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Albemarle student who made racist threat apologizes, schools to upgrade security

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County Public Schools made a security announcement Thursday and spoke about the students who made online threats to area schools in March. One of those students issued an apology.


Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City on Friday afternoon.


Stanly County authorities seize fentanyl, guns, cash

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities in Stanly County seized 93.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, $9,212 in cash and a handgun, officials said. The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and the Albemarle Police Department executed two pre-dawn search warrants Thursday on two homes – one in Albemarle and another


Seashell Hunter Hits ‘Jackpot,’ Finds Giant Shell at North Carolina Park

It’s a sheller’s dream come true: A basketball-sized helmet shell — four times bigger than average — was found recently at a national seashore in North Carolina, according to National Park Service (NPS) officials.


Tornado watch issued for 46 North Carolina counties until 5 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The most severe weather threat central North Carolina has seen in a little more than three years has forced 46 counties to be under a tornado watch. Orange, Person, and Alamance counties were under a tornado warning briefly Friday morning but it expired without incident.


UPDATE: Missing N.C. Woman, 20, Who Was 'Dragged' into Car Has Been Found Safe

On Friday afternoon, PEOPLE confirmed that Lauren Hall is safe and her alleged captor, Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, is now in custody in Wilkes County, NC. Duarte-Cruz has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female, as well as first-degree burglary, according to a spokesperson from


Man accused of setting multiple fires across Albemarle in one night

STANLY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was arrested on several charges after police say he set multiple things on fire across the town of Albemarle early Wednesday morning. The investigation began around midnight when officers responded to a fire at the building beside the Hartsell Funeral Home on N. Seco


Industrial Hemp Grows in North Carolina as Regulations Get Worked Out

CHARLOTTE, NC – “We harvest on the 27th,” said Nicole Burnette, while walking through her hydroponic hemp farm in South Charlotte, it’s the only fully indoor farm in the area.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


No charges in case of 5th grade girl who died after a classroom fight in SC

The prosecutor leading the investigation into the case of a fifth-grade student who died after a classroom fight in South Carolina said the girl died of natural causes, and no charges will be filed, Solicitor Duffy Stone said during a press conference.


North Carolina woman allegedly taken from her home, being 'held against her will,' police say

A North Carolina woman is being “held against her will” after she was seen being dragged through her front yard Thursday morning, police said. Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, 37, is feared to have taken Lauren Hall, 20, from her home “against her will,” the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies respon


North Carolina girl finds megalodon shark tooth buried on beach: 'Is this a dream?'

A middle school girl stumbled upon a buried treasure while spending her spring break on a beach in North Carolina. Avery Fauth and her family love to scour the sand for shark teeth whenever they’re on a beach. But Fauth attributes her recent prehistoric find — a megalodon shark tooth — on North Tops


Tornado Watch extended for Upstate and NC foothills until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was initially expected to expire at 5 p.m. but the National Weather Service extended it due the possibility of lingering severe storms.


Star man charged with assaulting deputy

STAR — A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a deputy during an early morning traffic stop early Friday morning. According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Spies Road around 3:35 a.m.


Rowan County Man Sentenced To 19-Years In Federal Prison For Selling Cocaine

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was sentenced to 19 years in prison Wednesday. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, Nekhent Supreme ALI,37, was sentenced on charges of Distributing Cocaine Base.


VIDEO: Severe weather causes large waves at Emerald Isle Beach in N.C.

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) - Video of severe weather causing large waves at Emerald Isle Beach in North Carolina on April 19, 2019, sent to WNCT by viewer Charlotte Rodriguez.


ENC under Tornado Watch until midnight, Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of Eastern, Central NC

(WITN) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until midnight for all of Eastern Carolina. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for portions of Washington, Martin and Beaufort Counties.


Linder opens new state-of-the-art facility in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18.


'They just love her so much' | NC teen with down syndrome crowned Prom Queen

NEW LONDON, N.C. — A North Stanly High School student had a magical day at her Prom, thanks to her classmates who just adore her. Anita Stirewalt, 18, is a senior at North Stanly High; she also has down syndrome.


SOFTBALL: Mount Pleasant falls just short of sharing RRC title with Colts (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

MOUNT PLEASANT – For its last six years in the Rocky River 2A Conference, the Mount Pleasant softball team has been knocking on the door of a league championship. And almost every time, West Stanly has been there to slam the door in the Tigers’ faces.