July 27, 2013 |
Severe thunderstorms across western North Carolina dumped nearly a foot of rain Saturday, causing flash floods that trapped residents and washed out roads. Officials in Catawba County were called to about 10 swift-water rescues, Mark Pettit, assistant director of emergency services for Catawba County, said. He said some residents had become trapped in their homes or drove their cars into flooded areas. One person had to be rescued after he tried to help retrieve a vehicle swept into a creek.
July 8, 2013 |
Reggie Bullock already was familiar with two of the Clippers' top people - new Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and All-Star guard Chris Paul. Now Bullock will play for Rivers and with Paul, something Bullock was excited to talk about when he was introduced to the media Monday. The 6-foot-7 Bullock was drafted in the first round (25 th overall) by the Clippers during last month's draft. He called Rivers, who also is the Clippers' senior vice president of basketball operations, one of the best coaches in the NBA. “I'm just going to play my game,” Bullock said.
June 21, 2013 |
DURHAM, N.C. -- A man with a pistol-grip shotgun shot and wounded four people near a law firm and outside a Walmart in Greenville, N.C., late Friday morning, according to Greenville police. The gunman was shot and wounded by police officers at the scene and taken into custody, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said a news conference. The shooter was shot several times, Aden said, and carried "a significant amount of ammunition -- enough to really do some significant damage.
June 18, 2013
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UCLA vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha. When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. PDT. Records: UCLA 45-17, North Carolina State 50-14. TV: ESPN2. Update: North Carolina State has rotation questions after ace Carlos Rodon, who threw eight scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory over North Carolina on Sunday. The Wolfpack has mixed and matched in the No. 2 starting spot, with Ethan Ogburn, Logan Jernigan and Brad Stone the likeliest candidates to pitch Tuesday.
June 18, 2013 |
It was Nick Vander Tuig's turn to walk the tightrope, which UCLA starting pitchers seem to find themselves on every game. The runs will come at some point … somehow. All a guy has to do is be near-perfect. Vander Tuig obliged. The Bruins were left one victory from the College World Series final after beating North Carolina State, 2-1, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Tuesday. Vander Tuig did his part, pitching seven-plus innings and giving up only one run. "We're not going to put up gaudy numbers; it's more a team effort," third baseman Kevin Kramer said.
June 18, 2013 |
The words “North Carolina State” have to make a UCLA fan cringe. The Bruins met the Wolfpack in the 1974 Final Four. John Wooden had seven consecutive NCAA championships. He didn't win an eighth straight. It could work out better today. The Bruins won't have to face David Thompson today. They will be dealing with pitcher Logan Jernigan in the College World Series at 5 p.m. PDT. Coach Elliott Avent hemmed and hawed before naming a starter. The Wolfpacks' rotation thins out considerably after Carlos Rodon, who threw eight shutout innings against North Carolina Sunday.
June 12, 2013 |
Raleigh, N.C. - The Rev. Deborah Cayer arrived at the state Legislature building here Monday night wearing a protest button and toting an umbrella. She had tucked her driver's license into her skirt waistband. That was all she carried. She had come prepared to spend the night in jail. Along with 83 other opponents of the Republican-led legislature, Cayer and several fellow clergy members were arrested at a rainy "Moral Monday" protest. Their civil disobedience - they ignored police orders to disperse - was the latest in a growing series of protests over the conservative agenda of North Carolina's Republican-run state government.
May 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In his early teens, Jude Kenan Mohammad was a familiar sight in his middle-class section of Raleigh, N.C., riding around on his bike to deliver groceries to elderly Muslim neighbors. But with an American mother and Pakistani father, Mohammad felt caught between two worlds, friends recalled. As he grew older, the mild-mannered young man criticized the U.S. war in Afghanistan and believed that he was a target for discrimination in post-Sept. 11 America, the friends said.
May 5, 2013
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May 1, 2013 |
Hollywood North is going south. That's the fear among many in the once-booming production community in Vancouver, Canada. Although Vancouver still attracts high-profile movies and television shows, including A&E's recently launched "Bates Motel," the city is rapidly losing its perch as one of the industry's busiest production hubs as it faces rising competition from cities in eastern Canada and south of the border. The city that pioneered the use of film incentives now finds itself struggling to compete with emerging rivals offering stronger tax credits and rebates.