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Sampson County authorities ID homicide victim found dead in home

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman's body was found inside her Magnolia home. On Saturday around 10 p.m., deputies responded with EMS to the 2300 block of Trinity Church Road.


Kiwanis to host annual event

The 61st annual Clinton Kiwanis pancake and sausage feast will be held Friday, Feb. 22, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6:30-9:30 a.m. at Sunset Avenue Elementary. - The 61st annual Clinton Kiwanis pancake and sausage feast will be held Friday, Feb. 22, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Fe


Duplin County community input on updating animal operations permits

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Whether pigs, cattle, or poultry, a meeting Tuesday night in the east gave farmers and residents a chance to comment on animal operations permits. The meeting got underway at 6 p.m. at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville.


Man accused of child rape in North Carolina arrested at US border

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of child rape in Iredell County was arrested at the United States border, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office told WJZY. Jesse Jacinto, 20, of Harmony, is charged with felony statutory rape of a child.


Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina

(Reuters) - A political consultant told North Carolina’s elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.


Clinton 100 to ‘rally troops’

Clark Wooten, chairman of the Sampson Board of Commissioners, will be the keynote speaker at Clinton 100 Committee’s annual banquet on Thursday. He will talk about the county’s newly-established economic development, a topic he broached at this meeting in Plain View last month. - File photo|Sampson


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Sampson County investigators seek 'person of interest' in murder case

Detectives with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder that was discovered late Saturday. Deputies and emergency workers were called to the 2300 block of Trinity Church Road near the town of Magnolia about 10 p.m., according to a statement released Sunday by the Sheriff’s Off


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.


Judge denies request to lower bond for accused NC 'Ramsey Street Rapist'

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for the man accused of being the "Ramsey Street Rapist." Darold Bowden appeared in Cumberland County court Tuesday following his arrest in August.


Lyft driver takes passenger on 120 mph ride in North Carolina

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WPVI) -- A Lyft passenger got a white knuckle ride when his driver put the pedal to the metal, clocking speeds of 120 miles an hour. The passenger, in North Carolina, pulled out his phone and took video of the hair-raising trip.


Analysis: Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

NEW YORK — Can Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recapture the magic that fueled his first presidential campaign?. To win the nomination, he may not need to. As Sanders, a 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist, formally launches his 2020 campaign, the lessons of President Donald Trump's victory


North Carolina High School Teacher, 77, Killed After Vicious and Mysterious Animal Attack

A North Carolina woman has tragically died after being viciously attacked by an animal and police are now desperately trying to find out what creature was reposible. On Friday, at 5:47 a.m., police were called to Indian Run Road where they found 77-year-old Brenda Hamilton clinging to life, Beaufort


Razor blades found under cart handles at North Carolina Walmart

WFLA/AP - Police in North Carolina are looking for the people responsible for placing razor blades under the handles of shopping carts at a Walmart, injuring at least one person.


Newton Grove man charged with stealing generators

A Newton Grove man was arrested Friday on charges he stole several generators from a local business and then escaped through an emergency door which resulted in additional felony charges.


Seaga Gillard found guilty in Wake County double murder case

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A jury found Seaga Gillard guilty of first-degree murder Wednesdayin a Wake County double murder case. The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours before they decided on the verdict.


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Report: North Carolina teacher out for walk could have been killed by wolf, coyote, dog

PANTEGO, Beaufort County — An elderly teacher, who was attacked by an unknown animal, has died, school officials confirm. 77-year-old Brenda Hamilton succumbed to her injuries at Vidant Medical Center Monday morning, Headmistress Marcy Morgan of Pungo Christian Academy said.


Winter storm will be a wet one only for southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina

Our region will continue to remain snowless, even after another winter storm exits country along the Carolina coast on Wednesday. The storm system has been responsible for extremely hazardous weather to our west and is expected to dump lots of snow in the northeast. But here, forecasters are calling


North Carolina improving but problems persist with human trafficking

NEW BERN, Craven County — Despite progress in recent years, North Carolina is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for reported cases of human trafficking. The average age that someone is exploited is 12-14 years old. In recent years, a national organization gave our state at "D" grade for our efforts