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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


Possible tornado over Spies in Moore County

A WRAL viewer submitted this video of a possible tornado in the Spies community in Moore County. The video was taken on Browns Mill Road where trees were reported down.


Southern Pines Considers $5 Vehicle Tax to Fund Sidewalk Projects

Sidewalks create walkability within communities and can offer positive health, social and economic impacts. Each year the town of Southern Pines allocates $150,000 in capital funds for new sidewalk projects.


Pinehurst Brewing Company Gains National Notice

Pinehurst Brewing Company recently garnered high praise from a food critic and travel writer for USA Today. On Wednesday, the newspaper published a laudatory online review of the budding brewpub, which opened its doors in October. Writer Larry Olmsted singled out the establishment’s food menu and at


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


NWS confirms 7 tornadoes touched down in central NC Friday; 4 more to be surveyed

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The National Weather Service has now confirmed that at least seven tornadoes touched down in central North Carolina on April 19. Tornadoes in Nash and Halifax counties, both EF-1, have now been confirmed.


Starlab Touches Down in Moore County

Soon, a large, gray dome will be landing at venues around the community and taking up residence for a while this spring. No, it’s not an extraterrestrial ship, but it can transport you through the galaxy. The STARLAB® portable planetarium will be visiting Moore County from April 23rd to May 23rd, gi


EF-2 tornado touched down in Orange County last week

The National Weather Service on Monday shared new details about a series of tornadoes that touched down in North Carolina during Friday's severe storms. According to NWS, eight tornadoes were confirmed in central North Carolina on April 19 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No injuries or deaths were reporte


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.


Moore County warned of mail scam

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office said in a news statement Thursday it has received complaints about a scam being sent by mail to residents in Moore County. The scam involves a letter that appears to come from the Publishers Clearing House and a check addressed to the resident, Sheriff Ronnie Fields


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 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


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.


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.


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.


8 tornadoes happened in central North Carolina during Friday's severe weather outbreak

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- The National Weather Service said Friday's severe weather resulted in eight confirmed tornadoes. Four of those tornadoes have been surveyed and evaluated, but the other four still need to be studied.


Motorcyclist crashes into Garner police SUV during chase involving Wake County deputies

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Wake County chase involving a motorcyclist ended in a crash with a Garner police SUV on Monday afternoon, officials say. The chase involved Wake County deputies and began South Wilmington Street near Tryon Road, south of Raleigh, according to Wake County Sheriff's Office spo


Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Raleigh identified

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man killed by Raleigh Police in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night had a troubled past, including mental-health issues and previous confrontations with law officers, ABC11 learned Monday.


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.