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Summer Enrichment Camp at Southeastern Randolph Middle School

The Summer Enrichment Camp at Southeastern Randolph Middle School is a 4 week STEM and career and technical education camp. Students get to choose from 1 of [...]

Liberty Shredding Day

Liberty Antiques Festival 2017

Liberty Antiques Festival 2017 Held just twice a year, 400 dealers from more than 25 states pack this 100-acre farm near downtown Liberty, North Carolina. [...]

Courier-Tribune

  • Woman threatens ‘terrorist’ salesman
    FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville woman has been charged with ethnic intimidation after she threatened a used car businessman and accused him of being a terrorist in league with ISIS.The Fayetteville Observer says the threats made by Sharon McEachern, 52, included suggesting that Kishorkumar Kaneria would be beaten to death.McEachern was ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Passenger arrested after taking flying leap
    CHARLOTTE — First the passenger got out of his seat.Then he tried to bite a flight attendant.Finally, Tu Lon Sein forced open the galley door of American Airlines flight 5242 on Thursday, and took flight himself … landing on the tarmac of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.Friday morning, Sein, 22, was ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • N.C. program provides clean syringes
    RALEIGH — Jason Jackson was addicted to heroin for 10 years until this spring and remembers well the almost daily struggle to find a needle to shoot up.Jackson, now 37 and enrolled in a methadone program in Raleigh, said too often he would rely on a needle already used by ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • After a century, soldier’s family gets medals he earned
    DUNN — When Charles Monroe Baucom returned home in 1919 after his third and final tour of duty with the Army, he struggled to cope.He had apparently been exposed to a mustard gas attack during World War I, and when he began losing his hearing and vision, he worried he’d ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Raleigh roundup: House releases preliminary budget
    RALEIGH — The state House hasn’t released its full budget proposal yet, but this week lawmakers got the chance to see the priorities set out by budget writers and how it compares to the Senate budget.One of the clear differences between the two budgets is that the House’s proposed budget ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Health officials: ‘Fight the Bite’ during warm weather months
    RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.“Ticks and mosquitoes are common in our state, and they carry bacteria and viruses that can cause serious infections,” said ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-26-2017
  • No drought or dry conditions in N.C.
    RALEIGH — For the first time since March 2016, all North Carolina’s 100 counties are determined to be free from drought or dry conditions.“The recent rainfall has brought relief to the state, particularly southwestern North Carolina,” said Linwood Peele, acting chairman of the N.C. Drought Management Advisory Council and the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • BCBS wants 22.9 percent rate hike on ACA plans in 2018
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, is proposing a 22.9 percent rate increase on Affordable Care Act plans in 2018, in what will be the fifth year of the federal health insurance mandate.Steep rate increases have been a consistent feature of Blue Cross’s ACA coverage in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Job-hunter promises $10,000, 2 plane tickets for a good job
    MORRISVILLE — Wanted: A job. Reward: $10,000 and two plane tickets to anywhere in the world.Karol Gajda of Morrisville wrote a blog post Thursday morning that challenges the internet to find him gainful employment. He’s hoping to work remotely and stay in the Triangle.That $10,000 reward? That’s if you land ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Copperhead bites N.C. boy, 11, at his birthday party
    No day is a good day to be bitten by a venomous copperhead snake, but one Greensboro 11-year-old had it happen at his 11th birthday party in the backyard.It happened to Cameron Robbins, who was in mid celebration when the snake landed its fangs into his leg, according to TV ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Davidson woman competes again on Food Network show
    DAVIDSON COUNTY — Joy Thompson practically grew up in her mother’s kitchen, so cooking has always been one of her greatest passions. But last summer, when Thompson competed on Season 12 of “Food Network Star,” a cooking competition show, she admits to feeling a little overwhelmed.“I had no idea what ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Faith vs. graduation?
    A group of local pastors says Wake County families shouldn’t be forced to choose between their faith and attending Sunday morning high school graduation ceremonies.The Raleigh Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance calls Sunday morning graduations “disrespectful and also insensitive to all the Wake County citizens who worship on Sunday mornings.” The group ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Expect checkpoints near boating recreational venues
    The N.C. Highway Patrol and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division are combining efforts to save lives on the roadways and waterways this summer with numerous driving checkpoints near boating recreational venues.The goal is to prevent injuries and loss of life due to drinking and driving during the upcoming ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Coast Guard temporarily removes Bogue Inlet buoys
    EMERALD ISLE — Area officials were surprised to hear that the Coast Guard has temporarily discontinued navigational aids in Bogue Inlet in light of dredging activities completed last month to maintain a navigable connecting channel.“The (Army Corps of Engineers) did go out and dredge in April and we’re appreciative of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-24-2017
  • Goodbye, bragging rights: Charlotte’s no longer the No. 2 U.S. banking center
    Charlotte has long prided itself on being the nation’s second-largest banking center, but those are bragging rights the Queen City will have to give up.San Francisco now exceeds Charlotte in the value of loans and other assets held by banks headquartered in the respective cities, according to an analysis for ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 05-24-2017
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Early hole too deep to climb out of for Post 45
    ASHEBORO - The early-season pitching for Randolph County Post 45 has been very unlike a Randolph County Post 45 team. Entering Thursday’s game with Concord Post 51 at McCrary Park, Post 45 was giving up an average of 10.3 runs per game. Things didn’t get a whole let better against ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Local sports: ER softball game changed for third time
    RAMSEUR -- For the third straight day, Game 1 of Eastern Randolph’s NCHSAA 2-A semifinals series against South Granville was postponed due to wet weather Thursday.The No. 8 Wildcats will host the top-seeded Vikings at 7 p.m. tonight for the first game of the best-of-three series.Games 2 and 3 (if ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case
    RALEIGH -- North Carolina remains steadfast in its belief that the NCAA is overreaching in its investigation of the school's long-running academic fraud case.In a 102-page response to a third set of NCAA charges, North Carolina on Thursday once again challenged the NCAA's jurisdiction to pursue charges for issues the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Larson starts last
    CONCORD -- Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field.Harvick turned a lap of 193.424 mph on the 1 1/2-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway oval Thursday night. It's ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • NASCAR knows it has to innovate. But it’s not that easy
    CHARLOTTE -- When he was a kid, Marcus Smith would get out of school early on the Thursday before the 600-mile NASCAR race held at the racetrack his family owns in Concord. He and his brothers went to watch not only the qualifying races, but the boxing matches staged near ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • UNC’s Larry Fedora gets contract extension through 2022
    CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora will make a lot of money next year if all goes right for the Tar Heels.The Board of Trustees at the school extended his contract through the 2022 season, while also adding sizable bonus incentives.Fedora could receive up to $1.07 million ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Panthers LB Luke Kuechly says he’s done talking – and worrying – about his concussions
    CHARLOTTE -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he feels good, and that’s all there is to it.Kuechly seems ready to move on for good after a concussion during a Thursday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 16 kept him in the NFL’s three-step concussion protocol ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-26-2017
  • Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018
    CHARLOTTE -- Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he'd never make anything of himself.It turns out his professor was wrong.Yates' 40-year career in auto racing culminated with his selection to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, an achievement that left him in tears.The 74-year-old Yates admitted ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Ex-UNC star Rashad McCants says relationship with school, coach Roy Williams no longer exists
    Former North Carolina men’s basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams - and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon.In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his former coach was ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • UNC’s Tony Bradley remaining in NBA draft
    CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley will hire an agent and remain in the NBA draft, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. An official announcement from Bradley and UNC is expected soon.The 6-foot-11 Bradley played about 15 minutes per game last season, and averaged 7.1 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game
    CHARLOTTE -- The previous time Charlotte hosted the NBA All-Star Game was 1991, and Michael Jordan was the game’s leading scorer. On his 56th birthday, Charlotte Hornets owner Jordan will host the 2019 All-Star Game, the biggest sporting event ever to come to Charlotte.The NBA’s announcement Wednesday to place the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Return of NBA’s All-Star showcase will help restore our battered reputation
    CHARLOTTE -- So the party is back on – two years later than we originally thought, yes, but back on all the same.Charlotte has now been confirmed as the official host of the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 17, 2019, as The Observer first reported Wednesday morning. The NBA and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Are you ready for some (celebrations with your) football? NFL relaxes rules for end-zone dances
    CHARLOTTE -- Beginning in the 2017 season, the NFL, criticized occasionally as "The No Fun League," will allow players to have a little more fun after scoring a touchdown.The league will allow players to celebrate touchdowns in groups again, use the ball as a prop and celebrate on the ground. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • Omer Yurtseven to return to N.C. State for his sophomore season
    RALEIGH -- Forward Omer Yurtseven has decided to return to N.C. State for his sophomore season, the school announced Wednesday.Yurtseven had declared for the NBA draft in April but did not hire an agent. The NCAA deadline to return to school was Wednesday. The 7-0, 246-pound Yurtseven, who’s from Istanbul, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-25-2017
  • NASCAR shakes up 2018 schedule and adds road race
    CHARLOTTE - NASCAR announced several changes to its 2018 schedule Tuesday, including new tracks for the final 11 races of the season. Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become the 26th race of the Cup season and the final chance to set next year's playoff field. The race will be run Sept. 9 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 05-24-2017
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