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Police trying to locate missing Elizabeth City teen

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) - Police are trying to locate a missing Elizabeth City teen last seen Thursday afternoon. According to the Elizabeth Police Department, Destiny Privott was last seen in the area of Northeastern High School around 5 p.m.


Man gets 16 years in federal pen for violent armed robbery

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - A Tennessee man will spend the next 16 years in federal prison after a guilty plea in connection with a 2017 violent armed robbery in one Eastern Carolina city.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina to hold new 9th Congressional District election

The North Carolina state board of elections voted unanimously on Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District - a move that came hours after Mark Harris, the man at the center of the case, testified.


New commercial space: E-City Plaza taking shape

New commercial spaces will soon be available at the new E-City Plaza, which is taking shape on Ehringhaus Street in Elizabeth City. Plans are to have the plaza, located at 511-513 West Ehringhaus Street, open this spring, owner and developer Wadeea Alzawquari, of New Bern, said in a phone interview


NBC: Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

(WAVY) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with allegedly soliciting prostitution, NBC News reports citing police in Florida. NBC Boston reports Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution based on two separate visits.


City fixes water leaks losing 1.6M gallons monthly

Elizabeth City has found and fixed waterline leaks losing the city almost 1.6 million gallons of water a month, and a city official says even more leaks may be found in the weeks to come.


YMCA: Pines facility needs more community support

A YMCA regional executive told College of The Albemarle trustees this week that community support — including a vigorous partnership with COA — is needed to keep the YMCA at the Pines afloat.


Smollett's 'Empire' character to be removed from final two episodes of season

CHICAGO (AP) — Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


Statue Of General Lee Vandalized In North Carolina. It Was The Wrong General Lee.

Vandals targeted a statute of General Lee outside a North Carolina museum in what the museum curator believes was an act of mistaken identity. The statue defaced was that of General William C. Lee – who fought during World War II – not of General Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general during the Civ


Los Angeles man gets prison for stealing $2M from North Carolina school

BOONE, N.C. - A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to creating a fake company and posing as a construction company worker to steal nearly $2 million from a North Carolina university has been sentenced to three years in prison.


Man charged with statutory rape

CURRITUCK — A Philadelphia man is facing a felony statutory rape charge in Currituck County for having sex with a 13-year-old more than five years ago, documents state. Tavias Dynell Harmon, 23, of the 8200 block of Williams Avenue, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 7, and charged with one felony count of


Edenton Police Chief helps seize thousands of dollars worth of NBA counterfeit items

EDENTON, N.C. – The Edenton Police Chief helped seize thousands of dollars worth of NBA counterfeit items while assisting an NBA Trademark Investigator. On January 10, NBA Trademark Investigator Wayne Grooms wanted assistance from the Edenton Police Chief and other agencies in working the NBA All-St


Chesapeake family angry after meeting with district attorney over daughter’s death case

CURRITUCK Co., N.C. - A family says they are fighting for justice after a Chesapeake woman was killed on the side of the road in Currituck County nearly two years ago. News 3 sat down with Lindsey Parsons' mother, father, sister and stepdad on Wednesday night.