Attorney: Judge tells NC school to admit girl suspended over faith-inspired nose piercing

Lawyer: Judge tells school to take pierced NC girl

ACLU sues NC school over suspension of student with nose piercing; she claims it is her faith

ACLU sues NC school over student’s nose piercing

No place to hide for Panthers rookie QB Clausen, who is learning tough lessons

Panthers rookie QB Clausen learning tough lessons

Defense chief warns most Americans detached from wars, see service as something others do

Gates says too few in US bear the burdens of war

North Carolina officials say NCAA to hear school’s appeal of 2 players’ suspensions on Friday

UNC: NCAA to hear its appeal of 2 suspensions

NC State gets stiff test to No. 23 ranking; next up for Wolfpack _ Virginia Tech

NC State gets stiff test to No. 23 ranking

NC high school again suspends teen who wears nose stud as a religious statement

NC school suspends teen again over nose stud

Teens flock to camps based on TV series ‘Glee,’ say show has made choirs cool for school year

Teens mimic ‘Glee’ at summer camp and into fall

NCAA probe at UNC puts football season in jeopardy, jolts school’s academic reputation

UNC’s reputation takes a hit in NCAA probe

Michael Jordan, Bobcats to donate $250,000 to Charlotte, NC, middle school sports programs

Jordan, Bobcats make donation to NC schools

North Carolina probing possible academic violations involving football players

UNC probing possible academic violations

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The investigation of North Carolina’s football program has expanded into possible academic misconduct involving players and a woman who also has worked as a tutor for coach Butch Davis’ son, school officials said Thursday night.

North Carolina investigates possible academic violations involving tutor for coach’s son

UNC investigating possible academic violations

People familiar with situation: UNC to discuss academic violations amid NCAA probe

AP Sources: UNC to discuss academic violations

Marines sharply increase mental health care for troops, fight military’s highest suicide rate

Marines pour resources into mental health care

7-time Tour de France champion Armstrong to speak at High Point’s 2011 spring graduation

Armstrong to be graduation speaker at High Point

Zach Galifianakis’ reading for children at North Carolina library also draws adults

Galifianakis’ children’s reading attracts adults

APNewsBreak: 19 states named finalists for ‘Race to the Top’ education grants

APNewsBreak: 19 states named finalists for grants

NC protesters march, prepare for showdown over school board decision; call it ‘resegregation’

1K NC protesters march over school busing decision

1K protesters in NC march over school board’s busing decision, say it leads to resegregation

NC protesters march over school busing decision

After years of quiet integration, new school board’s plans leave town on edge

Fear of ‘resegregation’ fuels unrest in NC

NC lawmakers ready to vote for $19B spending plan designed to protect classroom jobs

House, Senate prepare to debate final NC budget

From unemployed to underemployed, Great Recession is a lingering reality

For many, recovery means lower expectations

Slash and Learn: American high school students get a harsh lesson in recession economics

High school students face hard lesson in economics

States’ budget crisis hitting agencies and programs that serve the most vulnerable: Children

States’ budget woes hitting programs for kids hard

Lee Fowler steps down, ending 10-year stint as North Carolina State’s athletic director

NC State athletic director Lee Fowler steps down

Surviving the cut: researchers posit how big-money sports could mean smaller athletic programs

Economic woes could mean fewer college teams

New Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik embraces the challenge of coaching in the ACC

Bzdelik takes over as Wake Forest coach

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Jeff Bzdelik is taking over Wake Forest’s program from a coach who was fired despite going 30 games over .500 at the school.

Jeff Bzdelik leaves Colorado, takes over Wake Forest men’s basketball program

Wake Forest hires Buffs’ Bzdelik as coach

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Jeff Bzdelik was introduced as the new basketball coach at Wake Forest on Wednesday, ending a weeklong search for a replacement for Dino Gaudio.

Wake Forest tabs Colorado’s Jeff Bzdelik as new basketball coach

Wake to hire Buffs’ Bzdelik as coach

RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake Forest has hired Colorado’s Jeff Bzdelik as the Demon Deacons’ new men’s basketball coach.

Person familiar with the deal: Wake Forest tabs Colorado’s Bzdelik as new basketball coach

AP source: Wake to name Buffs’ Bzdelik coach

Wake Forest talks with Colorado’s Jeff Bzdelik about coaching vacancy

Wake talks with Buffs’ Bzdelik about coaching job

Ailing mom sees Butler’s Vanzant play in NCAA title game in person

Ailing mom sees son play in title game

INDIANAPOLIS — Lisa Litton was too excited to sit in her assigned seat Monday night.

In a meeting of loved vs. hated, Duke and Butler find plenty in common

Duke and Butler not as different as you think

No secret formula to Spartans’ Final Four run, just a coach who understands “one and done.”

‘If it doesn’t hurt, you haven’t done enough.’

Duke, former lacrosse coach resolve slander lawsuit; university apologizes for media stories

Duke, former lacrosse coach resolve slander suit

Recalls this week include fireplaces and log sets, stair gates and children’s math sets

Recalls this week: Fireplace log sets, stair gates

East Carolina hires former Auburn coach Lebo to lead take over men’s basketball program

East Carolina hires Lebo to coach basketball team

NCAA: Maryland beats Houston 89-77; 8 teams with double-digit seeds advance to second round

NCAA: Chalk-filled Day 2 ends with Maryland win

NCAA: Gary Williams has Maryland close to advancing to second round for second straight year

NCAA: Maryland leading Houston in final minutes

NCAA: California beats Pitino’s Louisville 77-62, advances to play No. 1 seed Duke

NCAA: California defeats Louisville 77-62

Quite the three-headed monster that sent Cal to a 77-62 victory over Louisville and into a second-round game against top-seeded Duke on Sunday. Theo Robertson scored 21 points, Jerome Randle had 19 and Patrick Christopher had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.

NCAA: Houston looking tired; Cougars played 4 games in 4 days in conference tourney

NCAA: Houston looking tired in final minutes

NCAA: Ohio State defeats UC-Santa Barbara, plays Georgia Tech next; Syracuse routs Vermont

NCAA: Ohio State defeats UC-Santa Barbara 68-51

Zeglinski helps Virginia snap monthlong skid, beat Boston College 68-62 in ACC 1st round

Virginia beats Boston College 68-62 in ACCs

Horner returns from injury, leads NC State past Boston College 66-54 in season finale

Horner leads NC State past Boston College 66-54

Jasmine Gill helps BC upset No. 8 Florida State, 67-60, at ACC tournament

BC knocks off No. 8 Florida State, 67-60

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jasmine Gill scored six of her 13 points during the run that lifted Boston College to a 67-60 upset of No. 8 Florida State on Friday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.

School board chairman in NC calls opponents ‘animals,’ fueling more debate over busing policy

Debate over school busing in NC county gets uglier

NC school board moves toward scrapping diversity policy in favor of neighborhood schools

NC school board moves toward ditching bus plan

North Carolina school board votes to scrap diversity policy in favor of neighborhood schools

NC school system votes to ditch diversity policy

Once a model of diverse classrooms, NC returns to an era of racially separate schools

Once a leader in school diversity, NC retrenches

Vance-Granville Community College player dies during basketball game in NC

NC community college player dies during game