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Vandals in North Carolina set fire to Gen. Lee statue, but not the Confederate one

DUNN, N.C. -- Vandals in Dunn, North Carolina, last week doused the marble statue of Gen. Lee with a flammable liquid and set it on fire. But if they think they targeted Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, they got the wrong Lee, officials said.


NC Superior Court judge strikes down voter ID, income tax constitutional amendments

RALEIGH -- A North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in Novemberrequiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Johnston County realtor notices something new in her neighborhood, a graveyard

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A Johnston County realtor noticed something new in her neighborhood, which she discovered is actually more than a century old. Dawnetta Hooper contacted CBS 17 with the goal of making sure a small graveyard at the back of her development will stay where it is. The well-worn st


Johnston County man kills wife before shooting self, deputies say

SELMA, N.C. (WNCN) - A 51-year-old man shot and killed his wife Monday evening before turning the gun on himself, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Deputies were called to a home in the 700 block of Davis Mill Road just south of Pine Level around 7:15 p.m.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


Johnston County deputies investigating apparent murder-suicide

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two people were found dead inside a home Monday night. Around 7:15 p.m., officers were called to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road between Highway 70 East and the Pine Level city lim


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


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Two found dead in Johnston County home

Selma, N.C. — Two people were found dead Monday night at a Johnston County home. Authorities responded to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road, near Pine Level, Monday evening. The deaths are being investigated as a possible domestic-related incident and authorities said there is no continued threat to


Death investigation underway in Johnston County

Two people were found dead Monday night at a Johnston County home. Authorities responded to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road, near Pine Level, Monday evening.


North Carolina student dies following complications from the flu

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh student Skyler McCardle died following severe complications from the flu on Friday, according WTVD, citing an online health journal posted by family. McCardle was a student at GRACE Christian School in Raleigh and was diagnosed with the flu last Friday, according to Eric Brad


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.


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


Residents complain about trash on area road

Residents who use a road between Dunn and Coats are complaining about trash that continues to accumulate on the heavily used route running between the two towns and are looking for help with the issue.


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.


Dunn road identified as dangerous rural route

A Harnett County road has been identified as one of the most dangerous rural roads in the state and now officials want to investigate ways to make the situation better. Dr. Cheryl Leonard, who is the assistant director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, said Old Fairground Road


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.


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.