NATIONAL-POLTICS


5/10/2019 9:12pm

UNC junior pitcher Brittany Pickett (28) winds up for a pitch during a double header against the FSU Seminoles at G. Anderson Softball Stadium on Monday, April 15, 2019. The Tar Heels beat the Seminoles in both games.

UNC softball handles N.C. State, advances to ACC Championship

The North Carolina softball team (35-17, 17-7 ACC) tamed the North Carolina State Wolfpack (31-27, 9-15 ACC) behind a five-run rally in the fifth inning and a complete game gem from junior pitcher Brittany Pickett. With the victory, the fourth-seeded Tar Heels will play for the ACC Championship on Saturday.


5/2/2019 11:47am

Authorities say two people were killed, four were injured in a shooting that happened on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus. 
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2 dead, 4 injured in shooting on UNC-Charlotte campus Tuesday afternoon

Two people were killed and four injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, authorities said.  Three people are in critical condition, UNC Charlotte police Chief Jeff Baker said at a press conference. All four injured were transferred to Carolinas Medical Center's main hospital in Charlotte.  One suspect was taken into custody, and there is no reason to believe anyone else was involved, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tweeted. Baker said police are not ready to release information about the suspect as the investigation is ongoing. The identities of the victims are being held until their families have been notified, Baker said.  UNC Charlotte Office of Emergency Management issued an alert around 5:40 p.m. reporting shots fired near the school’s Kennedy building. Police have not confirmed in what building the shooting took place.


5/1/2019 5:09pm

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Editorial: We stand with UNC Charlotte

"Drew Pescaro. Sean DeHart. Rami Alramadhan. Emily Houpt. Ellis Parlier. Riley Howell. We grieve for you and will not allow your deaths to be in vain."