AP State News

Sunday 12/21/2014
Western Carolina rallies to beat UNC Asheville 66-62
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Sinclair scored 20 points and made 10 of 13 free throws, Mike Brown scored 12 points, including the go-ahead basket, and Western Carolina rallied to beat UNC Asheville 66-62 on Sunday.

Panthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13 on Sunday to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South.

AP-BKC--W. Carolina-UNC Asheville Box
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

W. CAROLINA (4-8)

Fayetteville VA sued after vet kills wife, then himself
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to provide proper care and follow-up treatment before a veteran killed his wife, then himself, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

NC Lottery
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Browns' Hoyer takes over for injured Manziel at QB
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury.

Man dies after arrest by Greensboro police
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Greensboro police say a man banned from Wesley Long Hospital has died after being arrested.

Kirby, Brown to lead Shrine Bowl teams
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — John Kirby of Eastern Alamance High will lead North Carolina and Jerry Brown of Spring Valley High the South Carolina team in the 2015 Shrine Bowl game.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Charlotte firefighter hurt when ladder truck overturns
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say one firefighter was injured after a fire truck crashed and overturned in south Charlotte.

Newton active, will start for Panthers vs. Browns
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is active and will start against the Cleveland Browns just 12 days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back.

Prosecutor: No charges expected in Raleigh police shooting
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County's chief prosecutor says he doesn't anticipate bringing charges against a man who was shot by a Raleigh police officer.

McCrory to propose new NC road-building sources
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislators praised each other for the new method they approved last year to fund transportation projects they say is based not on who you know but more on reducing gridlock and creating jobs.

4 arrested in Robeson County convenience store shooting
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Robeson County authorities have arrested four people in connection with a fatal shooting at a Red Springs convenience store.

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are planning to use their newfound Senate majority to challenge President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats come January.

Greensboro offers waterfowl boat tours on lake
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Greensboro Parks and Recreation is offering pontoon boat rides to watch for migrating and wintering waterfowl on Lake Townsend.

Staten leads No. 22 West Virginia past NC State
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

At 88, workout fanatic lifts more than 200 pounds
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Clarence Ilderton still remembers the first day he started running.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Carolina activates Semin from IR
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated forward Alexander Semin from injured reserve.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Rangers-Hurricanes Sums
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

N.Y. Rangers 0 0 2 0—3
Carolina 1 0 1 0—2

UNC-Wilmington holds off East Carolina 66-54
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Freddie Jackson scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UNC-Wilmington to a 66-54 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.

Vietnam War veteran's family receives his medals
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The family of a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was given his medals during a ceremony Saturday, decades after they went missing after he died in 1980.

AP-BKC--East Carolina-N.C.-Wilmington Box
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

EAST CAROLINA (5-6)

Frazier's comeback helps Gators beat Wake Forest 63-50
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gators guard Michael Frazier II needed 14 stitches in his forehead following a bloody collision with an opponent in the first half of the Orange Bowl Classic.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

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

Gibbs, Aldridge lead Davidson past College of Charleston
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Peyton Aldridge scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers, and Jack Gibbs added 19 and a career-high 11 rebounds to help Davidson beat College of Charleston 80-68 Saturday.

AP-BKC--Davidson-Coll. of Charleston Box,1st Ld-Writethru
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:45 pm

DAVIDSON (9-1)

South Carolina wins Shrine Bowl 21-12
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 victory Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Name stories: Tum Tum, God's Wonder, Shady Eden
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tum Tum, Brother Joseph, God's Wonder, and Shady Eden are among the newest members of a national registry of grand, gnarly live oaks.

No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing in Michael Jordan's longtime home is a big deal for North Carolina, and the Tar Heels honored their most famous basketball alum with a winning performance.

Campbell too much for NAIA Montreat 90-64
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — D.J. Mason had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Nehemiah Mabson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half in Campbell's 90-64 win over NAIA Montreat on Saturday.

No. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, No. 12 OHIO ST. 74
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

OHIO ST. (9-2)

Elon holds off UNC Greensboro 71-64
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Bryant finished with 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Elon held on to defeat UNC Greensboro 71-64 on Saturday.

AP-BKC--Elon-UNC-Greensboro Box
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

ELON (6-5)

AP-BKC--Montreat-Campbell Box
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

MONTREAT (4-6)

No. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 82, No. 12 OHIO ST. 74
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

OHIO ST. (9-2)

Wake Forest's Wilbekin suspended up to 6 games
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation.

AP-BKC--Charlotte-Georgetown Box
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm

CHARLOTTE (6-5)

Ex-Duke F Murphy eligible to play for Florida
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Former Duke forward Alex Murphy is now eligible to play for Florida after transferring last year.

Man gets life for killing mom holding her baby
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killings of two people in Halifax County, including a mother shot while she held her baby in her arms.

Bicyclist asks NC Supreme Court to take wreck case
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 12:02 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Durham bicyclist hit by a car in 2009 is asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to allow her to collect damages from the motorist who struck her.

Morganton man found buried in his own backyard
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 11:46 am

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say a 74-year-old man was found buried in a shallow grave in his own backyard in Morganton.

3 should recover after car hits them at bus stop
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 11:46 am

BREVARD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say three children were injured after an 85-year-old driver hit them as they tried to get on their school bus in Transylvania County.

NC veterinarian investigating why eagles are ill
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 11:46 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Wilmington veterinarian is trying to figure out what sickened two bald eagles she recently found in southeastern North Carolina.