Opening loss signals more of same from UNC

After one game, we don't know what these Tar Heels are yet. We do know, however, what they aren't: This is not the kind of team that's going to explore new territory for North Carolina football. It may still win an ACC championship, or the Coastal Division, but if Thursday is any indication, eight wins is once again the ceiling.

NAACP clergy meet with NC AG about Kerrick re-trial decision

Clergy and NAACP members from across North Carolina met behind closed doors on Friday with Roy Cooper, the state attorney general, to discuss his decision not to retry Randall “Wes” Kerrick, the Charlotte police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man.

Jobless in NC and not even lapping up that lavish $350 yet

Bobby Parker: Legislative leaders are aching to get tougher on those of us who have been so brash as to seek unemployment benefits at a time when we need a little help. Now, they want to make sure that you’re not sitting on your duff lapping up that $350 to lavish on, say, utilities to power your Internet job search, gas to get you to an interview or ... food?

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After weeks of resistance against issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, county clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of court and ordered to jail. The first gay couple was then issued a marriage license by Davis' coworkers in Rowan County, Kentucky on Friday. Nicole L. Cvetnic and Lexington Herald-Leader