George Morris created dozens of plaster creatures on his Buffaloe Road property, where he lived from roughly 1950 to 1988 inside a Lustron house made of prefabricated steel. Now the treasures of this roadside attraction will scatter.
In 1989, sheriff’s deputies found Evelyn Williams with her throat cut in her golf community just outside Pinehurst. Now a retired deputy and ex-Special Forces officer will try to crack the decades-old mystery.
Behind the scenes of the debate about the UNC Center for Civil Rights, there’s a struggle underway about who will run the UNC system — Spellings or the more aggressive conservative change-agents on her board.
At 68, Mort Hurst returns to the competitive eating arena he helped create, gaining fame in the 1980s. Even after stabbing himself with a fork and watching his blood pressure soar to 252, the old champion wants one more try at his collard green record of 7.5 pounds.
Amanda LaRoque, co-owner of The Goat, a popular West Raleigh bar, remains in custody in the Central American country after officials there found what they believe to be drugs in a safe shaped like a can of Arizona iced tea. Family members say concrete on the inside of the can had flaked off.
Zoe Pohlman took offense at a ‘Mallard Fillmore’ comic strip aimed at dog shelters, and she fired off a letter to The News & Observer. She got a quick response from cartoonist Bruce Tinsley. ‘Tell her I’m really glad she’s reading the newspaper.’