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Three rescued from balcony in Morehead City apartment fire

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Multiple people were rescued from a balcony after a fire broke out at an apartment building early Wednesday morning. Morehead City Fire Chief Jamie Fulk says it happened at the apartments on Guardian Avenue just before 6:30 a.m.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Man Behind Swim Advisory Signs Signs Off

MOREHEAD CITY – The man who has led the state office responsible for making sure coastal waters are safe for swimmers and others is calling it a career after more than 30 years on the job.


N.C. Troopers ID bicyclist killed in Havelock accident

HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) - Troopers have identified the bicyclist who died in a deadly accident in Havelock Friday morning. North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper S.F. Brown responded to a collision reported on Temples Point Road on Friday around 5:32 a.m.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Neighbors with Ladder Make NC Balcony Rescue

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North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


One person injured in early morning fire

MOREHEAD CITY — An early morning fire Wednesday caused “significant damage” to an apartment building on Guardian Avenue and sent one resident to the hospital. A call went out at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday about a fire at 3804 Guardian Avenue, according to Morehead City Fire/EMS Chief Jamie Fulk, who was on


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


Hope Mission's 16th Empty Bowls on Wednesday in Morehead City

MOREHEAD CITY, Carteret County — The 16th annual Empty Bowls event, hosted by Hope Mission in Morehead City, will be held Wednesday. The event starts at 11 a.m. and run to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center at 3505 Arendell St. Below is a press release with more information. Click the video to learn more.


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


Beaufort secures $1M loan from NC

BEAUFORT — This town has received a state loan of $1 million for Hurricane Florence recovery aid. The office of Gov. Roy Cooper announced in an email a funding package of $7 million from the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Final touches being put on new Beaufort Hotel; job openings to be posted Thursday

BEAUFORT, Carteret County — A brand new hotel is opening soon in Beaufort. The Beaufort Hotel on Lennoxville Road is still undergoing some final construction work. When it's done, there will be 133 guestrooms, meeting and event space and even a marina to park your boat. The most exciting part is the


The Green Book in North Carolina: a guide through segregation

You may have heard of the Oscar-nominated movie, the 'Green Book,' but did you know it was an actual book?. According to Earl Ijames, curator at the North Carolina Museum of History, the Green Book started in 1936 by Victor Hugo Green, a post carrier in Harlem, New York.


Official: Bicyclist struck and killed on Craven County road

HARLOWE, Craven County — A bicyclist was struck and killed Friday morning along a Craven County road, officials confirm. A man driving a gray Ford F-150 hit the bicyclist on the road around 5:30 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief John Keeter with the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department said.


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


North Carolina officials calling for new election in 9th district

The North Carolina officials are calling for a new election in the ninth Congressional district after investigation allegations of ballot fraud. NBC’s Steve Kornacki joins Stephanie Ruhle to talk about how this special election could make history.


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's