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Pitts: Close-knit sisters raised in Spring Lake compete on 'Family Feud'

The Currie sisters - Ester, Audrey, Andrea, Vicki and Marian - take a “Sisters Trip” every year. They always have a good time, Ester says, wherever they go. Last year, their trip had an added element.


North Carolina woman killed in mysterious animal attack, police say

An elderly North Carolina woman has died after suffering severe injuries in a mysterious animal attack on a road in the small town of Pantego, police said. Brenda Hamilton, a 77-year-old beloved high school teacher, was found wounded on the side of Indian Run Road Friday. She was immediately transfe


Judge denies request to lower bond for accused NC 'Ramsey Street Rapist'

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for the man accused of being the "Ramsey Street Rapist." Darold Bowden appeared in Cumberland County court Tuesday following his arrest in August.


Bill Kirby Jr.: 'A great honor,' 1957 UNC basketball hero says of hall of fame selection

Joe Quigg will tell you he wasn't the least bit nervous on March 23, 1957, the evening when he stepped to the free throw line with six seconds remaining in the third overtime of the NCAA basketball championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.


Juvenile being held for murder

boy with the death of a man at a home on Conestoga Drive off Rim Road in West Fayetteville. The youth is being held at the Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center. His name is being withheld. Police identified the victim of the fatal shooting as Donovan Lamar Moon, 30, of Vagabond Drive in Fay


Mayor’s Coalition helps boost economies of county’s towns

elected to be mayor of Hope Mills in 2011, she had heard vaguely about an organization known as the Cumberland County Mayor’s Coalition. Now serving as vice-chairman of the organization, Warner feels the coalition plays a vital role in allowing the mayors of nine municipalities in Cumberland County


Man accused of child rape in North Carolina arrested at US border

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of child rape in Iredell County was arrested at the United States border, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office told WJZY. Jesse Jacinto, 20, of Harmony, is charged with felony statutory rape of a child.


Lyft driver takes passenger on 120 mph ride in North Carolina

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WPVI) -- A Lyft passenger got a white knuckle ride when his driver put the pedal to the metal, clocking speeds of 120 miles an hour. The passenger, in North Carolina, pulled out his phone and took video of the hair-raising trip.


North Carolina improving but problems persist with human trafficking

NEW BERN, Craven County — Despite progress in recent years, North Carolina is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for reported cases of human trafficking. The average age that someone is exploited is 12-14 years old. In recent years, a national organization gave our state at "D" grade for our efforts


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


'She was my best friend:' Daughter's claims after mother's death prompts state investigation

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Cumberland County woman is in search of answers after she said her mother's death at a rehabilitation center could have been prevented. In early January, Susan Bullock's 70-year-old mother, Elizabeth Cook, was admitted to Carolina Rehab Center of Cumberland in Fayettev


Report: North Carolina teacher out for walk could have been killed by wolf, coyote, dog

PANTEGO, Beaufort County — An elderly teacher, who was attacked by an unknown animal, has died, school officials confirm. 77-year-old Brenda Hamilton succumbed to her injuries at Vidant Medical Center Monday morning, Headmistress Marcy Morgan of Pungo Christian Academy said.


Seaga Gillard found guilty in Wake County double murder case

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A jury found Seaga Gillard guilty of first-degree murder Wednesdayin a Wake County double murder case. The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours before they decided on the verdict.


AP Top North Carolina Headlines at 1:05 a.m. EST

Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry. Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise. Schools Superintendent Johnson announces "NC2030" goals. Man who escaped police while handcuffed recaptured.


Razor blades found under cart handles at North Carolina Walmart

WFLA/AP - Police in North Carolina are looking for the people responsible for placing razor blades under the handles of shopping carts at a Walmart, injuring at least one person.


North Carolina county to place ‘In God We Trust' on all county vehicles

GRAHAM, N.C. - All Alamance County vehicles will soon be emblazoned with the phrase, “In God We Trust.” County commissioners voted to make the change Monday, and vehicles will roll out with the new motto in a few weeks, according to WFMY.


Fort Bragg Soldier Improving After Para­chuting Incident in Florida

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – A soldier from Fort Bragg has improved from “critical” to “serious” condition following a parachuting accident in Florida last week. Three members of the Golden Nights were injured in a parachuting accident in Florida last week.


Western North Carolina Readies for Wintry Weather

RALEIGH, NC — As portions of western and central North Carolina prepare for another round of winter weather expected to begin tonight, Governor Roy Cooper reminds people to be prepared and to be cautious when traveling in wintry conditions.


Fayetteville State reveals new campus food pantry

Fresh oranges, grapes, cereal and peanut butter line shelves at a new Bronco Food Pantry revealed Tuesday at Fayetteville State University. The food pantry is one of five that Food Lion’s Feed program has supported, with Fayetteville State being the first to include fresh and nonperishable food item


College basketball rankings: Duke vs. North Carolina is a showdown between top-10 teams in the Top 25 And 1

It's a little later in the calendar than we usually get it. So blame the ACC schedule-maker, if you want. But the first of two regular-season games between Duke and North Carolina has finally arrived.