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

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


NWS confirms 7 tornadoes touched down in central NC Friday; 4 more to be surveyed

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The National Weather Service has now confirmed that at least seven tornadoes touched down in central North Carolina on April 19. Tornadoes in Nash and Halifax counties, both EF-1, have now been confirmed.


Harnett County man gives away thousands of crosses

About 40,000 crosses have been given away in North Carolina alone. To get a cross of your own, contact Billy Wicker at 910-893-8748 or Cecil McNeill at 910-984-4686.


Dunn PAL Community Fair returns for 2019

An old favorite returns to the area this week when the Dunn PAL Community Fair opens at 5 p.m. Friday and continues until Saturday, April 27. Dunn PAL Director Capt. Rodney Rowland said the idea for the fair as a fundraiser came about after he was contacted by an officer in Lumberton who oversaw the


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


EF-2 tornado touched down in Orange County last week

The National Weather Service on Monday shared new details about a series of tornadoes that touched down in North Carolina during Friday's severe storms. According to NWS, eight tornadoes were confirmed in central North Carolina on April 19 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No injuries or deaths were reporte


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.


New Link Wray music released

Fans of one of Dunn’s most famous native sons will get a special treat after two never released recordings were discovered. Link Wray, the man many call a founding father of many rock and roll sub-genres, left behind a legacy of music-making. His hit “Rumble” is one of his trademarks; however, it wa


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Resurrection breakfast set for Saturday

The annual Resurrection Day Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Gospel Tabernacle Church on Cumberland Street in Dunn. This year’s speaker will be retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council in Washington. Boykin has a distinguished ca


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Man killed in Raleigh police shooting suffered head injury years before, friend says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A Raleigh police officer who shot and killed a man Saturday night during an incident at a shopping center was wearing a body camera but it was not activated, the Department said Monday.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


Sexual assault suspects face little chance of conviction in some NC counties

In 38 counties across North Carolina, zero defendants who were charged with sexual assault between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, were convicted of that charge or a reduced charge during that time window, according to analysis of statewide court data by Carolina Public Press.


Tip leads to Fayetteville cocaine arrests

Police arrested a man and woman Saturday and charged them with cocaine offenses after Fayetteville officers investigated an anonymous tip. Leonard Davis, 40, of the 800 block of Cumberland Street, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by manufacturing, conspiracy to


Motorcyclist crashes into Garner police SUV during chase involving Wake County deputies

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Wake County chase involving a motorcyclist ended in a crash with a Garner police SUV on Monday afternoon, officials say. The chase involved Wake County deputies and began South Wilmington Street near Tryon Road, south of Raleigh, according to Wake County Sheriff's Office spo


North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex

Under North Carolina law, a person's initial consent to sexual activity can later prevent them from seeking justice if things turn ugly or violent — even if they have asked loudly and clearly, mid-encounter, for the other person to stop.


Gold: Emotional Game 6 ahead for Hurricanes

Raleigh, N.C. — Thursday, October 4, 2018. Opening night. The Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders. On the heels of a 5-0-1 preseason record, the Canes opened the year with a lot of the same, an overtime loss to a goalie who stood on his ear as the Hurricanes peppered Thomas Greiss with 46


Suspicious package dropped off at Durham Police Department headquarters

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police officers are investigating a suspicious package that was dropped off at the department's headquarters. According to a tweet by Durham Police Department, the package was dropped off over the weekend by an unknown person.