AP State News

Saturday 10/25/2014
NC highway historical marker to honor folklorist
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

MURFREESBORO, N.C. (AP) — A newspaper owner who also wrote about the history, legends and myths of northeastern North Carolina will be honored with a highway historical marker.

Hillary Clinton, Hagan to rally NC Democrats
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Charlotte to campaign for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.

Duke Homestead hosts event about death in 1800s
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke Homestead is scheduled to host a candlelight event about the dying, the dead and their mourners in 19th century America.

NC Family History Fair to help with records use
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolinians can get help investigating their roots during the Family History Fair in downtown Raleigh.

NC Zoo hosts annual Halloween event for children
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) — The trails that wind through the North Carolina Zoo are against hosting little ghosts and goblins for the annual "Boo at the Zoo."

Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home."

Eberle powers Oilers past Hurricanes 6-3
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL.

Friday's Scores
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

PREP FOOTBALL

UNC's Williams: 'Very sad time' after fraud report
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it's a "very sad time" at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program "thought we were doing the right thing."

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

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

Hurricanes-Oilers Sums
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

Carolina 0 2 1—3
Edmonton 0 2 4—6

5-year-old NC boy avoids bumps due to illness
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Johnfroe, 5, sat in the living room floor with a blue marker scribbling away at a piece of paper. He drew two curlicues meant to be wheels, a box with the number 16 on it, and a figure with a circle for a torso and squares for arms and legs walking out of the box.

Seahawks look for trifecta against Panthers
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In a bit of a scheduling quirk, the Seattle Seahawks keep finding their way to Charlotte to play the Carolina Panthers.

Friday 10/24/2014
NC Lottery
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Friday:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

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

Rick Perry at NC BBQ to help Senate hopeful Tillis
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:30 am

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry urged North Carolina conservatives Friday to work to elect Thom Tillis' to the U.S. Senate, saying his arrival will usher in a Republican majority in the chamber that can force the hand of President Barack Obama to fortify American foreign policy.

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night.

UNC beats Fayetteville State 111-58 in exhibition
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Justin Jackson scored 18 points to help North Carolina beat Fayetteville State 111-58 in its exhibition opener Friday night.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

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

Seahawks trying to find right mix to get to QB
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl run was the ability to wreak havoc on quarterbacks.

Virginia set to host North Carolina in ACC matchup
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

The numbers suggest Virginia could find a cure for its offensive inconsistency on Saturday.

Radio host convicted of alleged $10 million fraud
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago lawyer who hosted a syndicated radio talk show has been found guilty of mortgage fraud in a scheme to defraud lenders out of nearly $10 million.

Maxwell, Unger, Walters all out for Seattle
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger will miss his third straight game on Sunday with a foot injury, while kick and punt returner Bryan Walters will be out with a concussion.

Deputy kills man at NC fast-food restaurant
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Cumberland County say a man was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy as attempts were made to serve him with a criminal warrant.

Panthers without 7 players against Seahawks
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be without seven players because of injuries for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

GOP: Proper for officials to refuse to marry gays
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Twenty-eight Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are urging state courts administrators not to punish employees who refuse to marry gay couples based on religious objections.

ZeekRewards founder charged in $850 million scam
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme faces charges of wire and mail fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud.

Thomas Built Buses chooses to expand again in NC
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Built Buses says it will add 236 full-time jobs at its High Point facility, choosing the Triad site over its South Carolina plant.

Police say NC student takes school bus on joyride
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in Elizabeth City are trying to determine how a student was able to drive a bus from an elementary school parking lot.

Mobile army lab unit prepares for trip to Liberia
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A U.S. military mobile laboratory designed to assess and combat biological and chemical threats is preparing for its first deployment to Liberia, where a team of soldiers and scientists will test for Ebola.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 11:31 am

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

Gaston County teenager struck by car, killed
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:16 am

CRAMERTON, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 14-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car in Gaston County while walking to school.

Hornets trim roster down to 15 players
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 6:46 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets announced they have waived guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale.

Completion of Charlotte Outer Loop to be delayed
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 6:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — State officials say completion of the final 5.7-mile stretch of the Charlotte Outer Loop will be delayed until spring.

Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 4:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum.

Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 4:03 am

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Georgia FIVE Midday' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Georgia FIVE Midday" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Midday' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Midday" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

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

New-Look NBA: A coach's perspective, Quin Snyder
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 2:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. An interview with first-year Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is the second installment of the series:

NC-VA high speed trains starting slowly
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 1:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Plans for high speed train service in North Carolina and Virginia seem to be starting slowly.

Murphy, BC set to take on slumping Wake Forest
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Murphy does everything on offense for Boston College. Wake Forest is still looking for someone to do anything.

Tuskegee leader used inner strength to advance
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Brian Johnson grew up in a Durham, North Carolina, housing project where friends were killed or served long stretches in prison.

Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

Murphy, BC set to take on slumping Wake Forest
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:32 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Murphy does everything on offense for Boston College. Wake Forest is still looking for someone to do anything.

Arrest made in weekend shooting in Wilmington
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 8:03 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in Wilmington have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man killed at a public housing project last weekend.

Asheville prosecutor dropping 230 tickets
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:46 pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The prosecutor in Asheville plans to dismiss about 230 speeding tickets that were written by police officers using radar guns with out-of-date certificates.