September 2, 2013 |
You know those gun-buyback programs where police purchase weapons in order to destroy them? This week, a North Carolina law goes into effect that blocks police from destroying confiscated or unclaimed firearms. In the polarized post-Sandy Hook political era -- with some liberal states tightening gun laws while conservative legislatures have moved aggressively to loosen restrictions -- North Carolina's gun-destruction policy is among the most unusual policies to take effect. The so-called "save the gun" law, at the urging of the National Rifle Assn., breezed through votes by North Carolina's Republican-controlled Legislature in the spring as the state moved to strengthen gun rights.
August 30, 2013 |
A shooting at a North Carolina high school Friday left one injured, and a suspect was in custody, police said. Just before 2:30pm, the Winston-Salem Police Department received calls of a shooting at Carver High School, northeast of downtown Winston-Salem. Police said the school was secured and the students were safe. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that weren't life-threatening, police said. More than 700 students attend Carver High, according to the school's website.
August 12, 2013 |
DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation's most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to accept college ID cards or out-of-state driver's licenses. The law also shortens early voting by a week; eliminates same-day voter registration; allows any registered voter to challenge another voter's eligibility; and ends popular preregistration for high school students.
August 10, 2013 |
CHEROKEE, N.C. - The first thing National Park Service Ranger Lamon Brown noticed was an illegal campsite, littered with food wrappers and marked by a smoldering fire ring. Then the ranger spotted two figures skulking out of the dense forest near Andrews Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their hands were filthy. Their clothes were muddy. One toted a bulging backpack. These were the Hurley boys, notorious for rustling wild ginseng roots, a federal crime in the park.
August 2, 2013 |
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - The dark-haired girl wearing an "American Girl" T-shirt blended in with the other giggling girls flopped on their bellies and watching cartoons inside a darkened classroom. All that distinguished 11-year-old Farida was an eye patch she had decorated with purple glitter and a fancy "F" to cover her missing left eye. Four years ago, in Farida's remote village in southern Afghanistan, shrapnel from a buried Taliban bomb tore through the eye as she played outside her mud-walled home.
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 |
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 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.