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Courier-Tribune

  • Remembering Aretha Franklin, whose shows took audiences to church
    It’s fitting that Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16 — a date the Queen of Soul will now share with the King of Rock, Elvis Presley, who died on this same date in 1977.Franklin was 76 years old and had been in failing health. She canceled a number of shows ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Courts have no role in constitutional amendments, argues lawyer for N.C. legislators
    The courts don’t have a role in determining what constitutional amendments appear on the ballot, a lawyer representing North Carolina legislative leaders told a three-judge panel Wednesday.Martin Warf is defending House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, both Republicans, in lawsuits to stop proposed constitutional amendments from going ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • N.C. sees nation’s second highest increase in opioid deaths
    Drug overdoses in North Carolina surged in 2017 faster than every other state in the nation but one, as the potent and cheap fentanyl and its derivatives flooded the state.The Centers for Disease Control said in a preliminary estimate Wednesday that 2,505 people in North Carolina overdosed on opioids and ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • One of last two counties that allow spanking in schools ends practice
    Last year, two of North Carolina’s counties allowed schools to use corporal punishment — physical pain as a disciplinary measure — on students.As of Aug. 14, that number was down to one county. At a Tuesday meeting of the Robeson County Board of Education, board members voted narrowly (6-5) to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Separating facts from myths on lightning
    Lightning is beautiful to watch, but it’s nothing to play around with.Each year, there are about 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service, with about 300 people being struck by lightning (and about 10 percent of those people are killed).North Carolina ranks fourth ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Mysterious eels travel thousands of miles: N.C. scientist wants to uncover their secrets
    American eels are slimy, sinuous creatures that slither their slender, scaled bodies through water both fresh and salty.But not much is known about this elusive eel, found in nearly every aquatic habitat in North Carolina — from the cold mountain streams and lakes of the Smoky Mountains to the marshes ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • For 9th straight year, women set to go topless in downtown Asheville
    If men are allowed to be topless in public, women “should have the same constitutional right,” GoTopless.org says on its website.“Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests,” GoTopless.org says.For the ninth straight year, the group is planning a Go Topless Rally in Asheville on national ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • As mom was being choked, daughter shoots man doing it; he’s dead
    Two North Carolina children partnered to kill their mom’s abusive boyfriend, after they found him strangling their mother, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s office.Steven Kelley died shortly after midnight on Aug. 8, after his girlfriend’s 12-year-old son got a gun and handed it to his 15-year-old sister, who pulled ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Rhino births drive up zoo internet coverage
    ASHEBORO — Stormy the rhino hit it out of the park, not just by fathering two babies but by putting the N.C. Zoo, and the Heart of North Carolina, on the internet map.Tammy O'Kelley, director of the Randolph County Tourism Authority, reported to the TDA Board of Directors Wednesday that ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Uwharrie National Forest gains another 17 acres
    SALISBURY — On Aug. 10 at 10 a.m., the United States Forest Service, The LandTrust for Central NC and other partners celebrated the acquisition of 17 acres of land known as the Dark Mountain Tract by the Uwharrie National Forest.Present at the ribbon cutting were Uwharrie District Ranger Mike Spisak ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Rhino birth drives up zoo internet coverage
    ASHEBORO — Stormy the rhino hit it out of the park, not just by fathering two babies but by putting the N.C. Zoo, and the Heart of North Carolina, on the internet map.Tammy O’Kelley, director of the Randolph County Tourism Authority, reported to the TDA Board of Directors Wednesday that ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Charter school debuts new gunshot detection system
    HIGH POINT — Phoenix Academy, a charter school in High Point, is installing a state-of-the-art $400,000 gunshot detection system, the first school in North Carolina with the technology, said school founder Paul Norcross.The school held a press event to unveil their new safety measures, with various city officials in attendance.The ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Explorers find WWII shipwreck that ‘entombed’ 70 U.S. sailors as they slept
    A NOAA-backed expedition scouring the floor of the Bering Sea has discovered a long lost World War II shipwreck where 70 U.S. sailors were instantly “entombed” by a Japanese mine explosion.The stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read was found lying on its side in 290 feet of water off ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-15-2018
  • UFO conspiracy theorists embrace video taken at Lake Norman
    A video gaining traction on social media is suggesting a “huge” UFO was recently spotted over North Carolina’s Lake Norman, north of Charlotte.The footage, recorded May 29 by Jason Swing, shows a long slender object hovering for more than two minutes over the man-made lake.Swing calmly calls the object “a ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-14-2018
  • N.C.’s five living ex-governors unite against two amendments
    It usually takes a fancy event or a funeral for all five of North Carolina’s living former governors to convene.On Monday, they congregated at the old Capitol in downtown Raleigh to warn voters about a pair of proposed constitutional amendments that would weaken the governor’s office and shift power to ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune LocalPublished on 08-14-2018
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Courier-Tribune Sports

  • Familiar surroundings greet Post 45 at World Series
    ASHEBORO — Familiarity more often than not breeds confidence.Randolph County Post 45 went into its first-ever American Legion World Series last year and was very impressive. Despite a wealth of unknowns, Post 45 recorded wins in their first two games of the World Series before falling in the next two, ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-16-2018
  • AHS spikers, SWR tennis team post victories
    RAMSEUR — The Asheboro High School varsity volleyball team posted a 25-21, 25-9, 25-13 victory over Eastern Randolph High School Wednesday.Kesley Nance recorded three aces, two kills and 20 assists, Leah Reid had seven kills and two blocks, Briley Brewer had five kills and six aces and Chloe Smith had ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Panthers OL shifts before playing Miami
    The Carolina Panthers lost two starting offensive linemen in training camp, but they are starting to get more comfortable with the contingency plan.Friday, veteran center Ryan Kalil will play in an exhibition game against the Miami Dolphins, though he, like the rest of the first-team offense, will be limited."Ryan will ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Relaxed Simpson arrives at Wyndham
    GREENSBORO – Webb Simpson won’t be consumed with the Ryder Cup when he plays this week in the Wyndham Championship.That situation is already under control for the former champion of this tournament.Last weekend, he locked up a spot on the U.S. team for that fall event"It frees me up (mentally)," ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-16-2018
  • Local sports: Wheatmore sweeps AHS in volleyball opener
    ASHEBORO -- The Asheboro and Wheatmore high school varsity volleyball teams opened the 2018 season Tuesday with the Warriors topping the Blue Comets 25-14, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22 in nonleague action at AHS.For the Warriors (1-0), Hope Turbyfill had 19 kills, a block, nine digs and nine service points with two ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Jason Vander Laan’s strange, unlikely NFL journey could lead to Panthers roster
    SPARTANBURG, S.C.— Jason Vander Laan still remembers his first NFL minicamp three seasons ago."It was insane. I was so bad," Vander Laan recalled after Sunday’s Panthers training camp. "So bad. Sooo bad. Looking back, it was so insane that I made it all the way through camp without getting cut."The ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Field shuffles with Scott out, Atwal in
    GREENSBORO — Adam Scott, who finished third Sunday in the PGA Championship, has withdrawn from this week’s Wyndham Championship.Also deciding not to compete at Sedgefield Country Club are Stewart Cink, Tim Herron, Nate Lashley and Steve Marino. Those moves allowed Ken Duke, Jason Bohn, Dicky Pride and Brian Davis into ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-15-2018
  • Local sports: Wheatmore soccer team opens season with win over WD
    LEXINGTON — Juan Pulido notched a hat trick Monday, leading the Wheatmore High School varsity soccer team to a 5-1 win over West Davidson in the 2018 season opener.Ryan Smith added two goals, while Joshua Mayfield, Gabriel Murcia, Pulido, Yoni Mora and Jagur Williams each dished out an assist.Mayfield notched ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-14-2018
  • Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year
    BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window."That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said.Harvick broke a tie atop NASCAR's Big ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-14-2018
  • Post 45 tops Alabama, heads to second straight World Series
    ASHEBORO - Overachievers.Randolph County Post 45 coach Ronnie Pugh said he has never been around a group of players who overachieved as much as this year's Randolph County Post 45 team. This year's team has overachieved all the way to the American Legion World Series.Dawson Painter fired a complete-game (barely), ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
  • Post 45 eliminates Florida, will face Alabama for SER title
    ASHEBORO — Time after time in the postseason, Randolph County Post 45 has had someone step up on the pitching staff and give the team a much-needed solid performance. Braxton Davis, Travis Winslow and Dawson Painter have all come through on the mound in key situations for Post 45.On Saturday ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
  • Alabama ousts Ky., reaches SER final
    ASHEBORO — Longtime Alabama coach John Rushing has decided to call it a coaching career in American Legion baseball after this season. The Director of Baseball Operations at Troy University said with summer camps and other obligations at the school, coaching an American Legion team just isn’t feasible anymore.After a ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
  • Justin Allgaeir wins NASCAR Xfiinity race at Mid-Ohio
    LEXINGTON, Ohio — Justin Allgaier passed rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and held on Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric, then held off a challenge on the 72nd lap ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
  • Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA and goes for another major
    ST. LOUIS — Two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka took a step toward adding a third major to his short list of victories.Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive on Saturday on the front nine and built a four-shot lead, only to run into bad patch that brought a strong list of contenders ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
  • NASCAR season ending soon, which stars are at risk of missing the playoffs?
    News breaks, headlines are made, but nothing can stop the inevitable nature of the NASCAR season.Specifically, the impending conclusion of it.There are only four races left in the 2018 Cup Series regular season. We'll start in Michigan this weekend, then head to Bristol, Darlington and finally Indianapolis. And then, along ... read more
    Source: Courier Tribune – SportsPublished on 08-12-2018
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