North Carolina’s season ended Thursday night with a 79-72 loss against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament – a defeat that will be remembered for the Tar Heels’ inability to hold a second half lead, again, and for a comeback attempt in the final minute that proved futile.
A bill filed late Thursday by three Republican NC senators would put the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property up for bid – likely revoking a deal reached between Raleigh leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory to create a park.
House and Senate leaders announced a deal Thursday that will gradually cut a few pennies off the state gas and diesel fuel tax over the next two years – starting next week – and cancel a much more substantial cut that would have cost the state Department of Transportation hundreds of jobs and more than $400 million in revenues.
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Dean Smith left each of the varsity letterman he coached at North Carolina $200 for a “dinner out,” according to a letter one of his attorneys sent to his former players that was posted to Twitter on Thursday.
Wake County is retrofitting all its school buses with a new lighting system to give increased notice when they’re stopping to pick up and drop off students. Some buses got exterior cameras mounted on their stop arms to identify motorists who pass them illegally, and some got interior cameras to monitor student behavior.
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight locked himself in the cockpit and, with apparent cool precision, deliberately slammed into snow-capped mountains, French prosecutor Brice Robin says, in a stunning twist to a tragedy that killed all 150 people aboard. “People who commit suicide usually do so alone ... I don’t call it a suicide,” Robin says.
An apartment building collapses in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan’s trendy East Village.
Wake County school board member Keith Sutton has been elected to the steering committee of the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education CUBE says it “supports urban school boards and fosters effective leadership for excellence and equity in public education, with a specific focus on underrepresented students.”
It’s still strange to think this is an ACC game in an ACC city, with NC State and Louisville playing a regional semifinal in Syracuse, only the fourth time ACC teams have met in the NCAA tournament, but that’s the conference in 2015.
Every varsity basketball letterman during Dean Smith’s coaching reign at UNC from 1961-97 is getting a letter with a check in it. From Michael Jordan to Phil Ford to James Worthy to Richard Vinroot, they all will receive the same $200.
The Carolina Hurricanes ripped the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 Thursday at PNC Arena as Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, 11 players had points and goalie Cam Ward came up with some high-quality, did-you-see-that saves.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prevent state and local governments from imposing a “substantial burden” on a person’s free exercise of religion, unless the government can demonstrate a compelling reason. It mirrors a federal law enacted in 1993; similar statutes are on the books in 19 states. Gay rights groups call it a “license to discriminate.”
For the past few months, questions surrounding Shane Carden’s NFL potential have swirled around him like stripes on a candy cane. On Thursday, the former Pirates quarterback got a chance to answer some of them during East Carolina’s pro day.