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Scheme to blow up Alamance County Detention Center thwarted when plans mailed to wrong person
GRAHAM, N.C. — An escape plot to blast a hole into the Alamance County Detention Center was thwarted when an inmate mailed the plans to the wrong person, according to the sheriff’s office.
UNC coach Roy Williams speaks about 'Silent Sam' issue
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's basketball coach says he's OK with several of his players signing a letter opposing the return of a Confederate statue to campus.
Bomb threat to Alamance County jail avoided
A letter sent to the wrong address prevented what could have been a bombing at the Alamance County jail. Alamance County authorities uncovered the bomb plot by a current inmate who was hoping to escape confinement.
Stretch of I-85 in Orange County to have lane closures overnight Sunday
Expect some traffic and delays heading into the start of next week. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced there will be moving lane closures on Interstate 85 in Orange County overnight this Sunday night, December 16.
LIVE | Plot to Blow Up Alamance County Jail Foiled When Mailed to Wrong Address: Sheriff
GRAHAM, N.C.(WFMY)-- Sheriff Terry Johnson says a plot to blow up the Alamance County Jail almost happened but one of the people involved mailed information about the attack to the wrong address and a citizen brought it to the attention of law enforcement.
UPDATE: 3 charged in plot to blow up Alamance County jail
Alamance County investigators uncovered a plot by an inmate charged with capital murder to blow up the jail and escape confinement, Sheriff Terry Johnson announced Friday, Dec. 14.
WATCH: Alamance County residents voice concerns in public hearing about quarry in Snow Camp
SNOW CAMP — “We can’t be a community if we can’t have drinking water,” Snow Camp resident Linda Lee said, “and you’re not wanted here.” Lee was among several of the 170 or more hearing attendees who had a simple message for the applicants behind a proposed quarry off Clark Road.
Sheriff: Inmate mailed bomb-escape plot to wrong address
BURLINGTON, N.C. — A sheriff in North Carolina says a man jailed on a first-degree murder charge had an explosive escape plan. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson says 43-year-old Sean Damion Castorina sent a letter from jail containing bomb-making instructions. The sheriff says Castorina wanted t
UNC Student Wearing Noose on Campus to Protest Silent Sam Proposal
Jerry Wilson wearing a noose in protest of Silent Sam at a rally in August. Jerry Wilson is pursuing a doctorate degree in the Policy, Leadership and School Improvement program in the School of Education at UNC. He is black. And for the last week, Wilson has been walking across the UNC campus with a
Festivus approaches, Alamance County! Air your grievances here.
Dec. 23 is nearly here, dear readers, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to air your grievances in this, the not-so-magical season of Festivus. Unfamiliar with the holiday and its intricacies? Read on and join us.
Alamance jailbreak bombing plot foiled by mis-mailed letter
Graham, N.C. — A plan to bomb the Alamance County jail was thwarted after a letter detailing the plot was mailed to the wrong person, authorities said Friday. Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson said Sean Damion Castorina, who is already in jail facing charges in an August 2017 homicide, was the m
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
Here’s what schools are closed on Friday and what ones are having a 3-hour delay
Schools across the Piedmont are closed Friday as the area continues to recovery from a massive snowstorm over the weekend. Alamance-Burlington Schools, Davidson County, Guilford County Schools and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are among districts that have announced closures.
Missing NC woman found buried in sex offender's backyard
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 71-year-old North Carolina woman missing for at least two weeks has been found buried behind the home of a registered sex offender.
'Silent Sam' Fate in Hands of UNC Board of Governers; Protestors Await Decision
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.(WFMY- — The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill could decide the fate of the school's toppled Confederate monument on Friday.
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
FAQs After Snowstorm Slams Triad: Students, Make Up Days, Exams and Winter Break
GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- — We have questions, and you have questions when it comes to all this snow, and what it means for your students. Well, each district is different. Alamance-Burlington School Systems already announced what days will be used to make up their missed days. You can find that sche
Fiery Crash Closes Stretch of I-73, I-85 in Greensboro
GREENSBORO (WFMY) - Parts of I-73 and I-85 in Greensboro are shut down after a fiery crash near where the highways intersect Thursday morning. The crash is near Exit 97-B on I-73 close to the I-85/I-40 intersection. Photos sent to WFMY News 2 showed huge flames on the I-85 on-ramp going over the hig
Slain North Carolina teen 'might be alive' if authorities hadn't overlooked evidence from 2016 case, prosecutor says
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said.
Drugs, murder for hire and gangs tied to California man’s July murder in Durham, police say
A dispute over missing marijuana may have led to a man being found shot dead in July in a burning car in Durham, according to recently released court documents. Ly Teng Nhiayi, 32, of California was found dead inside a burning car in the 5000 block of Guardian Drive around 9:30 p.m. on July 26. Poli