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UPDATE: Victims Identified In Fatal Car Crashes

Authorities have released the identifies of the victims killed in two separate Wayne County car accidents during the Easter holiday weekend. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Elton G. Jones of La Grange perished in the Friday evening crash on Bennett Bridge Road near Zion C


One Dead In New Hope Road Crash (PHOTOS)

One person is reportedly killed in a head-on crash in Wayne County. New Hope firefighters and Wayne County EMS Station 9 responded to the accident on E. New Hope Road Sunday afternoon. They found a pickup truck and passenger vehicle had collided head-on. The firefighters used their extrication tools


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.


Tobacco Planting Begins In Wayne County (PHOTO GALLERY)

With Easter in the past, farmers across Wayne County are starting to get their tobacco plants in the ground. Michael and Tracy Price didn’t waste any time getting started Monday morning on their Pricetown farm in southern Wayne County. The weather was about perfect to start planting their 2019 tobac


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


Board Of Equalization & Review To Meet In May

The 2019 Wayne County Board of Equalization and Review will convene for its first meeting at 9:00 A.M. on May 6, 2019. This meeting will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room on the fourth floor of the Wayne County Courthouse Annex, located at 224 E. Walnut Street in Goldsboro, North Carolina. F


Attorney: Discussion should be open

A communications attorney says a proposed closed session Goldsboro City Council is considering to discuss a report involving alleged harassment by a councilman toward a city employee should not be discussed behind closed doors.


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


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.


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.


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 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 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.


Smithfield Man Arrested Following One Year Investigation

A Smithfield man was jailed under a $2.2 million bond after his arrest last week. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest followed an undercover drug investigation that began in April 2018 culminating with the arrest of the suspect on April 16, 2019.


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.


Officials determine cause of La Grange home explosion

A gas leak was determined to have caused a La Grange home to explode in early April. The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and Lenoir County Emergency Services investigated the explosion that occurred on North Forbes Street in La Grange.


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.


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.


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