ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A funeral service for North Carolina lawmaker Martin Nesbitt is scheduled for next week in Buncombe County. Legislative officials say Nesbitt's funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden. Nesbitt died yesterday, just three days after he relinquished his post as Senate Minority Leader due to an illness.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - An Army captain has testified that a brigadier general threatened to kill her and her family if she ever told anyone about their three-year affair. The tearful testimony came on the opening day of the court-martial of Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in Fort Bragg. Prosecutors say Sinclair used his authority to intimidate and coerce the captain into sex.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A sergeant based in South Carolina has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting adult and child victims in North Carolina. U.S. Marshals arrested 34-year-old Oscar Rodriguez in Puerto Rico this morning. Rodriguez is awaiting extradition to Harnett County.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Markeisha Gatling scored a career-high 28 points before leaving with an injury, helping No. 14 North Carolina State beat Syracuse 79-63 in today's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Kody Burke added 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack.
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