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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Debutantes receive honors, continue tradition

Contributed photo From left to right: Shanasha Lilly, Destiny Rush, N’aiyah Gould, LeMesha Gould, Taliah Wall, Faith Martin and Keona Ross. Contributed photo From left to right: Shanasha Lilly, Destiny Rush, N'aiyah Gould, LeMesha Gould, Taliah Wall, Faith Martin and Keona Ross.


Police: Pedestrian hit by car in south Charlotte; driver fled on foot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a suspect they said hit a pedestrian with a car in south Charlotte and ran from the scene. [ALSO READ: Police arrest driver they say ran from deadly crash scene in west Charlotte]


Protest planned this weekend along the Haw River against of natural gas pipeline proposed through parts of Rockingham, Alamance counties

Environmentalists are planning to put the "active" in activism Saturday with a day of paddling, picnicking and protest on the Haw River. Groups including the Sierra Club and Haw River Assembly plan to gather that morning for a paddle on the river, followed by a picnic and speeches of protest against


Judge orders release of full body cam video from last month's officer-involved shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge has ordered the release of the full body cam video of last month's shooting of Danquirs Franklin. Amid mounting pressure from the community, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney previously said he was open to releasing the full body camera footage.


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.


Rockingham’s French inks to take her game to at Greensboro College

WENTWORTH — Rockingham senior Hannah French signed a letter of intent to continue her education and play softball at Greensboro College following her high school graduation this spring.


Tide uncovers shipwreck on North Carolina beach

SURF CITY, N.C -- Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach. But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!


Sibling showdown in Hemi Shootout finale highlights 28th annual ‘Mopars at The Rock’

ROCKINGHAM — Before the rainfall forced Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood to cancel the final rounds of racing at the 28th annual Griffin Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep “Mopars at the Rock” on Saturday, Dave Crosswhite (Meadowview, Va.) was able to beat out his brother Tank Crosswhite (Glade Spring, Va.)


North Carolina State Highway Patrol to unveil 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- North Carolina State Highway Patrol (SHP) will unveil two new state-of-the-art helicopters Tuesday. The Bell Helicopters present a significant upgrade for the agency. SHP said the choppers will help troopers be able to complete life-saving operations across the state.


Area man arrested following armed robbery with knife

SOUTHERN PINES — A man accused of wielding a knife while robbing a convenience store was located and arrested Monday. According to a press release from the Southern Pines Police Department, an armed robbery took place at the Quality Mart, 915 Old U.S. Highway 1, Southern Pines, around 6:30 a.m. on A


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups for third year in a row

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — 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 bi


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


NC astronaut posts Outer Banks picture from space

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina native aboard the International Space Station posted a photo of her home from hundreds of miles above Earth. Seeing coastal North Carolina from space “took my breath away,” NASA astronaut Christina Koch posted on social media Monday.


Two Henry County children injured in 'road-rage' shooting in North Carolina

Two children from Henry County are recuperating after being shot Saturday during what police are calling a case of “road rage” in Mount Airy, N.C. A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were both shot in the face. He has been released, but she has undergone surgery at Brenner’s Children’s Hospit


Hamlet City Manager to resign in May

HAMLET — Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton informed the mayor and city council Monday his intent to resign. His final day will be May 17 after more than two years in the role.


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


Southern Pines man faces robbery charge

SOUTHERN PINES — A Southern Pines man has been accused of robbing a Quality Mart on April 5. Jesse Lee Goldston, 51, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, the Southern Pines Police Department said in a news release.


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


Pinehurst Council Declares Opposition to Proposed N.C. 5 Development

Pinehurst Village Council members went on record Tuesday afternoon to oppose a massive proposed development off N.C. 5 just across its border in Aberdeen that would have nearly 400 homes as well as businesses and offices.