Sun. Headlines: Duke-Wisconsin in Final
It will be Duke vs. Wisconsin in college basketball’s Division I championship game Monday night in Indianapolis. Duke beat Michigan State, 81 to 61, in last night's first semifinal. And Wisconsin made the final by handing Kentucky its first defeat of the season, 71 to 64. Both teams were ranked No. 1 in their regions.
Duke is looking for its fifth national championship and the blue devils will be playing at a venue where they've found past success. They won two of those national titles, in 1991 and 2010, in Indianapolis. Monday’s game tips off at 9:18pm
UNIVERSITY CITY ROBBERY LEADS TO GUNFIRE
A driver exchanged gunfire yesterday afternoon with another man during a robbery in northeast Charlotte. The incident happened about 4:20 p.m. in the 8900 JM Keynes Boulevard, near University Place. The victim told police he was sitting in his car when another man he knows robbed him at gunpoint. The victim pulled out his own gun and the two fired at one another. The suspect then fled in another car on North Tryon Street, headed toward downtown Charlotte. The victim’s 2-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the car and was slightly injured by flying glass. She was treated at Carolinas Medical Center. Police are still investigating.
MAN CHARGED IN CHAPEL HILL STABBING
A man was stabbed to death near downtown Chapel Hill Friday night and now police have arrested the man they believe did it. Officers responded to a call late Friday night on East Franklin Street and found a man stabbed in the chest. He died a short time later at a hospital. His name has not been released, but officials say he was not a student at UNC Chapel Hill. 25-year-old Charles Anthony Rhames, who was spotted running from the scene, was arrested without incident later in Carrboro. He is being held without bond in the Orange County jail.
PAULI MURRAY'S HOME DEEMED A TREASURE
The childhood home of African American activist Pauli Murray, in Durham, has been named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Murray moved to the home in 1914. She later became an activist, attorney, professor, author and the first black woman to be a priest in the Episcopal Church. She's known among legal scholars for applying the constitutional right of equal protection to women. The Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center says it will cost about $450,000 to get the home ready for visitors.
9 SENTENCED IN LOTTERY SCAM
Nine people have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for their roles in a lottery scam that targeted more than 150 elderly victims across the country. Eighteen people were indicted in the case and three others were sentenced previously. Six of the nine who were sentenced last week were from Horry County, South Carolina. Two are from North Carolina and one from Georgia. Prosecutors said victims would be notified that they had won a lottery or sweepstakes, but needed to pay fees or taxes in advance to receive their winnings.
USC STUDENT SUSPENDED OVER SLUR
The University of South Carolina says it has suspended a student over a photo showing a racial slur being written on a board in a campus study room. President Harris Pastides said Friday the unidentified student also faces university code of conduct investigations. He said the school's Board of Trustees also endorsed the action. The photo shows a white female student writing the slur directed at blacks on a whiteboard and blaming them, among other reasons, for poor wireless Internet connections at the University in Columbia.
NEW PRIVATE SCHOOL TO BUILD IN HUNTERSVILLE
A new leadership-focused private school is organizing in Huntersville. Our news partner CorneliusNews.net reports that Legacy Leadership Academy plans to open in temporary quarters this fall on the grounds of Christian Montessori of Lake Norman on Stumptown Road in Huntersville. The school’s board also announced Friday that it plans a permanent campus on 77 acres off Huntersville-Concord Road, near Metrolina Greenhouses. Organizers include Banyan Strategies, a consulting firm that works with private and charter schools.