A monthlong American vacation that included visits to Niagara Falls and a Broadway play ended in tragedy on South Tryon Street early Saturday, when a 79-year-old grandmother from Colombia, South America, was killed by a drunken driver with two previous impaired convictions and third case listed as pending.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
WWI and WWII off the Coast of North Carolina
Friends and family gather to remember Daniel Harris