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Dayton shooter’s parents apologize for “insensitive” obituary

The parents of the gunman who fatally shot nine people in downtown Dayton earlier this month before police shot him to death apologized Wednesday for an obituary they posted that they admitted was "insensitive." It appeared on the website of the Conner & Koch funeral home in Bellbrook, Ohio, where the family lives.

Steve Matthews, ‘The Walkin’ Man’s Friend’ dies

Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey confirmed Steven Matthews died last night at a home in Carolina Beach.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88.

Granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy found dead at Kennedy compound

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was found dead on Thursday afternoon at the Kennedy Compound, according to a law enforcement source and people close to the family. The Kennedy family confirmed the death in a statement.

Billionaire, former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot dies at 89

H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who twice ran for president, has died.

Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler’s turnaround, dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94.
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Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97.

UNCW professor Phil Furia, chronicler of ‘Great American Songbook,’ dies

Memorial services are planned later this year for Phil Furia, a UNCW professor who turned a passion for popular song into a shelf of books and a radio series.

Former longtime federal judge in Wilmington dies at 90

President Ronald Reagan appointed Judge James C. Fox to the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 1982. He served until his retirement in 2017.

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