Death by the River: The Fisherman's Defense

Mark Carver is serving a sentence of life in prison without parole in the death of 20-year-old Ira Yarmolenko. But Carver insists he didn't kill her. In a six-part series, the Observer presents the defense he never got.

UNC professor: Here’s why most UNC faculty members are Democrats

Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.

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WWI and WWII off the Coast of North Carolina

The German U-boats stationed off the coast of the North Carolina during World War II were extremely successful in early 1942. The unique, offshore environment gave them a distinct advantage and they were able to wreak havoc on the merchant ships that travelled along the busy shipping lanes off of the Outer Banks. The area soon became known as Torpedo Junction because of the hundreds of ships that were sunk there.
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WWI and WWII off the Coast of North Carolina 3:29

WWI and WWII off the Coast of North Carolina

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Friends and family gather to remember Daniel Harris

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Watch the trailer for 'Hands of Stone'

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