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Police: Sex offender entered grounds of elementary school

A local man has been arrested in Gastonia for charges related to a previous sex crimes conviction, and a litany of alleged identity thefts. On Friday, police arrested 31-year-old Navor Anisworth Williams, and booked him into Gaston County Jail.


Man killed in single-car crash

One man is dead after being ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Robert Riding Road. Kevin Bowen, 48, of Robert Riding Road, Shelby, was headed home when his 1998 Chevrolet SUV went off the side of the road into a culvert and then struck a tree, said Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Joshua Dowdle. After Bo


3 shot during rap music release party at North Carolina barbecue restaurant

BUTNER, N.C. — A release party for a rap album because a crime scene after a shooting Friday night, Butner officials said, according to WTVD. Three people were shot at the Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant just before midnight where over 100 people were at the scene.


Woman fights for her brother’s honor after brutal N.C. murder

The case of a father and daughter convicted of second-degree murder stands before the North Carolina appeals court and a potential new trial hangs in the balance. In August 2015, former FBI agent Tom Martens and his daughter Molly Corbett admitted killing her Irish-born husband Jason Corbett, insist


Law enforcement: Suspect, victim in Pickens murder-kidnapping case found dead in NC

PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens Police Department says the suspect in a murder-kidnapping case was found dead in North Carolina along with the woman they say was his kidnapping victim.


Shelby Man Charged With Habitual Larceny In Catawba County

29-year-old Trevor Jordan Wallace of Blevins Drive in Shelby was arrested Wednesday (April 17) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with habitual larceny and failure to appear on a count of shoplifting with concealment of goods. Wallace was detained in the Catawba County Detention Faci


Minister at secretive NC church sentenced for fraud

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A minister at a secretive church in rural North Carolina has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $466,000 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by church leaders.


Family of missing Gaffney teen, last seen Friday morning, asks for help finding him

GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) The family of a missing 15-year-old is asking for help after they say he went missing Friday. According to his mother, Joshua Byers was last seen leaving his home on Brittany Road around 7:06 a.m. Friday to board the bus to school.


North Carolina man wins $250K, plans to take 92-year-old grandmother on dream vacation

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Pack your bags, grandma!. An Asheville man has big plans after winning $250,000 on a scratch-off ticket, according to a news release. Daniel Roberts stopped to pick up gas for his lawn mower at the George’s Mini Market in Asheville, where he works. It was his day off and a life-cha


11 tornadoes touched down in Virginia & part of N.C., National Weather Service says

The National Weather Service confirmed that 11 tornadoes touched down in Virginia and one part of North Carolina during the severe storms on Friday. According to the National Weather Service’s office in Wakefield, those 11 include: Emporia, Greensville County, Isle of Wight County, and Sussex County


NWS: Tornadoes touched down in Lincoln, Gaston, Alexander counties during Friday's storms

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in the Charlotte region during Friday afternoon's severe weather. The first touched down in Gaston County and traveled into Lincoln County, while the second was recorded in Alexander County.


Ask SAM: Why did North Carolina have an Easter Monday holiday?

Q: I remember that years ago North Carolina commemorated Easter Monday as a holiday. Why was that, and why did it change?. Answer: The Monday after Easter was made an official North Carolina holiday in 1935, but the tradition of the Monday holiday goes back further.


Lincolnton Resident Reported Missing Has Been Found And Is Safe

A 19-year-old Lincoln County resident who had been reported missing has been located and is safe. Last Thursday (April 18) the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office contacted the foster parent who said that Noah Andrew Ayers of Lincolnton had been located and is safe.


Damaging Storms Strike Across Central North Carolina

Multiple storms struck more than a half dozen counties in the central part of the state Friday, causing damage to hundreds of houses and commercial structures, but causing no deaths or serious injuries.


Industrial Hemp Grows in North Carolina as Regulations Get Worked Out

CHARLOTTE, NC – “We harvest on the 27th,” said Nicole Burnette, while walking through her hydroponic hemp farm in South Charlotte, it’s the only fully indoor farm in the area.


North Carolina faces more than 4,100 power outages morning after storms

Thousands of power outages remain the morning after strong storms rolled through the state Friday. The N.C. Department of Public Safety reported over 5,400 outages across North Carolina as of about 9 a.m. Saturday.


Upstate man given life prison sentence for drug offenses spanning more than decade

CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. — An Upstate man who was repeatedly convicted of drug offenses over the last decade ran out of second chances Thursday. Ronnie Bonner, 43, was a passenger in a car in March 2018 that was pulled over by Cherokee County deputies for a burned-out license plate light. Deputies foun


Cadbury Eggs voted North Carolina’s favorite Easter candy

NORTH CAROLINA (WTVD) — The results are in — North Carolina has a favorite Easter candy, and it’s not Peeps! According to RetailMeNot, residents in the Tar Heel state prefer Cadbury Eggs in their Easter baskets.


Gaston man's job includes reading books for others

By his own description, Kevin Spalding's voice is "upper Midwest neutral, male, professional — sort of like a Dutch uncle." The voice served him well as a captain in the Navy, and it can certainly grasp the attention of Gaston County high school students when he works as a substitute teacher a coupl


'Weak' Tornado in Gaston County Confirmed by Officials

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- We now have confirmation that a tornado touched down in our region during Friday's round of severe weather. The National Weather Service says a "weak tornado" touched down in northern Gaston County before moving into Lincoln County, eventually lifting north of Lincolnton.