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Confirmed tornado causes damage near Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- A confirmed tornado caused damage in Hillsborough around 4:45 p.m. on Friday. The tornado crossed Interstate-85 and then traveled to the area Twin Oaks Drive and U.S. 70.


Tornado Warning Issued For Orange County, Central North Carolina

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Orange County and central North Carolina on Friday morning. The towns of Burlington, Graham, and Mebane are under a tornado warning until 10:30 a.m. with a portion of Orange County west of Hillsborough included in that warning.


Report: Tornado Touches Down in Orange County

Meteorologists from around the local area are reporting that a tornado has touched down in Orange County near Hillsborough. If you are in Hillsborough, seek shelter immediately.


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.


WEATHER: Trees fall on cars, power lines down as storms move through

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Severe storms moving through Central North Carolina caused problems as strong winds and heavy rains brought down trees across the Triangle. Significant damage was seen on the ground in Orange County, with trees, power lines, and debris littering the roads Friday afternoon.


No Major Issues Reported in Hillsborough due to Storm

As of 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, the Town of Hillsborough is aware of no major storm-related issues within town limits. There are scattered power outages in town, which are affecting some traffic lights. There are also scattered tree limbs and debris on the ground, but no roads are blocked.


Radar Indicates Tornado Touches Down Near Chapel Hill

ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. – A tornado has reportedly touched down in Orange County near Hillsborough, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill. Tornado warning sirens could be heard at UNC-Chapel Hill, but the storm appears to be moving around it to the west across I-40 and I-85.


Severe storms moving across NC on Friday, tornadoes possible

Durham; Granville; Orange; Person counties are under tornado warning until 5:45 p.m. Orange County remains under tornado warning until 5:15 p.m. An Eyewitness video shows what may have been a tornado sighting in Orange County:


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.


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


In Orange County, domestic-violence victims can now get protection online

Amber Keith-Drowns remembers helping a terrified woman hide several years ago when her husband showed up at the Orange County courthouse to stop her from getting a domestic-violence protective order.


Driver with STAYUMBL license plate, notorious for cutting people off around Durham, charged in incident with bus

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The STAYUMBL license plate is notorious on the road and social media. Folks say the driver behind the wheel will speed up, cut people off and then slam on her brakes, sometimes causing a crash.


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.


The Latest: Much of the Triangle under a tornado watch as deadly storms roll in

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.


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


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.


Alamance County arrests, April 19

Chadwidk Lynn Talbert, 47, of 1244 Crawford Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, was charged Thursday, April 18, with felony larceny of a motor vehicle. According to Alamance County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Talbert stole a 2000 Chevrolet Geo Prizm with a value of $13,000. Bond was set for $15,000.


Cooper asks for federal help to rebuild after Durham explosion

Durham, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday asked the U.S. Small Business Administration for rebuilding assistance following last week’s gas explosion in downtown Durham. The April 10 explosion rocked Durham's warehouse district, killing one man and injuring more than two dozen. It's still unclear who


The Latest: Severe thunderstorms alerts issued

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, and several counties were under a severe thunderstorm warning. For a complete list of advi