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  • Abducted N.C. teen on FBI’s most wanted
    LUMBERTON — The missing 13-year-old girl who officials say was kidnapped from her Lumberton home on Nov. 5 is getting top attention from federal officials.The FBI has named the disappearance of Hania Noelia Aguilar its “Most wanted: Case of the Week.”Officials say Aguilar was waiting for a ride to school ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-17-2018
  • ECU opens Dwight Holland classroom
    GREENVILLE — School of Art and Design students at East Carolina University now have access to a unique ceramics art teaching tool through a gift by former Asheboro art teacher and N.C. Zoo curator Dwight M. Holland.In 1998, Holland approached school officials about donating his extensive collection of pottery and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-16-2018
  • Study: Occupational licensing costs jobs
    RALEIGH — Occupational licensing may have cost North Carolina more than 42,000 jobs and millions in economic losses, a new study from the Institute for Justice says.The study from the nonprofit, libertarian public interest law firm looked at the economic cost of occupational licensing across the country. According to the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-16-2018
  • I-40 Business will close Saturday
    WINSTON-SALEM — Beginning Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 a.m., I-40 Business will close between Peters Creek Parkway (Exit 5-A) and U.S. 52 (Exit 6-A), due to construction, according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation.Motorists in the Winston-Salem and surrounding areas can expect heavier than normal traffic ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-15-2018
  • Investigators to look at governor’s pipeline fund
    RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers voted Wednesday to hire private investigators to look into whether Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration improperly issued a state permit to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline this year on condition of securing a $57.8 million contribution from the energy consortium that’s building the natural gas pipeline.While Cooper’s ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-15-2018
  • Search continues for abducted teen
    LUMBERTON — The search continues for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar who was reported kidnapped Nov. 5 from her front yard in at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.“The Lumberton Police Department, the FBI, and a number of our state, local, and federal law ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-15-2018
  • First woman passes Special Forces process
    FAYETTEVILLE — A woman has passed Special Forces Assessment and Selection for the first time in the history of the Green Berets.The unnamed soldier completed the selection process this week, officials said. Like other Special Forces soldiers, she is not being identified by U.S. Army Special Operations Command or the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-15-2018
  • Zoo to close for Thanksgiving, beginning in 2019
    ASHEBORO — The N.C. Zoo will close on Thanksgiving day starting in 2019.Zoo Director Pat Simmons asked the N.C. Zoo Council at its regular meeting Wednesday to vote on the closure, explaining that attendance is normally low on that holiday. She said the highest attendance on Thanksgiving was 710 in ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-14-2018
  • Zoo adopts polar bear in the wild
    ASHEBORO — The N.C. Zoo is inviting the public to help name a wild polar bear it has recently adopted through Polar Bears International (PBI). The wild female polar bear is living with her two cubs in the Western Hudson Bay area of Canada.PBI is the leading polar bear conservation ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-14-2018
  • Cybersecurity training for veterans launches
    RALEIGH — Cisco Systems will partner with leading industry partners and the state to train North Carolina veterans for jobs in the cybersecurity workforce.The announcement was made by state officials and representatives from Cisco at Wednesday’s meeting of the NCWorks Commission meeting, Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide workforce development board.“North Carolina ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-14-2018
  • As deadline nears, UNC faces difficult decision
    CHAPEL HILL — The choices ahead are not simple for UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt and the university’s Board of Trustees — wherever they suggest putting Silent Sam, some people will be unhappy.The next two or three weeks, a plan will take shape for the “disposition and preservation” of the ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-14-2018
  • Experts cite vulnerabilities in Washington, North Carolina voting security
    WASHINGTON — Security gaps similar to, but much less porous than, those in Georgia’s voter registration system have been identified in Washington state, potentially providing bad actors ways to foul citizens’ eligibility to cast ballots in last week’s elections, cyber experts say.And states such as North Carolina, which make their ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-14-2018
  • Lawsuit calls for new 2020 state House, Senate districts in N.C.
    Common Cause North Carolina and the North Carolina Democratic Party are suing for state House and Senate districts to be redrawn, claiming they are partisan gerrymanders that violate the state constitution.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning in Wake County Superior Court against state legislative leaders and the state elections board.It ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-13-2018
  • Lawsuit calls for new 2020 state House, Senate districts in N.C.
    Common Cause North Carolina and the North Carolina Democratic Party are suing for state House and Senate districts to be redrawn, claiming they are partisan gerrymanders that violate the state constitution.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning in Wake County Superior Court against state legislative leaders and the state elections board.It ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-13-2018
  • What Thanksgiving recipe do people search for most? In the Carolinas, it’s cheesy
    Apparently there are only three states in the U.S. that appreciate the importance of mac and cheese on the Thanksgiving table.Those are North Carolina and South Carolina — of course — and Delaware, based on Google data of the most-searched recipes in each state during the month of November.SatelliteInternet.com compiled ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 11-13-2018
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Coming together key for SWR girls
    ASHEBORO — Coaching girls basketball is very different than coaching boys basketball.Southwestern Randolph High School girls varsity basketball coach Seth Baxter found that out last year in his first season with the girls after years of coaching boys at SWR and ER among other places.An abundance of talent is important, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • Returning core gives SWR hope
    ASHEBORO — Take a good look at the boys varsity basketball teams in the area and it would be hard to find a team that works as hard or gives as good an effort on the floor as the Cougars at Southwestern Randolph High School. Hard work and effort, however, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • Pitt tops Wake Forest to win the Coastal Division title
    WINSTON-SALEM — Coach Pat Narduzzi wasn’t worried about a jinx. The Pitt coach had his equipment staff to bring the commemorative ACC caps and T-shirts all the way from Pittsburgh."I said, ‘Get them. It’sgoing to happen,’ " Narduzzi said.It did happen — thanks to Kenny Pickett’s career day. ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • Randleman rolls into second round with 47-0 win over Lexington
    RANDLEMAN – Randleman High School junior running back Jaquan Snipes ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ first-round playoff game and ran the Tigers right into the second round.Snipes’ performance was more than enough to propel the Tigers to a 47-0 victory over Lexington on a muddy ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • ER falls in tough 14-7 battle with Brevard
    BREVARD - The Eastern Randolph High School varsity football team made a big leap this season, going from three wins to nine in Burton Cates' return to the Piedmont Athletic Conference school.Returning to the playoffs as the No. 9 seed in the 2-A West Regional, the Wildcats made the long ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • Wheatmore shuts out Patton for first playoff win in school history
    TRINITY - It's been a season of firsts for the Wheatmore High school varsity football team.The Warriors posted their first 10-win season and because of that, the Warriors hosted their very first state playoff game Friday night. Might as well add the very first state playoff victory as well.No. 4 ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-17-2018
  • PG’s Brickhouse learned in first season
    CLIMAX — Last season, Providence Grove varsity boys basketball coach Ben Brickhouse was new to the area and says he often learned about the opposition on the fly after coming to Randolph County from Hampton, Va.While the Patriots went 15-9 and finished third in the Piedmont Athletic Conference at 8-4, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • PG girls must first find identity
    CLIMAX — The Providence Grove girls varsity basketball team struggled to a 6-16 record last season, with a 2-10 mark in Piedmont Athletic Conference play that led to a last-place finish.As the team tries to improve for their season opener on Tuesday at East Davidson, coach Doug Green says to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • Wake Forest answers the bell for MBI win
    CONWAY, S.C. — Wake Forest rose from a late-morning slumber in its second game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational, as many others — albeit not basketball teams — have done in this area."I thought we showed some grit," Coach Danny Manning said. "I thought our guys did a really good ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • UNC hopes to get offense, defense working against Western Carolina
    CHAPEL HILL — When North Carolina plays Western Carolina today, it will have been nearly two months since the Tar Heels’ last win.That was Sept. 22 against Pittsburgh, a 38-35 win. Pitt now leads the ACC Coastal Division and can clinch a spot in the ACC championship game this week.Since ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • Local Sports: UR, SERMS girls post basketball wins
    Uwharrie Ridge posted a 33-26 victory over Archdale-Trinity Middle School in a girls basketball opener Thursday.Kelsie Payne had 13 points, Addison Boyers had 10 points and seven rebounds and Alley Lowe added eight points and 11 steals for UR.Autumn Gentry had 13 points for A-TMS.SERMS girls top SAMSSoutheastern Randolph ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • RHS, WHS, ER scheduled to open playoffs Friday; PG postponed
    ASHEBORO — They call it the Second Season.For three of the four Randolph County teams which qualified for the postseason, their first round games are scheduled for Friday night. But one will have to wait until Saturday night.Games still scheduled for Friday in the state 2-A West Region include undefeated ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • New coach, new season, new optimism for UCA girls
    ASHEBORO — The Uwharrie Charter Eagles girls basketball team has just 10 wins over their first four years of existence, but new coach Austin Davis is out to change that, as he hopes to bring the Eagles more success by changing the culture around the program."We’re really just looking to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • UCA boys must get physical
    ASHEBORO — Uwharrie Charter Academy boys basketball coach Brad Monroe knows that his Eagles team won’t necessarily be as athletic this season as in years past. As a result, the Eagles plan to play a different style of basketball for the 2018-19 season."The last couple of years, we’ve had some ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
  • Deacons stumble in MBI
    CONWAY, S.C. — Wake Forest had answers for Saint Joseph’s hot start in the first half of the opening game in the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Thursday at HTC Center.The Deacons didn’t have answers when the second half started.St. Joe’s blew by Wake Forest 89-69, dealing the Deacons their first ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 11-16-2018
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