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Florida guard Kasey Hill (0) drives against South Carolina forward Chris Silva (30) during the first half of the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 26, 2017 - 2:51 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 2:45 p.m. The shooting has been on target at the Garden. South Carolina and Florida are a combined 12 for 20 and the Gamecocks lead 15-14 with 11:41 left in the first half. But it hasn't been all offense. Some physical...
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March 26, 2017 - 2:39 pm
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters at a fire station on the Fort Bragg have turned to Congress for help with repairs at a fire station that has a leaky roof, holes in the walls, mold, asbestos and even a fire alarm system that's not in compliance. The Fayetteville Observer reports ( http://bit.ly...
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March 26, 2017 - 2:01 pm
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a father and son from North Carolina died when their motor home flipped over an embankment and caught fire on Interstate 77 in South Carolina. Multiple media outlets say 53-year-old Christopher Gragg and 23-year-old Cody Gragg of Lenoir died in the crash...
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March 26, 2017 - 12:30 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty law enforcement officers from a South Carolina county are taking Spanish lessons so they can communicate better with a growing Hispanic population. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports ( http://bit.ly/2npI84F ) 10 officers from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office and...
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March 26, 2017 - 11:09 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports ( http://bit.ly/2o6jJiD ) Oscar Davis Jr. received the Purple Heart on Saturday. Davis...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:46 am
CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina beach and tourist town has relaxed a long-standing ban on dogs on the beach during tourist season and will allow leashed dogs during certain hours. The StarNews of Wilmington reports ( http://bit.ly/2nBSHlo ) Carolina Beach will now allow leashed dogs on...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:18 am
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The city of Valdosta is spending nearly $1 million to upgrade its fleet of vehicles, with purchases including new police cruisers and a dumpster truck. The Valdosta Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/2nkOthA ) bids for the $900,000 worth of new vehicles were approved by the...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:18 am
DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) — State parole board members plan to travel to Dahlonega to meet with crime victims. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a Victims Visitors' Day for April 6 at the Lumpkin County courthouse. Board Chairman Terry Barnard said in a statement that the event gives...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials say early voting begins Monday in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters should contact their county elections offices for specific information on the early voting process. State law requires that polls be open during normal...
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March 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons football star Julio Jones is among investigators in what backers describe as a massive business and entertainment project planned northeast of Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( http://bit.ly/2mYMM74 ) that plans call for a mix of shops, offices,...
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