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Astronaut from Jacksonville prepares to head into space for the 1st time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - An astronaut with ties to Eastern North Carolina is about to jet off into outer space. Christina Koch is from Jacksonville, she was a student at White Oak High School.


Downtown Jacksonville work to affect traffic

Traffic could be affected by work done to finish a major street rehabilitation project and by landscaping traffic islands. The College Street rehabilitation project is nearing completion, and paving could begin soon. The project runs from Bayshore Boulevard to Railroad Street. When complete, the int


Onslow County program to train veterans to become the next generation of farmers

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A new program is set to train veterans on how to become the next generation of farmers. The Onslow County Farmer's Market Incubator Farm and the Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Gardens teamed up to create the Veterans Outreach Project to Develop Beginning Farmer


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


Jacksonville native gearing up for trip to space, ISS

STAR CITY, Russia — From Jacksonville to Outer Space. Christina Koch, a Jacksonville native, will be taking the flight of a lifetime when she joins a crew that will travel to the International Space Station. The N.C. State graduate will serve as a flight engineer in April for expedition 59 and 60.


Infant of Prague Catholic Church gym reconstruction

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - In Jacksonville, the 'Infant of Prague Catholic School' is still in the recovery process due to Hurricane Florence. Most of the buildings have been worked on, but their biggest project is the gymnasium.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Pending layoff to affect nearly 100 jobs

AECOM (URS Federal Services) notified the N.C. Department of Commerce this month of the planned permanent layoff of approximately 452 positions at various locations in nine states, including North Carolina.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


Downtown projects to afffect traffic through March

A major street rehabilitation project underway downtown may affect traffic until the end of March. According to a press release from the City of Jacksonville, the College Street rehabilitation project is nearing completion and will soon be paved. The project, running from Bayshore Boulevard to Railr


Four volunteer rescue squads to lose funding in Onslow County next month

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — Back in September, the Onslow County commissioners voted to cut contracts with four volunteer rescue squads. Starting next month, those cuts take effect.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Jacksonville man accused of being married to two women

A Jacksonville man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, of Osage Lane, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


FRF: JPD captain wants to 'make things better'

Editor’s Note: The First Responders Friday series is a weekly feature focusing on the men and women in law enforcement, emergency services and fire services who serve in our community every day.


Jacksonville aggressively working to find Montford Point Marines

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — Jacksonville aggressively working to find Montford Point Marines. It's a divided history once buried beneath the mistakes of poor record keeping.


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.