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NTSB: Smoke seen from Duke Life Flight before crash

Belvidere, N.C. - Witnesses reported seeing a trail of dark smoke coming from a Duke Life Flight medical helicopter before it crashed in northeast North Carolina almost two weeks ago, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter, whic

WRAL - 2017-09-19 14:41:00

Martin: Four books, four struggles

Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of God? Can the research and experience of a young woman struggling to have a child provide aid and comfort to others in the same struggle? Can a best sell

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 15:56:00

DuVernay, LL Cool J to receive Harvard W.E.B. Du Bois medals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and rapper LL Cool J are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture. The school announced Monday that they wil

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-18 20:14:24

Four Oaks Man Faces Drug Charges

A Four Oaks man remains jailed after his arrest on drug charges. According to the Four Oaks Police Department, a search warrant was served at a residence on U.S. 301 South after an undercover purchase of heroin led to the arrest of 38-yearold Benjamin Baker. Mr. Baker is accused of selling hero

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:00

What Iran will do if Trump nixes the deal

In the midst of major global crises, from North Korean missile tests to the continuing fight against Islamic State, President Trump is seemingly obsessed with one foreign policy goal: undoing the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which eased international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on Iran

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 16:00:00

Wayne County man hauled stolen gun safe on hand truck behind car, deputies say

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Kenly man was busted after deputies spotted him driving a car towing a hand truck that had a stolen gun safe tied to it, Wayne County officials said.CLICK TO ENLARGE AND VIEW MORE MUGSHOTS The incident was reported Friday when authorities received a call about the vehicle.

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-18 22:10:56

Lenzy P. Stephenson, 97

Lenzy Peairn Stephenson, 97, formerly of Angier, died Monday morning, Sept. 18, 2017, at Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Benson. Mr. Stephenson was born June 9, 1920, in Johnston County to the late James and Lena Stewart Stephenson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Faye Stephenson; broth

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:42

Mule Days Book Dedicated To Local Volunteers

Of The Record Staff One of the final pieces put in place prior to the start of Mule Days in Benson took place Thursday. The Benson Area Chamber of Commerce honored long-time volunteers Hampton and Betty Whittington by dedicating the Mule Days program book in their honor. As the two sat listeni

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:27

It's Mule Days Time!

Of The Record Staff Don't look now, but it's time for the annual pilgrimage to Benson that is Mule Days. For four days each year the town sees its population balloon from 3,500 to over 30,000 as the annual event makes its 68th appearance. Mule Days offers something for just about everyone. Whe

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:25

Trying To Prevent Another Hurricane Matthew Flood In Benson

Of The Record Staff The Benson Board of Commissioners got an update on all of the ongoing projects across the town. Commissioners began the meeting with a lengthy discussion about the town's ongoing storm water drainage repairs and upgrades. Addressing the town's flooding issues has received top

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:02

Wreck shuts down I-40 westbound near Garner

(North Carolina Department of Transportation) GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - A wreck has closed Interstate 40 westbound near Garner, state officials said. The incident happened at mile-marker 306 near U.S. Highway 70. It was reported at 6:49 p.m. and was expected to affect traffic until nearly 10 p.m. At l

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-18 23:22:13

Raleigh police release photo of suspects in random attack outside bar

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Police on Monday asked the public to help find a group of people suspected in a random attack outside a bar earlier this year.Raleigh police are asking the public to help them identify the people in this picture. (Raleigh Police Department) "The suspects are being sought in co

WNCN.COM - 2017-09-18 19:37:32

6 women invited to wedding arrive accidentally wearing the same Forever New dress

SYDNEY (WJLA) - Have you ever arrived at a function, only to discover that someone else is wearing your dress? The odds are you have, as it's happened to most of us at some point, but imagine showing up and discovering that not only one but five other women are wearing your dress. That's exactly wha

MYRDCTV.COM - 2017-09-19 09:16:37

Find out if your child could be changing Wake County schools next fall

Students at 40 Wake County schools, especially in southern and southwestern Wake, could be on the move next year under proposed attendance boundary changes that were presented Tuesday. Many of the students in the first draft of the 2018-19 student assignment plan would be sent to fill four new scho

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 21:18:00

Fatal crash closes NC Highway 50 in Johnston County

Newton Grove, N.C. - N.C. Highway 50 was closed in both directions Monday afternoon as the result of a fatal crash. The incident happened just before 5 p.m., and N.C. 50 is expected to remain closed between Reedy Prong Church Road and Goodwin Lake Road until about 9 p.m. Photos from the scene showed

WRAL - 2017-09-18 21:26:12

Dorothy 'Dot' R. Westbrook, 89

Dorothy "Dot" Renfrow Westbrook, 89, of Mt. Olive, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Kitty Askins in Goldsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, G.B. Westbrook Jr.; and her parents, Willie and Mamie Renfrow. Mrs. Westbrook was a lifetime member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in the

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-18 00:00:32

On Reform, Quicken The Pace

RALEIGH - The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina's public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and declined in others, with most changes being fairly small. While education reform may be a marathon rather than a sprint, we're going to have t

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:17

Never Too Old To Have Fun

COATS SENIORS PUT SOME SOUL IN IT Senior center fundraiser sells out; raises $10,000. By MELODY BROWN-PEYTON Of The Record Staff Seniors in Coats proved you are never too old to have fun by hosting the Burlap & Lace fundraising event. It was an evening of fun, fellowship and all for a great cau

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-18 00:00:01

Fire in woman's home was ex-boyfriend's doing, Raleigh police charge

A Raleigh man broke into his child's mother's unit in a duplex home last week and set it on fire while her neighbor was in the unit next door, police said in charging him with first-degree arson. Police also charged Mauricio Javier Rivera with twice violating a court order from February that said h

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 14:21:00

Brenda G. Holder, 69

Brenda Gail Holder, 69, of Dunn died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. She was born in Harnett County, daughter of the late Wade Nordan and Eunice Lucas. She enjoyed living in Maggie Valley and traveling to the N.C. Mountains. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening and making

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-19 00:00:45