AP State News

Friday 10/31/2014
Rivera says Panthers must figure things out
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina head coach Ron Rivera isn't about to give up on the Panthers' chances of a winning season and making the NFL playoffs.

Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students — only to see things get worse.

Trend of teachers leaving NC, classroom increasing
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More North Carolina teachers left the profession last year because they were unhappy or decided to go to another state, a new report found.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were:

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to discuss bogus courses
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Professors at North Carolina's flagship public university are sitting down to hash out the unpleasant finding that parts of their campus schemed to give athletes fake grades so they could keep playing for the Tar Heels.

NC man, Illinois child killed in Forsyth wreck
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

RURAL HALL, N.C. (AP) — The Highway Patrol has released the names of a North Carolina man and a boy from Illinois who died in a multi-vehicle wreck in Forsyth County.

Condoleezza Rice backs Tillis in US Senate race
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — Thom Tillis has received the endorsement of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in North Carolina's close U.S. Senate race.

Man shot to death in Fayetteville; suspect held
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Cumberland County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Fayetteville man and charged him with the shooting death of another man.

Winter storm warning for western North Carolina
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Up to 10 inches of snow is expected to fall in parts of the mountains of western North Carolina.

McCrory seeks better NC connection with Virginia
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory will visit northeastern North Carolina, where he says he hopes to create better connections with the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

Duke Chapel to host All Hallows' Eve service
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke Chapel is hosting its annual Halloween celebration with an All Hallows' Eve candlelight service that recalls the history of the day.

Cades Cove area to undergo controlled burns
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — The Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will undergo a series of controlled burns conducted by park officials.

Saints get their revenge, beat Panthers 28-10
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game — or any game, for that matter — on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different.

Bill Clinton coming to NC to help Hagan bid
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Clinton came to North Carolina last month to quietly raise money for Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate campaign. Now the former president is returning to rally the faithful publicly for the Democratic incumbent.

Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

DENVER (AP) — As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Saints' offense is potent enough with Drew Brees.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

GA Lottery
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — These Georgia lotteries were drawn Thursday:

Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Saints-Panthers Stats
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

New Orleans 0 14 7 7—28
Carolina 0 0 7 3—10

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 2:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

Thursday's Scores
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:46 pm

PREP FOOTBALL

AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:46 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night.

2 killed, 8 injured in construction zone wreck
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:16 pm

RURAL HALL, N.C. (AP) — At least two people were killed and eight taken to a hospital after a wreck Thursday in a construction zone on U.S. 52 in Forsyth County, authorities said.

2 killed, 8 injured in construction zone wreck
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:46 pm

RURAL HALL, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say at least two people were killed and eight injured in a wreck in a construction zone on U.S. 52 in Forsyth County.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:16 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:31 am

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

Panthers RB Williams active against Saints
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is active for Thursday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

NC in-person early voting reaching toward 700,000
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:31 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Even with one less week of balloting this election, in-person voting continues to outpace levels from the last midterm election in North Carolina and has Democrats guardedly optimistic for results from U.S. Senate down to the legislature and local races.

Poll keeps Hagan with slight lead for NC Senate
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 11:03 am

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll.

East Carolina-Temple Preview Capsule
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:31 am

No. 21 East Carolina (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) at Temple (4-3, 2-2); 12 p.m. (ESPNews)

TVA drawing down Boone Reservoir for repairs
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:02 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boone Reservoir near Johnson City will have its level dropped five weeks early as Tennessee Valley Authority engineers search for the source of water seepage.

NC man admits role in trying to help terrorists
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 6:16 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man who tried to join the fighting in Syria is pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

McCrory says he's assessing NC Medicaid expansion
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 6:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he's weighing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may reconsider their opposition to extending the social program.

GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation.

North Carolina man charged with online job scam
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 4:16 am

ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with luring a woman to Tennessee under the pretense of hiring her for a job advertised online.

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 4:16 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Hornets announce extension for Kemba Walker
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:32 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker has seen NBA basketball in Charlotte at its worst. He's willing to stick around to see it at its best.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:46 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were:

Charges dropped against UNC-Greensboro workers
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:46 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against three former University of North Carolina-Greensboro employees who had been accused of falsifying time sheets.

Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:16 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say the suspected gunman in a North Carolina courthouse shooting has turned himself in.

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 8:02 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.

Suspect jailed in NC courthouse shooting
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 7:46 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A suspect has been taken into custody in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.

UNC spending nearly $800k on public relations firm
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:05 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina is spending nearly $800,000 with a public relations firm as it deals with the results of an investigation of academic and athletic problems at the Chapel Hill school.

Weekend snow possible in NC mountains
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 5:31 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of western North Carolina.

VA hospital employees in Fayetteville plan rally
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:46 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Employees at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville plan a rally in support of better working conditions and reopening of the facility's emergency room.