audio recording in which the assistant police chief in Winston-Salem apparently admits that he physically assaulted his wife. The Winston-Salem Journal reports City Manager Lee Garrity acknowledged on Thursday that...

No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia square off for ACC title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. The third-ranked Tigers (12-0; No. 3 CFP) take on No. 22 Virginia (9-3; No. 23 CFP) for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship on Saturday night,...

Thomas, No. 20 Appalachian St seeking another Sun Belt title

Dec. 6, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Boone, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas began to wonder if his dreams of playing college football ended when he broke the tibia and fibula in his leg midway through his senior season at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Alabama. He had nearly a dozen FBS scholarship offers before the injury, but they were quickly...