45,000 troops headed to Persian Gulf

Gen. Colin Powell with Marines UPI/Dan SearsMOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (UPI) - A brass band tooted "The Marine Hymn" and thousands of soldiers boarded ships for Saudi Arabia, where a massive buildup of ground troops is under way to counter Iraqi troops massing at the border.

U.S. Troops head for Mideast

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- About 2,000 members of Fort Bragg's crack 82nd Airborne were on full alert Tuesday awaiting orders to go to the Mideast to make sure Iraq's invasion of Kuwait does not spill over into Saudi Arabia.

Valvano, trustees won't meet

N.C. State officials and their lawyers on Thursday rejected basketball coach Jim Valvano's fourth request to meet with the university's board of trustees in a last ditch effort to avoid his dismissal.

Troops from Fort Bragg embark for Mideast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (UPI) — Hundreds of army troops from Fort Bragg and jet fighters from North Carolina Air Force bases headed for the tension~filled Middle East Sunday to shield Saudi Arabia and its oil fields from a possible incursion by lraqi troops.

Lady Godiva rides again

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Lady Godiva rode through the streets of Winston-Salem on a dappled grey steed, her amazingly long blond hair covering what appeared to be a bare body as she protested a proposed 41 percent increase in property taxes.

Lady Godiva rides again

Published in The Indianpolis Star, Stars and Stripes, Sentinel Tribune

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A 20-year-old modern-day Lady Godiva rode through the streets on a dappled gray steed Monday to protest high taxes, her modesty protected by little more than her long blond hair and a string of pearls.

Frances 'Aunt Bee' Bavier dead at 86

SILER CITY, N.C. -- America's favorite aunt, Frances 'Aunt Bee' Bavier, who took care of Andy and Opie for eight years on 'The Andy Griffith Show,' died of heart failure Wednesday night and will be buried Sunday in Siler City.

Point shaving investigation continuing

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina man believed to have inside knowledge of an alleged point-shaving scandal involving North Carolina State University basketball players Wednesday was questioned by the State Bureau of Investigation.