North Carolina

May 08, 2017 - 12:01 am
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- For Brant Wimmer, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at North Davidson Middle School, music is a family affair. Three years ago, Brant said, he picked up the guitar to feel closer to his grandfather, and now he plays in a bluegrass band with his sister. They perform all around the...
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May 07, 2017 - 6:21 pm
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Police are looking for the masked man who kidnapped an overnight convenience store clerk at gunpoint. Multiple media organizations reported the 28-year-old woman was abducted early Sunday from a store in the South Carolina coastal town of Surfside Beach. She escaped by...
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May 07, 2017 - 5:30 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina police say they're investigating the possible suicide of an Army veteran charged with shooting her service dog as she laughed. Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce said Sunday investigators believe that 23-year-old Marinna Rollins killed herself. Joyce...
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May 07, 2017 - 2:15 pm
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) -- Judges say North Carolina taxpayers must pay $125,000 to the attorney of a state trooper fired after kicking his canine partner and later reinstated. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( http://bit.ly/2pVenIt ) the Court of Appeals ruled the payout is large because...
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May 07, 2017 - 1:16 pm
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Life is arriving fast for a North Carolina university student who becomes a graduate, Marine Corps officer and a newlywed within three days. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports ( http://bit.ly/2qPHzRi ) that Isaiah Levia's big changes are lined up next weekend. Levia...
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May 07, 2017 - 11:43 am
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina detectives say an effort to sell stolen guns left one of the dealers dead after a woman came out of hiding with her gun blazing. Multiple media organizations reported Sunday that 51-year-old Marion Yarborough was found dead in the front yard of a Lincolnton...
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May 07, 2017 - 10:22 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Worn out after an away game, a former NFL player was informed by a bank teller that suspicious withdrawals were siphoning away his money. Another was persuaded to try to rescue a losing investment with an additional $700,000. A third player spent years in court trying to claw...
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May 07, 2017 - 12:01 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Perhaps it wasn't cricket, Old Bean. So sue me. The first question I asked the new lord-lieutenant of Bristol, and one I'm sure a lot of you want to know the answer to, was "Does Queen Elizabeth II call you 'Peaches'?" "Yes," Lois Patricia "Peaches" Hauser Golding told me...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:36 pm
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a 28-year-old North Carolina woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing of her husband. New Bern Police said in a news release that officers found 40-year-old Kenneth Tankson wounded around 4:20 a.m. Saturday and he died a short time later at the...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:16 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal regulators have closed Milwaukee-based Guaranty Bank, saying the bank is significantly undercapitalized and has not come up with an acceptable way to shore up its finances. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., named as receiver, says the First-Citizens Bank & Trust...
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