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Laurinburg After 5 kicks off Friday

LAURINBURG — The Hasty Realty Laurinburg After 5 concert series will kick off on Friday evening with a soulful bang, thanks to the sounds of EnVision. Based in Winston-Salem, the group will bring four female vocalists — Sylvania Wilder, Michelle Scales, Iris Daye and Charlene Legette — and one male


NC duo charged in man's stabbing death

FAIRMONT, N.C. (WBTW) – A woman and man have been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death earlier this month of a Robeson County man. Michelle Hunt Green, 50, and Joshua Wayne Graham, 28, both of Williamson Road in Fairmont, were arrested by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, a p


FEMA approves $2.3M for emergency protective measures at St. Andrews University

RALEIGH – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $2.3 million to reimburse St. Andrews University in Laurinburg for emergency protective measures taken following Hurricane Florence.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


SHS vandalism still under investigation

LAURINBURG —The investigation into who vandalized Scotland High School last week is still ongoing by the Laurinburg Police Department. According to police reports, there was more than $1,600 in damages done to the school sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Three different building


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


Pierce breaks ranks to support controversial abortion bill

LAURINBURG — Rep. Garland Pierce, along with a handful of Democrats, sided with Republicans to support a bill that protects babies that survive an abortion. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (SB 359) requires a “healthcare practitioner to care for a child born alive despite an abortio


Two charged in murder of neighbor

FAIRMONT — Two Fairmont residents have been arrested and charged in the murder of a 55-year-old man who lived in their neighborhood. According to a statement from sheriff’s Maj. Damien Green, Joshua Wayne Graham, 28, of 1343 Williamson Road, and Michelle Hunt Green, 50, of 1714 Williamson Road, are


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


2 NC children shot after their dad is involved in 'road rage' incident, sheriff says

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WFMY) — Two children were shot in a suspected road rage incident between two men Saturday in Mount Airy, the Surry County Sheriff's Office confirms. A nine-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were taken to the hospital by their father Graig Sheff, according to the sheriff's offi


2 arrested in Robeson County stabbing death

LUMBERTON — Two people have been arrested and charged with the killing of Glenn Franklin Bass earlier this month, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday. Bass, 55, lived on Williamson Road in southern Robeson County near the South Carolina line.


Sexual assault suspects face little chance of conviction in some NC counties

In 38 counties across North Carolina, zero defendants who were charged with sexual assault between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, were convicted of that charge or a reduced charge during that time window, according to analysis of statewide court data by Carolina Public Press.


Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state's capital city, authorities said Sunday.


North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex

Under North Carolina law, a person's initial consent to sexual activity can later prevent them from seeking justice if things turn ugly or violent — even if they have asked loudly and clearly, mid-encounter, for the other person to stop.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.


Scotland grad pens book about ‘Chasing Cosby’

LAURINBURG — A former resident of Laurinburg has penned a book about Bill Cosby and her 13 year long work has inside details on the victims of his abuse. Nicki Weisensee Egan released her book, “Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America’s Dad,” on Tuesday where the author shares interviews with many of