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  • As N.C. seeks to legalize sports betting, ex-NBA commissioner weighs in at Elon
    When former NBA commissioner David Stern is asked about the potential impacts of sports betting on college sports, he chuckles and shakes his head, as if he already knew the question was coming.Stern was the keynote speaker at a symposium at Elon Tuesday evening to discuss the impacts of legalizing ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-24-2019
  • Want your artwork on a billboard? Here’s your chance
    WINSTON-SALEM — The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has issued a call for artists in 12 Piedmont counties, including Randolph, to participate in ArtPop.The initiative showcases artwork on Lamar Outdoor Advertising billboards throughout the region. Works by five selected artists will be featured on billboards circulating throughout the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-24-2019
  • Improvements to be made on 68 miles of county roads
    ASHEBORO — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract that will make for a smoother ride along 68 miles of roads in Randolph County.From this July until Nov. 1, 2020, Sharpe Bros. of Greensboro will perform $11.6 million worth of milling, resurfacing and shoulder reconstruction.The work consists of ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Final count: 8 confirmed tornadoes touched down in N.C.
    Friday’s tornado in Orange County traveled about 12 miles and was the strongest of eight tornadoes that touched down throughout the state, according to the National Weather Service.The Orange County tornado was graded an EF-2 with its winds topping out around 115 miles per hour, according to an NWS report.Six ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Local farm uses new solar panels as part of national study
    ASHEBORO — Earth Day began with a cloudless sky, perfect conditions for a Solar Showcase at Hopewell Friends Solar Farm.The property at 1783 Hopewell Friends Road, south of Asheboro, was chosen as one of North Carolina’s first solar projects to use bifacial modules, with 3,942 of them soaking up sunshine ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Ride local, area buses for free Thursday on National Get On Board Day
    GREENSBORO — The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART), Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA), High Point Transit System (HPTS) and Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) all announced that they will join other public transportation systems across the nation to participate in National Get On Board for Public Transit Day on Thursday, April ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Moore, Chatham to benefit from program
    RALEIGH — More families will soon be able to return home while they work to rebuild from Hurricane Florence thanks to an extension of a program to provide partial housing repairs.The original Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program implemented with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wrapped ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-22-2019
  • GOP pushes late-term abortion bills
    WASHINGTON — Ahead of the 2020 election, Republicans in Washington and state capitals are honing in on one of the most emotionally charged parts of the abortion debate: those procedures conducted late in a pregnancy.Opponents of abortion hope that their effort will mobilize conservatives and bolster Republican victories next year, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-22-2019
  • Randolph citizens receive state volunteer awards
    ASHEBORO — The N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service has presented the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award to seven recipients from Randolph County.Recipients are: Wade Boger, Connie Elliott, James Gouty, Ann and Wayne Hutchins, Bob Langston, Margie Stidham and Gene Woodle/Village of Barnabus.The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors individuals ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-20-2019
  • Realtors’ group spending in 9th District race hits record $1.3 million
    A national real estate group has now poured nearly $1.3 million into North Carolina’s 9th District congressional race, eclipsing the record that any group has ever spent in the district.The National Association of Realtors’ Political Action Committee is helping Republican Leigh Brown, who until recently was a key fundraiser for ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-20-2019
  • Tornado hit Siler City during storm Friday
    The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down northwest of Siler City Friday, damaging trees, power lines and rooftops.The tornado was classified as EF-1, meaning winds reaches speeds as high as 110 mph. No major injuries have been reported from the storm as of Saturday morning. The National ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-20-2019
  • Archdale, Pittsboro receive economic grants
    RALEIGH — The N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 17 grant requests to local governments totaling $7,068,625, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced.The requests include commitments to create a total of 869 jobs. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $96.8 million in private investment.Among the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-19-2019
  • Police body camera bills take center stage
    HIGH POINT — High Point’s two state legislators have emerged as key players in what promises to become a revived debate about police body cameras at the N.C. General Assembly.State Reps. John Faircloth, R-Guilford, and Cecil Brockman, D-Guilford, have introduced separate bills that would govern the oversight of police body ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-19-2019
  • Patrol unveils new helicopters
    The N.C. Highway Patrol will unveil two new helicopters in Raleigh Tuesday. According to a press release from the patrol, the state-of-the-art Bell Helicopters will offer significant upgrades to the organization’s public safety mission and enhance its ability to complete life-saving operations in response to both internal and allied agency ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-19-2019
  • Motorist kills bear near Greensboro
    GREENSBORO — A motorist on Interstate 40 in North Carolina drove into a bear in the predawn hours on Thursday, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.It happened around 2 a.m., near the interchange of interstates 40 and 85 south of Greensboro, said Jodie Owen of the Wildlife Resources Commission.The ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 04-19-2019
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • AHS tops SWR, creating 3-way tie for first in MPC
    ASHEBORO — One scenario for who would win the Mid-Piedmont Conference’s regular-season title in softball was simple entering Tuesday night: If Southwestern Randolph defeated Asheboro, the Cougars were the conference champs.But the other outcome occurred — AHS beat SWR by a 9-5 score — leaving a three-way tie for the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-24-2019
  • Local Sports Roundup: Staker homers as SWR defeats AHS
    ASHEBORO — The Southwestern Randolph High School varsity baseball team defeated rival Asheboro 8-1 on Tuesday, with a three-run home run by Paxton Staker serving as a key play in the victory.With the win, SWR clinches a second-place finish in the Mid-Piedmont Conference. The Cougars have a 9-2 league record ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-24-2019
  • Tar Heels grab 5-star point guard Anthony
    The whole country was waiting to see where Cole Anthony would land, and the top combo guard in the country made UNC fans very happy.Anthony made his long anticipated announcement Tuesday morning on ESPN’s Get Up, picking North Carolina over Oregon, Notre Dame and Georgetown."We really just kept looking at ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-24-2019
  • Duke’s stellar class grows
    DURHAM — Duke put the full-court press on California guard Cassius Stanley and it worked.Stanley picked the Blue Devils in an announcement on Monday, choosing Duke over Oregon, UCLA and Kansas.It capped off a big weekend for Blue Devils’ coach Mike Krzyzewski, who secured a commitment from Minnesota forward Matthew ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-23-2019
  • What making the playoffs means to the Hurricanes’ bottom line
    RALEIGH — A year ago at this time, with their season already over and their playoff drought stretchinginto its ninth year, the Carolina Hurricanes found themselves reliant on a familiar-yet-stale season ticket sales pitch, one that a cynic might have argued bordered on false advertising:There’s hope.The franchise used the promise ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother dies after battle with cancer
    KANNAPOLIS — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.The team announced her death Monday.Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee, who built cars for various ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-23-2019
  • Could MLS come to Charlotte?
    CHARLOTTE — Major League Soccer officials announced this week that the league will expand to 30 teams in the coming years, opening the door for a potential bid from Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper.St. Louis and Sacramento presented bids to become the league’s 28th and 29th expansion teams this month, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-21-2019
  • Drafting a quarterback possible for Panthers
    CHARLOTTE — If the right quarterback falls to the Carolina Panthers at the right time in this year’s NFL draft, they’ll probably pick him.But that’s been the norm for the past two years."I’ll say this. I don’t think we’ve spent any more time on quarterbacks than we have in the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-21-2019
  • Hoard stays in draft, becomes Wake Forest’s first one-and-done
    WINSTON-SALEM — Jaylen Hoard has become the first one-and-done player in Wake Forest basketball history, announcing Saturday that he will remain in the NBA Draft and foregoing his Deacons career after one season."I had an incredible time at Wake Forest," Hoard said in a news release from the program. "I ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-21-2019
  • Surratt takes new role with Tar Heels
    CHAPEL HILL — Chazz Surratt has made the transition from quarterback to linebacker with North Carolina’s football team.Through spring practice, there are signs that it might work out."I thought the best path for me in the future was to go to the other side of the ball and play linebacker," ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-21-2019
  • UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review
    CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.That tenure ended with her resignation after a program review found concerns ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-19-2019
  • Duke lands 5-star forward from Minnesota
    It’s business as usual for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski; watch five-star recruits leave for the NBA, replace them with more five-stars. Krzyzewski landed his latest big time recruit on Friday, getting a verbal commitment from forward Matthew Hurt from John Marshall Senior in Rochester, MN. Hurt (6-9, 215) made the announcement ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-19-2019
  • All national parks in the U.S. are free this Saturday
    Want to go on a holiday weekend adventure?All United States national parks are free on Saturday, April 20 to kick off National Park Week.[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]"Crying: acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon" - Ron Swanson,[gh:br][gh:br]Thanks everyone for joining the[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalParkWeekChat?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"]#NationalParkWeekChat[/gh:a]! ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-19-2019
  • ER falls to Spring Valley in Copperhead Classic
    ASHEBORO — Mike Luther said he hopes he can see his Eastern Randolph High School varsity baseball team put all three phases of the game together for an entire game. The Wildcats, Luther said, have yet to do that. A game with solid pitching and defense is spoiled by the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-19-2019
  • WHS loses close one to Lee County
    ASHEBORO — Every high school baseball coach wants to see consistency from his team and that is something Wheatmore High School coach John Spell said he is still searching for.The Warriors fought back from a five-run deficit to tie the game with a big fourth inning, but that was all ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 04-18-2019
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