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Cumberland County deputies investigating shooting

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Deputies in Cumberland County said they are investigating a reported shooting on Cricket Road near Hope Mills and Rockfish. The call came in around 7:15 p.m. Friday, officials said.


Pitts: Screw in burger throws a wrench in Fayetteville family's McDonald's ritual

For Randy Holmes, taking his three children to McDonald’s was a near-daily ritual after school. But that tradition came to a halt -- mostly -- after March 12. That day, Holmes went through the drive-through at the McDonald’s at 1942 Pamalee Drive, near Murchison Road, at 3:35 p.m. In the backseat we


Pedestrian hospitalized after being struck in Hope Mills

A 20-year-old Hope Mills man was hospitalized injuries that were not life-threatening Wednesday after being struck by a van near the train trestle on Hope Mills Road. Robert Louis Robinson III, of the 2900 block of High Plains Drive, remains a patient at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after undergo


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


Debate to rebuild Cumberland County motel left in ruins after Hurricane Florence

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WNCN) - Six months after Hurricane Florence, a Cumberland County motel is still in ruins, but now there's a debate over rebuilding it. The owner of the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake is now saying he wants to rebuild, but town officials are now questioning whether it's safe for any


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Pembroke native nails 'American Idol' audition

To say Alexis Raeana Jones’ “American Idol” audition was last-minute would be an understatement. Jones was in class at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in August when she got a call about the Charlotte auditions from a pianist she works with.


Duke's Joey Baker staying in the moment

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Duke’s Joey Baker doesn’t care about the noise surrounding his redshirt situation. The Fayetteville native has attracted a lot of attention since making his first appearance as a Blue Devil at Syracuse on Feb. 23.


The Syllabus: Some turnover (but not much) on the UNC Board of Governors

It’s an odd-numbered year, which mean it’s time once again for the state House and Senate to pick members for the UNC Board of Governors. Each chamber got six picks this year. (It used to be eight, but the General Assembly decided a couple of years ago to cut the BOG from 32 to 24 members.). Each ne


California avocados being recalled in North Carolina for possible listeria contamination

NORTH CAROLINA (FOX Carolina) -- Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


Two face drug charges after search of Red Springs home

RED SPRINGS — Two Robeson County men were arrested and charged with drug crimes on Friday following a search of a Red Springs residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office. According to Maj. Damien McLean, Drug Enforcement Division investigators, SWAT operators and deputies with the Community Impact


Here's what's trending in Fayetteville area spring fashion

Fayetteville’s fashion scene hits a new level in spring. From athleisure to elegance, you can see it all in local boutiques. The “Spring into Fashion” show, held last week at Studio 215 offered a glimpse of what’s trending among fashion forecasters.


Man dies after Durham house fire

Durham, N.C. — A Durham house fire killed one person Saturday, authorities said. Emergency officials responded to the fire, at 1205 W. Horseshoe Road, at 1:40 a.m. Three people were in the house when the fire broke out, and one was able to escape.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Officials: Program could spur development on Murchison Road

Fayetteville city officials are hoping that a new federal program that offers investors breaks on capital gains taxes will convince them to open businesses along the Murchison Road corridor.


This Fort Bragg soldier balances a passion for music with his Army career

Every third Friday of the month, patrons of On After sports bar on Bragg Boulevard can find Chris Munson strumming a guitar, covering songs and singing his own music. Munson, a sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division, balances his passion for music with an equal passion for serving in the military.


NC WFO RALEIGH/DURHAM Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO RALEIGH/DURHAM Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Saturday, March 23, 2019. Edgecombe-Wilson-Wayne-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson- Including the cities of Rocky Mount, New Hope, Wilson, Goldsboro,


Deputies arrest man for statutory rape in Robeson County

LUMBERTON, SC (WBTW) - On Friday deputies with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for statutory rape, according to a press release. 41-year-old Pedro Mina of St. Pauls is charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape of a child under the age of 15. The charges are c


Fourth Friday brings art, music, mystery to downtown Fayetteville

Fourth Friday, an arts and music event in downtown Fayetteville, was held Friday evening. Among attractions were the opening of the “Baseball in Fayetteville” exhibit at the Hay Street building for the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County; a new Ronan Peterson ceramics exhibition at Cape F


Fort Bragg remembers 24 killed, hundreds injured in Green Ramp Disaster 25 years ago

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) -- Fort Bragg marked Friday with a memorial after one of the worst training accidents in military history. Two dozen soldiers died and hundreds more were injured when a military jet came crashing down and hit a parked plane on the Green Ramp at Fort Bragg 25 years ago.