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Sun. Headlines: Biden, Foxx To Visit Charlotte This Week

Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to the Carolinas this coming week, talking about the importance of investing in infrastructure.  Details of the trip aren’t public yet, but Biden's office said he will visit Columbia and Charleston, as well as Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will join Biden in the tour.

WINTER WEATHER BLOWS IN
    
Cold weather arrived in the Carolinas overnight and there’s more winter weather on the way. Temperatures were in the 50s across the region on Saturday. But an Arctic air mass will keep the thermometer 15 to 20 degrees colder for the next couple of days. And a winter storm with snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected Monday and Tuesday.  The National Weather Service has a wind advisory until 9 this morning – with damaging winds possible.  A winter storm watch will be in effect from Monday morning to Tuesday morning.

MORAL MARCH IN RALEIGH

Thousands of people rallied in Raleigh Saturday to call on the Republicans who lead state government to reverse and repeal laws that protesters say have abridged voting rights and denied Medicaid coverage to more working people. The state NAACP and more than 100 advocacy groups staged the 9th annual "Moral March on Raleigh." Demonstrators also called for raising the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit. The event also included a call for unity after last week’s slayings of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill.
 
POLICE MAKE ARREST IN NOV. KILLING

Charlotte police on Saturday announced an arrest in a murder case from last November. 23-year-old Joseph Banks was charged with the murder of Shakeem Ray Dickens in West Charlotte.  Dickens was found dead of a gunshot wound in the woods off Bristol Drive on Nov. 22.  

ALL-STAR CURRY WINS 3-POINT CONTEST

It’s NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City … Charlotte native and former Davidson College star Stephen Curry won last night’s 3-point shooting contest for the first time. He hit 13 straight threes to beat Warriors teammate Klay Thompson and six others. Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller played in Friday’s Rising Stars game among first and second year players.

[Watch Curry's performance on NBA.com ]

KENSETH WINS NASCAR OPENER
 
NASCAR is back for another season. Matt Kenseth won last night’s crash-filled Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. Only 12 of the 25 cars in the field were running at the end of a race that was stopped twice by red flags for multi-car accidents. Martin Truex Jr. led 30 laps but finished second.

NC STATE UPSETS LOUISVILLE

In college basketball Saturday, NC State upset No. 9 Louisville 74 to 65. Anthony "Cat" Barber scored 21 points, including 10 of 13 free throws. In other games:

  • Wake Forest came within a point, but fell just short of an upset at Virginia. Anthony Gill scored 19 points and Malcolm Brogdon stole the ball from Cody Miller-McIntyre to prevent a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds, as the No. 2 ranked Cavaliers held on for a 61 to 60 win.
  • Pittsburgh beat 12th ranked North Carolnia 89-76
  • UNC Charlotte beat the University of Texas-San Antonio, 89 to 89.
  • And Davidson beat LaSalle 77 to 69, led by Brian Sullivan with 28 points.