January 26, 2012 |
In a surprise move, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that she will not seek a second term this November. The Democrat said in a statement that she decided against a reelection bid so she could avoid further politicizing her fight with the state's Republican Legislature over school funding. "A reelection campaign in this already divisive environment will make it more difficult to find any bipartisan solutions," she said. Perdue becomes the third Democratic incumbent to decide against seeking a new term this year.
February 16, 2014 |
A Pennsylvania teenager accused of killing a man she met on Craigslist has confessed to the slaying -- and to killing more than 20 other people after joining a satanic cult at age 13, according to an interview she gave to a local newspaper. The information in the interview could not be corroborated on Sunday. Miranda Barbour, 19, reportedly had been married only three weeks when she and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, stabbed and strangled Troy LaFerrara, 42, after meeting up with him on Nov. 11, according to police in Sunbury, Pa. Both Miranda and Elytte Barbour, who wed in North Carolina, were arrested a month later in Pennsylvania.
April 1, 2000 |
* About Florida: The Gators needed Mike Miller's last-second shot to escape against Butler in the first round, but have been impressive since in beating Illinois, Duke and Oklahoma State. The Gators are the youngest and deepest team left in the field, with a roster stocked with freshmen and sophomores. Seven players average at least 7.9 points a game and 10 players average 13 minutes or more.
January 5, 2009 |
Tyrese Rice and Boston College put an end to all that talk of whether No. 1 North Carolina could go unbeaten. Rice scored 25 points in his second consecutive big game against the Tar Heels to help the Eagles stun North Carolina, 85-78, on Sunday, probably ending its run atop the early season polls.
September 19, 2012 |
North Carolina basketball Coach Roy Williams, according to reports, is in surgery today to have a tumor removed from his kidney. WRAL.com originally reported the story, while ESPN, citing a source, says it has confirmed the information. North Carolina spokesman Steve Kirschner confirmed Williams was having surgery but refused to provide more specific details. Williams is set to begin his 10th season at North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels to NCAA titles in 2005 and 2009. ALSO: Shaun White apologizes for his behavior Atlanta Falcons coach is disappointed in Michael Turner Jon Cryer is injured after falling off bike during Malibu triathlon
July 2, 2012 |
Long Beach State will play North Carolina in basketball for the third consecutive season in 2012, the latest example that 49ers Coach Dan Monson doesn't duck anybody. More evidence: Long Beach will also play Syracuse, Ohio State, Arizona, UCLA and USC next season. The North Carolina game is especially notable, though, because the Tar Heels will be coming to the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus Nov. 16. North Carolina was ranked sixth in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll last season.