News archive from 9 October 2014

Paleologos on the Poll: North Carolina

Paleologos on the Poll: North Carolina

It's been two months since our last North Carolina poll, and today's results mirror those from August: a 2-point lead for Sen. Kay Hagan. She led 45% to 43% then. Today it is 47% to 45%. Both Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis have increased...

Subscription scam hits Republic, other U.S. newspapers

Subscription scam hits Republic, other U.S. newspapers

The Arizona Republic is among dozens of newspapers across the country caught in a bogus subscription-renewal scheme that seeks hundreds of dollars from customers along with credit-card and other personal information. A company called Readers Payment...


Contract extension for Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton? ‘In due time,' coach says

With the Cincinnati Bengals holding the fourth pick in the 2011 draft, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis spent a lot of time scouting Cam Newton. Lewis was part of a Bengals contingent that traveled to Auburn to sit down with the Tigers' quarterback, and he...


Live now: Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers

The newly-rebranded Charlotte Hornets play their first preseason game in Philadelphia. Follow for live updates. Live Blog Charlotte Hornets updates


New hope for deal on Medicaid

Good news for the hundreds of thousands of truck drivers, janitors, day-care attendants, fast-food servers and other low-income workers in North Carolina: Gov. Pat McCrory and the legislature may soon reconsider their long-standing opposition to...


Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

Bigger fish to fry than gay marriage If you take self-reported LGBT numbers it involves less than 2 percent of the population, or about 7 million of us. If everyone of these people got married that should yield about 3.5 million gay couples. You could...


Questions at UNCG

From an editorial in Wednesday's (Greensboro) News & Record: Does the alleged crime fit the punishment in the curious case of three UNC Greensboro employees who were fired – and then arrested – for free-lancing on university...


I-77 toll rates uncertain

MOORESVILLE The company that will build, operate and maintain Interstate 77 toll lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville will know how much drivers will be charged to ride in the lanes once it completes traffic projections for the 26-mile project, a...

Light-maker's founder wins Nobel prize

Light-maker's founder wins Nobel prize

SAN FRANCISCO — It never hurts when a company's founder wins the Nobel prize for the product it makes. Soraa, a start-up lighting company in Fremont, Calif. is in the midst of that rarest of experiences. Shuji Nakamura was one of three scientists who...


US Supreme Court sides with NC on voting rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall’s election. A majority on the nation’s...


Sherrington: My best- and worst-case scenarios for Mavericks this season

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington hosted a chat Wednesday morning to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Sherrington: What's your prediction for the Mavericks this season? Sherrington: First of all, let's try to throw last...

Dallas News, 19:15 in Sport

Crest charging toward championship goal

BOILING SPRINGS It had been six years since Crest High's last appearance in a state championship game when Mark Barnes took over as head coach in 2010. Since then, the Chargers have made winning games and advancing to the state finals –...

Simon expected to dump less rain than Norbert

Simon expected to dump less rain than Norbert

By the time most Valley residents wake this morning, forecasters say, tropical depression Simon will have swept in, done his thing and be on his way out. And they expect Simon to be a gentleman. National Weather Service meteorologists say the storm...


Sherrington: My prediction for OU-Texas; SMU could do far worse than Mack Brown

SportsDay columnist Kevin Sherrington hosted a chat Wednesday morning to talk everything sports. Here are some of the highlights: Question: Who's in your four-team college football playoff? Sherrington: Like everyone else, mine changes from week to...

Dallas News, 19:20 in Sport

NC crime report shows continuing downward trend

RALEIGH Overall crime in North Carolina fell by 7 percent in 2013, continuing a six-year downward trend, statistics from the State Bureau of Investigation show. The report issued Wednesday showed the overall crime rate per 100,000 people in North...


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