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Courier-Tribune

  • Man used Snapchat to try to lure N.C. teen to Kansas, police say
    A man has been charged after officials said he sent inappropriate pictures and attempted to lure a North Carolina teenager to Kansas, where he lives.Detectives with the Union County Sheriff’s Office began investigating in November, after parents in Indian Trail said their daughter was communicating with the man on Snapchat.The ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-22-2018
  • Billy Graham’s body to ‘lie in honor’ at U.S. Capitol
    CHARLOTTE — The Rev. Billy Graham’s body will lie in honor in D.C. next week, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday.Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat at the age of 99.His body will lie in the Capitol rotunda from Feb. 28 to March 1, so the public ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-22-2018
  • Hurley: Teachers say they do not want to carry guns
    ASHEBORO — State Rep. Pat Hurley says she has heard from a number of teachers who say they do not want to carry guns as a way to help keep schools safe.Arming school teachers is an idea that has been raised as a potential way to prevent school violence or ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-22-2018
  • ‘America’s Pastor’: Evangelist Billy Graham dead at 99
    CHARLOTTE — Billy Graham, the dynamic Charlotte-born evangelist whose pioneering talent for combining old-time religion and modern media brought him a worldwide flock and greater fame than any other religious figure in American history, died Wednesday.Growing up on a dairy farm near what is now Park Road Shopping Center, Graham’s ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-21-2018
  • N.C. lawmakers may consider arming teachers in schools
    RALEIGH — A new state legislative committee may consider arming North Carolina teachers in the aftermath of last week’s mass school shooting in Florida.House Speaker Tim Moore announced Tuesday that he’s forming a new school safety committee that will be charged with developing recommendations for how to improve safety in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-21-2018
  • Anti-Amazon ads ask: ‘Does this look like a company that needs taxpayer cash?’
    A national organization for conservative millennials is launching a digital ad campaign opposing financial incentives in North Carolina and the other 19 U.S. states that are finalists to land Amazon’s second headquarters.Generation Opportunity advocates for free markets and economic policies that benefit their membership of 18- to 38-year-olds. It opposes ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-21-2018
  • N.C. man uses fortune cookies in lottery; it finally worked
    A North Carolina man won $200,000 in South Carolina’s lottery on Valentine’s Day.His secret? He got the winning numbers from a fortune cookie.The man picked up the winning ticket from a store in upstate, according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, which reported he chose to be anonymous.He reportedly crosses the state ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-21-2018
  • Burlington man wins ‘Dazzling’ $4 million prize
    RALEIGH — Christopher Springfield of Burlington will get $200,000 a year for 20 years after he won $4 million playing the $4 million Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.Springfield, a manufacturing supervisor, bought the $20 ticket Monday night at the Murphy Oil USA on South Graham Hopedale Road in Burlington.“I’d won $1,000 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • N.C. activists featured on ‘Trump Dating’
    GREENSBORO — A North Carolina conservative activist couple are the welcoming image for a new “Trump Dating” website.Jodi and William Barrett Riddleberger, who helped form the Tea Party-inspired “Conservatives for Guilford County” (C4GC) PAC, are the poster couple for the dating site, which looks to appeal to supporters of President ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Seen that photo of 20-foot shark on Outer Banks?
    OUTER BANKS — What started off as an obvious gag went viral this week, when a faked photo of a 20-foot shark beached on the Outer Banks was shared nearly 30,000 times.The photo claimed to be an image of a 20-foot “monster shark” that washed up on a beach at ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Tree breaks hiker’s fall from Pilot Mountain
    PILOT MOUNTAIN — A Mount Airy teen is saying she’s lucky to be alive, after falling 50 feet during a mountain hiking trip at one of the state’s parks.Victoria Creed, 17, fell at about 5 p.m. Sunday while climbing at Pilot Mountain State Park.“I had the wrong kind of shoes ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Protesters try new strategy to remove Silent Sam
    CHAPEL HILL — Several people have submitted petitions to the N.C. Historical Commission to move the Silent Sam Confederate statue from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.Four petitions were received in January and February, said Neel Lattimore, director of communications for the N.C. Department of Natural and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Obtain vehicle property tax receipts on website
    RALEIGH — Taxpayers can retrieve their paid 2017 vehicle property tax receipts online from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles to use when they file this year’s income tax returns. Vehicle owners can view and print their vehicle property tax receipts through the MyDMV web portal.To access the feature:* Visit ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Walker, Scott to host HBCU Conference
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., who represents the 6th District including Randolph County, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., as part of Black History Month, will host the “Second Annual HBCU Fly-in: Advancing Opportunity and Entrepreneurship.”The two have invited the presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-20-2018
  • N.C. woman wins $4 million lottery prize
    RALEIGH — Serenah Arnett of Winston-Salem became the first person to win the $4 million top prize in the new 100X The Cash game.Arnett bought the $20 ticket at Walmart on Brookberry Park in Winston-Salem. She claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.Winners of the top prize have ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 02-19-2018
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Pinson scores career-high 23, UNC holds off Syracuse 78-74
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points, Joel Berry II added 18, including the tiebreaking layup with 1:36 left, and No. 10 North Carolina held off Syracuse 78-74 on Wednesday night.North Carolina (22-7, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won six straight, but this was the most difficult ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-22-2018
  • Marty Hurney named as Carolina Panthers general manager
    CHARLOTTE — Marty Hurney is the next general manager of the Carolina Panthers.Again.On Wednesday, the Panthers hired interim general manager Hurney, who was the GM in Carolina from 2002-12, to fill the permanent role once more."I have always felt a strong connection to this organization and viewed this job as ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-22-2018
  • How Billy Graham’s sports connections in Charlotte ran deep … and wide
    CHARLOTTE — While Billy Graham’s profound impact on the world was mostly religion-based, the famous evangelist also made a number of sports connections with his hometown.The most well-known: At age 77 in 1996, Graham conducted a four-night crusade in Bank of America Stadium (then known as Ericsson Stadium) . He ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-22-2018
  • WHS boys top Thomasville
    THOMASVILLE — Despite heading into Tuesday’s opening-round game of the state tournament just one seed behind their opponent, the members of the Wheatmore High School varsity boys basketball team felt like underdogs.The No. 17 Warriors didn’t play like it.Leading for much of the game — but by single-digits — WHS ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-21-2018
  • Five Randolph County basketball teams fall in opening round of state tournament
    CONCORD — The Asheboro High School varsity boys basketball team found out first-hand why Cox Mill’s Rechon Black and Wendell Moore Jr. are so heavily recruited.Black, who will head to the University of North Carolina in the fall, and Moore, a junior who is being recruited by a number of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-21-2018
  • N.C. State tops Boston College for third straigh win
    RALEIGH - Freshman Braxton Beverly scored 16 points with five first-half 3-pointers, helping North Carolina State beat Boston College 82-66 on Tuesday night. Allerik Freeman scored a team-high 20 points in the third straight win for the Wolfpack (19-9, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference). N.C. State had an awful start and missed ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-21-2018
  • Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season
    CHARLOTTE - The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. "Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization," Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in a release. "We are deeply committed to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Duke takes step up despite missing Bagley III
    DURHAM – Instead of stepping back after a rough stretch earlier this month, Duke has headed up again. Three victories in a row have done that. "We’re taking some big steps forward now," senior guard Grayson Allen said. The next task in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the second-place Blue Devils comes tonight ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Tar Heels willing to amp it up more
    CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina looks like one of the hottest teams in the country. Coach Roy Williams wants a faster pace and stingier defense. Those might be good objectives particularly for tonight’s game at Syracuse. "Now we have to turn around and play against that zone which is always difficult to play ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It's the first time a Division 1 men's basketball program has ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Worst-kept secret: WHS’ Rains having breakout season
    TRINITY — At the beginning of the high school basketball season, Wheatmore High School head coach Tim Kelly Jr. had a secret. He said he hoped to keep the secret for as long as he could, but it took less than a week for everyone to know what Kelly was ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Kevin Keatts says N.C. State not involved in FBI probe of college basketball
    RALEIGH — Though last week’s Yahoo! Sports report regarding the FBI’s investigation in college basketball renewed concerns about widespread cheating in the sport, N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts is confident his program has no issues.Speaking both on the ACC coaches teleconference and later in a phone conversation with The News ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Virginia stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Duke jumps to 5th
    RALEIGH — Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 as it coasts to an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, while Duke made a big jump after a pair of impressive wins without its top freshman.The Cavaliers earned 42 of 65 first-place votes in the poll ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end."You did that thing, baby ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
  • Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers brought a dose of A-list attraction to a pit road scene that was more fitting for a red carpet. The starry-eyed sweethearts were mobbed by fans and media clicking away for a snapshot of some PDA that would surely spawn headlines. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 02-20-2018
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