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Man killed in shooting, another wounded in stabbing at Sanford community center
SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) - A man was killed in a shooting and another was stabbed multiple times at a community event center in Sanford early Saturday, police say. The incident was reported just after 1 a.m. at the M.T. Burch Center located at 1122 Boykin Ave., according to a news release from Sanford p
Sheriff: Sanford woman set fire to group home
Sanford, N.C. — A Sanford woman accused of setting fire to a home full of people with whom she lived faces charges of murder and arson. Charlie Ann Allen, 31, is charged with first-degree arson and six counts of attempted murder. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Allen set a home she liv
Bandy X. Lee: No president should assume office without a ‘fitness for duty’ exam
Since the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, mental health professionals have come forth in historically unprecedented ways to warn against entrusting the U.S. presidency to someone who exhibits what we have called his “dangerous” signs.
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
North Carolina police officer killed responding to I-95 crash
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A North Carolina police officer was hit and killed while responding to a crash on Interstate 95, Saturday morning. Lumberton Police officer Jason Quick was dispatched to the wreck in the northbound lanes near Fayetteville Road around 6:10 a.m.
More protests: Silent Sam supporters, opponents gather at UNC
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Crowds gathered at UNC starting at noon on Sunday to show support and opposition for the Silent Sam statue that was toppled in August. A Facebook event organized by Heirs to the Confederacy advertised a pro-Silent Sam prayer and gathering planned for noon at 210 W. Cameron Avenue
Tommy Lee ends feud with son Brandon
Tommy Lee has seemingly patched up his relationship with his son Brandon Lee, following their public row earlier this year. The Motley Crue rocker and his 22-year-old son - whom he has with Pamela Anderson - have been at loggerheads since March this year when Tommy claimed that Brandon had hit him d
Florence-ravaged areas face more river flooding as Wilmington, North Carolina, hits 100-inch yearly rain total
Flooding will plague residents living along many swollen rivers in the southeastern United States despite dry weather taking hold from Sunday through Wednesday. Following the latest bout of heavy rain Friday into Saturday, many rivers are at minor to moderate flood stage from northern Florida to Nor
Hours after quitting job, Holly Springs police officer charged with DWI in accident
A Holly Springs police officer was charged with DWI and causing an accident hours after he resigned from the police department Tuesday, according to arrest records. Jimmy Earl Price Jr., 47, of Angier was arrested by town police after his 2013 Ford pickup truck drifted into a turn lane and hit two o
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
WATCH: Alamance County residents voice concerns in public hearing about quarry in Snow Camp
SNOW CAMP — “We can’t be a community if we can’t have drinking water,” Snow Camp resident Linda Lee said, “and you’re not wanted here.” Lee was among several of the 170 or more hearing attendees who had a simple message for the applicants behind a proposed quarry off Clark Road.
Ann Fish: 'Voice of Rockingham County' launches new venture
MADISON — The WLOE/WMYN phone lines lit up Nov. 21 when longtime radio personality Mike Moore, 71, announced he and his wife Annette would broadcast their last Information Hour on Dec. 21 and go off the air so he could pursue another chapter in his broadcast career.
SBI asked to investigate Harnett County use-of-force arrest
SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) - Harnett County sheriff Wayne Coats has asked the SBI to investigate a use-of-force arrest that was posted to social media. Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart made the formal request a day after the video was posted to Facebook.
Jury convicts man of sexual assault in less than 30 minutes after he claims he mistook 3-year-old girl for wife
MERCER COUNTY, W. Va. — A jury convicted a man of sexual assault in less than a half hour after he claimed he mistook a 3-year-old for his wife. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported that Henry Vincent Bennett, 26, of Bluefield, W. Va., was convicted Thursday after being arrested in February.
North Carolina Sheriff's Deputy On Leave Following Video of Arrest
A Harnett County deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday after a video shared on social media shows him slamming one girl to the ground and tussling with another who was recording it. — HARNETT COUNTY, North Carolina -- A Harnett County deputy was placed on paid administrative leave T
Pinehurst Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A Pinehurst man was arrested on Thursday after officers executed a search warrant at a home on Van Buren Lane in Pinehurst. James Christopher Davis, 33, has been charged with 14 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and 14 counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He w
Major will ring Salvation Army bell for 30 hours to celebrate 30 years
Holly Springs, N.C. — The commander of the Wake / Lee County Salvation Army plans to ring his little red bell for 30 hours. “Come by and see me, bring me coffee,” pleads Maj. Steve Long. The 30 hours are symbolic, celebrating the Salvation Army's 30-year association with WRAL's Coats for the Childre
Man exposes himself near children's clothing store in Holly Springs, police say
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 26-year-old is behind bars accused of exposing himself in the parking lot of a Holly Springs shopping center. Holly Springs Police Department arrested Kendrick Morgan on Dec. 13.
Apex, Raleigh men charged with sex offense against same teenager
Raleigh, N.C. — Two men are facing charges after authorities said they committed sexual offenses against the same teenager. Justin Wade Thompson, 37, of 308 S. Blount Street in Raleigh, and Ryan James Milewski, 33, of 1510 Brooklyn Road in Apex, were both charged with statutory sexual offense with a
Harnett County deputy seen tackling teen is identified
LILLINGTON — The Harnett County deputy who was suspended this week after video of him appearing to tackle a teenage girl was posted on social media was identified Thursday as Brian Patrick Byrd.