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2 arrested after loaded AK-47 found under 2-year-old’s bed in North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Police found an AK-47 under a 2-year-old’s bed in Fayetteville after an anonymous tip, police report. On Monday, officers followed a tip to a home on the 300 block of Suzanne Street.


North Carolina’s Lock-’Em-Up Legislature Might Be Singing a Different Tune

Until 1941, people convicted of first-degree burglary and arson in North Carolina faced a mandatory death sentence. Until December—when a law passed two years ago kicks in—the state will be the only one to automatically prosecute sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds as adults, thanks to a policy that’s


The Kicker, Show 13 | Behind bars in Cherokee County

Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from across the state. In this episode, host Peter Kent, Carolina Public Press’s lead investigative reporter Kate Martin and managing editor Frank Taylor t


Burglars with the munchies break into NC State sorority house, officials say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Police at North Carolina State University say two hungry burglars broke into a sorority house on campus and stole some food before running away on Wednesday morning.


Principal Chief’s Report for Friday, April 12

These past few weeks have been very busy, but very rewarding and exciting. There have been a number of events I’ve participated in, which has given me the opportunity share fellowship with members of the EBCI and represent the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


North Carolina Woman Lied About Having Kidney Cancer to Steal Fundraising Money, Police Say

A North Carolina woman has been arrested on suspicion of lying about having kidney cancer and stealing the fundraising donations intended to pay her "medical bills." Hannah Leigh Hume, 21, of High Point, is accused of a felony attempt to obtain property by false pretense. She was arrested when a loc


Citizen, police foil home invasion

Murphy – Six people planned to rob a house in town last week, sparking a chase that resulted in one suspect being arrested at Chevelle’s 66 Bar & Restaurant. Police say two of the robbers, armed with a shotgun, invaded a home on Sale Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday. A man inside the home chased them.


North Carolina 6-year-old boy killed when brick mantle collapsed on top of him, family says

HENDERSON, N.C. — The family of a 6-year old Vance County boy is in mourning after they say a shelf and mantle fell on top of him this weekend as he reached for a toy, WTVD reports.


Couple wanted in North Carolina found in Monroe County

A couple wanted by authorities in North Carolina was arrested Monday after they came out of the woods behind a ranger station and asked for directions, according to investigators.


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

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 more red wolf pups

DURHAM, N.C. - For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth.


N.C. man to pay $20K in fines for overcharging customers after Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The owner of a Lexington, N.C.-based tree removal business will pay $20,000 in fines and $6,000 in restitution after the North Carolina Attorney General said he overcharged customers after Hurricane Florence.


Officials: 9 Inmates Injured in North Carolina Prison Riot

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Officials say nine inmates were injured during a riot at a North Carolina prison. It happened Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution. The prison remains on lockdown and authorities haven't said when it will be lifted.


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


GBI: Man dies after being found unresponsive in North Georgia

CALHOUN, Ga. — Calhoun Police have called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate a man's death. According GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles, James Balston was taken to a local hospital after he was found unresponsive, and he later died. He was 47.


From the Mayor's Desk

With spring finally here and everything from flowers to critters starting to come alive, we are reminded this is the time of year for all things new. Monroe County is primed and ready for an eventful spring and even more eventful summer, and I want to take a moment to highlight some of the events ap


Lady Bears win two, drop one in Lookout Valley Tournament

Following a 10-1 win earlier in the day against South Pittsburg, the Tellico Plains softball team hoped to cruise in a similar fashion to its second win of the day in the Lookout Valley Tournament.


Rescued 3-legged dog inspires children's book to help kids with special needs

MINERAL BLUFF, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A farm in the North Georgia mountains is a special place for disabled animals who have nowhere else to go. The animals inspired the farm's owners to write a children's book teaching kids to celebrate being different.


Polk County festival set for this weekend

The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 61 years of Ramps, Crafts and Bluegrass during the 2019 festival held April 26-27. In 1958 a group of 4-H volunteers, 4-H members and young farmers and homemakers from Polk and Bradley counties “tramped” up Big Frog Mountain to harvest and feast on


9th District early voting underway

Raleigh, N.C. — Early voting starts Wednesday in the 9th Congressional District's Republican primary. A new election was called after Republican Mark Harris, who won the nomination last year and seemed to best Democrat Dan McCready in November's general election, acknowledged the need for a do-over