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53-year-old man killed in Granville County motorcycle crash :: WRAL.com

Authorities said Edward Puryear, 53, of Oxford was traveling on Old North Carolina Highway 75 near Providence Road when he lost control of the motorcycle while going around a curve.

WRAL - 2018-06-18 00:42:50

Just east of Moccasin Bottom

Outside the front door, a black-and-white collie named Shag and an orange cat named Heather run freely. We’re only a few feet from an intersection, but it’s an intersection of unnamed dirt roads, traveled only by people who live in the neighborhood. Our mailbox was at my great-grandmother’s house on

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 22:15:12

Teen boy who drowned at Henrico apartment complex was forced in by bullies, mom says

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - A teen boy drowned at a Henrico County apartment complex Friday, police tell 8News. The victim's mother says bullies forced him into the pool. The boy's friend tells 8News other kids stood by and watched as he drowned.


'She was an inspiration' Vance Charter reflects on life, legacy of longtime coach

Vance Charter School, and the city of Henderson, lost a vital member of the community June 8, when Paula Murphy, who was the head coach of the school’s girls basketball team for several years, passed away after a long battle with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.Those who were close to Murphy have been

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 20:45:00

Person killed in hit-and-run in Durham :: WRAL.com

According to officials in Durham, police responded to N. Duke Street near Hinton Road around 2:45 a.m., where a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed.

WRAL - 2018-06-18 09:20:00

Registration remains open for Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival, 5k

Entries are still being accepted for the 2018 Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival and 5k, which will be held on Saturday, July 14, in the area near Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department, 660 U.S. Hwy. 1.Ridgeway Cantaloupe 5k

WARRENRECORD.COM - 2018-06-18 15:34:00

LUMC donates books to Vaughan

On June 7, LUMC donated about 1,600 books to Vaughan Elementary, ensuring that each child received six books to read over summer break. The Littleton church continues to be a longtime supporter of Vaughan Elementary.

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 15:16:00

2 North Carolina prison guards hurt in attack by inmate

North Carolina authorities say two Polk Correctional Institution officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries when an inmate attacked them with a homemade weapon. (Photo credit: MGN / Cropped Photo: Andrew Bardwell / CC BY-SA 2.0)BUTNER, N.C. (AP) —North Carolina authorities say that two prison o

WLOS.COM - 2018-06-17 16:39:48

Two local men convicted on federal gun charges

It was announced Thursday that two local men, one from Henderson and another from Manson, received three years in prison each after being convicted in two seperate federal gun cases.According to releases from the United States Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Lajohn Cham


Possibility of local Lidl store remains unclear

Whether or not a European grocer that marketed its entry in the U.S. as “rethink grocery,” will come to Henderson remains unclear.Multiple Raleigh news outlets reported Tuesday and Wednesday that city of Cary officials received an email in April from an architect to withdraw plans related to a Lidl


3 NC prison officers sent to hospital after attack by inmate, officials say

BUTNER, N.C. (WNCN) - Three officers at a North Carolina prison were injured Saturday morning during an assault by an inmate with a homemade weapon, officials said.


Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us' :: WRAL.com

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovering she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at Marjorie St


Vance County to pay outstanding principal on bond tied to vacated middle school buildings

Vance County will making a pre-payment toward principal on a bond tied to a Vance County School facility that will be consolidated during the next school.According to the U.S. Department of Education, qualified zone academy bonds (QZABs) are authorized under the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 to help s


Inmate assaults 3 Polk Correctional Institution officers with homemade weapon

BUTNER, N.C. (WTVD) --North Carolina Department of Public Safety is investigating after Polk Correctional Institution inmate Alexis Ramirez assaulted three correctional officers with a homemade weapon Saturday morning.According to a statement by DPS, two correctional officers were taken to a local h


Mom says teen boy that drowned at Henrico apartment complex was bullied

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - A teen boy drowned at a Henrico County apartment complex Friday, police tell 8News. A friend of the victim tells 8News the boy was dragged to the bottom of the pool.


25-year-old man killed in Durham drive-by shooting, police say

Around 1:25 p.m., Tyrique Reddick was standing near the intersection of North Guthrie Avenue and Lathrop Street when shots were fired from a passing vehicle, police said. Reddick was wounded, but he was able to make his way to Park Avenue. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.


Man sought in Bunnlevel shooting

BUNNLEVEL — A man is being sought in an attempted armed robbery in Bunnlevel late Thursday in which a woman was shot.Warrants have been issued for Ryan Shamel Elliott, 21, charging him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/seriously injure, attempted robbery and felon in possession o


Two men arrested for firing a weapon into an occupied home

Sheriff ’s deputies arrested Andrew Isaac Woods, 17, of 113 Person Court, Apt. B, Roxboro, on June 12 and charged him with three felony counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling from a moving vehicle. He was placed under a $300,000 secured bond. The next day, more charges were added:


Three found dead in Littleton

LITTLETON — Three people were found dead in a house on Kirkland Avenue this morning.The names of the deceased have not been released.Dean McFaddin, Littleton Police Department's interim chief, said, “There is no ongoing threat to the public.”


Authorities investigating after three found dead in Halifax County home :: WRAL.com

By Janine Bowen, WRAL.com editor and Kasey Cunningham, WRAL reporterLittleton, N.C.— Authorities are investigating after three people were found dead inside a Halifax County home on Saturday.The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the initial call and found the trio inside a h