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Used car dealer upgrades offerings

A used car dealer said there's nothing more enjoyable for him than to get a loan approved on reasonable terms for a customer who didn't believe he or she could purchase an automobile.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Former fire chief: Rocky Mount needs auditors to 'peel back that onion'

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) - Rocky Mount is already investigating six murders in the first 50 days of 2019. "We need help. It's almost hard to keep up with the latest controversy," said former fire chief Keith Harris.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina officials calling for new election in 9th district

The North Carolina officials are calling for a new election in the ninth Congressional district after investigation allegations of ballot fraud. NBC’s Steve Kornacki joins Stephanie Ruhle to talk about how this special election could make history.


Local actors to star in rock opera

"Jesus Christ Superstar" is coming to Rocky Mount. Local actors will bring the well-known play to the Imperial Centre this spring. The time is right to perform the show in Rocky Mount as "Jesus Christ Superstar" continues to ride a wave of popularity following a live production of the show in 2018 o


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Big win for Golden Demons

ROCKY MOUNT — As the final seconds ticked away in Wednesday’s 3-A Big East Conference boys basketball tournament semifinal against Southern Nash at Rocky Mount High, Fike senior guard Jaylen Ward dribbled past midcourt and made the announcement — as if the soon-to-be 60-46 final score didn’t suffici


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Reward offered in Nash County grocery store smash and grab

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - A reward is being offered in a smash and grab at Nash County grocery store early Friday. Around 1 a.m., a suspect smashed through a window or glass door to gain entry into Smith's Red and White just outside Rocky Mount on Halifax Road in Dortches.


Slow start dooms Warriors vs. Knights in Big East semis

ROCKY MOUNT — The Hunt High varsity boys basketball team fell behind 21-9 in the first quarter to 3-A Big East Conference regular-season champion Northern Nash and could not not recover as the Warriors fell 70-61 in the Big East tournament semifinals Wednesday the Rocky Mount Event Center.


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


Officials identify 3 Nash County deputies involved in shooting death of sexual assault suspect

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Nash County Sheriff's Office named the deputies involved in theshooting death of 29-year-old Jonathan Ramirez. On Feb. 9, officials said a sexual assault victim called to report a crime involving Ramirez.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Lawsuit: Bondsmen broke into home, beat Wilson County man in mistaken identity case

WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wilson County man is suing three bail bondsmen and the company they work for, claiming he was beaten in a case of mistaken identity. According to the lawsuit, at midnight on Dec. 6, 2017 Anthony Wilson was walking from his aunt's house on Randolph Street, to a convenie


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


Los Angeles man gets prison for stealing $2M from North Carolina school

BOONE, N.C. - A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to creating a fake company and posing as a construction company worker to steal nearly $2 million from a North Carolina university has been sentenced to three years in prison.