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Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

ATLANTA (AP) — The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City on Friday afternoon.


Seashell Hunter Hits ‘Jackpot,’ Finds Giant Shell at North Carolina Park

It’s a sheller’s dream come true: A basketball-sized helmet shell — four times bigger than average — was found recently at a national seashore in North Carolina, according to National Park Service (NPS) officials.


Classical pianist to perform at McGregor Hall

American pianist Solomon Eichner will perform at McGregor Hall in Henderson at 8 p.m. on Friday. Eichner has established himself as a versatile artist known for his commanding interpretations of the romantic keyboard repertoire. Originally from Baltimore, Md., the Campbell University professor has p


The Latest: Tornado warnings expire for Vance, Warren, Granville and Franklin counties

Entire Triangle area under Level 4 risk for severe weather that extends until 11 p.m. Friday. Several counties are under a tornado watch, including Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Orange, Person, and Wake. Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said almost 2.5 million people live in the affected areas.


Miles Bates, Henderson Daily Dispatch

WARRENTON, North Carolina — The U.S. Department of Justice has, once again, sued the Warren County Board of Education in North Carolina over its treatment of a military reservist.


UPDATE: Missing N.C. Woman, 20, Who Was 'Dragged' into Car Has Been Found Safe

On Friday afternoon, PEOPLE confirmed that Lauren Hall is safe and her alleged captor, Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, is now in custody in Wilkes County, NC. Duarte-Cruz has been charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female, as well as first-degree burglary, according to a spokesperson from


North Carolina man wins $250K, plans to take 92-year-old grandmother on dream vacation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Pack your bags, grandma!. An Asheville man has big plans after winning $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, according to a news release. Daniel Roberts stopped to pick up gas for his lawn mower at the George’s Mini Market in Asheville, where he works. It was his day off and a life-cha


Where to park during N.C. Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE — The tens of thousands of people expected to pack into Mount Olive this Saturday for the 33rd annual N.C. Pickle Festival don’t have to worry about finding themselves in a pickle because of parking.


Tornado watch issued for 46 North Carolina counties until 5 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The most severe weather threat central North Carolina has seen in a little more than three years has forced 46 counties to be under a tornado watch. Orange, Person, and Alamance counties were under a tornado warning briefly Friday morning but it expired without incident.


North Carolina girl finds megalodon shark tooth buried on beach: 'Is this a dream?'

A middle school girl stumbled upon a buried treasure while spending her spring break on a beach in North Carolina. Avery Fauth and her family love to scour the sand for shark teeth whenever they’re on a beach. But Fauth attributes her recent prehistoric find — a megalodon shark tooth — on North Tops


Industrial Hemp Grows in North Carolina as Regulations Get Worked Out

CHARLOTTE, NC – “We harvest on the 27th,” said Nicole Burnette, while walking through her hydroponic hemp farm in South Charlotte, it’s the only fully indoor farm in the area.


North Carolina woman allegedly taken from her home, being 'held against her will,' police say

A North Carolina woman is being “held against her will” after she was seen being dragged through her front yard Thursday morning, police said. Rosalino Duarte-Cruz, 37, is feared to have taken Lauren Hall, 20, from her home “against her will,” the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies respon


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Tornado Watch extended for Upstate and NC foothills until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was initially expected to expire at 5 p.m. but the National Weather Service extended it due the possibility of lingering severe storms.


Main threat over; pop-up showers possible through midnight

Central North Carolina endured numerous tornado warnings and reports of damage as heavy rain and wind lashed the area. By 8 p.m., all tornado watches and warnings had expired in the ABC11 viewing area, except for Mecklenburg County, Virginia, which remains on tornado watch until midnight.


Wake Forest teen disappears while swimming at Emerald Isle; Raleigh teen rescued

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Emerald Isle police are reporting a search-and-rescue mission for a Wake Forest teenager who disappeared while swimming at Emerald Isle, according to a news release.


ENC under Tornado Watch until midnight, Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of Eastern, Central NC

(WITN) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until midnight for all of Eastern Carolina. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for portions of Washington, Martin and Beaufort Counties.


Sylvia Hatchell, UNC women's basketball head coach, resigns following program review

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- UNC women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned, according to a statement released Thursday by the school's athletic director Bubba Cunningham.


State offers up to $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of Cul Jones

Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that the state of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of Cul Priest Jones, 45, who escaped from the Hoke Correctional Institution in Raeford on Oct. 14, 2018.


Two charged in separate Franklin child-sex probes

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on April 12 announced the arrests of two suspects charged in separate investigations involving sexual abuse of children. One investigation involves allegations more than 20 years old.