News archive from 14 November 2014

College prices continue to creep up

WASHINGTON Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a...

 

High school football gameday

Top Area Matchups Vance (8-3) at Mooresville (10-1), Fri, 7:30 p.m. There may not be a tougher first-round game in the state this week. Both of these teams have legitimate 4A state championship aspirations. Mooresville had a 10-game winning streak...

 

6 lawmakers vie to be NC House speaker

Ambitious Republican legislators are clamoring to fill the top job in the state House left vacant by U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis. The House speaker is one of the most powerful people in state government, making the call on when, how and whether bills...

 

Hillary Sigmon has Charlotte 49ers basketball records in reach

Senior guard Hillary Sigmon is closing in on the Charlotte 49ers' women's basketball career record for 3-point field goals made. She's also near the top on Charlotte's all-time lists in 3-pointers attempted and percentage. Don't think Sigmon is only a...

 

Justise Winslow just as important as any freshmen for Duke

DURHAM Throughout the recruiting process, Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were seen as the big fish Duke was trying to reel in for the 2014-15 season. And that was true. But the latecomer to the package deal, Justise Winslow, may prove equally as...

 

NASCAR's Joey Logano goes from ‘Sliced Bread' to Homestead

MIAMI If it seems like Joey Logano has been around forever, it is mostly because he started this racing business so darn young. Logano learned how to drive at age 7, piloting an old red Honda Civic with a stickshift on his parents' 10 acres in...

 

UNC women's soccer foe has coach with Carolina connection

For South Dakota State women's soccer coach Lang Wedemeyer and Louisville men's coach Ken Lolla, postseason trips to the Triangle offer a kind of homecoming. Wedemeyer said South Dakota State held a watch party Monday afternoon when the NCAA...

 

Friday's season openers for Carolinas college basketball teams

Friday's season openers for area college basketball teams: 5:30 p.m: J.C. Smith vs. California (Pa.), Indiana, Pa. 5:30 p.m.: Queens at Georgia College & State, Greenwood, S.C. 6 p.m.: Presbyterian at No. 4 Duke, ESPNU 7 p.m.: Florida A&M at...

 
U.S. tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

U.S. tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

GENEVA The Obama administration moved forcefully Thursday to distance itself from Bush administration policies, telling a United Nations panel that the ban on torture enshrined in a 1984 treaty that the U.S. signed applies worldwide and covers all...

 

Registered sex offender arrested after trying to get into elementary school

A wanted man registered as a sex offender in Rock Hill was arrested after he tried to go into an elementary school Tuesday. Andrew Jones, 27, went to Oakdale Elementary, but school staff members were alerted that Jones was a sex offender and escorted...

 

Pick 7: Observer football game picks 11.14.14

Corey InscoeChris KroegerDelano LittleBret McCormickLangston Wertz Jr.South Charlotte NewsWFNZ (610-AM)WBTV Channel 3Rock Hill HeraldThe Charlotte ObserverLast Week4-34-35-22-53-4This Season61-2161-2165-1756-2653-29Providence at NW...

 
Obama's next stop: G-20 in Australia

Obama's next stop: G-20 in Australia

BRISBANE, Australia — President Obama wraps up his week-long overseas trip this weekend at the Group of 20 economic summit of world leaders meeting in Australia. The G-20 is a gathering of the world's 20 largest economies that include the United...

 

Report: Rolesville High football player had head injury 5 days before death

RALEIGH A head injury sustained during football practice caused the death of a Rolesville High School player who collapsed before a game in September and later died, according to a report by the state medical examiner. Isaiah Langston, 17, died Sept....

 
Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano are favorites to win NASCAR title

Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano are favorites to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano enter Sunday's Ford 400 Sprint Cup Series season finale as the favorites to win the series championship. The two have nine wins between them, and each has won on a 1.5-mile track like Homestead this...

 

Venezuela court keeps opposition leader in jail

CARACAS, Venezuela A Venezuelan court has declined to meet a United Nations call for the release of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who faces charges of inciting violence stemming from anti-government protests early in 2013. The U.N. Working Group...

 

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