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Flipped tanker truck closes US 70 south of Clayton
CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A crash involving a flipped tanker truck has closed both directions of U.S. 70 southeast of Clayton in Johnston County Friday afternoon. The incident was reported just before 3 p.m. near U.S. 70 Business, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Jury rules again Smithfield Foods hogs nuisance to neighbors
RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal jury is again siding with neighbors who complained that a Smithfield Foods industrial-scale hog operation in North Carolina was such a nuisance it damaged how they lived their lives.
Wilson man charged with murder of missing Kenly woman
Wilson, N.C. — A Wilson man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a Kenly woman, authorities said Thursday. Kenneth Wayne Lamm, 50, of 717 Harper St. E., was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder.
Bruins lose 5th in a row, fall to SSS
By Kai Jones email@example.com | 265-7824 | Twitter: @MMJKaiJones. The Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team felt it played its best game this month against Smithfield-Selma on Thursday night, but like all of their games this month the Bruins couldn’t pull out the victory as they lost,
$5M worth of cocaine found during traffic stop in Johnston County
JOHNSTON CO., N.C. (WTVD) -- Two men from Miami were arrested in Johnston County when deputies found $5 million worth of cocaine in their possession. The deputies pulled over a tractor-trailer hauling produce on Interstate 95 near Kenly on Sunday afternoon.
More known about Four Oaks blaze
More details have emerged about a Dec. 8 house fire in Four Oaks which left a teen dead and her mother and brother hospitalized. Johnston County Fire Marshal Adam Stanley told The Daily Record Thursday morning details of the deadly blaze and of the rescue efforts of several people.
Disappearance of Johnston County woman considered 'suspicious'
The disappearance of a 71-year-old Johnston County woman is now considered suspicious, the sheriff's office said. Kathy Thomas was known to be at her Kenly home on Nov. 23. Family has not made contact with her since.
Trial begins for man who said child sex abuse was accidental
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - A trial has begun for a West Virginia man who told police he sexually abused a 3-year-old girl by accident. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports opening statements were heard Wednesday in the sexual assault case against 26-year-old Henry Vincent Bennett.
Convicted rapist charged with murder
By Olivia Neeley firstname.lastname@example.org | 252-265-7879. A convicted rapist has been charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of 71-year-old Johnston County resident Kathy Thomas.
Duo behind bars after record-setting cocaine bust in Johnston County
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Two men are behind bars after a Johnston County deputy found $5 million worth of cocaine in the back of a tractor trailer, the sheriff's office said.
The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
Clayton hunter kills big Johnston County 11-point buck
When Travis Barnes of Clayton, N.C. realized he wasn’t getting any trail camera photos of good bucks on his corn piles, he did a little scouting and found a nice rub in an area that was completely natural. He set up a camera there, and got two photos that night of a trophy deer.
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
Man charged in killing of 71-year-old Johnston County woman who disappeared
WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the killing of a 71-year-old womanwho disappeared on Nov. 13, officials say. On Nov. 30, deputies responded to the 7100 block NC Hwy 222 West in Kenly after being contacted to check up Kathy Thomas, 71. They couldn't find her, and thus began a missing
North Carolina man charged with murder, victim's body found
KENLY, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina have charged a man with first-degree murder and have found a body believed to be that of the victim. News outlets report that the Johnston County Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Kenneth Lamm of Wilson is charged in the death of 71-year-old Kathy Thomas o
Investigators: Kenly woman was acquainted with convicted rapist charged with her murder
WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) - Investigators recovered the body of a missing Kenly woman from a shallow grave behind a house in Wilson County. Prosecutors charged Kenneth Lamm, 50, with the first degree murder of 71-year-old Kathy Thomas. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office issued a missing persons report fo
Registered sex offender charged with killing missing Kenly woman
KENLY, N.C. (WNCN) - A registered sex offender has been arrested and charged with the murder of a missing 71-year-old Johnston County woman, the sheriff's office confirmed. Kenneth Wayne Lamm, 50, of Wilson, is charged with killing Kathy Thomas, who the sheriff's office said was last known to be at
Video of arrests involving young teen sisters and male in North Carolina goes viral
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been called upon to investigate a widely-publicized arrest in Harnett County, which isn’t far from Fort Bragg. The request was submitted by Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart in response to a video posted on so
Cocaine worth $5M found in produce truck during Johnston County traffic stop
Kenly, N.C. — Two people were arrested over the weekend in what Johnston County deputies have called one of the largest drug busts in the department’s history. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies on Sunday stopped a tractor-trailer carrying produce on Interstate 95 in Kenly.