North Carolina

Alabama’s Nate Oats reacts to Maui Invitational being moved to North Carolina

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – For the first time in it’s 36 year history, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will not be held in its namesake location — moving over 4,000 miles to North Carolina. On Friday morning, tournament officials made the announcement that the 2020 Maui Invitational will be moved to the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Trading…

North Carolina Man Charged with Rape of Juvenile Family Member in Auburn

On March 15, Auburn Police arrested Kyrie Reshod King, 23, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, on rape second degree and sodomy second degree charges. The arrest stems from an investigation into a sexual assault that was reported to police on February 3. The victim, a female juvenile, reported being sexually assaulted at a residence in Auburn by a distant family member….

CIAA to move 8 championships, but not basketball, from NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina – but not its two basketball tournaments – because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. In a statement Friday, the country’s oldest African-American sports conference said its men’s and women’s…

ACC Follows NCAA, Removes All Championship Games From North Carolina

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, hailed the Atlantic Coast Conference’s decision to stand up for the safety of its employees, players, and fans by moving championship games out…

NCAA pulls 7 postseason events out of NC due to LGBT law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors came “because of the cumulative actions taken…

NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, cites LGBT law

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league says it hopes to announce a new location for next February’s events shortly. It hopes to reschedule the 2019 game for Charlotte. The league’s decision…

Luverne Man Charged in North Carolina Rape Case

A Luverne man is facing charges in a 2008 North Carolina sexual assault case. Joshua Wade Watson, 30, is charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Sex Offense, and First Degree Kidnapping. Police say the rape occurred in the a parking lot in the Fayetteville, North Carolina. According to the Fayetteville Police Department the case went cold after investigators were…