MIAMI — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8:20 p.m. North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Bermuda. Cooper says it's "too early" to know where the storm will go, but he says residents should use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster. Some forecast models have shown Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore. Cooper also waived transportation rules to help farmers harvest and transport their crops more quickly. The National Hurricane Center said Florence's maximum sustained winds Friday evening were estimated to be 65 mph (105 kph). The storm was centered about 905 miles (1,457 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 8 mph (13 kph). ___ 10:20 a.m. Florence could cause … [Read more...] about The Latest: Storm prompts North Carolina State of Emergency
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Amazon may be garnering many of the headlines, as the Seattle-based e-commerce and tech giant continues the process of picking a location for its second corporate headquarters, which has been dubbed HQ2.But it isn't the only tech sector behemoth looking for a new location. Apple, too, is on the hunt for a new campus that will employ thousands of workers. And North Carolina might have the inside track to the facility.According to a report from CNBC on Wednesday, Apple is vetting the Tar Heel State as a site for a new campus in the state's Research Triangle region that will house technical support staff at first, and possibly expand with other operations. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is said to have held some meetings with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper last weekend about the possibility of Apple bringing its new campus to the state. Cooper has reportedly been negotiating an incentive package to entice Apple, but such a package is said to still need approval from the North Carolina … [Read more...] about Could North Carolina be site of new Apple campus?
Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press Updated 10:26 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Now Playing: Thousands of teachers and their supporters descended on the North Carolina state capital to demand higher pay and more money for schools. Teacher pay in North Carolina ranked 39th in the country last year. (May 16) Media: Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had just cheered the packed block of red-clad teachers by urging his Republican rivals running North Carolina's legislature to pay more for public school upgrades and teacher salaries. "What are you prepared to do?" the woman in the red "RESPECT public education" T-shirt shouted into the microphone Wednesday afternoon. "Whatever it takes!" thousands of educators shouted back. Now Cooper and legislators who opened their annual work session on Wednesday are waiting to see what happens after an estimated 19,000 people marched through the capital city, according to the … [Read more...] about Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?
An Adidas executive conspired with several others to pay the families of players to ensure they committed to Kansas and North Carolina State, according to court documents unsealed in New York late Tuesday.The allegations - which came in an indictment adding charges against Adidas global marketing director Jim Gatto, Adidas independent contractor Merl Code, and aspiring agent Christian Dawkins - drag two more top schools into the ongoing Justice Department probe of college basketball's shadow economy.The three men had faced one wire fraud charge connected to allegations they conspired the pay the parents of players to attend Louisville and Miami, both Adidas-sponsored schools, and to sign with Adidas when they turned professional. The new indictment adds charges related to those schemes, and also outlines similar allegations involving players who ultimately attended Kansas and North Carolina State.In 2015, prosecutors allege, Gatto arranged a $40,000 payment, through an unidentified NC … [Read more...] about Kansas and North Carolina State tied into FBI’s college basketball probe as new indictments issued
Jim Larranaga, after Miami’s ACC-opening win over N.C. State. (Matt Porter) CORAL GABLES — They had similar resumes coming in. Both had double-digit wins and two losses, both suffered during Thanksgiving week. North Carolina State fell to No. 20 Creighton and Illinois. Miami dropped games against No. 21 Iowa State and Florida. Entering 2017, only one of them boasts an ACC win. In the conference opener for both, the Hurricanes (11-2) used their long, lean, athletic defense to shut down one of the nation’s top offenses. Miami routed the Wolfpack 81-63 at the Watsco Center on Saturday, holding the visitors to a season-low in points. Their previous low was 67.A locked-in Ja’Quan Newton (21 points), steady Davon Reed (20), and freshman standout Bruce Brown (17 points, eight rebounds, four assists) provided most of Miami’s scoring. Forward Kamari Murphy chipped in 11 points and 10 boards. “I’ve been so impressed with this team’s maturity and … [Read more...] about Miami Hurricanes open ACC play with 81-63 win over North Carolina State