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5 injured in boating accident

May 31, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Five people were injured when two boats collided on Lake Murray on Friday night, state officials said.  News outlets reported that the accident happened Friday evening. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources said a cabin […]

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Duke beats NC State 1-0 for first ACC title since 1961

May 30, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cooper Stinson gave up three hits with no walks in six scoreless innings and Duke beat North Carolina State 1-0 in the ACC Tournament championship game on Sunday. The ninth-seeded Blue Devils (32-20), who won their […]

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Horror, heroism mark deadly shooting at California rail yard

May 28, 2021

By TERENCE CHEA and JANIE HAR SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Taptejdeep Singh died trying to save others from a gunman. Kirk Bertolet saw some of his coworkers take their last breaths. And friends, family and survivors were left to […]

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3 officers face arraignment in Black man’s restraint death

May 28, 2021

By GENE JOHNSON Five weeks after ex-Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, three Washington state officers have been charged in the death of Manuel Ellis: another Black man who pleaded for breath under an officer’s knee. […]

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Voice of Disney’s ‘Sebastian the Crab’ dies at age 72

May 28, 2021

By MEG KINNARD Samuel E. Wright, the South Carolina native who famously voiced “Sebastian the Crab” in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and had an acting career spanning five decades, died this week. He was 72. Wright died Monday in New […]

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Environmentalists want NC governor to halt pellet plants

May 27, 2021

Advocates for environmental justice and eastern North Carolina residents urged Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday to block permits for future wood pellet plants and pay more attention to their effects on health. The activists, organized by the Dogwood Alliance coalition, […]

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Unraveling more COVID-19 myths

May 27, 2021

By DR. JOY MARTINEZ, Staff Writer On May 25, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 525 new cases with approximately 700 currently hospitalized and a daily percent of positive tests above 4%. Even with this news, there […]

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Reemployment bonus idea advanced by NC Senate committee

May 27, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON With employers struggling to fill positions as post-pandemic restrictions end, North Carolina state senators advanced a proposal Wednesday giving $1,500 bonuses to unemployment benefit recipients who return to work this summer. The Senate Commerce Committee gave […]

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Howard names College of Fine Arts for Chadwick Boseman

May 26, 2021

By ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — While studying at Howard University, young Chadwick Boseman helped lead a student protest against plans to merge his beloved College of Fine Arts into the College of Arts and Sciences.  He failed in that […]

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100 years after Tulsa Race Massacre, the damage remains

May 26, 2021

By AARON MORRISON On a recent Sunday, Ernestine Alpha Gibbs returned to Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church. Not her body. She had left this Earth 18 years ago, at age 100. But on this day, three generations of her family […]

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