El Niño, the periodic warming of the water in the eastern Pacific Ocean, has been known for centuries. The name – the Spanish word for the Christ child – was long used by Peruvian sailors who noticed it often occurs around Christmas.
Attorney General Roy Cooper, discussing in a news conference Friday his decision not to re-try Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, called for better training in the use of force by law enforcement.
Bob Kochersberger: Social media have the terrible potential to harden users and to desensitize them to human tragedy. There is simply no value in looking at images of death, so easily available as we saw during the on-air shootings of a TV reporter and cameraman but so potentially damaging.
Rolesville volleyball co-captains Ashley Stroot (2) and Carson Evans (16) knew their game against Wake Forest meant a lot. They were down by two sets before coming back to claim the match in five. Video by Jessika Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org