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Orange County deputies make 6 arrests for distributing heroin, fentanyl

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A joint investigation led to the arrests of six people in Orange County for distributing heroin and fentanyl. Investigators said they relied on evidence from overdoses and the users themselves to build the case.


Barack Obama, Spike Lee Headline Top Celebrities at UNC vs. Duke Basketball Game

As expected, Barack Obama made his way to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night for the latest edition of UNC versus Duke. But the former president was not the only big-name celebrity to travel to Durham to see Zion Williamson and Duke play host to Roy Williams and Carolina.


Suspect Arrested in Connection to 1998 Orange County Rape Investigation

A traffic stop in Jacksonville, Florida, has led to the arrest of a man wanted in connection with an alleged 1998 rape in Orange County. Records show that Arie Monta Lee was in the custody of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday on charges of first-degree rape and kidnapping.


Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro make plans for the 164 acres bought 35 years ago

Just west of Exit 266 on Interstate 40 sits 164 acres of land called the Greene Tract, purchased jointly by the governments of Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro in 1984 for $608,000. In the 35 years since its purchase, the Greene Tract has seen no development.


Zion Williamson injures knee, will not return to UNC game

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) Duke star Zion Williamson will not return to the game after his shoe disintegrated :33 seconds into the game, causing Williamson to go down hard to the floor.


Car crashes into Orange County Dollar General store

Carrboro, N.C. — No major injuries were reported when a car jumped the curb and slammed into a Carrboro discount store Tuesday, authorities said. The incident occurred at the Carrboro Plaza around 1 p.m., police Capt. Chris Atack said in a written statement.


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Overdose victims lead to dismantling of alleged Orange County drug trafficking ring

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Three Triangle law enforcement agencies say they busted a heroin and fentanyl trafficking ring by collecting evidence tied to people who overdosed on the opioid drugs.


Durham police cruiser hit by train, police say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A Durham police car was hit by a train Thursday morning, according to police. Officers got out of their vehicle around 6 a.m. in the area of Neal Road and American Drive while they were searching for a suspect in a breaking and entering. While searching for the suspect, a train


Here’s how rural residents could benefit from the Orange County bus and rail plan

CHAPEL HILL — Editor’s note: This story was published originally on Oct. 31, 2012. Some details about the Durham-Orange light-rail project have changed in that time, including the system’s cost, length and the number of stations.


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

Marijuana legalization can affect multiple things from a state's tax income to incarceration rates. Will North Carolina legalize it? And if so, when?


Fatal NC lion attack: Witness says play ball blocked gate from closing properly

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WFMY) — A state medical examiner's investigation report indicates the intern killed by a lion at the Conservators Center late last year was killed after an enclosure gate wasn't closed properly.


Orange County Moving Forward on Northern Campus Amid Cost Overruns

Conversations regarding the recently acquired Orange County Northern Campus site are continuing as cost projections now exceed the budgeted amount. The site, located off of Route 70, is slated to hold the new Orange County Detention Center along with a new Parks and Recreation and agricultural cente


No. 8 UNC rolls past Zion-less No. 1 Duke, 88-72

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to freshman sensation Zion Williamson, finishing with 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 North Carolina past No. 1 Duke 88-72 on Wednesday night.


ABC Store to be completed by late October

Hillsborough will soon be the home of the largest freestanding ABC store in Orange County. The store will be located in the Oakdale Shopping Center on Old NC Highway 86, situated closest to the road. The building will be among the last few businesses that will be constructed in the center that inclu


Here's how much a ticket to see Duke vs North Carolina will cost

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of, if not the greatest rivalry in all of college basketball will tip off Wednesday night when the No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils host No. 8 North Carolina.


Museum Visit With Grandson Turns Into Life-Saving Moment For NC Man

GRAHAM, N.C. — A local museum exhibit is being credited for saving a Hillsborough man's life. The "Listen to Your Heart" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Alamance County translates your pulse into a drum beat through brass sensors where you place your hands.


Woman robs Wells Fargo bank in Mebane, police say

MEBANE, N.C. (WNCN) -- A woman robbed a bank in Mebane on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The incident was reported just before 3:20 p.m. at the Wells Fargo at 820 S. Fifth Street, according to a news release from Mebane police.


Durham shooting suspect may be in Mebane, sheriff says

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Durham County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in a shooting Monday night that left a man injured. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office said they are looking for 27-year-old Alarius Montreal Liles in connection with the shooting of Brian Swaringen, 41, in the 800 bloc


Petition aims to change name of UNC-Charlotte over UNC-Chapel Hill confusion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you’re a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, you too may be frustrated when people confused UNC-Charlote with UNC-Chapel Hill. Well, now people are trying to make the differences a little clearer.