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Teen driver charged in school bus wreck
- A teenager driver struck a school bus as it was turning around on its northern Sampson County route Wednesday morning, sending both vehicles into a ditch and resulting in “bumps and bruises” for a few of the 25 young passengers aboard the bus, N.C. Highway Patrol officials said.
A ROC’n Christmas returns to Dunn
Saturday afternoon and evening, Clarence Lee Tart Park in Dunn will once again be transformed into a holiday mode thanks to the Redemption Outreach Center. In the event there is rain, the celebration will be moved to the church located at 1934 U.S. 301 South, which is near the Food Lion Distribution
North Carolina inmate’s escape plot thwarted after plans mailed to wrong person, cops say
A North Carolina inmate’s elaborate plan to blow up a jail for his grand escape was thwarted after he mailed details of the plot to the wrong person, cops said. Sean Damion Castorina, 43, had planned to escape Alamance County Detention Center before he mixed up mailing addresses that sent his letter
Sampson man gets 30 years for trafficking
Chevallier - RALEIGH — A Sampson man has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison for his role in a regional drug trafficking organization rooted in Sampson County and extending across the Southeastern United States, deemed “one of significant” operations the court has ever seen.
Demolition of pool significant for local residents
The Dunn City Council voted to demolish the Westhaven pool and for the sake of the community it was the correct move to make, but there is a note of sadness in their action. The move to demolish the pool is more than removal of a recreation area, it is the demolition of what was a community landmark
Waltonwood Cary Parkway Hosting Holiday Bazaar
Cary, NC – The deadline for holiday shopping will be here before you know it. This weekend at Waltonwood Cary Parkway, you can shop for friends and family while also getting free snacks and helping to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Alliance.
Clayton woman attacked disabled relative for pills, officials say
CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Johnston County woman was arrested in Fuquay-Varina Saturday on outstanding assault charges for hitting her disabled relative, according to arrest records.
Board hears from council candidates
The Dunn City Council took the next steps Tuesday night in filling the District 6 seat on the board left vacant with the death of Council member Billy Barfield in October. Three people applied for the seat, one of whom, James Clark, did not live in the district. The board heard presentations from th
The year’s brightest comet streaks by North Carolina this weekend
The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The com
Hours after quitting job, Holly Springs police officer charged with DWI in accident
A Holly Springs police officer was charged with DWI and causing an accident hours after he resigned from the police department Tuesday, according to arrest records. Jimmy Earl Price Jr., 47, of Angier was arrested by town police after his 2013 Ford pickup truck drifted into a turn lane and hit two o
Harnett County deputy seen tackling teen is identified
LILLINGTON — The Harnett County deputy who was suspended this week after video of him appearing to tackle a teenage girl was posted on social media was identified Thursday as Brian Patrick Byrd.
Wilson man charged with murder of missing Kenly woman
Wilson, N.C. — A Wilson man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a Kenly woman, authorities said Thursday. Kenneth Wayne Lamm, 50, of 717 Harper St. E., was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder.
This time I was correct
- For once, a prediction that I made was correct. Of course, like those weather forecasters on TV, I’ll never remind you of the ones that I miss. Back in August, concerning the never ending road construction on Sunset Avenue here in Clinton, I wrote, “The projected completion of the NC Hwy 24 road i
Flipped tanker truck closes US 70 for 6 hours in Johnston County
CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A crash involving a flipped tanker truck closed both directions of U.S. 70 southeast of Clayton in Johnston County for six hours Friday afternoon. The incident was reported just before 3 p.m. near U.S. 70 Business, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Sheriff, district attorney react to trial verdict
Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart said Thursday they agree that a jury’s decision that an Angier area pastor did not acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his son-in-law will not change the decision not to charge him criminally.
Shooting victim’s family rips statement from Harnett County sheriff, call on DA to resign
The Harnett County sheriff says the decision not to charge Angier minister Pat Chisenhall for the 2013 shooting death of his son-in-law was the right call, even after a jury said it wasn't self-defense. Christian Griggs' parents aren't surprised.
SBI asked to investigate Harnett County use-of-force arrest
SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) - Harnett County Wayne Coats has asked the SBI to investigate a use-of-force arrest that was posted to social media. Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart made the formal request a day after the video was posted to Facebook.
Harnett Sheriff defends not pursuing criminal charge in wrongful-death case against minister
By Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter, and Mandy Mitchell, WRAL enterprise reporter. Raleigh, N.C. — Harnett County's sheriff has weighed in on Wednesday's verdict in favor of the man who was shot and killed by his father-in-law in 2013, saying the decision not to press criminal charges in the
Man charged in killing of 71-year-old Johnston County woman who disappeared
WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the killing of a 71-year-old womanwho disappeared on Nov. 13, officials say. On Nov. 30, deputies responded to the 7100 block NC Hwy 222 West in Kenly after being contacted to check up Kathy Thomas, 71. They couldn't find her, and thus began a missing
Missing NC woman found buried in sex offender's backyard
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 71-year-old North Carolina woman missing for at least two weeks has been found buried behind the home of a registered sex offender.