Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm: Will it hit North Carolina?

Will Irma Hit North Carolina? Well, it’s a complicated question. First, here is what we know. We know Irma is a powerful Category 5 storm. We know it’s moving west. We know Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands could pay a heavy price as Irma passes over. The latest: * Irma strengthens into Category 5 Read more about Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm: Will it hit North Carolina?[…]

North Carolina brings new offensive look into opener vs. Cal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has always been able to count on a high-scoring offense under Larry Fedora. That might not be the case for Saturday’s home opener against California. The Tar Heels enter the season aiming to replace quarterback Mitch Trubisky — who went from first-time college starter to No. 2 overall Read more about North Carolina brings new offensive look into opener vs. Cal[…]

Gophers volleyball team sweeps North Carolina in season opener

The No. 4-ranked Gophers volleyball team opened its season Friday afternoon in impressive fashion, sweeping North Carolina 25-16, 25-7, 25-20 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Madison, Wis. The Tar Heels were No. 11 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s preseason poll. Stephanie Samedy, a 6-2 freshman from Clermont, Fla., had 14 kills to lead Read more about Gophers volleyball team sweeps North Carolina in season opener[…]

North Carolina Senate releases legislative district rewrite

Buy Now News & Record Map-makers are proposing new districts for members of the North Carolina Senate, a move forced after a federal court ruled state Republicans illegally gave too much emphasis to race in the current version of legislative groupings. The state Senate map was released ahead of a statewide public hearing scheduled Tuesday. Read more about North Carolina Senate releases legislative district rewrite[…]

A full North Carolina vs. the NCAA primer

The long-running academic fraud scandal at North Carolina actually began with an investigation into football players, ties to agents and possible improper benefits seven years ago. While the NCAA and school began looking into whether big-name players, including Marvin Austin, Greg Little and Robert Quinn, took thousands of dollars in gifts, investigators got their first Read more about A full North Carolina vs. the NCAA primer[…]

Report: North Carolina ‘Bigfoot’ sighting was just Minneapolis man… dressed as Bigfoot

These photos are either of Bigfoot, Gawain MacGregor… or both. "ROAR!" probably, right? Maybe "WOOF!" on those days when he just can’t be bothered. Certainly not this: "I don’t want any trouble. But I also don’t want any misinformation out there." And yet, that’s apparently what Gawain MacGregor, of Minneapolis, told authorities in North Carolina Read more about Report: North Carolina ‘Bigfoot’ sighting was just Minneapolis man… dressed as Bigfoot[…]

North Carolina Courage Back to First Place After Saturday Victory

Cary, NC – Following some losses where other teams had draws, the North Carolina Courage were slipping out of their top spot in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). But a decisive victory on Saturday, August 5, 2017 brought the home team back into their rightful place at number one. Early Lead Saturday’s game at Read more about North Carolina Courage Back to First Place After Saturday Victory[…]

No special elections for redrawn districts in North Carolina, judges say

North Carolina’s Electoral College representatives sign the Certificates of Vote after affirming their 2016 votes. Federal judges on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Drake. Read more about No special elections for redrawn districts in North Carolina, judges say[…]

LGBTQ People Sue North Carolina Over New ‘Bathroom Bill’

Some of North Carolina’s transgender residents are speaking out against the state’s House Bill 142. A group of LGBTQ people took action in a North Carolina court on Friday, filing a lawsuit in response to HB 142, a troubling piece of legislation passed by the state earlier this year. The lawsuit, backed by a handful Read more about LGBTQ People Sue North Carolina Over New ‘Bathroom Bill’[…]