North Carolina

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’

Arkansas Republican state legislator Mickey Gates is determined to limit transgender access to public bathrooms<p>The clock is ticking on a trio of bills that LGBT advocates in Arkansas claim would make it effectively “illegal to be transgender” in the state.<p>Republicans have until March 31, which …

American South

NCAA to block North Carolina until 2022 over HB2

The NCAA has issued another stern warning to North Carolina on the first anniversary of that state’s transphobic HB2 legislation, known then as the …

American South

Outer Banks Cycling

The Outer Banks is 105 miles of sand, sea, surf and sunshine, and you can ride all 105 of them. From Duck down to Ocracoke, rich salt marshes give …

Outer Banks

The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

It's hardly unusual for athletes, both amateur and professional, to have pregame rituals. But the NBA's peculiar commitment to one grade-school snack …

Charlotte

Fearing Economic Hit, Texas Trans Bathroom Access Bill May be DOA

House Speaker calls the bill limiting access 'unnecessary' amid worry about the loss of billions in revenue.

American South

Arkansas Replaces Voter ID Law Struck Down By State Supreme Court With Basically The Same Thing

They also have a backup plan if the new law doesn't survive a legal challenge.<p>Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a bill Friday requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls ― even though the state Supreme Court struck down a nearly identical measure just three years ago.<p>A similar …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

North Carolina is scary good

North Carolina dominated Butler Friday night to earn a spot in the South Region final and that performance should put fear into the other teams …

Sports

College Roundup: N.C. State Knocks Off Top-Ranked Louisville

<b>Strike One: N.C. State Upsets No. 1 Louisville</b><p><b>RALEIGH, N.C.—</b>Brendan McKay is the best player in the country and has played like it so far this …

North Carolina State University

Analysis: Is the Indy-based NCAA serious about gay rights?

As NCAA committees meet next week to discuss which cities will host championships through 2022, the organization finds itself in the middle of a …

Equality

North Carolina, Kentucky set up Elite Eight rematch

USA Today Sports' Nancy Armour recaps wins by North Carolina and Kentucky on Friday in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. USA TODAY Sports

Sports

NC State to receive $870,948 as part of $200 million NCAA distribution

The NCAA is distributing $200 million in a one-time payment to D-I schools next month, with per-school allotments ranging from $165,000 to over $1 …

NC State Wolfpack

Despite Joseph Schooling's Stunning Miss, Texas Has NCAA Title Locked Up - Swimming World News

<i>By David Rieder.</i><p>Usually, when the two-time defending NCAA champion and the fastest man in history in an event finishes 37th, his team would be in …

NC State Wolfpack

Toddler, 4-day-old reported missing in Fayetteville found dead in Hoke County

— A toddler and days-old infant reported missing Friday following a domestic incident in Fayetteville were found stabbed to death early Saturday in …

Crime

Idaho woman hits deer, blames sasquatch

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror.<p>The Moscow-Pullman Daily …

American South

Check out the best photos from last nights final Sweet 16 games

The final games of Sweet 16 have commenced and fans are patiently awaiting the arrival of the Elite 8! Last night Friday, March 24th four more teams …

College Basketball

Friday's WNC track results

Coaches, please report your scores by calling (828) 232-5863. Box scores may also be e-mailed to apearson@citizen-times.com. Twitter users are …

Asheville

ACC Baseball on RSN: Louisville at NC State

• FOX Sports South<br>• FOX Sports Carolinas<br>• FOX Sports Sun (DB - 9pm)<br>• Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic<br>• YES – DB – 4pm<br>• NESN Plus<br>• ROOT Sports Pittsburgh – DB – …

NC State Wolfpack

Aggressive ’Pack Topples McKay

Columns Aaron Fitt - March 25, 2017<p><b>RALEIGH, N.C. —</b> NC State knew exactly what it was up against Friday night against No. 2 Louisville. The Wolfpack …

NC State Wolfpack

Saturday's WNC scores

Coaches, please report your scores by calling (828) 232-5863. Box scores may also be e-mailed to apearson@citizen-times.com. Twitter users are …

Asheville

Cigar City Brewing Company enters North Carolina with several distributors

<i>[Press Release:]</i><p>(Tampa, FL & Asheville, NC) – Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing is proud to announce the addition of North Carolina to the …

Beer

Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of...

Ever had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big dog restroom?<p>Well, one Rock Hill woman says she was victimized in what may …

Charlotte

Newborn, toddler found stabbed to death in North Carolina

RADFORD, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina sheriff says a newborn and the baby's 2-year-old sister have been found stabbed to death.

Locked In

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – At its best, North Carolina offers a demoralizing 1-2 perimeter punch, cleans the boards with ease, pushes tempo at a seemingly …

College Basketball

Smoky trio to play for WCU football

Three Smoky Mountain seniors have decided to join the Western Carolina University football program as preferred walk-on players.<p>The Mustangs held a …

Asheville

You Probably Had No Idea Leftover Rice Could Make You Sick

Rice often doesn’t get enough credit, but it makes everything better (especially when you have a handy rice cooker). Chicken soup? Check. Sushi? …

North Carolina State University

School District Removes Book About a Boy in a Dress From Curriculum

One school district is taking 'Jacob's New Dress' off its curriculum.<p>A school district in North Carolina just reversed its plans to have all first-graders read a book about a boy who wears dresses because lawmakers didn't like it, according to some of the teachers.<p>The <i>Charlotte Observer</i> reports …

Education in North Carolina

NCAA threatens to pull 133 games from North Carolina over H.B. 2

A leaked letter reveals that North Carolina is very close to losing 133 sporting event bids over House Bill 2, the highly controversial law that …

March Madness

This center hopes to turn abused dogs into adoptable pets

Construction has begun in Buncombe County on the ASPCA's $9 million dog rehabilitation facility, where abused and neglected dogs will get help with …

Asheville

Voices from the Field | Virtual Reality is a Reality :: Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative

Jeannie Timken, Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist with New Hanover County Schools, participant in cohort two (2015-2016) and a mentor with the …

North Carolina State University

Kentucky Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Odds, March Madness Betting Pick

A second consecutive rematch of a regular-season game will take place in the South Regional Final for the second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats (32-5) on Sunday in Memphis when they take on the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels as small underdogs.<p>The Wildcats avenged an earlier loss to the UCLA Bruins …

College Basketball