Temperatures climbed to record highs Saturday across central and eastern North Carolina with the mercury topping out in the mid 70s, some 20 to 25 degrees above normal for late December.
A suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials and her family said.
North Carolina endured an emotionally volatile week packed with a big win, a frustrating loss as well as the mixed outcome to the program's long wait to learn the status of two players ensnared by NCAA troubles.
Five months after his death, the tradition of Fayetteville's "Bicycle Man" continued on Saturday as his family helped distribute bikes to hundreds of Fayetteville-area children in need.
The organizer of the annual Possum Drop in the North Carolina mountains has been given a permit by a state agency to lower a live possum in a clear box as part of his New Year's Eve celebrations.
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