Twelve-year-old Kennedy Goodwin has been busy the last couple of years. She met Michelle Obama, represented North Carolina as a “champion,” became a certified scuba diver and pretty much mastered middle school. Oh yeah, and she got an ear.
Duke’s office of student conduct opened an investigation into claims against former men’s basketball player Rasheed Sulamion last year and closed it when the claims could not be substantiated, Bob Ekstrand, Sulaimon’s lawyer, confirmed Thursday night.
Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled his proposed $21.5 billion budget Thursday, describing it as a conservative approach that makes cuts where needed in order to put money where it will have the most impact. The governor tried to keep the spotlight on education, emphasizing that more than $1 billion will have been spent on teacher pay during his first term in office, if the budget is adopted by the General Assembly. He said 56 percent of the budget would go to education.
Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, this panhandler in the yellow knit cap, Ryan Hoffman, was a hulking offensive lineman for a North Carolina Tar Heels football team ranked in the top 10, a starting player renowned for his toughness and durability. Now his old Levis are so big that even a belt on its ninth notch can’t keep them from sagging below his hips.
MaxPoint priced its IPO shares at $11.50 Friday in the Triangle’s latest public stock offering. The Morrisville company helps advertisers target specific audiences through software that carves up the country into 44,000 digital zones.
Chimerix, the Durham developer of antivirals, posted a significantly larger financial loss for the 2014 fourth quarter as the drug maker ramped up expenses for clinical trials and other drug development activities.
The Justice Department expects to file corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., a law enforcement official said Friday, culminating an investigation that has dogged the senator for two years.
Adam Sanders has been tapped as the coach to build the Apex Friendship High School football program from the ground up. Sanders, 28, will be 30 when the Patriots play their first varsity football game in the fall of 2016. Apex Friendship, which will join the Southwest Wake Athletic 4A Conference, will play only a junior varsity schedule in football in the school’s first year.