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Family of unresponsive N.C. teen who survived rip current makes tough decision

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - The parents of the Wake Forest teenager who survived a rip current over the weekend say her brain was too severely damaged. Paige Merical's father, John Merical, posted on Facebook late Wednesday saying they made the decision to let her go.


New Wake County dress code aims for gender neutrality

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- In an effort to be more gender neutral, the Wake County school board is updating its dress code policy for the first time since the early 2000s. Lindsay Mahaffey, a member of the board's policy committee, said the new gender-neutral policy language avoids focusing on puni


Utility worker injured in Durham explosion dies at UNC Hospitals

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The utility worker injured during the Durham gas explosion has died, according to UNC Hospitals. The worker, Jay Rambeaut, 51, of Creedmoor, had been at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill since the explosion on April 10.


Wake County’s student dress code is changing. See what you’re supposed to wear in school.

Wake County’s student dress code is getting its first major revision since the early 2000s as part of an effort to remove the language that some said was sexist and biased against female students.


Man with knife arrested as 4 accused in Silent Sam toppling at UNC head to court

A man was charged Thursday with having a knife in the courthouse before he and three others faced a hearing in the Aug. 20 toppling of the Silent Sam Confederate statue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.


1 person pulled from car that crashed into Northshore Lake

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Emergency crews pulled one person out of a car that was submerged in a Raleigh lake Thursday morning. Just before 10, officials received a call about a car that drove into Northshore Lake on New Hope Church Road near Deana Lane.


Motorcyclist crashes into Garner police SUV during chase involving Wake County deputies

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Wake County chase involving a motorcyclist ended in a crash with a Garner police SUV on Monday afternoon, officials say. The chase involved Wake County deputies and began South Wilmington Street near Tryon Road, south of Raleigh, according to Wake County Sheriff's Office spo


Person pulled from vehicle that drove into lake in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A person was pulled from a vehicle after it drove into a lake Thursday morning. The incident happened just before 10 a.m. in the area of New Hope Church Road and Deana Lane in Raleigh.


3 detained after Wake County home raided following drug activity reports, sheriff says

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) -- The Wake County Sheriff’s SWAT team and dozens of deputies surrounded a home on Arrowhead Drive between Apex and Holly Springs Saturday. The sheriff says he’s received several calls from concerned neighbors this week.


Raleigh police say man killed by officer was wielding knife, shooting wasn't captured on any cameras

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh Police Department released its five-day report Thursday, detailing what led up to the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad -- a man friends say had a history of mental illness.


North Carolina teen rescued from rip tide brain dead, will donate organs, father says

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina teen who was rescued from rushing rip tides is brain dead, and her family plans to donate her organs. Mary Paige Merical, 17, was swimming Friday with Ian Frazier Lewis, 18, and other friends when they were caught in fast-moving currents off Emerald Isle, WNCN report


Two Henry County kids shot in the face during a road rage incident in Mt. Airy, North Carolina

AXTON, Va, (WDBJ) - A road rage incident in Mt. Airy, North Carolina left Nayeli Sheff, 7, and her brother Prince Sheff, 9, with gunshot wounds to the face. According to their mother, Aimee Hodge, the siblings were visiting their father, Graig Sheff, for the weekend. As the family was leaving Graig'


North Carolina Man Settles Claims He Sexually Harassed Renters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ A North Carolina man accused of sexually harassing 17 female renters or home buyers is settling a lawsuit with the government by paying the women $550,000 and exiting the real estate business.


'Called to Heaven:' Wake Forest teen may be taken off life support this week, family says

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WTVD) -- Paige Merical, a Wake Forest High School student who got caught in a rip current while swimming in Emerald Isle while on spring break, may soon be taken off life support.


Two North Carolina Men Found Dead In Small Plane Crash In Kentucky

Two men from North Carolina were killed in a small plane crash in Kentucky. The report comes from police who believe the crash occurred either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning in Henderson, Kentucky.


23 Card Skimmers Found in Gas Pumps Throughout NC So Far in 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Standards Division (NCDA&CS) and local law enforcement agencies have found 23 credit card skimmers in gas pumps around the state so far in 2019, a significant increase over last year.


Average teacher pay, textbook funding, class sizes: NC debuts new school finances website

Raleigh, N.C. — The average teacher salary in Wake County public schools is $58,403. But in neighboring Franklin County, teachers are paid, on average, nearly $9,000 less at $49,805. Those are some of the school finance statistics reported on North Carolina's new Financial Transparency Dashboard.


Woman says pipe flew through her windshield while driving on I-40 in N.C.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People traveling from Raleigh to Selma say a pipe flew off a truck on Interstate 40 and smashed through the windshield of their vehicle. Even with a picture to prove it, Elizabeth Atkinson can hardly believe what happened on her way to work. She was with several other


North Carolina teachers to talk about education cuts ahead of massive Raleigh march

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Triangle educators are gearing up to host another massive march through downtown Raleigh in protest of education funding. "Thousands of educators are marching for students on May 1, because they continue to be discouraged that the politicians in Raleigh would rather give tax


FOUND: Raleigh police locate 11-year-old boy who went missing

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh police have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing early Wednesday morning. The police department released the news on its Twitter page. Authorities said Gabriel Xavier Godoy-Woodard was last seen around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Polk and Blount Streets.