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Driver rescued from Currituck County canal

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Brundage of Currituck came to the rescue after a driver lost control of her vehicle and went into a canal along Poyners Road in Currituck County. Depth of the canal was about five feet. The vehicle briefly floated 15 feet across the canal and started to fi


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!


Passenger airlifted to Sentara Norfolk after Currituck Co. crash

CURRITUCK Co., N.C. – One person is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a crash in the 1400 block of Caratoke Highway (Rt. 168) Thursday evening. At 6:24 p.m., units from Currituck Fire-EMS responded to the area for a report of a crash with injuries. They arrived to find a crash between


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


Coast Guard Chief saves woman from submerged car in Currituck Co. canal

CURRITUCK, N.C. – Officials responded to a scene where a 29-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and it became submerged in a canal in the 400 block of Poyners Road. The depth of the canal is at least five feet, according to Currituck County Fire. The vehicle floated about 15 feet across the


Police investigate armed robbery in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) - Police are investigating an armed robbery reported in Elizabeth City Tuesday around 12:13 p.m. The Elizabeth City Police Department responded to an armed robbery in the 300 block of Bell Street on Tuesday around 12:13 p.m.


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


Motorcyclist killed in Currituck County accident

CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC (WITN) Currituck County Fire-EMS says a motorcyclist has died and the driver of an SUV is in critical condition following a fiery accident Wednesday afternoon.


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups for third year in a row

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — 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 bi


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


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.


North Carolina native Christina Koch snaps photo of Outer Banks from space: ‘It took my breath away’

“It took my breath away as it came into focus,” Christina Koch, NASA astronaut and North Carolina State graduate, wrote in a Twitter post Monday. Koch grew up in Jacksonville, but now she’s as far from home as you can get — the International Space Station.


KDH Trash Attack draws 125 volunteers

The annual Trash Attack community clean-up in Kill Devil Hills had more than 125 volunteers and town staff, along with town mascots Elvis and Grabbie, gathering at Aviation Park on April 6. According to the KDH Public Services Department, over 20 cubic yards of trash, along with three tons of bulk i


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


North Carolina State Highway Patrol to unveil 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- North Carolina State Highway Patrol (SHP) will unveil two new state-of-the-art helicopters Tuesday. The Bell Helicopters present a significant upgrade for the agency. SHP said the choppers will help troopers be able to complete life-saving operations across the state.


Nonprofit to support 3 national parks along Outer Banks

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) - A nonprofit is beginning to support the three national parks along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Outer Banks Forever says in a news release that it will work with Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Wright Brothers National Memor


Van runs into house after hitting jogger in Kitty Hawk

KITTY HAWK, N.C. – A jogger was hurt after being hit by a van in the 4100 block of Lindberg Avenue Tuesday night. Around 7:15 p.m., Kitty Hawk Police say the van hit the jogger from behind and continued driving south before running off the road and into a house.


Bridge linking Corolla to mainland would damage ecosystems, lawsuit says

Groups opposed to a new bridge over the Currituck Sound linking Corolla to the mainland filed suit in federal court Tuesday. The bridge would lead to growth in undisturbed areas along the northern Outer Banks, increase pollution in the sound and surrounding habitat and damage the ecosystem that help


Arrest made, traffic impacted after bomb threat at Norfolk’s Hilton Hotel

NORFOLK, Va. — Police are asking people to avoid the area after a bomb threat made toward the Hilton Hotel on Norfolk’s Main Street in the 100 block. Officials say that the bomb squad for the Norfolk Police Department is sweeping the building, but that no evacuations have been made.


Prison on lockdown after yard fight involving up to 14 inmates, NC officials say

A fight involving up to 14 inmates broke out in a North Carolina prison yard, leaving several people injured, officials say. In all, 12 people were hurt and four were stabbed in a riot at Piedmont Correctional Institution, the Salisbury Post reports.