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Orange County Schools superintendent steps down

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The superintendent of Orange County is stepping down after the school year ends, according to an announcement Tuesday. Todd Wirt announced he will step aside as the school system's superintendent at the end of June.


Nation's best high school guard Cole Anthony signs with North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- The second ranked basketball prospect in the country will be attending the University of North Carolina next season. Cole Anthony announced his intent on ESPN on Tuesday morning.


North Carolina basketball lands top recruit

CHAPEL HILL, NC (WECT) - Cole Anthony, the No. 2-ranked prospect in the 2019 recruiting class committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The son of former NBA star Greg Anthony chose the Tar Heels over Oregon, Notre Dame and Georgetown.


Who's serving on the Campus Safety Commission?

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz shared details regarding the Campus Safety Commission, which will look at all aspects of community safety, Monday afternoon in an email to the University community.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Lydia Lavelle running for re-election, looking to complete unfinished business

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle announced April 17 that she will seek a fourth mayoral term. Lavelle, also a professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was first elected in 2013. In a press release, she highlighted a number of projects she hopes to continue working on, if given a


Protest Planned At UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — It's been about 8 months since protesters tore down the Silent Sam Confederate monument on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus and activists say they still have an ax to grind.


Loaded AK-47 found under toddler bed during Fayetteville drug arrests

Police say they arrested two people, one a convicted felon, on Monday and confiscated one pound of marijuana and a loaded AK-47 rifle that was under the bed of a two-year-old child.


Two Henry County children injured in 'road-rage' shooting in North Carolina

Two children from Henry County are recuperating after being shot Saturday during what police are calling a case of “road rage” in Mount Airy, N.C. A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were both shot in the face. He has been released, but she has undergone surgery at Brenner’s Children’s Hospit


Three teens arrested in series of vehicle break-ins in Durham

Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested three young men last week in connection with a series of break-ins of vehicles. Someone called police just before 3:30 a.m. on April 19 to report that cars were being broken into in the 4600 block of Hope Valley Road. When officers arrived, they caught the trio


North Carolina Highway Patrol unveils 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled two new law enforcement helicopters. The patrol says in a news release that the Bell helicopters will significantly boost the organization’s ability to promote public safety and complete live-saving missions. They will be used in ad


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups

DURHAM, N.C. — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth.


NC man arrested for attempted rape of woman delivering Amazon packages

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — A 26-year-old man is facing charges in an attempted rape and kidnapping from over the weekend at an upscale Raleigh condo community. According to police, the attempted rape happened Saturday at The Gardens on Glenwood — a condominium complex across from the Glenwood Village shop


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years in prison

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


Tide uncovers shipwreck on North Carolina beach

SURF CITY, N.C -- Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach. But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!


Chanticleers Fall 6-1 at No. 15 North Carolina

Chapel Hill, N.C. – Coastal Carolina baseball held No. 15 North Carolina to just five base hits for the game but gave up two home runs and two unearned errors to fall to the Tar Heels 6-1 in non-conference action on Tuesday night at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.


The intersection of art and climate change was facilitated by the NC Sunrise movement

The North Carolina Sunrise Movement hosted a discussion workshop in conjunction with St. Anthony Hall, the co-ed arts and literary fraternity, to find the intersection of climate change art and advocacy for Earth Day.


Paul VI four-star senior guard Anthony Harris commits to UNC

Paul VI senior guard Anthony Harris left North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams’s office Tuesday morning in Chapel Hill and walked straight to the car before he hesitated. The No. 4 player in Virginia in the Class of 2019, according to 247Sports composite rankings, decided he couldn’t leave ca


Seeds set for 2019 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship

Chapel Hill, NC – Virginia holds the top seed for the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which gets underway Thursday, April 25, at the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


NWS: EF-2 tornado hit Orange County on Friday

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that an EF-2 tornado hit Orange County during Friday's storms. An alert from the NWS said a tornado "initially touched down in the White Cross area and Leslie Drive area of southwest Orange County." Among the damage caused wa