North Carolina

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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May 06, 2017 - 10:25 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- There's an official dog, an official flower and even an official beverage. But students in a first-grade class in North Carolina think a spider should be in the group of special state symbols. Students in Patti Evans' class at Dickson Elementary School have gone so far as to...
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May 06, 2017 - 10:18 am
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Investigators say they want to talk to two men who were seen running out of a North Carolina mall just before a 34-year-old man was shot in the parking lot. Greensboro Police said in a news release that Sherrod Crum was walking outside Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro...
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May 06, 2017 - 10:05 am
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A district attorney says it is conducting another investigation into whether a North Carolina man who has spent 22 years in prison on a murder charge really committed the crime. The NAACP has fought to have Dontae Sharpe's conviction overturned for years. Sharpe was 19 when...
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May 06, 2017 - 9:56 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a dog that apparently attacked and killed its owner in North Carolina would not let emergency workers inside the home. Buncombe County deputies say officers went to the home Monday evening after a 911 call and saw 59-year-old Jane Egle unconscious with what...
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May 06, 2017 - 12:01 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Inside the Thirsty Beaver on Central Avenue, Pabst Blue Ribbon flows from cans and Merle Haggard flows from the jukebox, even as workers just a few feet away cocoon the building with a new five-story apartment development. The one-story dive bar in Plaza Midwood has been...
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May 05, 2017 - 6:21 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on efforts by North Carolina news organizations to persuade a judge not to seal details from a lawsuit stemming from the child murder investigation that led to two brothers being wrongly imprisoned (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A federal judge in North Carolina has...
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