Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday began outlining his proposed state budget for the next fiscal year – a plan the governor says is the result of making “tough choices” to produce a “thoughtful” proposal. The budget includes pay raises for starting teachers, corrections officers and state troopers, and it forces some cuts on the state’s university system.
Greg Hardy has been in limbo – albeit paid limbo – since September, when the Carolina Panthers embattled defensive end agreed to go on the commissioner’s exempt list in the wake of his domestic violence case.
The Delaware Attorney General’s Office on Thursday announced it will not pursue criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch for an alleged act of domestic violence committed last year against his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll.
For the past two free agency periods, the Carolina Panthers have waited for the market to settle before filling needs in the defensive backfield. Expect that to continue in the third year of general manager Dave Gettleman’s tenure.
Carowinds’ Fury 325 will be the fifth-tallest roller coaster in the world when it opens at the Charlotte park in late March. The park is giving a preview of the ride, the world's tallest "giga" coaster, with a video of a recent test run.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
Boxer Roy Jones Jr. will fight at Cabarrus Arena on Friday, and he says he has regained some of the speed he had when he was in his prime. And if he has, he says his opponent, Willie For Real Williams, is in trouble. For Real.