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Member of card-skimming group busted in Wilmington gets federal prison sentence

NC Treasurer Folwell to speak at event sponsored by group opposed to NHRMC sale

  Dozens without homes find warmth at Wilmington church as temperatures drop

N.C. police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man wanted on child sex crime charges

WWII newsletters, newspapers now available online in NC

Jeep Watch 2.0? Vehicle stranded Sunday on Myrtle Beach shore

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Fallen Fort Bragg soldier is welcomed home by family, fellow troops

N.C. health officials report 11 new flu-related deaths; 33 for season

Missing worker’s body removed from collapsed trench at NC construction site

  Columbus County parents outraged over talks of school closures

3 students taken to hospital after storm damages N.C. school

Gov. Cooper orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ft. Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan

Worker dead, several others injured in ammonia spill at Iredell County, N.C. plant

Two employees were exposed along with several first responders. One of the workers, did not survive.

N.C. seafood company owner sentenced to prison for relabeling foreign crab meat as ‘Product of USA’

The owner of a North Carolina seafood processor was sentenced to a year in prison after federal prosecutors said he made employees repack millions of dollars’ worth of foreign crab meat into containers labeled “Product of USA.”

N.C. health officials report first flu-related pediatric death this season

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season.

Commissioners vote, declare Lincoln County a ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to declare the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary."

  Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route to close Monday for 3-month ramp replacement project

  Second teen, 15, charged with murder of 13-year-old girl at Concord Mills mall

N.C. man buys lottery ticket for mom as New Year’s Day present. She won $100,000.

Man hands out money on streets of Charlotte to spread positivity for 2020

No serious injuries in Duplin County plane crash

Federal judge temporarily blocks NC’s voter ID law

Gaston County man accused of fatally poisoning wife, bonds out of jail, records show

Joshua Hunsucker, 35, was charged with first-degree murder after an investigation led police to believe that he was responsible for the death of his wife, Stacy Hunsucker.

DaBaby gives gifts to 200 kids in Charlotte before Christmas

It was a dream come true for dozens of families, as DaBaby stepped in to give Christmas gifts to 200 children in Charlotte Monday afternoon. While the rapper is getting more famous by the minute, he hasn’t forgotten about his hometown.

Days before Christmas, N.C. task force seizes $800,000 in counterfeit luxury goods

Agents with the North Carolina Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force discovered knock-offs including counterfeit UGG boots, North Face jackets and Louis Vuitton handbags.

N.C. assisted living employee charged with raping 79-year-old resident, police say

An employee at a Smithfield assisted living facility has arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a 79-year-old resident, police said.

  Family speaks after UNC Charlotte hero Riley Howell is named Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe

The man who died as a hero in the shooting at UNC Charlotte, is now a Jedi Master. Lucasfilms made Riley Howell a canon Jedi Master and Historian in the Star Wars Universe.

Police: Man in western N.C. impersonated officer, pulled gun on driver

Authorities in North Carolina say a man impersonating a police officer pulled a woman over and told her to get out of her car at gunpoint. The incident happened Sunday, and the man is still at large.

Car crashes through two University City stores, sends three to hospital

A car crashed through two University City stores Sunday afternoon, seriously injuring two people.

  Local church responds to racially charged hate mail

It’s been a week, but service went on as scheduled for the congregation. In fact, they had a message for the unknown sender.

  Laser Christmas displays can pose threat to flight safety, FAA says

Holiday cheer has different shapes and forms, including laser lights that can mimic Christmas lights on a house. But, they can also prove dangerous for pilots if not used properly.

Deadly shooting at Winston-Salem city building was ‘workplace violence,’ police say

City officials say two people were killed and two wounded in a shooting at a government facility in North Carolina.

Sandy Parsons pleads guilty in murder of Erica Parsons

Sandy Parsons, the adoptive father of Erica Parsons, pleaded guilty in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court on Tuesday.

  N.C. deputy fired after being caught on video brutally slamming student on floor

A Vance County deputy who had been put on leave following the release of a video showing him brutally slamming a middle school child to the ground has been fired, according to multiple sources within the sheriff’s office.

‘We need some help’: Raleigh firefighter urges NC lawmakers to pass cancer bill

A Raleigh man who went from fighting fires to fighting cancer, is now fighting for easier access to cancer treatment.

’A big blow to the city.’ NoDa restaurant owner shot, killed in apparent attempted robbery

One of the owners of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed while opening up the restaurant early Monday morning, police say.

  Decorated boats spread Christmas cheer in Island of Lights Flotilla

Nearly a dozen boats showcased the holiday spirit in the 2019 Christmas Flotilla as part of the 25th Island of Lights celebration in Carolina Beach.

Garth Brooks’ Charlotte show sells out in 90 minutes

Country music fans wasted no time buying up tickets to superstar Garth Brooks’ May concert in the Queen City.

Sheriff: 5-year-old N.C. girl fighting for life after possible gang shooting

A five-year-old child is hospitalized after authorities say she was shot Tuesday night.

Missing elderly Lincoln County couple found safe

A Silver Alert issued for an elderly couple in Lincoln County has been cancelled after the man and wife were found safe, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Woman on oxygen killed after cigarette blows up tank

The 61-year-old woman’s husband was sleeping in another room and was awakened by the smoke detector going off.

Brothers get prison time for fraud scheme that targeted Belk stores

Two Florida men have been sentenced to federal prison for running a fraud scheme aimed at Belk department stores in North and South Carolina.

Police: Woman, teen shot during Lumberton home invasion

Two people were shot in a home invasion Monday night in Lumberton, police said

‘Women serve too’; Note left on veteran’s car prompts conversation among female vets

A female veteran parked in a “reserved veteran parking” spot at an Indian Trail Harris Teeter says someone left a note on her car that was disappointing.

Judges rule new North Carolina map will be used in 2020 congressional elections

A panel of North Carolina judges say the U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month will be used in elections next year.

REPORT: New York City secretly relocating homeless to NC

According to reports, New York City has been sending homeless families to North Carolina and offering to pay their rent for free as part of their SOTA program, and haven’t been notifying their new hometown.

‘Stolen’ French bulldog returns home months later

A Charlotte-area French bulldog missing for six months is settling back into her home following an emotional reunion with her family.

N.C. pair accused of animal cruelty after several dogs found dead or starving

A man and a woman are facing multiple charges after several dogs were found dead or starving at a home in Alexander County.

Sheriff: Woman cursed, shot at workers 150 ft. up cellphone tower near her N.C. home

The woman reportedly barricaded herself inside her home when deputies came to investigate.

25 people bond out of jail before holidays, thanks to Carolina Panthers Players Impact Committee

Each of them were behind bars for non-violent misdemeanors but could not afford to post bail until David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers donated $100,000 dollars so they could be released.

NC man charged in secret peeping of minor

A 38-year-old Alexander County man is accused of secretly installing a camera inside a home with the intention to view a nude minor.

Student captures photo of deer being butchered in N.C. nail salon

High Point University student Morgan Taylor came across an unexpected sight on Wednesday night after witnessing what appears to be an employee at a local nail salon butchering a deer carcass inside of the establishment.

The 2019 National Thanksgiving Turkeys were raised on a farm in Clinton, NC

The 2019 National Thanksgiving Turkeys were raised on a farm in North Carolina for the first time in ten years.

‘He was a hero’: Family remembers man killed while protecting his mother in N.C. armed robbery

The family of the man shot and killed while protecting his mother is calling him a hero.

State AG, Wilmington physician agree to $1.25M Medicaid settlement over false addiction treatment claims

State Attorney General Josh Stein announced that his office reached a $1.25 million settlement with a Wilmington physician and her practice over allegations involving the submission of false claims for addiction treatment to the N.C. Medicaid program.

No joking matter: Brunswick sheriff’s office warns students about consequences of school threats

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has some simple advice for students thinking of pulling a practical joke by posting a school threat on social media: Don’t do it.

Family: Suspect in Smithfield Foods plant shooting was bullied by victim

The family of a man charged with shooting two people at Smithfield Foods in Bladen County said he was the victim of bullying in an ongoing dispute with one of the victims.

Majority of North Carolinians want Confederate monuments to stay, poll says

A survey of 1,500 North Carolina residents saw 65 percent saying they want Confederate monuments to stay on public, government-owned property such as parks, city squares and courthouses.

Legislative report: ‘Criminal violations may have occurred’ in Governor’s handling of pipeline permit

A report released Wednesday morning by investigators hired by an oversight committee of the North Carolina General Assembly concluded that “criminal violations may have occurred” in the process used by Governor Roy Cooper and his staff to issue a critical permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

NCDHHS: Second flu-related death reported in North Carolina this season

According to the department’s weekly flu report, the second death happened during the week of Nov. 3-9, 2019.

3 suspects in daring Lumberton bank robbery sentenced to federal prison

Three of the four suspects in a daring armed bank robbery in Lumberton and subsequent police chase that spanned two counties have been sentenced to federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

N.C. deputy killed in crash while responding to call, sheriff says

A Northampton County deputy who had only been on the job for six months died in a crash while responding to a call on Wednesday night, according to Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith.

Son shot to death while defending mother during N.C. armed robbery, family says

A man working at a convenience store was shot to death while defending his mother during an armed robbery, the man’s brother told CBS 17.

Actor BD Wong tours art programs at New Hanover County schools

Tony-winning actor BD Wong and composer Wayne Barker will tour several schools in New Hanover County over the next three days as the pair check out the arts programs at each school.

N.C. schools superintendent will run for lieutenant governor

North Carolina's state schools superintendent has decided he'll run for lieutenant governor next year, instead of seeking re-election.

Bill retooling North Carolina school takeover path now law

Legislation that retools the process by which repeatedly academic low-performing North Carolina public schools can be taken over by outside operators has become law.

Greta Thunberg joins local student for youth-led climate strike in Charlotte

Thunberg, who has nearly 3 million followers on Twitter, has gotten attention for mobilizing a global youth movement against climate change and Friday she will stand beside 14-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens.

Gov. Cooper vetoes 4 bills impacting teacher raises, corporate tax cuts

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday morning announced he had vetoed four bills impacting educator raises and corporate tax cuts in North Carolina.

  Teachers say they’re unhappy with current state of pay raise bill

Local teachers and state representative Harper Peterson joined forces Thursday to call on Governor Roy Cooper to veto a spending bill that would increase their pay.

N.C. mom says woman took car seat with son strapped in from car

A woman was arrested Tuesday after trying to walk off with a car seat with a young boy still in it, according to Fuquay-Varina police.

Carolina Panthers place Cam Newton on injured reserve

The Carolina Panthers have officially placed Cam Newton on injured reserve (IR) after the quarterback suffered a foot injury and missed six games. The team made the announcement Tuesday.

Pender High School college advisor killed in western N.C. crash

A college advisor at Pender High School was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer in the western part of North Carolina Thursday morning.

20-year-old enters Alford plea in murder of former Onslow County deputy

A 20-year-old who is accused of killing a former deputy she had been in a “dating relationship” with entered an Alford plea in court Friday.

CMS suspends teacher while investigating sex offense charges

A CMS teacher is being investigated by the school system after she was arrested on Thursday for multiple sex crimes.

NC teacher accused of segregating students based on religion, abortion beliefs

Johnston County Public Schools confirmed Thursday that they’re investigating a Spanish teacher for segregating students based on their religious and political beliefs.

Lung injury cases related to vaping continue to rise in North Carolina

The number of cases of severe lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use or vaping in North Carolina continues to rise with 61 reported cases, according to officials with the N.C Department of Health and Human Services.

One person dead in Duplin County workplace accident

One person is dead following a workplace accident in Duplin County.

N.C. State Fair sees lowest attendance numbers in 5 years

The N.C. State Fair recorded declining attendance numbers for the second year in a row and lowest overall attendance since 2014.

Southport handyman’s ‘lucky numbers’ net $323K lottery jackpot

William Goins said for last Friday night’s Cash 5 drawing, he used the same numbers he’s used for 13 years, except this time he won the jackpot.

N.C. man wins $200K lottery prize on his way to last round of chemotherapy

A North Carolina man became a big lottery winner over the weekend after purchasing his winning ticket on the way to his final chemotherapy treatment.