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Police: Man found lying on Durham street was fatally shot
Durham, N.C. — Durham police are investigating a homicide Sunday. Officers with the Durham Police Department found a man lying on the street in the 3000 block of Guess Road around 5 a.m.
The Deep And Rich History Of North Carolina Music
The latest issue of the Oxford American magazine is all about North Carolina’s musical past and present, from Doc Watson to Rapsody. The issue features essays on musicians from the Tar Heel State from writers across the South. It also features a companion CD full of samples of the state’s iconic mus
5 teens, 2 juveniles stole woman's car during armed robbery, Durham police say
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- Five teens and two juveniles were charged in an armed robbery involving a woman Friday night in Durham, police said. The armed robbery happened just before 9:30 p.m. on Patriot Circle, according to a Durham police news release.
College basketball rankings: Gonzaga drops to No. 7 in Top 25 And 1 after double-digit loss at North Carolina
When Mark Few committed to playing in the Maui Invitational, committed to playing at North Carolina and Creighton, committed to a neutral-court showdown with Tennessee, he did so under the assumption his leading returning scorer, Killian Tillie, would be available. But Tillie had ankle surgery in th
Wake Forest wins state title over Vance, 9-7
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- For the third straight season, the Wake Forest High School football team played for a state title. The other two occasions had happy endings for the Cougars.
Media awed by North Carolina destruction of Gonzaga
Some people were surprised when the line came out for North Carolina's game with Gonzaga and it was set at North Carolina by three. It shrank, ever so slightly, to 2.5 points over the course of Saturday, and it turned out that Las Vegas oddsmakers didn't know what they were talking about ... just in
North Carolina Open Thread
NORTH CAROLINA OPEN THREAD for Sunday, December 16, 2018. This is a weekly feature of North Carolina Blue. We hope this regular platform gives readers interested in North Carolina politics a place to share their knowledge, insight and inspiration as we work on taking back our state from some of the
North Carolina inmate’s escape plot thwarted after plans mailed to wrong person, cops say
A North Carolina inmate’s elaborate plan to blow up a jail for his grand escape was thwarted after he mailed details of the plot to the wrong person, cops said. Sean Damion Castorina, 43, had planned to escape Alamance County Detention Center before he mixed up mailing addresses that sent his letter
Hot offense guides North Carolina past No. 4 Gonzaga
CHAPEL HILL — After an 0-for-5 start from behind the arc on Saturday at home, the North Carolina basketball team looked like it was going to revert to the team that struggled shooting the ball.
Police investigating early morning homicide in Durham
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Durham police are investigating a homicide in Durham that happened in the early morning hours of Sunday. Police were called to the 3000 block of Guess Road about 5 a.m. When they arrived they found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. No suspects have been identified at t
11 released from Durham jail after sheriff ends policy of honoring immigration holds
Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker announces the end of his department's participation in 287g, a program allowing them to collaborate with ICE to detain people living in the United States illegally, during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 7.
Durham man in critical condition after hit-and-run
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Durham driver in a pedestrian hit-and-run collision told police he thought he hit a deer Saturday morning, officials said. Instead, a pedestrian was hit on North Alston Avenue near Eva Street, Durham police said in a news release.
Down, not out: Elontae Bateman finds way to help Wake Forest after his career was abruptly ended
Elontae Bateman’s football career came to an end in August. The redshirt junior defensive tackle for Wake Forest suffered his fourth concussion during fall camp and was medically disqualified from taking the field again.
The year’s brightest comet streaks by North Carolina this weekend
The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The com
There’s Only One Remaining Train Station Like This In All Of North Carolina And It’s Magnificent
North Carolina has a rich history in the railroad industry. The very first railroad was chartered in 1834 and ran from Wilmington to Raleigh. Soon, others were chartered and built as well, each with the potential for many stations along the route. One such station, built in 1900, is the only histori
Durham police arrest man for Circle-K holdup and 41 other outstanding charges
It took a car chase, a foot chase and a search with a dog, but Durham police caught and charged a man with robbing a convenience store – and with 41 other offenses. Carlos Laytrel Davis, 31, was arrested early Thursday, a few hours after a Circle K store at 3301 Guess Road was held up by a masked gu
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
Durham County deputies release 11 from jail under new sheriff's ICE rules
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - The Durham County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 11 detained people had been released under standard ICE timetables under a new policy since the new sheriff took over.
VIDEO: Suspect plows stolen truck into Southpoint Mall jewelry store
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Durham police are asking for help identifying the suspect who plowed a truck through the front entry of Fink’s Jeweler’s store at Southpoint Mall on Dec. 1.
Durham police looking for suspect who stole car with 7-year-old inside
DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police are looking for the suspect accused of stealing a car with a 7-year-old boy inside. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 1300 block of Newcastle Road.