Road-weary Canes survive first 25 games

Learning to deal with the challenge of a road-heavy schedule has been part of the growing pains for the Carolina Hurricanes in the first 25 games, general manager Ron Francis says.

McCrory accepts defeat after a political transformation that failed

The former moderate mayor of Charlotte tried becoming a conservative, rigid governor, most prominently in his hasty approval and unbending defense of House Bill 2. The change didn’t suit him and voters so disliked it many split their tickets to throw out a Republican governor during a Republican wave election.

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It's not easy being Santa

Watch kids react as they visit with Santa at Crabtree Mall in Raleigh, N.C.
Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
It's not easy being Santa 1:45

It's not easy being Santa

Cam Newton violates Panthers dress code 3:13

Cam Newton violates Panthers dress code

Roy Williams talks about Kenny Williams, Joel Berry following home win 3:11

Roy Williams talks about Kenny Williams, Joel Berry following home win

Governor McCrory concedes race to Roy Cooper 2:18

Governor McCrory concedes race to Roy Cooper