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130 vehicles were involved in North Carolina interstate pileup

A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on Interstate 40 but no serious injuries were reported.


Thanks to its defense, UNC tops Virginia for ACC title

Thanks to the sort of defensive dominance coach Roy Williams has been seeking, North Carolina’s longer-than-usual wait for its latest ACC tournament championship is over.


Welfare applicants, recipients drug tested in North Carolina

Drug testing of North Carolina welfare recipients and applicants is now happening at social service offices in the state.


UNC’s Roy Williams no fan of ESPN’s focus on NBA prospects

North Carolina coach Roy Williams is no fan of how ESPN touts NBA prospects playing in college games aired by the network.


Johnny Jefferson’s 3 TDs lead Baylor by North Carolina

When it was at full strength this season, Baylor had the most productive offense in college football.


1 dead after fight at North Carolina mall

One person was killed after an argument erupted at a crowded shopping mall in North Carolina on the afternoon before Christmas, police said Thursday.


No. 1 Clemson beats North Carolina for ACC title, playoff spot

Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 1 Clemson stayed unbeaten – perhaps helped by a disputed call – by holding …


Decorated Spokane Marine shares story of 1963 heroism

Local veteran Rodger J. Johnson, 75, saved seven men from burning helicopter wreckage during a training exercise more than 50 years ago. Slowed by a stroke, he says instinct kicked …


South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who …


College football roundup: Utah spoils Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut with 24-17 win

Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. …


Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team on Thursday released its nonconference schedule, which includes hosting Stanford on Nov. 15. The Zags (28-6) reached the Sweet 16 last year and finished with …


Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Quick start allows Rutgers to cruise at Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT – Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl. The freshman running …


Columnist Norman Chad says Florida State, North Carolina are embarrassments to higher learning

We already know that the new College Football Playoff to crown a national champion is rigged. (I said as much last month – I believe my exact words were, “The …


Flyers rally past Penguins after tribute

NHL: R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored 2 minutes apart in the third period to lift the visiting Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3. Though the game featured two …


Paul Newberry: It’s time for NCAA to end charade

It’s been another glorious week in college athletics. Alabama’s Nick Saban finalized a new contract worth nearly $7 million a year, only to get one-upped – or should we say …


Cookbook Review: ‘Handmade Gatherings’ makes entertaining easy, fun

‘Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts For Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties’ By Ashley English (Roost Books, $34.95)


UNC women win away from reunion with Hatchell

Diamond DeShields escaped two close calls with injury to score 19 points, leading North Carolina one win closer to a sweet reunion with healing coach Sylvia Hatchell by beating top-seeded …


Duke, NC square off

No. 7 Duke is looking for ways to make up for a series of backcourt-crippling injuries. No. 14 North Carolina is still trying to solve some of its up-and-down ways. …


Tough stretch for Duke

North Carolina coach Roy Williams went into last week’s pregame meal thinking a winter storm wouldn’t prevent Duke from getting to the Smith Center for the latest installment in the …


Duke-UNC postponed

Wednesday’s rivalry game between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina was postponed due to a storm that brought enough snow and ice to paralyze many area roads. The game will …


Tar Heels end Belk Bowl jinx

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at …


Tar Heels No. 1 seed in NCAAs

OMAHA, Neb. – As good as the record-setting Vanderbilt baseball team has been this season, North Carolina has been just a little bit better. That was the opinion of the …


North Carolina coach Williams rests after kidney surgery

North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams (pictured right) has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the …


Former high school teammates on opposite sides on Sunday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – As Harrison Barnes and Doug McDermott won state basketball championships together as high school teammates in Iowa, Barnes became one of the nation’s top recruits while McDermott …


Missouri beats North Carolina in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. – Missouri made its final football game as a member of the Big 12 a success. James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the …


Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …


GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …


Kentucky reaches Final Four with win over North Carolina

NEWARK, N.J. – Kentucky had fallen one agonizing game short last season of reaching a Final Four it had seemed destined to reach, then lost five players who were first-round …