NORTH CAROLINA (WNCN) — North Carolina’s Avett Brothers are heading to Broadway this fall, according to an announcement they made Friday night to a live crowd. The Brothers, Scott and Sett, wrote the music and lyrics for the musical “Swept Away.” The Brothers made their announcement about the musical onContinue Reading

Five Charlotte pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Knights defeated the Durham Bulls 8-0 on Sunday afternoon at Truist Field. Johan Dominguez (W, 4-2) faced one batter over the minimum throughout his five innings, permitting just a two-out double to CJ Hinojosa in the third inning.  Four relieversContinue Reading

Alejandro Osuna collected three hits on Sunday afternoon for the Hickory Crawdads, but a pair of three run frames for the Greensboro Grasshoppers proved too much to overcome as the Crawdads fell 7-4 at LP Frans Stadium. Osuna’s three hits were part of a very solid day at the plate,Continue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — This weekend’s Got To Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is giving farmers and agricultural leaders a chance to get kids interested in agriculture. There were several attractions, including a mobile dairy classroom, a hatchery and an opportunity to see pigs give birth.Continue Reading

Global rock superstars Green Day – Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool – have officially shared details on their massive 2024 global stadium tour with support from with the illustrious rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and The Linda Lindas in North America and Nothing But Thieves, The Hives, Donots, The Interrupters and MaidContinue Reading

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina entrepreneur Larry Swayne’s dream has taken him beyond his imagination.    In 2010, he started a food truck to begin his journey in food service. “We did pizza, wings, wraps and shrimp,” he said.   He says the lines were so long because customers keptContinue Reading

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina entrepreneur Larry Swayne’s dream has taken him beyond his imagination.    In 2010, he started a food truck to begin his journey in food service. “We did pizza, wings, wraps and shrimp,” he said.   He says the lines were so long because customers keptContinue Reading

The Hickory Crawdads got a pair of sensational pitching performances from Joseph Montalvo and Winston Santos to win both ends of a Saturday night doubleheader against Greensboro at LP Frans Stadium. Game one was a shutout for Hickory, winning 3-0, while the second contest went the Crawdads’ way by a 7-5Continue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team will head into the 2024 Southern Conference (SoCon) Tournament as the No. 1 seed in Greenville, South Carolina, at Fluor Field. All eight SoCon teams will participate in the tournament, with seeds five and eight participating in a single-elimination game on Wednesday, May 22,Continue Reading

Oscar Colas connected for a tie-breaking home run with one out in the eighth to lift Charlotte past Durham 5-3 on Saturday night at Truist Field. Durham (18-26) led 3-2 entering the frame, but the Knights (18-25) built their game-winning against reliever Enmanuel Mejia (L, 1-2). A single, groundout andContinue Reading

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — One person is presumed dead and an officer is hurt after a shooting in Gastonia, according to GEMS. Officials say they received a call around 1:20 p.m. to 466 South Kings Street. Both the officer and suspect were shot; however, the suspect likelyContinue Reading

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — Officers with the New Bern Police Department responded to the Alfred Cunningham Bridge at 2 a.m. on Thursday, after receiving reports of a suspicious person. Once the officers arrived at the scene, a 38-year-old woman got out of her vehicle and started walking to theContinue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won 9-1 in the second game of a non-conference series against USC Upstate on Friday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. The Spartans recognized their 10 seniors before the game, including Aidan Brewer, Caleb Cozart, GC Jarman, Matt Kemp, Sam Murchison, Cam Murphy, Ryan Rouse, Mitchell Smith, Sammy Tortorella and Matt Venuto. HOW IT HAPPENEDContinue Reading

Ruben Cardenas and Rene Pinto homered in the sixth inning of Thursday’s doubleheader to lift Durham to a split in Charlotte, claiming the opener 4-3 before dropping the nightcap 5-2 at Truist Field. Trailing 3-2, Cardenas and Pinto took Knights starter Nick Nastrini within three batters to put Durham (17-25)Continue Reading

The Hickory Crawdads dropped a doubleheader to the Greensboro Grasshoppers by scores of 2-1 and 11-1 at LP Frans Stadium on Thursday night. Mitch Bratt suffered the tough luck loss in the opener, dropping his record to 2-3 on the season. The left-hander surrendered three hits in four innings, strikingContinue Reading

WASHINGTON, DC. (AP) — A bronze sculpture of the late Rev. Billy Graham was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, with Christianity’s most prolific evangelist once known as “America’s Pastor” immortalized in the halls of Congress on behalf of his native North Carolina. Graham’s likeness, depicting the Charlotte-born minister with hisContinue Reading

ASHEBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — Four critically endangered red wolf pups have each passed their their six-week-old checkup, according to the North Carolina Zoo. “All pups are healthy and doing well,” the Zoo said in a post to Facebook, adding that all of them have mastered side-eye looks and “resting puppyContinue Reading

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – Pro football fans got a glimpse into what’s in store for the upcoming season as the NFL released the 2024 schedule on Wednesday. Following a bleak 2-15 campaign this past year, the Carolina Panthers are looking to turn a corner with first-year head coach Dave CanalesContinue Reading

The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2024, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 5, in Kansas City and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 – two on Saturday, January 4, and 14 on Sunday, January 5. The 2024 NFL schedule, powered by AWS, willContinue Reading

The Hickory Crawdads dropped a 2-1 decision on Education Day against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at LP Frans Stadium on Wednesday. Ryan Lobus, promoted from Down East this week, left Kinston with a 3-0 record and a solid 1.53 ERA in six appearances. He would make the start in hopes ofContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would bring back pre-COVID restrictions on wearing masks. The bill, titled “Unmasking Mobs and Criminals,” passed along party lines by a margin of 30-15 and comes amid recent protests on college campuses. Republicans say the aim isContinue Reading

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A fugitive out of Georgia accused of torturing and murdering three people in a decades-old cold case was caught in Mecklenburg County, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office announced on Tuesday. Derrell Adams was wanted out of Clayton County, Georgia, in a case that datesContinue Reading

Despite four home runs, the Durham Bulls fell to the Charlotte Knights 12-11 in 10 innings in the series opener on Tuesday night at Truist Field. Rene Pinto and Junior Caminero each homered, while Ruben Cardenas and Yu Chang went back-to-back for the second time in a week, but theContinue Reading

The Crawdads, playing as their Llamas de Hickory Latin-inspired identity, dropped a 4-2 decision to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium, opening a 13-game homestand that will stretch over the next two weeks. Konner Piotto drove in both runs in the fourth inning with an oppositeContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brad Knott, a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary runoff for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District on Tuesday over a rival who suspended her campaign two weeks ago in response to Trump’s endorsement. The former assistant U.S. attorney defeated Kelly Daughtry, a localContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – It could become illegal once again to wear a mask in public in North Carolina for health and safety reasons under a bill a state Senate committee advanced Tuesday. The bill comes amid pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses and would eliminate an exception to the state’sContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for some counties in central North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon. The warning was issued at 4:10 p.m. and will last until 5:15 p.m. The affected counties include southwestern Moore County and northwestern Hoke County. NWS officials saidContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is changing the way traffic lights flash during a signal malfunction. The department says they have begun modifying traffic signals so they will revert to a flashing red in every direction whenever there is a problem, such as an equipment failureContinue Reading

Childish Gambino has announced a tour of North America, Europe, and Australasia, billed as the New World Tour. Donald Glover will take Amaarae and Willow along for select dates. The stint marks his first tour since 2019, and follows the release last night of Atavista, which he’s called “the finished version” of his 2020 record, 3.15.20. FindContinue Reading

Rene Pinto hit a grand slam and drove in five, while his batterymate Nathan Wiles worked 5 2/3 innings en route to his third straight win as Durham beat Nashville 10-3 on Saturday night before 8,947 fans at the DBAP. Pinto connected against Nashville’s Nick Bennett (L, 1-3) in the first inningContinue Reading

The second-seeded UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team fell to the top-seeded Chattanooga Mocs in game one, 5-0 forcing a winner-take-all game. In game two, the Mocs claimed the 2024 Southern Conference (SoCon) title behind a 9-5 victory. Fifth year Maycin Brown and junior Jorde Chartrand were both named to the SoCon All-Tournament team.Continue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won 14-4 in eight innings against the Samford Bulldogs in The Southern Conference (SoCon) action on Saturday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. With the win, UNCG improved to an overall record of 30-18. It marks the 19th time in the program’s 34-season historyContinue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team, seeded second in the 2024 Southern Conference (SoCon) Tournament took down the top-seeded Chattanooga Mocs on Friday with a 5-4 win at the UNCG Softball Stadium in the semifinal round. With the win, UNCG will play in their ninth SoCon Championship game in programContinue Reading

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Economists in North Carolina’s legislative and executive branches on Friday revised down their expectations for the state’s budget surplus by $430 million. Last month, they projected a $1.4 billion surplus over two years. The new estimate is $987 million. They anticipate a surplus of $188 millionContinue Reading

Known for his shape-shifting sound and immense influence on rap music, Chief Keef draws a crowd wherever he goes. Today, the 28-year-old artist announces “A Lil Tour,” his upcoming nationwide headlining tour. Produced by Live Nation, “A Lil Tour” criss-crosses the U.S. for 17 dates, starting in Boston on July 16th, passing through Brooklyn on JulyContinue Reading

FALLING IN REVERSE make anthems that provoke and inspire. Unnervingly ahead of the pack and yet always decisively right on time, their mix of bombastic declarations and intimate confessions connect with diverse crowds worldwide. The rule-breaking, genre-busting, hellraising band delivers raw emotion with double and triple entendre like Molotov cocktails thrown atContinue Reading

Platinum-certified hard rock group BAD WOLVES have collaborated with Grammy-nominated rock singer-songwriter CHRIS DAUGHTRY on their crushing new track “Hungry For Life,” out digitally today (May 10) via BETTER NOISE MUSIC. “’Hungry for Life’ is about resilience, the pursuit of purpose, and the will to rise above life’s challenges in the face of adversity,” shares BADContinue Reading

Week Eight has concluded, and the IFL has one remaining undefeated team: the Vegas Knight Hawks. Along with one final undefeated team, three teams earned their first win of the season. It was an action-packed week, featuring six games spanning from Friday to Sunday. In Week Eight’s first matchup, theContinue Reading

The Indoor Football League is proud to announce the Players of the Week for Week Eight of the 2024 IFL season. Fred Payton Jr. (JAX) is named Offensive Player of the Week, Claude Davis (SF) is named Defensive Player of the Week, and Gabriel Rui (IA) is named Special TeamsContinue Reading

Brandon Lowe connected for a tie-breaking grand slam to lead the Durham Bulls past the Nashville Sounds 5-3 on Wednesday night at the DBAP. Tied in the fourth inning, Lowe worked a professional nine-pitch at-bat against Tyler Woessner before smashing the 10th delivery for a slam into the right field bleachersContinue Reading

The Jacksonville Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to harnessing the power of sports to unite people and elevate the city’s profile as Florida’s Championship City, launched today. The new Foundation will work to attract sporting events of all types and sizes to Jacksonville, including collegiate athletic tournaments, surfingContinue Reading