President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said.
Under mounting pressure, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department have announced in recent months that they will no longer use a law designed to go after drug dealers and terrorists to seize the bank accounts of small business owners who are not suspected of criminal activity.
It’s a thrice-weekly soccer scrimmage of Tar Heels coaches, former players and skilled locals. The games, held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, are informal but competitive. They are played at the field house, Hooker Fields or Finley Fields, depending on the weather and number of players. They have been a midday soccer staple for the last 10 years, said Chris Rich, one of Noon Ball’s primary organizers.
Track and field star Sydnei Murphy has come a long way since her junior year, when she spread herself thin with academics and athletics. On Saturday, she will try to become a four-time state champ at the NC High School Athletic Association 4A track and field championships at North Carolina A&T.
A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.
For the 2015-16 school year, Wake County placed 49.3 percent of the 5,531 applicants into magnet schools and 41.7 percent of the 1,006 people who requested the application schools such as the early colleges. Wake also placed 55.9 percent of the 2,204 applications to year-round schools at 47.5 percent of the 1,522 traditional-calendar applicants.
Thousands of children in the Triangle will attend some kind of summer camp this year with the fees paid in part or in full by donations. Thousands more will miss out because camp organizers can’t raise enough money, or because families can’t afford the transportation needed to get their children to the camps.
The high school sports writers of The News & Observer recently huddled to talk about one of the hottest topics among interscholastic sports officials in the country. How to handle the growth in adaptive track and field athletics?