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Suspect in apartment shooting arrested in Ahoskie

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Police have made two arrests in connection to a shooting reported at Carolina Creek Apartments on March 24. Greenville Police Department said that two people were injured during the shooting.


FIRST ON WITN: Arrest made in home invasion shooting of PCC baseball players

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - An arrest has been made in the shooting of two community college baseball players last month in one Eastern Carolina city. Lydell Carter, Jr., of Ahoskie, was charged with two counts each of attempted first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.


North Carolina governor vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill

(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion.


2019 Draft Profile: Old Dominion DE Oshane Ximines

Projected Rd: 2-3 Grade: 6.90 (Grading Scale) Stats: 3 Solo, 2 Assists, 5 Total Tackles, 1 TFL, 0 Sacks, 1 Def, Pressures:1 , QB Hits:0. Game Notes: (:14) nice swim move to effectively get around the blocker. (1:19) good hand usage. Doesnt seem to have a very explosive or fast first step so far. (2:


N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.


Officials say N.C. charter bus fire is suspicious

GASTON, N.C. (WAVY) - A charter bus went up in flames Wednesday night in Northampton County. According to Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS, crews were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 p.m. They arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in fire. Officials said the bus had been parked at the location near Pleasant Hi


North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the


N.C. music community mourns 2 musicians killed in Durham County head-on crash

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People throughout the North Carolina music community are mourning the deaths of two musicians killed in a recent head-on crash in Durham County. Alex Almasy, 56, and Carter "Ray" Doyle, 71, were killed on Farrington Mill Road near Kepley Road on April 10. Those close wit


Man accused of deadly shooting, kidnapping ex-girlfriend in South Carolina may be in North Carolina

PICKENS, S.C. — A man accused of fatally shooting a woman and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend may be in North Carolina, according to WHNS. Marco Vaught, 36, is wanted for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, 28-year-old Rebecca Marie Purry, and fatally shooting her aunt, 54-year-old Claudette Purry.


Aberdeen Planning Board Rejects Proposed N.C. 5 Subdivision

Concern about the impact of high residential density in the proposed Blake Village development along N.C. 5 prompted the Aberdeen Planning Board to unanimously recommend denial of the application on Thursday.


New push for NC residents to get Real ID before 2020 deadline

NEW BERN, NC (WITN0 - The deadline for the real ID is quickly approaching and Department of Transportation officials are urging people to get those IDs now. Retired General Hugh Overholt with the state transportation board was at the DMV in New Bern on Wednesday getting his new Real Identification C


Four from Greensboro and High Point are among N.C. A&T's new Cheatham-White and Dowdy scholars

GREENSBORO — Four high school seniors from Guilford County are among this year's winners of N.C. A&T's two most prestigious merit scholarships. A&T announced Thursday that Ahmad Joyner and Kennedy Reid are among the winners of the Cheatham-White Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Jailyn Nevi


Health department confirms 192 flu deaths in North Carolina so far in the 2018-19 season

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A total of 192 people in North Carolina have died from the flu this season, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The latest flu numbers were released April 13.


Man run over by forklift in Courtland

COURTLAND, Va. (WAVY) -- A man was airlifted to the hospital on Wednesday after being run over by a forklift at Carolina Eastern in Courtland. The Courtland Fire Department says it was dispatched to the agriculture supplier's 22187 High Street location and confirmed the man was run over by the machi


DOT holding public meeting on Bertie County roadway project

BERTIE COUNTY, NC (WITN) - State transportation officials are looking for public feedback on one highway widening project here in the east. The public is invited to offer feedback Tuesday on plans to make roadway improvements to Highway 45 in Bertie County from the Washington County line to the town


FFHS baseball vs Hertford County photo gallery by Richard L. Miller Photography

It was as easy as one, #2, and #3 for the First Flight Nighthawks to take their game against the Hertford County Bears on April 12 at the First Flight Sports Complex field. The nighthawks won 10-3 on the impressive performance of First Flight pitcher #2 Shane Nelson and on the bat of First Flight #3


Students score at robotics competition

FRANKLIN, Va. — Congratulations are in order for students at Franklin High School. The school's "Blackwater Robotics" team won the top spot at the FIRST Robotics Chesapeake district competition over the weekend at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena, where the top robotics teams from DC, Maryl


Powerful, deadly storms continue to move across South

(AP) - Powerful storms that killed at least two people continued to move across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left several people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power.


Garden Week returns this month

A tour of six Franklin homes and gardens will be the local celebration of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. The April 27 event is co-hosted by the Franklin, Elizabeth River and Nansemond River garden clubs.


Two children killed in East Texas after powerful storms hit the state

About a dozen people have been injured in Texas after powerful storms spawned at least one suspected tornado and damaged several homes, authorities said Saturday. Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak told The Associated Press a suspected tornado hit the small city of Franklin, overturning mobile ho