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For 2nd time in 3 weeks, a Henderson Mexican restaurant goes up in flames
HENDERSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Emergency crews responded to a fire call at a Mexican restaurant in Henderson on Monday morning — the second Mexican restaurant in the town to catch fire in the last three weeks.
Snow Coming To WNC This Weekend
(Friday 10:15 p.m.) The National Weather Service in Greenville/Spartanburg has extended a winter storm warning to nearly all counties in Western North Carolina. That warning starts at noon Saturday and lasts until noon on Monday. Clay County is under a winter storm watch, while Cherokee County is un
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
Snow Blankets WNC, Leaving Thousands Without Power
(Sunday 11:00 a.m.) More than 50-thousand Duke Energy customers were without power late Sunday morning in Western North Carolina after a snowstorm dumped several inches of wet, heavy snow overnight. (Duke Energy Outage Map) Accumulations were very localized throughout the region. In the immediate As
No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in – and a new Seattle school policy is helping them get the shut-eye they need
When Seattle public schools adopted new start times in fall 2017 to give high-school students an extra hour of sleep in the morning, some worried that teenagers would simply use it as an excuse to stay up later.
Earthquake centered in Tenn. felt in North Carolina
MASCOT, Tenn. - An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was southeast of Mascot. It also was felt in parts of Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
North Carolina Open Thread
NORTH CAROLINA OPEN THREAD for Sunday, December 16, 2018. This is a weekly feature of North Carolina Blue. We hope this regular platform gives readers interested in North Carolina politics a place to share their knowledge, insight and inspiration as we work on taking back our state from some of the
Wake Forest wins state title over Vance, 9-7
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- For the third straight season, the Wake Forest High School football team played for a state title. The other two occasions had happy endings for the Cougars.
Media awed by North Carolina destruction of Gonzaga
Some people were surprised when the line came out for North Carolina's game with Gonzaga and it was set at North Carolina by three. It shrank, ever so slightly, to 2.5 points over the course of Saturday, and it turned out that Las Vegas oddsmakers didn't know what they were talking about ... just in
North Carolina police officer killed responding to I-95 crash
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A North Carolina police officer was hit and killed while responding to a crash on Interstate 95, Saturday morning. Lumberton Police officer Jason Quick was dispatched to the wreck in the northbound lanes near Fayetteville Road around 6:10 a.m.
North Carolina Representative wants to Start 'Adulting' Classes
A story about a school in Kentucky offering an ‘Adulting Day’ has blown up on social media with parents on both sides of the table. The High School is teaching their students the basics of being an adult. Like how to cook, change a tire, balance a checkbook, and pay bills.
Hot offense guides North Carolina past No. 4 Gonzaga
CHAPEL HILL — After an 0-for-5 start from behind the arc on Saturday at home, the North Carolina basketball team looked like it was going to revert to the team that struggled shooting the ball.
Florence-ravaged areas face more river flooding as Wilmington, North Carolina, hits 100-inch yearly rain total
Flooding will plague residents living along many swollen rivers in the southeastern United States despite dry weather taking hold from Sunday through Wednesday. Following the latest bout of heavy rain Friday into Saturday, many rivers are at minor to moderate flood stage from northern Florida to Nor
North Carolina’s election scandal has both parties planning for another campaign
RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican and Democratic officials in North Carolina are beginning to maneuver for position in anticipation of a fierce and protracted second campaign in the state’s scandal-ridden 9th Congressional District.
Down, not out: Elontae Bateman finds way to help Wake Forest after his career was abruptly ended
Elontae Bateman’s football career came to an end in August. The redshirt junior defensive tackle for Wake Forest suffered his fourth concussion during fall camp and was medically disqualified from taking the field again.
Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush shooting has leg amputated
A Pennsylvania state police trooper who was shot in a 2014 ambush has had his right leg amputated below the knee. Trooper Alex Douglass underwent the surgery this week at a New York City hospital.
Duke students react to decision to rename Carr building
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - On Saturday the Duke University Board of Trustees made the decision to remove a controversial donor’s name from a building on the college’s east campus.
South Boston man goes from alternate to winner
William “Clay” Samples of South Boston and Charles Purcell of Townsville, North Carolina, weren’t supposed to compete in the Bassmaster Team Championship held last Thursday on the Harris Chain of Lakes in central Florida.
Assuming role of underdog, Vance makes it clear: They expect to win
Charlotte, N.C. — Vance football coach Aaron Brand says to make no mistake, Vance is the underdog on Friday night when it faces Wake Forest in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA state championship game.
Brooke Simpson returned Home to close 1st year performing concerts
Halifax County Native Brooke Simpson who performed her first live concert post "The Voice" in her home state of North Carolina back in February closed out her first year performing on the road Friday night back in her home state of North Carolina.