Morning Headlines: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Ex-Student Charged With Killing Student On College Campus
Authorities say a 21-year-old former student has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a student near dormitories on the Winston-Salem State University campus.
Capt. Catrina Thompson said at a news conference that Jarrett Jerome Moore was charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Anthony White Jr. of Charlotte, who was killed early Sunday.
Police would not answer questions about whether Moore would be charged in the wounding of a second student who was released from the hospital Sunday.
The shooting was reported about 1:20 a.m. Sunday at a parking lot near two dormitories. The campus was locked down for more than three hours before the warnings against venturing outdoors were lifted at 4:50 a.m.
More Money Sent To N. Carolina Sterilization Program Victims
A second payment has been made to more than 200 people sterilized under North Carolina's defunct eugenics program. The money comes from $10 million set aside by lawmakers two years ago.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday disbursements will be made of $15,000 each on top of $20,000 payments delivered to recipients in 2014. This year's state budget directed second payments be made by Nov. 1. Final payments will be made after appeals are resolved.
The legislature agreed to financial compensation for those sterilized involuntarily under the authority of the former state Eugenics Board and who were living as of mid-2013.
From 1929 to the early 1970s, North Carolina sterilized about 7,600 people whom the state deemed as feeble-minded or otherwise undesirable.
Then-Gov. Mike Easley apologized for the sterilizations in 2002.
UNC Governing Board Discloses Pay Raises To 12 Campus Heads
North Carolina's public university leaders believe top executives at 12 of the state's 17 campuses are underpaid and need salary raises, some nearly 20 percent.
The University of North Carolina's Board of Governors on Monday released information on raises approved during a closed-door meeting Friday. The university system's board says consultants studied the issue and found campus heads were underpaid.
The move comes as university employees and faculty received a $750 bonus but no raises this year.
The chancellor of the state's biggest public university is now also the best-paid. North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson is getting a 13 percent raise to $590,000 a year.
The biggest pay bumps go to UNC-Charlotte, East Carolina and Western Carolina leaders, who have gone three years without a raise.
Caterpillar Laying Off 80 Workers At NC Plant
Caterpillar plans to close its plant in Franklin after the first of the year, putting 80 people out of work.
The company announced in September it would lay off 10,000 worldwide during the next three years. It makes precision seals at the Franklin plant. Local media outlets report the layoffs will begin Jan. 1.
Caterpillar has six plants in North Carolina.
The company makes construction and mining equipment and said that the layoffs are needed as it adjusts to a downturn in key markets around the world.
Gano's 52-Yard FG Lifts Panthers Over Colts In OT, 29-26
Graham Gano kicked a 52-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 29-26 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night to remain the NFC's only unbeaten team.
After Andrew Luck rallied the Colts from 17 points down in the final 7 1/2 minutes of regulation, both teams exchanged field goals in overtime.
Roman Harper then deflected Luck's pass over the middle to Coby Fleener and Luke Kuechly — who had dropped an earlier interception that would have sealed the game at the end of regulation — came up with the pick at the Colts 39.
Four plays later Gano hit the winner to extend the Panthers regular season winning streak to 11 games.
Cam Newton was 16 of 35 for 248 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 41 yards.
The Associated Press contributed to this reports.