News archive from 2 January 2015

30-year sea-level rise will vary along NC coast, scientists say

30-year sea-level rise will vary along NC coast, scientists say

A new scientific report warns that the sea is rising at widely varying rates along the North Carolina shore – ranging by 2045 from a possible low of 4 inches at Southport to as much as 12.1 inches on the northern Outer Banks. The N.C....

 
Oatmeal campaign sees drop in donations

Oatmeal campaign sees drop in donations

Charlotte's annual oatmeal campaign is lumpier than expected this season. The food drive, which collects donated oatmeal for homeless and low income children's programs, is two weeks shy of its conclusion and still 35,000 pounds short of its...

 

Carolina Panthers tackle eyes familiar target

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was giving an interview at his locker Thursday when linebacker Thomas Davis approached him and listened in. Davis was told Lotulelei had faced Arizona Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley –...

 
Idaho wolf hunting derby set to start at sunrise Friday

Idaho wolf hunting derby set to start at sunrise Friday

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in east-central Idaho. Idaho for Wildlife's three-day Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous is planned on...

 
Charlotte gardens sprouted in Haiti

Charlotte gardens sprouted in Haiti

Ron Morgan is gradually sowing his dream of creating 100 aquaponic gardens in the Charlotte area and in Haiti. Gardens are already growing at South Iredell High and Garinger High schools, and at Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord....

 

Eroding North Topsail Beach turns to sandbags to save 20 homes

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH Crews here are building a 9-foot-tall wall of sandbags to save about 20 homes threatened by rapidly encroaching ocean waves, a $2.6 million race against the clock. Engineers predict the homes – on Topsail Island's...

 

US Vice President Biden, Rousseff meet in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff are pledging close cooperation between their countries as the United States seeks to repair its damaged relationship with Brazil. The two leaders met Thursday in...

 

Alaska oil production dipped by 21,000 barrels a day during first year of SB 21

FAIRBANKS — Alaska oil production during the first year of the SB 21 tax regime fell by about 4 percent compared to 2013, the last year under the old system known as Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share. That contradicts repeated statements made by some...

 
Activists: 76,000 killed in Syria conflict in 2014

Activists: 76,000 killed in Syria conflict in 2014

More than 76,000 people were killed in fighting in Syria last year, making 2014 the deadliest year in the four-year-old civil war, according to the UK-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group said the 2014 death toll of...

 

Liberal leader Mario Cuomo, 82, dies

NEW YORK Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who commanded the attention of the country with a compelling public presence, a forceful defense of liberalism and his exhaustive ruminations about whether to run for president, died at home in...

 
Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State 59-20

Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State 59-20

PASADENA, Calif. Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a...

 
Oregon blows past Florida State to win Rose Bowl, advance to title game

Oregon blows past Florida State to win Rose Bowl, advance to title game

PASADENA, Calif. — Breaking down Oregon's 59-20 victory over Florida State in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Rose Bowl: THE FALLOUT: For all the talk about Oregon's "finesse" reputation and a program that can't win the big...

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Conover man faces murder charge in baby’s death

A Conover man has been charged with murder after allegedly inflicting “horrific trauma” on a 7-month-old Newton boy who died Thursday at Levine Children’s Hospital, said Newton Police investigators. Tyler Leroy Linebarger,...

 
Alabama political league holds annual civil rights celebration

Alabama political league holds annual civil rights celebration

Anniston High School 11th-grader London Wilson walked to the front of the Russell H. Williams Memorial Chapel on New Year’s day to recite the Emancipation Proclamation for the second year in a row. “All persons held as slaves within any state ......

 

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