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
September 15, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Shooting on location comes with advantages and disadvantages. North Carolina offers generous tax credits, and Charlotte is a city with a sizable downtown, one that can sometimes pass for Washington, D.C. (Shooting in downtown D.C. is a logistical and financial challenge.) Because production in Charlotte is rare, locals are eager to have the cast and crew there and willing to go to some lengths to accommodate them. During Damian Lewis' driving scene, nearly a half-dozen police cars were dispatched as escorts around the city.
September 9, 2012
Airfares to the East Coast have rarely been this reasonable this summer: AirTran is offering a $242 round-trip fare, including taxes and fees, from LAX to Raleigh, N.C., between Oct. 20 and Feb. 28. Holiday blackouts apply, and availability is not guaranteed. You must purchase 14 days in advance, but there is no minimum stay and you can travel any day of the week. Info: AirTran , (800) 247-8726 Source: Airfarewatchdog
September 4, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - President Obama surveyed flood damage caused by Hurricane Isaac and pledged Monday that the federal government would do all it could to help victims get back on their feet. Meeting with families and local officials dealing with the disaster, Obama promised action to prevent such flooding in the future. "What I pledge to these folks is to make sure at the federal level we're getting on the case very quickly" to figure out "what exactly happened here … and make sure it doesn't happen again," he said.
September 3, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE , N.C. - Two new polls released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte show the host state to be on the outer edge of the 2012 battleground states that Pres i de n t Obama carried four years ago. A new Elon University poll conducted for the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer gives Republican challenger Mitt Romney a 47% to 43% advantage over Obama. Another, from the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling, has the candidates deadlocked at 48% each.
September 3, 2012 |
SANFORD, N.C. - Polls may show President Obama with a fighting chance of winning North Carolina for a second time, which would be a bad omen for Mitt Romney on election night. But sitting in his office in this county seat in central North Carolina, Charles C. Staley, chairman of the Republican Party in Lee County, sees signs of hope for the GOP. In 2008, Obama narrowly defeated Republican nominee John McCain in the state. But Lee County - where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans - went to McCain.
September 2, 2012 |
In many ways, Jesus Martinez Jr. could be a teenager out of Republican central casting. The drawling 17-year-old doesn't believe in abortion, supports gun rights and favors a strict reading of the Constitution. He is also, perhaps most important, not a big fan of President Obama. American-born and a son of Mexican immigrants, Jesus reaches voting age one month before this year's presidential election. His sister Viridiana, 26, is a Raleigh-based activist on behalf of young illegal immigrants.
August 27, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- As Republicans prepare to get their storm-delayed convention underway in Florida, a new poll shows President Obama clinging to a narrow lead in the state. The race is closer, a virtual tie, in North Carolina, where the Democrats plan to hold their convention next week, according to the polls released by CNN and Time magazine. In Florida, Obama leads 50%-46% among likely voters and 51%-42% among all registered voters, according to the survey, which was conducted Wednesday through Sunday.