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Kayaker rescued from Little River in Spring Lake

SPRING LAKE — Firefighters performed water rescues on the Little River this morning and on Saturday where they found a capsized kayaker hanging onto a tree in the river. The Spring Lake Fire Department got a call at 5:18 p.m. Saturday about a missing kayaker in the river, according to a statement po


Tip leads to Fayetteville cocaine arrests

Police arrested a man and woman Saturday and charged them with cocaine offenses after Fayetteville officers investigated an anonymous tip. Leonard Davis, 40, of the 800 block of Cumberland Street, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by manufacturing, conspiracy to


How this Spring Lake church rebounded from 2 floods in 2 years

SPRING LAKE — The church bells will chime Sunday for the Easter service, marking the third Sunday service held in the pretty little white church on the river since it was damaged by flooding last year.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


Missing woman found safe after her kayak capsizes in Little River

Spring Lake, N.C. — A woman who went missing while kayaking along the Little River Saturday was found safe after crews found her hanging on a tree in the river, authorities said.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Fayetteville police warn about latest version of phone scam

Fayetteville police detectives are warning residents to watch out for the latest version of a recurring scam that includes a bogus threat of arrest. Detectives with the department’s Property and Fraud Unit say they have received recent reports of the scam, according to a statement released Monday by


Initiative seeks 'common story' for Fayetteville, Cumberland County

A branding initiative by Fayetteville, Cumberland County and nine nonprofit groups is meant to “build a common story” for the area, rather than develop a single logo, the head of the economic development efforts said Thursday.


Authorities investigating after Fort Bragg soldier dies while skydiving

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WTVD) -- Authorities are investigating after Sgt. 1st Class Justin Goff, of the United States Army, died in a skydiving accident at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport Sunday morning.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Fayetteville to borrow $16M for parks, splash pads, sports and recreation

Three years ago, voters in Fayetteville gave the City Council permission to borrow up to $35 million to improve the parks and recreation amenities. On Tuesday night, the City Council is scheduled to vote to begin borrowing the money by issuing the bonds for the debt in May — $16 million of it. The r


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


2 NC children shot after their dad is involved in 'road rage' incident, sheriff says

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WFMY) — Two children were shot in a suspected road rage incident between two men Saturday in Mount Airy, the Surry County Sheriff's Office confirms. A nine-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were taken to the hospital by their father Graig Sheff, according to the sheriff's offi


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Fayetteville man faces charges of indecent liberties with a child

A Fayetteville man faces charges of indecent liberties with a child, as authorities suspect at least six possible victims. Roger Rene Diaz-Castellano, 51, of the 800 block of Berwick Drive, was charged Saturday with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.


Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues

Don’t tell LeJuane Bowens, more popularly known by his stage name, El’Ja Bowens, that there is no arts scene in Fayetteville. This former soldier and employee with the Spring Lake Boys & Girl Club is also a poet - and the chief organizer of the Southeastern Regional N.C. Poetry Festival, which kicks


Sexual assault suspects face little chance of conviction in some NC counties

In 38 counties across North Carolina, zero defendants who were charged with sexual assault between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, were convicted of that charge or a reduced charge during that time window, according to analysis of statewide court data by Carolina Public Press.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Fayetteville Woodpeckers' Seth Beer named Carolina League Player of the Week

Fayetteville Woodpeckers outfielder Seth Beer was named the Carolina League’s Player of the Week. Beer, a former Clemson standout and the Houston Astros' first-round draft pick, is the first weekly award winner for the Woodpeckers, who played their inaugural home opener Thursday at the newly complet