AP State News

Friday 11/28/2014
NC Lottery
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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

Longtime football official ready to retire stripes
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — When watching a sporting event in person, Larry Honeycutt tries his best to remain anonymous.

Thursday 11/27/2014
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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 'Cash 5' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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

No. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 78, No. 22 UCLA 56
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

NORTH CAROLINA (4-1)

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

No. 22 Syracuse women defeat East Carolina 69-58
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:15 am

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 19 points, matching her career high, as No. 22 Syracuse women beat East Carolina 69-58 and advanced to Friday's championship in the Lucaya Division of the Junkanoo Jam.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

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

21 authors write about how NC influenced them
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Writer and editor Marianne Gingher gave 21 authors a wide-open assignment: write about any subject they chose as long as North Carolina was at the core of the story.

Panthers' Benjamin says rookie wall won't stop him
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin says he has no plans on slowing down after needing just 11 games to establish new franchise rookie records for receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns in a season.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Midday' game
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

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

Officer shoots at men during Jacksonville chase
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two men have been taken to the hospital after they tried to strike a police officer with their car during a chase.

Christmas trees big business in NC mountains
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

BAKERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are already well on their way to stores and tree stands across the country.

Driver flees from fatal 1-car wreck in Durham
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say the driver and a passenger of a car that wrecked on a Durham freeway ran from the crash, leaving behind one of their passengers who would later die.

2 suspects charged with killings of elderly men
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after two elderly men living about 15 miles from each other were robbed and killed earlier this week in their homes near Fayetteville.

Storm brings Thanksgiving snow to NC mountains
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A fast moving storm brought a few extra inches of snow to parts of the North Carolina mountains early Thanksgiving.

Southern Democrats trying to recover lost ground
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:16 am

ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.

Funeral arrangements set for incoming NC sheriff
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 3:04 am

PLYMOUTH, N.C. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for the Washington County man who was elected to become the next sheriff, but died before he could take office.

NC Lottery
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 12:01 am

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

Bjugstad scores early, Panthers top Hurricanes 1-0
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 12:01 am

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo started strong in net and Al Montoya finished the job.

Turkey shoot aims at targets, but not birds
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 11:31 pm

COINJOCK, N.C. (AP) — Sam Snead of Coinjock angled his wheelchair toward the target 30 yards down range, shouldered the 12-gauge shotgun and took long, careful aim before dropping the barrel.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm

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

Balanced South Carolina beats UNC-Asheville 89-75
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 9:32 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — All five starters scored 12 points or better as South Carolina broke a two-game losing streak with an 89-75 win over UNC-Asheville on Wednesday night.

No. 16 OHIO ST. 91, CAMPBELL 64
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

CAMPBELL (1-3)

AP-BKC--Davidson-UCF Box
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

DAVIDSON (3-1)

Gibbs pours in 37, Davidson races past UCF 95-69
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jack Gibbs poured in a career-high 37 points on 15-of-17 shooting and Davidson ran past Central Florida 95-69 on Wednesday night.

AP-BKC--Richmond-NC State Box
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 8:01 pm

RICHMOND (2-2)

Soldier from Maryland killed in Afghanistan
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 6:46 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pentagon says a soldier from Wicomico County is one of two who were killed in Afghanistan.

AP-BKC--Chicago St.-W. Carolina Box
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm

CHICAGO ST. (2-5)

Snow makes Thanksgiving travel 'a little hairy'
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 4:01 pm

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.

Western Carolina cruises past Chicago State 66-61
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Torrion Brummitt scored 14 points and Rhett Harrelson had 11 points with six assists to lead Western Carolina past Chicago State 66-61 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic tournament on Wednesday night.

No. 4 DUKE 93, FURMAN 54
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm

FURMAN (1-3)

AP-BKC--North Florida-Elon Box
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:31 pm

NORTH FLORIDA (3-3)

Funeral held for Green Beret killed in combat
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people attended a funeral in Michigan on Wednesday for a 31-year-old Green Beret who was killed in combat in Afghanistan, while hundreds more lined the streets outside the church.

AP-BKC--East Carolina-Hawaii Box
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm

EAST CAROLINA (3-3)

Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.

No. 5 North Carolina falls to Butler, 74-66
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 12:31 pm

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — After yet another second-half possession ended with a miscue, all Roy Williams could do on the North Carolina sideline was cross his arms and shake his head.

2 NC social workers admit $5M in Medicaid fraud
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 11:46 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Charlotte women face prison time after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government's health insurance program for the poor of more than $5 million.

NC Lottery
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 11:31 am

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

Snow hampers holiday travel in Maryland
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 11:31 am

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A snowfall of up to 7 inches across central and western Maryland is making travel difficult on the day before Thanksgiving.

BUTLER 74, No. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 66
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 10:45 am

BUTLER (4-0)

BUTLER 74, No. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 66
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 10:45 am

BUTLER (4-0)

At 1 month, US Ebola monitors finding no cases
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 6:31 am

NEW YORK (AP) — For three weeks, Dr. John Fankhauser and his family lived in two RVs in a meadow in North Carolina, watching movies, playing cards and huddling around a fire pit — with no other campers around.

ACC teams struggling to break big kick returns
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 4:31 am

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around.

Locals invite Camp Lejeune Marines for holidays
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 4:02 am

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — About 500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will fan out Thursday to enjoy the thanks that families in three North Carolina communities want to show them.

Holidays start in August for some small businesses
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:16 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops.