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After almost a year, man charged in Henderson triple homicide

Henderson, N.C. — A 23-year-old man was charged Friday in connection with a Henderson shooting that killed three people in March 2018. Henderson police officers on March 14 responded to 227 Harrell St., where they found Tyheem Shabazz Person, 27, and Dyrel Jermal Kittrell, 28, dead of gunshot wounds


Person deputies bust Semora man, seize 8.4 pounds of marijuana

break-in A Person County Sheriff’s deputy responded to reports of a break-in Wednesday night at 148 Solomon Court, Timberlake. According to the report, someone broke into the back door of the home and stole two firearms and a jug of pennies. This case remains under investigation.


Immigrant activists claim ICE dressing as day laborers to find and detain undocumented immigrants

An activist group that supports the rights of undocumented immigrants living in the United States claimed this week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were seen in Henderson dressed as day laborers in an effort to round up undocumented immigrants.


Police: North Carolina man steals car with 6-year-old boy inside

LUMBERTON, N.C. — A man stole a car in North Carolina with a 6-year-old inside the vehicle Friday night,WMBF reported. Deputies in Robeson County said the boy, Rahmir Brown, was playing outside his home when he was taken, the television station reported.


'North Carolina is becoming our nightmare:' Undocumented mom speaks out against ICE raids

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Carmen Rodriquez took to a podium Friday night with her son by her side. Through his translations, she explained the fear and angst. "North Carolina is becoming our nightmare," she said.


Henderson man sought in fatal shooting

Henderson, N.C. — Police are searching for a Henderson man who killed his girlfriend over the weekend. Jarvis Dante Perry, 23, faces charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


No. 11 South Carolina women beat Georgia 65-57

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Destanni Henderson scored 14 points and No. 11 South Carolina pulled away from Georgia late to take a 65-57 victory on Thursday night. Doniyah Cliney scored 10 of 12 points in the second half and Alexis Jennings finished with 11 for the Gamecocks (18-6, 10-1), who were coming off a


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

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Silver Alert issued for missing North Carolina teenager last seen at high school

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing North Carolina teenager. Breanna Allen Frady, 18, was last seen Friday at North Lincoln High School at 2737 Lee Lawing Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.


A spotlight on students helped one small North Carolina paper shine

At the banquet last spring, a junior who hopes to be a doctor someday sat next to a cardiologist. A third grader, whose dad died and who maybe wants to be a lawyer, sat with a local judge who showed him how to navigate his silverware. And a young woman at the alternative high school who wants to joi


Missing Rolesville teen found safe after mom's pleas for help on CBS 17

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A Rolesville teen missing for a week has been found safe following her mom's pleas for help on CBS 17. On Feb. 8, Alyssa McLeod, 16, and Taryn Walker, 15, got in an Uber and left Rolesville High School without any notice. They hadn't been heard from since.


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North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”


North Carolina Introduces Bill to Criminalize FGM

The North Carolina Senate has just introduced new legislation that would make it a felony to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) or consent to FGM being carried out on girls.


Durham Housing Authority Unveils $566 Million Downtown Redevelopment Plans

The Durham Housing Authority unveiled a $566 million plan to build twenty-five hundred housing units downtown. The plans—presented to the Durham County Board of Commissioners Monday night—are part of the authority’s overall redevelopment of its public housing portfolio through the federal Rental Ass


Bipartisan bill introduced to end gerrymandering in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle filed a bill Wednesday that aims to end gerrymandering in North Carolina. Reps. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), John Hardister (R-Guilford), Robert Rieves (D-Chatham), and Brian Turner (D-Buncombe) are primary sponsors on House Bill 69 which


Several injured, shooter apprehended at Aurora, Ill., manufacturing plant

Multiple people have been injured at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday and a shooter has been apprehended, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt Company, the city announced just after 2 p.m. CST.


Wake Forest HS student charged with sexual battery of classmate

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Wake Forest High School student is being accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. Seventeen-year-old Bobby Campbell, a junior at the school, has been accused of inappropriately touching a female classmate, who is also a 17-year-old junior at the school.


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]