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Albemarle women move to 22-1, win at South Davidson

The Albemarle women’s basketball team continued its march through the team’s conference schedule on Friday with a 47-35 road win at South Davidson. Zycoria Tillman led the Bulldogs (22-1, 15-0 YVC) with 15 points while Armani Baldwin added 13 points. Somajhe Porter also reached double figurs for the


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

In October of 1990, President George H.W. Bush condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. Famed American conductor Leonard Bernstein, composer of "West Side Story," died at 72. And a meteorite exploded above the Pacific Ocean.


Man says girlfriend died in taxi that was racing car up to 100 mph

ALBEMARLE, N.C. - A man said he and his girlfriend were riding home in a taxi in Albemarle, North Carolina, Monday when the driver crashed while racing another car. The wreck killed Charles Lamb’s girlfriend, Mandy, and left him bruised and battered.


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


North Carolina could feel like Florida or Mexico in a generation, researchers say

North Carolina will likely feel like the Florida Panhandle or possibly like northern Mexico within a generation, according to a new interactive climate change map developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University.


Bulldog men fall at South Davidson, 70-64

Despite a big night from Albemarle freshman guard M.J. Raye, the Bulldogs men’s basketball team fell on the road at South Davidson, 70-64. Raye poured in 28 points for the Bulldogs (13-9, 11-4 YVC) including a perfect 8-for-8 at the foul line. Dasean Horne added 13 points for Albemarle.


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


OUR VIEW: Not all jobs are equal

Two conflicting economic data points in the news this week showed that not all jobs are created equal. Kevin Robinson, the director of planning and development services for the city of Albemarle, presented a report to city council that showed an estimated 325 new jobs were created in the city in 201


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]


Kaepernick, Eric Reid Settle Collusion Lawsuits With NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. In a three-sentence statement released Friday, the NFL said:. “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As


Though none have happened in Salisbury, Salisbury mayor condemns ICE raids

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins has released a statement condemning raids made across the country by Immigration Customs Enforcement. “There have been reports of ICE Raids taking place across counties in NC,” Mayor Heggins wrote. “Presently, I have not been informed of or know abou


Woman killed in car accident Monday night

A woman died Monday night after she was ejected from a car a few miles from Albemarle. At 9:54 p.m. a Ford Mustang was traveling south along N.C. Highway 138 when it crossed the center line, over-corrected and ran off the road on the right into the southbound ditch. The vehicle then overturned and c


North Carolina woman convicted of DWI in fatal crash ordered to speak about dangers of drunk driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge sentenced Trisha Thompson to 120 days in jail after she was convicted of two felonies connected to a deadly crash in April 2018 that killed 911 dispatcher Nicole Schieb, WSOC reports.


Albemarle sees 21 percent uptick in new jobs in 2018

Albemarle saw a 21 percent uptick in job growth from 2017 to 2018, according to a report presented by Kevin Robinson, director of planning and development services, at Monday night’s city council meeting.


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Crab pots can be claimed at Coastal Federation office

Crab pots in good condition that were taken from the water during the Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project can be claimed at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Wanchese.


North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”


Former Albemarle manager offered Norwood’s interim administrator position

The town of Norwood decided at Monday night’s meeting of its council to offer the interim town administrator position to a former long-term city administrator in Stanly County.


Police: One seriously injured after shooting in north Charlotte neighborhood

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured in a shooting in north Charlotte Friday night. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Gibbons Link Road.


2 people hit, killed by Amtrak trains on same Raleigh-to-Charlotte route just 30 minutes apart

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two people were hit and killed by Amtrak trains on the same Raleigh-to Charlotte route Thursday afternoon,according to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer.