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    A toddler bled to death after swallowing the tiny battery from a remote control that burned through his organs - as his paramedic parents battled to save his life at their North Carolina home. Johnathan Huff, who was just 23 months old, ingested a button battery that spent four days burning through his oesophagus, intestines and aorta causing catastrophic bleeding. The fire truck-loving tot, who was affectionately known as Nugget, died on December 20th just four days after eating the disposable battery without his parents noticing. Johnathan Huff, who was 23 months old, bled to death after swallowing the tiny battery from a remote control that burned through his organs His paramedic parents Jackie Huff (right) and AJ Huff (left) battled to save toddler Johnathon Huff's life (bottom right) at their North Carolina home as his big brother Michael Huff, four, watched on (bottom left) RELATED ARTICLES ...
    LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Chris Rutledge peels an N-95 mask off her tired face, revealing the silhouette it leaves behind. Her name and a tiny heart are drawn on the face covering in black marker so her patients know who she is. “I look terrible when it comes off,” she jokes as she takes a break during her ninth straight day of 12-hour shifts inside a temporary field hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina. Rutledge, a 60-year-old retired nurse from Lisbon, Iowa, is one of dozens of health care workers who have been treating coronavirus patients inside 11 massive white medical tents set up in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital. The tents became necessary in late December when the virus began surging through this rural community in the Carolina foothills, overwhelming the hospital’s capacity. The tents were set up earlier this month. “We doubled the number of COVID patients...
    Nick Saban revitalizes his Alabama football staff by prying Robert Gillespie away from UNC.After losing running backs coach Charles Huff to the main job with the Marshall Thundering Herd, Alabama football coach Nick Saban was able to land an incredible replacement in Robert Gillespie, formerly of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Gillespie’s position group was a major reason the UNC football team played in a New Year’s Six bowl. Under Mack Brown, Gillespie produced two 1,000-yard rushers in 2020. Michael Carter had 1,245, while Javonte Williams had 1,140. But the best part of this hire is Gillespie’s previous SEC experience. He was the Tennessee Volunteers’ recruiting coordinator from 2013-2017. This was close last night. Now, this is done. https://t.co/gixeIPycKG — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 24, 2021 Look for Alabama not to skip a beat with Robert Gillespie replacing Charles HuffGillespie had a good thing going with North Carolina. The Tar Heels...
    Loading the player... With President Joe Biden‘s administration finally assuming power in the White House, one Republican Congressman, Madison Cawthorn, is sticking to his stance that Biden’s election was fraudulent. However, when confronted on the issue on CNN, the freshman representative was unable to adequately make his case. Cawthorn, a newly-appointed congressman in North Carolina, appeared on CNN to be interviewed by host Pamela Brown on Jan. 23. As he continued to insist that there was election fraud in certain battleground states, Wisconsin specifically, Brown pressed him to provide evidence. READ MORE: Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond drop MyPillow after CEO voter fraud claims “What are some specific examples that inform this bold decision, this audacious decision, even after the riots, to decertify the results,” Brown asked of Cawthorn. “The things that I was not objecting to the election on behalf of was things like Dominion...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Day’Ron Sharpe and Armando Bacot combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds as North Carolina used its strength inside to beat North Carolina State 86-76 on Saturday. Sharpe scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and Bacot had 17 points and eight boards to lead the Tar Heels (10-5, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their fifth win in six games and prevent a season sweep by the Wolfpack, which won 79-76 on Dec. 22. The victory also kept the Tar Heels unbeaten this season in six home games. N.C. State (6-5, 2-4) lost its fourth straight. UNC had a 10-point lead at the break and a Bacot dunk made it a 14-point edge with seven minutes left. The Wolfpack worked the margin down to six with just under four minutes to go with a 14-6 run topped by Devon Daniels’ 3-pointer but didn’t get closer. Caleb...
    Carrie Underwood Celebrates Son Jacobs 2nd Birthday: You Are an Incredible Blessing Microsoft earnings: The SolarWinds hack may be a good thing for Azure North Carolina vs. NC State odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Jan. 23 predictions from proven model The NC State Wolfpack and the North Carolina Tar Heels will face off in an ACC clash at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center. UNC is 9-5 overall and 5-0 at home while the Wolfpack are 6-4 overall and 0-3 on the road. North Carolina has dominated the in-state rivalry and enter Saturday's matchup having won and covered the spread in eight of the last 10 head-to-head matchups. © Provided by CBS Sports However, the Wolfpack did score a 79-76 upset win as 2.5-point underdogs on Dec. 22 to break a five-game streak where they lost and failed to cover to their rivals....
    A former Marine arrested for his role in the Capitol riot had previously been hailed a hero and had appeared on Ellen. A video of him saving six dogs after Hurricane Florence went viral in 2018.  Ryan Nichols, 30, from Longview, Texas, was arrested on January 18 on seven charges. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A former Marine arrested for his role in the Capitol riot had previously appeared on Ellen for rescuing dogs left behind after a hurricane devastated North Carolina. The viral video showed Ryan Nichols, 30, from Longview, Texas, saving six dogs from a flooded kennel in Leland, North Carolina, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Freelance reporter Marcus J. DiPaola tweeted the video which got 9.2 million views.—Marcus J. DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) September 16, 2018Nichols had driven 18 hours to Leland, North Carolina, to help fellow Marine, David Rebollar assist people...
    A judge has ordered the federal government to come up with a plan to release more endangered red wolves from breeding programs to bolster the dwindling wild population. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle signed an order Thursday directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to draft a plan by March 1 for releasing captive-bred wolves into the wolves’ designated habitat in North Carolina. The preliminary ruling comes in a lawsuit filed late last year by red wolf conservation groups in a federal court in North Carolina, the only place in the world where the wolf roams wild outside of zoos or wildlife refuges. Noting that as few as seven wild red wolves remain, Boyle said in his ruling that “plaintiffs have demonstrated that extinction is a very real possibility in this case.” The lawsuit had argued that the federal wildlife officials had violated the Endangered Species Act...
    About 1,000 of the 1,300 COVID-19 vaccine doses set aside for North Carolina's prisons were sent to the facilities this week. Four prisons are regional hubs for the first portion of vaccine deliveries from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The North Carolina National Guard and prison health care workers started administering the Moderna vaccines Wednesday. More doses are expected each week. "Prisons were not made with social distancing in mind at the time when they were constructed, so we're dealing with a very difficult situation," North Carolina Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee said Thursday. "It is challenging our staff. It's challenging our offender population." Receiving a COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary and is available to prison health care workers, prison staff assigned to areas with COVID-19-positive inmates and staff and inmates who are age 75 or older. The allocation could extend to those age...
    A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 20 Clemson at Florida State. Saturday’s game lost some luster after two straight losses by Brad Brownell’s Tigers (9-3, 3-3), the first being a 35-point loss to No. 13 Virginia last weekend followed by Wednesday’s at Georgia Tech. The Seminoles (8-2, 4-1) have been ranked as high as No. 15 this season, but fell out of the AP Top 25 while having three straight games postponed due to COVID-19 protocols earlier this month. They’ve returned with three straight wins against North Carolina State, North Carolina and Louisville and look like a top league contender. And FSU’s only league loss came at Clemson on Dec. 29. LOOKING AHEAD UNC fell out of the AP Top 25 last month after an 0-2 league start, but the Tar Heels (9-5, 4-3) have won four of five while...
    COVID-19Inmates and staffers at North Carolina's prison system began receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, officials said. The state's Department of Public Safety said it has received around 1,000 doses of Moderna Inc.'s vaccine. The vaccinations will be offered to prison healthcare workers, staff working in COVID-positive housing units, those who work with infected inmates, and inmates age 75 or older. The next in line will be inmates aged 65 and older based on availability. "I urge everyone to get vaccinated," Todd Ishee, the state's Commissioner of Prisons, said in a statement. "This is our best shot to protect the health and safety of our colleagues and their families as well as the men and women in our custody. Science has thrown us a lifeline. Everyone should grab ahold." The coronavirus has ravaged correctional facilities across the country. Advocates have argued that prisons should be a top priority...
    The Conversation Spain Gerrymandering: when politicians choose their voters Campaign against _gerrymandering_ in the state of Michigan (USA) in 2018. Shutterstock / Susan Montgomery For many states, representation in congress has to be geographic and equal. The geographic objective is obtained by dividing the country into electoral districts. There are traditionally two ways to achieve the egalitarian goal. In proportional systems, each constituency has a number of representatives that depends on its population. In majority systems the constituencies have similar populations and each one of them has a single representative. Every ten years, the census of the population in the USA is carried out. The last one was in 2020. This will determine the number of seats that each state will have in the House of Representatives until 2030. According to the first estimates, some 17 states could see their number of seats affected, which will modify the distribution of...
    Authorities in North Carolina are hunting for a felon with the words 'convict' and 'devil' tattooed on his body in connection to an assault and a chase.  Just before 5pm on Wednesday, deputies from the Davidson County Sheriff's Office responded to an assault call on Cabin Creek Road near Denton.  According to officials, Diehl had assaulted someone and fired a gun at them, then got in a car with two other people and took off. Wanted: Dustin Diehl, from North Carolina, is wanted on charges of assault, felony fleeing to elude arrest and resting, obstructing and delaying. He has tattoos of 'CONVICT,' 'devil,' and a large swastika in the middle of his throat Diehl is suspected of assaulting and shooting at a person in Davidson County on Wednesday, then leading sheriff's deputies on a car chase, before fleeing on foot RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    A North Carolina teenager taken to a hospital by his mother for help with a mental health crisis was hit with a stun gun, beaten and body slammed by hospital personnel and sheriff's deputies, then left bleeding and handcuffed outside, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit says Jessica Long had taken her 16-year-old son to Atrium Health Lincoln in Lincolnton in December 2019 and asked security officers to help get him inside, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday. A 45-minute surveillance video cited in the lawsuit shows a handcuffed teenager sitting outside Atrium Health Lincoln on a curb when he is punched in the face by a deputy responding to 911 call. Atrium and Lincoln County Sheriff Bill Beam told CBS affiliate WBTV last year that the officers acted appropriately given the teen's threatening behavior. But Long's attorney, Brad Smith of Charlotte, told the newspaper that the video clearly shows that...
    A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case concerning a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ruled on Wednesday that marketing agent Gina Ford’s contract with Williamson was void because Ford was not a licensed agent in the state at the time she met with Williamson and because the contract did not comply with key requirements outlined by the state’s sports agent law, the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. The act requires that the contract include warnings explaining how hiring agents causes athletes to forfeit their amateur status. It also requires such contracts to include a disclaimer giving athletes 14 days to cancel. “We are grateful that the court invalidated the contract based on the merits...
    A federal judge in North Carolina has ruled in favor of New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson in a case concerning a contract he terminated with a Florida-based marketing agent who is seeking $100 million in damages from the former Duke star. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ruled on Wednesday that marketing agent Gina Ford’s contract with Williamson was void because Ford was not a licensed agent in the state at the time she met with Williamson and because the contract did not comply with key requirements outlined by the state’s sports agent law, the Uniform Athlete Agents Act. The act requires that the contract include warnings explaining how hiring agents causes athletes to forfeit their amateur status. It also requires such contracts to include a disclaimer giving athletes 14 days to cancel. “We are grateful that the court invalidated the contract based on the merits...
    Seventeen Republican freshman reps wrote a letter congratulating President Joe Biden hours before he was sworn in, according to NPR. “[W]e trust that the next four years will present your administration and the 117th Congress with numerous challenges and successes, and we are hopeful that – despite our ideological differences – we may work together,” the letter said, according to NPR. The letter referred to the Capitol riot, calling it “horrific” and urged bipartisanship to pass legislation. “Americans are tired of the partisan gridlock and simply want to see leaders from both sides of the aisle work on issues important to American families, workers, and businesses.”  (Related: Media, Democrats Quickly Abandoned Joe Biden’s Push For ‘Unity’)  The letter said officials should prioritize issues like coronavirus relief, healthcare, infrastructure, anti-trust laws, and economic stimulus. “We firmly believe that what unites us Americans is far greater than anything that may ever divide...
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A city council in North Carolina has unanimously passed an ordinance that aims to protect workers from discrimination against hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros. The Durham City Council on Tuesday voted to ban employers from discriminating based on hairstyles, WRAL-TV reported. It’s an issue that Black people, especially women, say they’ve faced in their careers. “It is absolutely a form of racial discrimination,” said Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry, who helped push for the legal protections. Early in her career, Deberry said, a court clerk pulled her aside and suggested she reconsider her short afro. “There’s probably a very, very small percentage of Black women who can tell you that they haven’t felt some form of discrimination based on how they’ve chosen to wear their hair,” Deberry said. “Your grooming is talked about when you go out on interviews.” Those in the...
    North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr will not be charged with insider trading, the Department of Justice and Securities told him Wednesday, according to the New York Times (NYT). The announcement, first reported in the NYT, came after a months-long investigation into whether or not Burr illegally used information gleaned from congressional briefings about the coronavirus to inform stock sales. Burr says DOJ informed him it has closed the investigation of his stock trades. Notably, this investigation stayed open a lot longer than the ones of Loeffler and Perdue pic.twitter.com/aKaF4p37ju — Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 20, 2021 The FBI seized Burr’s cell phone in May pursuant to a search warrant. Bur reportedly sold between $625,000 and $1.72 million in stocks shortly after he received a briefing about the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Burr also resigned his chairmanship of the Senate Intelligence Committee over the scandal. (RELATED: Tucker...
    Talk about jacking up miles. A wild video captured on an American Airlines flight shows a kangaroo joey called Harry hopping his way onto a flight. Video taken by flight attendant Bobby Weston shows the small joey making his way through the cabin of the flight, which was headed from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Newport News, Virginia. Kangaroo joey named Harry boarded a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Newport News, Virginia The joey makes his way toward the pouch, stopping every so often to look about the cabin.  Harry was being flown to the Virginian city as part of a conservation effort, according to Instagram account @aastews. The kangaroo appeared to have fans as he made his way through the airport.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Two Spirit Airlines passengers arrested after brawling with... United Airlines is slammed for giving 'meager' $200...
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kiara Lewis scored 10 of her 23 points in Syracuse’s 27-9 fourth quarter, freshman Tiana Mangakahia had 19 points and 13 assists, and the No. 23 Orange rallied past North Carolina 88-76 on Tuesday. Emily Engstler closed the third quarter with a 3-pointer to pull Syracuse within 67-61, and Mangakahia capped a 7-0 run to open the fourth to give the Orange the lead. North Carolina was within 80-76 with 4:48 remaining, but did not score again. Mangakahia and Engstler, who had 11 points and 13 rebounds, each had a double-double for the second-straight game. Kamilla Cardoso added 10 points. a career-high 16 boards and four blocks, and Priscilla Williams also scored 11 points with nine rebounds for Syracuse (7-1, 4-1 ACC). Janelle Bailey led North Carolina (7-5, 2-5) with 22 points. Stephanie Watts had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Alyssa...
    Four men were arrested in North Carolina early Monday after police stopped their car for speeding and discovered a dead body inside the trunk, authorities said. Officer C. Roberts with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department pulled over the vehicle at 1 a.m., the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. CALIFORNIA DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER 'FULLY LOADED AR-15,' 'IT' CLOWN MASK FOUND IN CAR, POLICE SAY Shortly after the traffic stop, the sheriff’s office said Roberts discovered the body of a man inside the trunk. The man, identified as 23-year-old Trevon Quantavius Fields of Roanoke Rapids, suffered apparent gunshot wounds. Investigators later learned he was likely murdered just outside the city limits. Ralik Robinson, 22, Trevathann Myquan Shearin, 20, Shantron Avondre Person, 20, and Deluntae Jaequon Squire, 23, were all charged with murder, authorities said. (Halifax County Sheriff’s Office) Police detectives called deputies from the sheriff’s office to assist...
    Wake Forest (3-5, 0-5) vs. North Carolina (8-5, 3-3) Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks for its sixth straight win over Wake Forest at Dean E. Smith Center. The last victory for the Demon Deacons at North Carolina was an 82-69 win on Jan. 20, 2010. SQUAD LEADERS: The Demon Deacons are led by juniors Daivien Williamson and Isaiah Mucius. Williamson has averaged 11.4 points while Mucius has recorded 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. The Tar Heels have been led by Garrison Brooks and Armando Bacot, who have combined to score 22 points per contest.DOMINANT DAIVIEN: Williamson has connected on 25 percent of the 24 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 11 over his last three games. He’s also converted 74.2 percent of his foul shots this season. SCORING THRESHOLDS: Wake Forest is 0-5 when...
    Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina are all unranked in the AP Poll for the first time in more than half a century. All three blue blood programs are currently unranked in the AP Poll as they struggle to put together impressive seasons. The last time all three were unranked at the same time? (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to ESPN it was December 18, 1961! Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina are all unranked in this week’s AP Poll. The last time that happened was Dec. 18, 1961 ???? pic.twitter.com/1AFa2EwdER — ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2021 I love weird stats and facts like this one. It’s been well north of a half a century since these three iconic programs were all unranked at the same time. I find it hard to believe you can put together any other combination of three teams...
    Woman still missing eight months after driving from Alabama to Florida last May Tell us what Kamala Harris making history as vice president means to you - and the country Duke, UNC, Kentucky all outside of mens AP Top 25 for first time since 1961 It’s a remarkable first for three men’s college basketball powerhouses. Duke fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings for the first time since Feb. 8, 2016, and with it came two other historic notes. Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina are all outside of the Top 25 for the first time since Dec. 25, 1961. At the time the poll was only comprised of the top 10 teams. Kentucky and Duke moved into the rankings with North Carolina and the some combination of the three had been in the rankings ever since. That’s a 59-year record. In all of the...
    RALEIGH -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. A little-known aspect of the speech's history recently came to light: its first delivery, which was given in a high school gym in North Carolina.It had been rumored for decades that King first gave his "I Have A Dream" speech in North Carolina months before the iconic delivery during the March on Washington.In August 2015, it was made official with a never-before-heard electronically-restored recording of the original speech that was unveiled at North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus.Click here to listen to part of the Rocky Mount speech played TuesdayDr. King first delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at a high school gymnasium in Rocky Mount on Nov. 27, 1962 -- nine months prior to his historic August 28,...
    Two Haledon police officers seized a handgun from a passenger from North Carolina during a traffic stop, authorities said. Officer Jeffrey Welsh and Class II Special Police Officer Nicola Onnembo stopped the rented 2021 Chevrolet Equinox at the intersection of Pompton Road and Ailsa Avenue on Pompton Road late Saturday, Lt. George Guzman said. The vehicle had been "swerving over the double-yellow lines” even though there weren’t any debris or defects in the road, Guzman said. The officers immediately smelled raw pot as they approached the vehicle, occupied by a driver and two rear-seat passengers, the lieutenant said. Officer Semir Celoski and Class II Special Police Officer Wassim Helwani joined their colleagues at the scene, along with Passaic County sheriff’s officers. Together, they got all three occupants out of the vehicle, Guzman said. One of the passengers, 21-year-old Sherron Torain, told the officers that he had a handgun beneath the...
    A woman who is a nurse in the Covid-19 area became a millionaire after winning the first prize of a lottery in North Carolina, United States | 01/17/2021 | ionicons-v5-c09: 02 | S. Rocha | USA- They say that « good things happen to people who do good things » and the story of this nurse from the Covid-19 area who won the first prize in the lottery with which she became a millionaire. It is about Terri Watkins, a resident of the city of Durham, in North Carolina, who works as a nurse in the covid area of ​​a nursing home for the elderly who has had to move away from her family in recent months to avoid infecting them and dedicate herself completely to her patients. However, on January 11 his life changed when he received a call from the Education Lottery from North Carolina to inform him that...
    Dorothy “Dot” Cole was the oldest living US Marine veteran when she died on January 7. She was 107 years old. Cole, who was born in 1913 and grew up in Warren, Pennsylvania, suffered a heart attack in the home they shared in North Carolina, her daughter Beth Kluttz told CNN by phone Saturday Cole decided she would take a stance to support her country after Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. “There were women volunteering with the Red Cross and knitting while sitting in church, so I thought I had to do something,” Cole told the Marine Corps Times in an interview in September. “At the time, I didn’t think I was doing anything great. I knew I was helping our country.” She was 28 years old in 1943 when she became among the first wave of...
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Fred Cleveland Jr. came off the bench to score 17 points to lead North Carolina A&T to a 112-46 win over Carver College on Saturday. Darus Maddox had 16 points for North Carolina A&T (6-9). Kwe Parker added 11 points. Kenyon Duling had 11 points. It was the first time this season North Carolina A&T scored at least 100 points. The Aggies hit season highs in forced turnovers (35) and steals (22). North Carolina A&T totaled 70 second-half points, a season high for the team. Stephon Augusta had 10 points for the Cougars, who have now lost 18 games in a row to start the season. Antwon Ferrell added nine rebounds. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — M.J. Walker scored 20 points, Raiquan Gray added a career-high 19 and Florida State beat North Carolina 82-75 on Saturday for the Seminoles’ 20th consecutive home conference victory. Walker, who made 4 of 5 shots from the arc, missed three minutes of the second half after turning an ankle but returned to hit his final 3-pointer with 11 1/2 minutes left to give the Seminoles (7-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 10-point lead. The Tar Heels (8-5, 3-3) were within a point with just over two minutes remaining but missed their next three shots and had a turnover while Gray converted a three-point play and two free throws and the Seminoles went up seven with 16 seconds remaining. RayQuan Evans, Balsa Koprivica and Malik Osborne added 10 points each for the Seminoles, who were 8 of 16 on 3-point attempts and made 26 of 27...
    A North Carolina woman recognized last year as America's oldest living Marine has died. Dorothy Schmidt Cole died last week after suffering a heart attack at her daughter’s home in Kannapolis. She was 107. Cole set out from her home in Warren, Pennsylvania, to join the Navy following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, according to the Charlotte Observer. Her height of 4 feet, 11 inches prevented her from enlisting at the time. This photo provided by Beth Kluttz shows Dorothy Schmidt Cole. Dorothy Schmidt Cole, recognized last year as the oldest living U.S. Marine, has died at age 107. The Marine Times says Dorothy Schmidt Cole died of a heart attack at her daughter's home in Kannapolis on Jan. 7, 2021. (Courtesy of Beth Kluttz via AP) Eager to serve, Cole put in 200 hours of flight time and tried to join the Marine Corps as...
    The ACC crown is anyone’s for the taking this season, and North Carolina’s showdown with Florida State on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee should provide more clarity to a murky picture. The Tar Heels perennially have been one of the best rebounding teams in the country. This season has been no exception, as they rank second among Division I teams in rebound rate. The interior has made up for a backcourt that is 294th in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage, but North Carolina’s shooters should have more success against a Seminoles defense that ranks 265th in opponents’ 3-point shooting percentage. Florida State is coming off its best offensive output of the season, when it tagged North Carolina State for 105 points. The Seminoles rank 32nd in the nation in points per possession, but five of their top seven scorers shoot 68 percent or worse from the free-throw line and...
    Want even more betting news? Sign up for VSiN’s free daily newsletter. Listen Live to VSiN’s sports betting shows. Want even more betting news? Sign up for VSiN’s free daily newsletter. Listen Live to VSiN’s sports betting shows. The ACC crown is anyone’s for the taking this season, and North Carolina’s showdown with Florida State on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee should provide more clarity to a murky picture. The Tar Heels perennially have been one of the best rebounding teams in the country. This season has been no exception, as they rank second among Division I teams in rebound rate. The interior has made up for a backcourt that is 294th in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage, but North Carolina’s shooters should have more success against a Seminoles defense that ranks 265th in opponents’ 3-point shooting percentage. Florida State is coming off its best offensive output of the...
    Apple will temporarily close more than 20 of its retail locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as coronavirus cases continue to climb in those states. In an update on its website first spotted by Bloomberg, the company indicates five Apple Stores in Georgia, five in North Carolina and about a dozen in Texas won’t be open to the public after they complete their regular hours on Friday evening. The closures include locations in major cities like Houston and Atlanta. If you left a device in for repair at one of those stores or have an appointment to pick up an online order, you can still visit them through to January 18th. “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” a spokesperson for the company told Bloomberg. “We take this step with an abundance of caution as we...
    The Conversation A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies Armed white insurrectionists murdered Black men and burned Black businesses, including this newspaper office, during the Wilmington coup of 1898. Daily Record, North Carolina Archives and HistoryWhile experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a coup – and its consequences were tragic. These two events, separated by 122 years, share critical features. Each was organized and planned. Each was an effort to steal an election and disfranchise voters. Each was animated by white racist fears. And each required the help of the media to be successful. Those who study Reconstruction and its aftermath know the U.S. has deep experience with political and electoral violence. Reconstruction was the 12-year period following...
    The Conversation A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies Armed white insurrectionists murdered Black men and burned Black businesses, including this newspaper office, during the Wilmington coup of 1898. Daily Record, North Carolina Archives and HistoryWhile experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a coup – and its consequences were tragic. These two events, separated by 122 years, share critical features. Each was organized and planned. Each was an effort to steal an election and disfranchise voters. Each was animated by white racist fears. And each required the help of the media to be successful. Those who study Reconstruction and its aftermath know the U.S. has deep experience with political and electoral violence. Reconstruction was the 12-year period following...
    Wilmington city officials have kept a short-term rental ordinance intact despite it being ruled illegal by a North Carolina superior court judge. The city's zoning ordinance places a 2% cap on how many properties can operate as rental homes in the same area. A New Hanover County Superior Court judge declared the ordinance "void and unenforceable." During a Jan. 6 meeting, however, city planning commission officials decided to delay revisions to the policy by at least three months. The city attorney's office said the ordinance legally could remain in place and be enforced until the city's appeal is resolved in court. "I've stayed everything in relation to [the ordinance] until the appellate process is complete," Assistant City Attorney Shawn Evans said. "So, it's not been court ordered that it can be changed at this time." Members of the planning commission voted to 6-1 to remove scheduled...
    Republican Sen. James Lankford apologized to his black constituents after first joining onto an effort spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election.  The Nebraska Republican penned a letter to his 'friends of North Tulsa,' saying that his actions caused 'a firestrom of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I was completely blindsided, but I also found a blind spot.'  'What I did not realize was all of the national conversation about states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, was seen as casting doubt on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit,' Lankford wrote, according to the Tulsa World.   Sen. James Lankford wrote a letter apologizing to his black constituents for initially joining on to a challenge of Electoral College votes  In a letter, Lankford said,...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Animal rights advocates said breeders in North Carolina have shipped more than 1,000 live roosters to Guam, charging as much as $2,000 for each bird in the island’s cockfighting trade. The groups, Animal Wellness Action and Animal Wellness Foundation, on Thursday sent letters to U.S. attorneys in North Carolina, urging an investigation into animal cruelty across the state, news outlets reported. “North Carolina has been the Eastern hotbed of cockfighting,” Wayne Pacelle, Animal Wellness Action’s president, said in a Zoom call with reporters. “We take no pride. We don’t relish the idea of people going to prison for these activities. We want them to stop.” His group looked at shipping records in Guam over a course of several years, and Pacelle said they found 9,000 roosters were mailed there from 12 states. Shipments from North Carolina ranked in the top five. Cockfighting is a...
    A North Carolina nurse who works in a COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility has won $1 million, the state lottery said.  Terri Watkins, a Durham resident, received a phone call informing her of the financial windfall, the N.C. Education Lottery said in a Monday news release.  "I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!" Watkins said. "I thought that it was not real, couldn’t be real. It’s still something that I really don’t believe, I’m still in some shock here." Watkins entered the $300,000,000 Supreme Riches second-chance drawing and was chosen from more than 513,000 entries. She had the option to take the prize either in 20 payments of $50,000, or a lump sum of $425,000 after taxes. She chose the lump sum. Watkins still isn't sure what to do with her winnings, but plans to take some time to think about what to do with the money. ...
    A North Carolina couple are wanted for murder and on the run after the wife allegedly shot a female colleague to death during an argument over tables at a furniture company. Tangela Parker and her husband Eric Parker are wanted by the police considered 'armed and dangerous,' the Hickory Police Department said.  Cops said that Tangela Parker is wanted for First Degree Murder of Phelifia Michelle Marlow, 51, while Eric Parker is wanted for Accessory After-the-Fact to First Degree Murder. The tragic saga started last week when Tangela Parker and Marlow got into a fight over tables while working at the furniture factory TCS Designs, Marlow's husband Justin Marlow told WSOC-TV.  Tangela Parker and her husband Eric Parker are considered 'armed and dangerous' while on the run from police Tangela Parker is alleged to have shot and killed her coworker Phelifia Michelle Marlow, left, after an argument...
    A North Carolina State trooper is under investigation for Facebook posts calling Black Lives Matter a 'racist money laundering hate group' and attending 'Stop the Steal' rally ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Master Trooper Mark Melvin, 40,  made the post, which has since been deleted, on December 16, 2020 and has been placed on administrative duty. First Sgt. Christopher Knox, a Highway Patrol spokesman, confirmed to DailyMail.com that Melvin is under investigation but said the law enforcement agency does not provide details on personnel matters. “Effective Monday, January 11, 2021, Master Trooper Mark S. Melvin was placed on administrative duty in response to an ongoing internal administrative investigation,” Knox said. Master Trooper Mark Melvin, 40 has been placed on administrative duty after calling Black Lives Matter a 'racist money laundering hate group' The veteran trooper also posted two dozen photos from the 'Stop the...
    Emily Fox has three caps for the USWNT. Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images Emily Fox became a professional soccer player Wednesday night. Racing Louisville FC selected the North Carolina Tar Heels defender first overall in the 2021 NWSL Draft. Fox was in Orlando, Florida, at January camp with the USWNT at the time, and her national team teammates celebrated the feat with a heartwarming celebration. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Emily Fox is officially a professional soccer player, and she had quite an accomplished group with her to celebrate the feat. The North Carolina Tar Heels defender was at the US Women's National Team's January camp in Orlando, Florida,  during Wednesday's night's broadcast of the 2021 National Women's Soccer League Draft. When she heard her name called as the first overall pick of the evening, her USWNT teammates were on hand to applaud and relish the feat alongside...
    North Carolina (8-4, 3-2) vs. Florida State (6-2, 2-1) Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: ACC foes meet as North Carolina matches up against Florida State. Each squad is coming off of a home victory in their last game. Florida State earned a 105-73 win over North Carolina State on Wednesday, while North Carolina won 81-75 over Syracuse on Tuesday. STEPPING UP: Garrison Brooks and Armando Bacot have led the Tar Heels. Brooks is averaging 10.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Bacot is putting up 11.3 points and eight rebounds per game. The Seminoles have been led by M.J. Walker and Scottie Barnes. Walker has averaged 15.8 points while Barnes has put up 11.1 points and 4.1 assists per game. STEPPING IT UP: The Seminoles have scored 82 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 76.8 per game they...
    A North Carolina nurse who works in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility just hit a $1 million jackpot. Terri Watkins didn’t believe she’d actually won the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Supreme Riches second-chance drawing last week — but she did. “I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!” she said in a press release. “I thought that it was not real, couldn’t be real,” Watkins added. “It’s still something that I really don’t believe, I’m still in some shock here.” Her entry was chosen from over 513,000 in the drawing on Wednesday, and she claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, the release said. The healthcare worker said she was “thankful” for the money — especially after her grueling work at the nursing home during the coronavirus pandemic. “Just seeing some of the things that I’ve had to see,...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 550 members of the of the North Carolina National Guard have been mobilized in light of concerns over security in the state and nation’s capital, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday. Cooper, a Democrat, is sending 200 guardsmen to the nation’s capital to assist local and civil authorities before and during President-elect Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration. North Carolina is one of dozens of states sending personnel to Washington, D.C. Cooper said the other 350 other guardsmen will remain for duty in North Carolina. Guardsmen will be deployed for about a week. “Ongoing security concerns in Washington, D.C. and state capitals around the nation following last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol must be taken seriously, and I will deploy necessary resources to keep North Carolinians safe,” Cooper wrote. Increased threats of violence at state capitols across the country have emerged since a mob of violent...
    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has spent nearly $480 million in federal aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A large portion of the aid provided by Congress to states in March 2020 was spent on coronavirus testing and contact tracing in North Carolina. About $6.8 million of the funding is available to continue the public health services in 2021, officials said. "Although much of the attention has understandably moved to vaccines, we are still very much in the midst of this pandemic," Susan Gale Perry, NCDHHS chief deputy secretary, said Tuesday during a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and North Carolina Health Choice meeting. "We are still very much in the midst of delivering on some of the bread-and-butter strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 that we need to continue until we get vaccinations at a rate that would allow...
    A mother's tearful confession that she can't afford her son's insulin despite working full-time has left commenters deriding the American healthcare system.  Katie Schieffer's ten-year-old son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and requires insulin every two hours — but the North Carolina mother was left in tears when she couldn't afford his $1,000 prescription. 'Gutted' and 'fighting mad' over the video, commenters on social media are complaining that this shouldn't be a reality for any parent — and isn't one in most developed countries. Tragic: A mother's tearful confession that she can't afford her son's insulin despite working full-time has left commenters deriding the American healthcare system Pricey: Katie Schieffer's ten-year-old son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and requires insulin every two hours — but Katie couldn't afford his $1,000 prescription She said: 'I work a full-time job. My husband works a full-time job. I...
    A North Carolina nurse who works in the coronavirus unit at a long-term care facility said she is still in shock after winning a $1 million lottery prize. Terri Watkins, a nurse at a facility in Durham, said she was blessed after winning the contest this week, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. She said she had been praying for help as COVID-19 continues to affect North Carolina, where it has infected more than 638,000 people, killing 7,687 of them. “I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!” Watkins recalled. “I thought that it was not real, couldn’t be real. It’s still something that I really don’t believe, I’m still in some shock here.” The lottery said she was chosen from more than half a million entries in the state’s final $300,000,000 Supreme Riches second-chance drawing on Wednesday. “I’m a...
    North Carolina officials said they are prepared to protect the state Capitol and lawmakers from potential threats as political tensions heighten. The FBI said its received information about possible "armed protests" at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The FBI said an identified group is planning to storm local, state and federal buildings in opposition of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Jan. 20. "There is concern about potential threats of violence or threats that are already out there," Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday during a news briefing. North Carolina's General Assembly will convene Wednesday for the 2021-2022 legislative biennium. Unlike previous years, the building in Raleigh will be closed to the general public, and the session will be live-streamed to limit the spread of COVID-19. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) is working on safety measures to keep state and...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Garrison Brooks and Armando Bacot each had a double-double, and North Carolina pulled away in the last three minutes to beat Syracuse 81-75 on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels (8-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) became the first men’s basketball program to play 1,000 regular-season ACC games. The Tar Heels are 708-292 and have the most wins in ACC history. Brooks scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds. Bacot had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Bacot has 14 double-doubles and 19 games with 10 or more rebounds. R.J. Davis added 12 points. Quincy Guerrier had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Syracuse (7-3, 1-2). Buddy Boeheim added 18 points and Alan Griffin had 16. Day’Ron Sharpe’s two free throws gave the Tar Heels a 69-68 lead with 3:00 remaining. Consecutive layups from Bacot and another from Andrew Platek stretched their lead to...
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Running back Ty Chandler is transferring to North Carolina for his final season of eligibility after graduating from Tennessee. North Carolina announced Chandler’s decision Tuesday. Chandler also announced his decision on Twitter, thanking Tennessee but saying he looks forward to a special season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels just lost a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in Javonte Williams and Michael Carter. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Chandler ranked fifth all-time at Tennessee with 3,291 all-purpose yards in 46 games. He also averaged 4.9 yards per carry with 2,046 yards rushing. Chandler also had 780 yards on kickoff returns, and he averaged 10.1 yards per catch with 465 yards receiving. He rushed for at least 450 yards and three touchdowns each of his last three seasons at Tennessee, leading the Vols in rushing with 630 yards in 2018 and 655 in 2019....
    A nurse, who spent almost the last year working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, won a $1 million lottery prize Wednesday. Terri Watkins of North Carolina’s ticket was chosen Wednesday out of 513,000 submissions to the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Supreme Riches second-chance drawing. Nurse Working on Coronavirus Frontlines Wins $1M Lottery: ‘I Had Been Praying for Something’​ https://t.co/fEmkv4vMnL — People (@people) January 12, 2021 “I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!” Watkins told the lottery. “I thought that it was not real, couldn’t be real. It’s still something that I really don’t believe, I’m still in some shock here.” (RELATED: Lottery Winners Donate Thousands To Local Supermarket Staff) Watkins works as a nurse in the COVID unit at a long-term care facility, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. “Just seeing some of the things that I’ve had to see,...
    A mysterious shipwreck has emerged from the sands of a beach in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Tour guide Ray Stallings posted photos of the wreck on Facebook on Dec. 30. “Shipwreck on beautiful Ocracoke Island,” he explained, noting some debate about the wreck’s identity. Some people think that the wreck is a ship called the Noomis, according to Stallings, who thinks that wreck is actually a vessel called the Home. “They both wrecked in the area,” he wrote. Citing Stallings, the Raleigh News & Observer  reports that the steamship Home was wrecked in 1837 and the Noomis in 1935. North Carolina continues to reveal its shipwreck secrets. Last year, a shipwreck linked to a mutiny and murder mystery emerged from the sands of Surf City. In October 2019, a mysterious shipwreck emerged on a Hatteras Island beach in the wake of a storm before being swallowed up by the sand. Earlier in 2019, the creepy skeleton of a...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first North Carolina municipalities are acting to expand LGBT rights again a month since the expiration of a moratorium on nondiscrimination ordinances agreed to years ago as a compromise to do away with the state’s “bathroom bill.” The governing board of Hillsborough, a town of 7,000 about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Raleigh, voted unanimously this week to approve new protections for people on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and other differences. Those rules make it unlawful — punishable by a misdemeanor and $500 fines — for businesses of other entities within the town limits to discriminate on these and other characteristics in employment and in offering goods and services to the public, including lodging and dining. Hillsborough’s ordinance marks the first by a North Carolina town or city since the 3 1/2-year ban expired Dec. 1. “This is a step in...
    The Amway Top 25 football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (60) 13-0 1500 1 2. Ohio State 7-1 1432 3 3. Clemson 10-2 1349 2 4. Texas A&M 9-1 1317 5 5. Notre Dame 10-2 1247 4 6. Oklahoma 9-2 12 7 7. Georgia 8-2 1219 9 8. Cincinnati 9-1 1031 6 9. Iowa State 9-3 997 12 10. Northwestern 7-2 919 13 11. Brigham Young 11-1 796 15 12. Florida 8-4 766 10 13. Indiana 6-2 762 8 14. Coastal Carolina 11-1 649 11 15. Iowa 6-2 606 16 ...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating one of its troopers following a social media post in which he described the Black Lives Matter movement as a “racist money laundering hate group.” Master Trooper Mark Melvin posted the comment to Facebook in December. It’s since been deleted, WRAL reported Tuesday. On Monday, Melvin was placed on administrative duty while an internal investigation continues. A message left on a phone number listed for Melvin was not immediately returned Tuesday. First Sgt. Christopher Knox, spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol, confirmed that an investigation was underway, but provided no details and did not respond to an email seeking additional comment Tuesday. The station also reported that Melvin tagged himself on Facebook as present at the U.S. Capitol siege and posted pictures. Previously, he also said on social media that he would not enforce the curfew ordered...
    (CNN)A 12-year-old in Virginia was killed by an exploding grenade investigators believe was bought from an antique mall in North Carolina, and now authorities are warning others may have been sold and could be live.The grenades were thought to be chemically inactive Mk 2 grenades, a style used during World War II, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).Live hand grenade discovered during Florida traffic stop, deputies sayThe child was killed on December 23 by an exploding grenade that ATF believes was bought on June 13 from the Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte, North Carolina.CNN has reached out to the antique mall but has not heard back.When the grenade was sold, the agency said the vendor and buyer didn't believe the "grenades to be functioning or hazardous."Read MoreATF asks others who may have bought a grenade from the same shop to contact them, out of...
    A month before the U.S. Capitol riot, Rep. Madison Cawthorn urged a crowd to "lightly threaten" their members of Congress. The newly elected North Carolina Republican made the comments at an event for Turning Point USA in December, according to a report by the New York Times. "Say: ‘If you don’t support election integrity, I’m coming after you. Madison Cawthorn’s coming after you. Everybody’s coming after you,'" the 25-year-old said, adding that attendees can "call your congressman and feel free — you can lightly threaten them." Cawthorn spoke at the "Save America" pro-Trump rally last week prior to the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol that left at least five people dead, including a Capitol Hill police officer. Several Democrats in North Carolina have called for an investigation into Cawthorn, claiming he was responsible for helping to incite violence on Jan. 6. In a letter to House Speaker...
    Members of the Debt Affordability Advisory Committee plan to ask lawmakers to set aside more funding for North Carolina state employees' pension systems. The committee, charged with monitoring the state's debt capacity, will recommend the North Carolina Legislature allocate money to the Unfunded Liability Solvency Reserve in the new state budget. Lawmakers will convene Wednesday for the 2021 legislative session, and the General Assembly must pass a 2021-2023 biennial budget this session. The Unfunded Liability Solvency Reserve is a trust fund for employee benefits aimed at reducing pension and health care unfunded liabilities, which currently exceed $42 billion, according to the state's treasurer's office. It is unclear how much in funding committee members will request and how much is in the trust fund. Members requested $100 million last year, and lawmakers appropriated $30 million. The Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System is underfunded by $11.5...
    US reports over 200K new Covid-19 cases every single day for a week straight Egypt denies oxygen crisis as Covid-19 ward videos allege shortage AP Top 25 poll: Texas A&M finishes at No. 4 over Notre Dame in final college football rankings Following a 52-24 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship, it's no surprise that Alabama will finish the 2020 season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the final AP Top 25 poll. Which team finished No. 4 may be more of a surprise.  © Provided by CBS Sports Texas A&M felt strongly it should have been in this year's playoff. While the Aggies were passed over in favor of Notre Dame, they will finish fourth in the AP top 25. Coming off an Orange Bowl victory over North Carolina, Texas A&M (9-1) finishes with its highest end-of-season ranking since 1939 when that...
    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Master Trooper Mark Melvin is reportedly under investigation for multiple social media posts, including tagging himself at the “Stop the Steal” rally last week in Washington, DC. In the post, Melvin also said he would not enforce Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s coronavirus curfew order, according to WRAL. (RELATED: Corporations Halt Political Donations After Capitol Riot) North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein released a statement Friday on North Carolinians involved in the raid on the Capitol building. BREAKING: My office is supporting federal law enforcement efforts to investigate NCians who participated in the raid on the U.S. Capitol. If you have any information about a NCian who participated in this lawless insurrection, please email investigationtips@ncdoj.gov . — Josh Stein (@JoshStein_) January 8, 2021 Melvin also made another post in December after calling the Black Lives Matter movement a “racist money laundering organization.” State...
    Instagram/University of Scranton U.S. Army Captain Emily Rainey. Emily Rainey is a Fort Bragg-based U.S. Army captain who is being investigated after she was seen at the pro-Trump U.S. Capitol rally ahead of a siege of the building. The 30-year-old Rainey, a special operations officer, previously resigned her commission with the Army in September after participating in an anti-lockdown protest at a park in North Carolina that resulted in her arrest, the Army said. It takes months for the resignation to be completed, officials said. Rainey led a group of North Carolinians who are part of a group called Moore County Citizens for Freedom to the Capitol MAGA rally, according to her posts on Facebook and Instagram. There has been no evidence she participated in the storming of the Capitol. Rainey told The Associated Press, “I was a private citizen and doing everything right and within my rights.”...
    Alabama Rep. Barry Moore is the latest conservative to leave Twitter, deleting his personal account after it was suspended for tweets connected to the Capitol riots. On Saturday, Moore sent two tweets with controversial takes about the violent storming of the Capitol on Wednesday which led the platform to suspend his account. In the first, Moore wrote: 'Wow we have more arrests for stealing a podium on January 6th than we do for stealing an election on November 3rd! Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit, would be places I recommend you start; there is video of evidence of these crimes as well! #ElectionIntegrityMatters' There is no evidence to support the claims of election fraud in these cities, a claim which inspired the rally of Trump supporters who overran the Capitol building. Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama deleted his Twitter account after being suspended by Twitter Moore tweeted two controversial messages...
    A partial Medicaid expansion could cost North Carolina more than a full expansion, a state policy adviser estimated Friday. States have the option to raise the income eligibility requirement for Medicaid to open the taxpayer-funded program to more participants. Gov. Roy Cooper and other Democrats have pushed for raising the eligibility threshold from 42% of the federal poverty level to 138%, the maximum allowed under federal law. Republican lawmakers have rejected the proposal, offering a broader program with work requirements and premiums, among other alternatives. Twelve percent of the state’s population remains uninsured, and many of them live below the poverty level, a rate that could be rising in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julia Lerche, the chief actuary and policy adviser for North Carolina's Medicaid program, said a full expansion could cost the state $400 million less than a partial expansion. “It would...
    DURHAM, North Carolina -- A COVID-19 nurse started out 2021 on an exhilarating high -- by winning $1 million in the North Carolina Education Lottery.Terri Watkins thought someone was pulling her leg when she learned about her winnings last week."I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually!" she said, laughing. "I thought that it was not real, couldn't be real. It's still something that I really don't believe, I'm still in some shock here."SEE ALSO: Preschool teacher who was laid off after 20 years wins $250,000 in lotteryWatkins' entry was chosen from over 513,000 entries in the final $300,000,000 Supreme Riches second-chance drawing on Wednesday."I'm a nurse and I work in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility," said Watkins. "Just seeing some of the things that I've had to see, I am very thankful. I had been praying for something to help me...
    Loading the player... Several Democratic leaders in North Carolina are calling for an investigation into U.S. Congressman Madison Cawthorn claiming that he had a hand in inciting the violence that occurred during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. A letter sent on Saturday, Jan. 9, to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, signed by N.C. District 11 leaders of the Democratic Party, lists examples they say are grounds for Rep. Cawthorn’s expulsion from Congress. Read More: Man who posed at Pelosi’s desk arrested, says he’s ready for violent death In the letter, Cawthorn’s strong language in his Twitter posts on the days leading up to Wednesday’s riots was cited as an example of his support and encouragement of the violence that ensued. The group also mentioned that Cawthorn had riled up the crowd of Trump supporters during a rally speech that preceded the attack on the Capitol by using...
    A Virginia teenager was killed in an explosion from a World War II-era hand grenade that authorities say was purchased at an antique mall in North Carolina.   The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) issued a statement about the incident on Thursday as agents search for other explosives that may have been unknowingly sold at the same Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte.   Authorities did not reveal the identity of the teen, who was said to have died when the MK2 grenade detonated two days before Christmas on December 23 in Abingdon, Virginia.  'At the time of sale, neither the vendor nor buyer(s) believed the grenades to be functioning or hazardous,' the ATF statement read.  A Virginia teen was killed in an explosion from a World War II-era hand grenade that authorities say was purchased at the Fancy Flea Antique Mall (pictured) in Shallotte, North Carolina ...
    A freshman representative blasted his fellow Republicans for 'lying' about the possibility of overturning the election results in Congress because they wanted to fundraise off of the chaos and their loyalty to President Donald Trump. Congressman Peter Meijer of Michigan, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, said accused the  is not happy with how his first week of service in the House of Representatives went down, claiming his fellow Republicans who objected to the Electoral College results – even after a pro-Trump mob descended on the Capiotl Wednesday – either did so to earn favor with the president and his supporters or felt threatened. 'As we moved to accept Arizona's electors, a fellow freshman lingered near a voting terminal, voting card in hand.  'My colleague told me that efforts to overturn the election were wrong, and that voting to certify was a constitutional duty,' Meijer detailed in an op/ed in The...
    North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination plan Thursday for the state's prisons. Prison health care workers will receive the vaccine before it is administered to offenders, starting with those 75 years old or older, officials said. With that age group in line first, other prison employees also can receive the vaccine from local health departments. Older inmates and those with underlying conditions will be prioritized during the next phase, followed by everyone else, officials said. While the timeline for the vaccinations in the prisons is unconfirmed, Tim Moose, chief deputy secretary at the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, said the agency put the framework in place to be ready to start the process once the vaccines arrive. He estimated that could be around mid- or late-January. Vaccinations will be administered voluntarily, and Moose does not know how many...
    Miami (4-5, 0-4) vs. North Carolina State (6-2, 2-1) PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina State looks to extend Miami’s conference losing streak to six games. Miami’s last ACC win came against the Syracuse Orange 69-65 on March 7, 2020. North Carolina State lost 74-70 in overtime on the road to Clemson in its most recent game. VETERAN LEADERSHIP: Miami’s Isaiah Wong, Harlond Beverly and Nysier Brooks have combined to account for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 46 percent of all Hurricanes points over the last five games.INTRIGUING ISAIAH: Wong has connected on 30.4 percent of the 46 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 26 over his last five games. He’s also made 77.8 percent of his foul shots this season. SLIPPING AT 66: Miami is 0-5 when it allows at least 66 points and...
    Gov. Roy Cooper extended North Carolina's modified stay-at-home order by three weeks Wednesday. The order that requires North Carolinians to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. except for essential needs or activity was set to expire Friday. The state also is under a mask mandate, but COVID-19 cases have continued to increase. "We have turned the page on a new year – one that we're hoping will bring better times. But as we know, the virus didn't disappear at midnight on Dec. 31," Cooper said. "In fact, in North Carolina, we have seen some of our highest case counts, percent positives, hospitalizations and ICU bed usage numbers in the past few days. No matter where you live, work, worship or play, COVID-19 remains a deadly threat, and we must treat it that way." Cooper's COVID-19 orders have received criticism, especially from business owners. A group...
    (CNN)The chaos at the US Capitol on Wednesday wasn't the first time there's been violence at one of the most iconic American buildings.For more than four hours, supporters of President Donald Trump occupied the Capitol in an attempt to fight against the ceremonial counting of the electoral votes to confirm President-elect Joe Biden's win. One woman was shot in the chest and later died, DC police told CNN. Multiple officers were injured with at least one transported to the hospital, multiple sources told CNN.Until Wednesday, the Capitol has seen attacks three other times -- in 1814, 1954 and 1998.Here's a look at those incidents. US Capitol burns in 1814Read MoreA view of the Capitol after the British burning on the 24th August 1814.British troops attacked the Capitol on August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, according to the Architect of the Capitol website.The attack was in retaliation for Americans'...
    Leaky Black scored 16 points, and Andrew Platek's running jumper with three seconds to go carried North Carolina to a 67-65 win over Miami on Tuesday night. Off the inbounds following Platek's basket, Miami's Harlond Beverly launched an approximately three-quarter court shot that bounced off the left side of the rim to end it. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Platek's shot followed a high-arcing, fadeaway jumper by Isaiah Wong which tied the game at 65-all for Miami. Opting not to call timeout, Platek took a pass, drove the right baseline and got his shot over two outstretched defenders. Kerwin Walton scored 13 points and Day’Ron Sharpe scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds — seven on the offensive end — for North Carolina (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Earl Timberlake scored 12 points for Miami (4-5, 0-4), Elijah Olaniyi added 11 points and Nysier Brooks had 10....
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that he mobilized the National Guard to help distribute coronavirus vaccines as the state ranked among the worst in the country regarding how quickly residents were receiving the first dose of the inoculation. "Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines are administered quickly is our top priority right now. We will use all resources and personnel needed. I’ve mobilized the NC National Guard to provide support to local health providers as we continue to increase the pace of vaccinations," he tweeted. Cooper, a Democrat, did not provide more details Tuesday but is expected to hold a press conference with the state’s coronavirus task force Wednesday at 2 p.m. NC OFFICIAL SAYS SHE'LL TRAVEL FOR FAMILY GATHERING AFTER ASKING RESIDENTS TO STAY HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  N.C. National Guard said it will mobilize about 50 personnel between Tuesday and Wednesday, WTVD reported. Six-member "immunization strike teams" will be tasked with...
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Leaky Black scored 16 points, and Andrew Platek’s running jumper with three seconds to go carried North Carolina to a 67-65 win over Miami on Tuesday night. Off the inbounds following Platek’s basket, Miami’s Harlond Beverly launched an approximately three-quarter court shot that bounced off the left side of the rim to end it. Platek’s shot followed a high-arcing, fadeaway jumper by Isaiah Wong which tied the game at 65-all for Miami. Opting not to call timeout, Platek took a pass, drove the right baseline and got his shot over two outstretched defenders. Kerwin Walton scored 13 points and Day’Ron Sharpe scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds — seven on the offensive end — for North Carolina (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Earl Timberlake scored 12 points for Miami (4-5, 0-4), Elijah Olaniyi added 11 points and Nysier Brooks had 10. ADDING...
    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Aamir Simms hit a go-ahead basket for a second straight game as No. 19 Clemson rallied from nine-points down in the second half to beat North Carolina State 74-70 in overtime on Tuesday night. Nick Honor had 21 points and tied things at 62 with 38 seconds left in regulation to set up the extra period. North Carolina State (6-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) took its last lead on DJ Funderburk’s 3-pointer with 3:12 to go in OT. That’s when Simms got the ball down low for a basket to put Clemson (9-1, 3-1) ahead for good. Simms, just 3-of-11 shooting for eight points in the game, added another bucket before Honor sliced through the lane for a layup that gave the Tigers a 72-68 lead. Devon Daniels drew the Wolfpack within two points with a pair of free throws. But Clemson...
    Grammys 2021 postponed due to Covid-19 OnPolitics: It all comes down to Georgia North Carolina at Miami live stream, NCAA college basketball, TV channel, start time, odds, predictions The Miami Hurricanes will host the North Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida. © AP Guard, 6-foot-3, UNC (Freshman) PER 36 (AAU, Nike EYBL 2019): 20.4 PTS, 5.9 REB, 6.4 AST, 2.3 STL Love was considered the second-best point guard recruit in the nation, per 247 Sports, trailing only Cade Cunningham. He previously won Mr. Show-Me Basketball, awarded to the top high school player in Missouri. Love shoots well off the dribble, showing his ability to create his own shot. He generates a ton of contact, which helps him get to the free-throw line often. His steal numbers on the AAU circuit were especially impressive and he can be utilized as an on-ball defender...
    The developer behind the wildly popular “Fortnite” video game has acquired a nearly 1 million-square-foot abandoned shopping mall to serve as its new corporate headquarters. Epic Games purchased the Cary Towne Center mall in its hometown of Cary, North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal reports, and will turn the site in to its new campus by 2024. The 980,000-square-foot property sits about 2 miles from Epic’s current North Carolina headquarters, and cost the company just $95 million to acquire. The 87-acre campus will include both office buildings as well as recreational spaces. Epic, which has 2,200 employees, said in a press release that the campus will allow it “the flexibility to create a campus customized from the ground up to accommodate its long-term growth.” Epic, which has been the at the center of a high-profile battle with Apple over its App Store fees, also said that it...
    More On: video games Glitch-plagued ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ misses sales forecasts KFC launches video game console — with ‘red hot’ fried chicken grill Two women get in knock-down brawl over PS5 at Walmart Sony pulls ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ from PlayStation store after complaints The developer behind the wildly popular “Fortnite” video game has acquired a nearly 1 million-square-foot abandoned shopping mall to serve as its new corporate headquarters. Epic Games purchased the Cary Towne Center mall in its hometown of Cary, North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal reports, and will turn the site into its new campus by 2024. The 980,000-square-foot property sits about 2 miles from Epic’s current North Carolina headquarters, and cost the company just $95 million to acquire. The 87-acre campus will include both office buildings as well as recreational spaces. Epic, which has 2,200 employees, said in a press release that the campus will allow...
    HATTERAS VILLAGE, N.C. (AP) — A museum in North Carolina plans to exhibit a collection of coins that were found on the Outer Banks. The coins date as far back 221 BC and originated in places as far away as Spain and Egypt. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the 55 coins are currently kept in a back room of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Depending on state funding, there are also plans to create an app that displays each coin the history behind it. The late William Sell and his wife, Catherine, of Pennsylvania collected the coins over decades. They walked the Hatteras Island beaches while vacationing there from 1939 to 2001. They picked up “things that looked curious." Some of the coins could have been lost in a shipwreck, separated from pirates’ loot or left as part of a ship’s ballast that was scooped up from a distant...
    Fortnite developer Epic Games is moving its Cary, North Carolina headquarters across town to a large shopping mall, the company announced. It’s planning to convert the 87-acre Cary Towne Center into its new home base by 2024. Once development is complete, Epic says the site will include recreational and office space, “customized from the ground up to accommodate its long-term growth.” The company says it plans to begin development on the new HQ site this year. Epic purchased the property from Turnbridge Equities and Denali Properties, which bought it in January 2019 as part of a distressed sale after the mall lost three of its anchor tenants, according to the Triangle Business Journal . Turnbridge and Denali planned to turn the site into a mixed-use development named Carolina Yards. Epic’s plans for developing the property include demolishing some of the existing structures on the site, a spokesperson said...
    North Carolina (6-4, 1-2) vs. Miami (4-4, 0-3) Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks to extend Miami’s conference losing streak to five games. Miami’s last ACC win came against the Syracuse Orange 69-65 on March 7, 2020. North Carolina won 66-65 over Notre Dame in its last outing. STEPPING UP: Isaiah Wong has averaged 17.9 points and 5.9 rebounds to lead the way for the Hurricanes. Harlond Beverly is also a top facilitator, accounting for nine points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. The Tar Heels are led by Armando Bacot, who is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds.INTRIGUING ISAIAH: Wong has connected on 31.1 percent of the 45 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 32 over the last five games. He’s also made 76.7 percent of his free throws this season. COLD SPELL: North Carolina has lost its...
    North Carolina State (6-1, 2-0) vs. No. 19 Clemson (8-1, 2-1) Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Clemson looks for its fourth straight win over North Carolina State at Littlejohn Coliseum. The last victory for the Wolfpack at Clemson was a 66-61 win on March 3, 2015. SENIOR STUDS: Clemson’s Aamir Simms, Clyde Trapp and Jonathan Baehre have collectively accounted for 38 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 43 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.DOMINANT DEVON: Devon Daniels has connected on 28.1 percent of the 32 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 3 for 12 over the last three games. He’s also made 67.9 percent of his foul shots this season. STREAK STATS: Clemson has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 71.3 points while giving up 51.8. ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An off-duty firefighter has died due to injuries he sustained when his car overturned during a car crash in North Carolina. Raleigh Fire Lt. Herman Gregory Ellis was the sole occupant in his car during the multi-vehicle crash Sunday in Raleigh, news outlets reported. He was then taken to a hospital, where he died. “Greg was a great union man through and through, an even better ‘old school’ fireman, dedicated father, and a great friend to many,” the Raleigh Fire Fighters Professional Association said Sunday in a Facebook post. Ellis had been with the city’s fire department for more than a decade. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Louisville’s home women’s basketball game against North Carolina set for Tuesday night has been postponed. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the postponement Sunday night after a positive COVID-19 test, quarantining and contact tracing within the Tar Heels program. The game was originally postponed from Dec. 13 due to coronavirus issues within the Louisville program and later rescheduled for Friday, though it was pushed back again due to what the league described as travel-logistics issues for visiting North Carolina. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.