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Thomasville man charged with headbutting woman, seriously injuring her in front of children

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man is facing charges after officers say he headbutted a woman in the presence of children on Tuesday, according to an arrest warrant. Matthew Corey Wagner, 29, of Thomasville, was charged with assault inflicting serious injury with a minor present, assault on a fem


Murder Investigation Underway After Missing Man's Body Found: High Point Police

HIGH POINT, N.C. — After being reported missing earlier this week, High Point Police located the body on Tanique Allen on E. Commerce Avenue, and reclassified this case a homicide investigation.


Investigation that led to Davidson Co. clerk’s resignation lasted 6 months

LEXINGTON — Davidson County District Attorney Garry Frank said Tuesday that information provided by a local resident triggered an investigation that ended when Brian Shipwash stepped down as the county’s clerk of Superior Court.


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


New election ordered in North Carolina House district after possible illegal activities

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Board of Elections on Thursday ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District after allegations of illegal activity in the handling of mail-in ballots.


Davidson County School Bus With Students On Board Slides Off Road In Crash

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Seven students were on board a school bus when it crashed in Davidson County Wednesday morning. Davidson County Schools say a Tyro Elementary School bus with 12 students on board avoided an oncoming vehicle in the bus's lane and consequently slid from the road on the 600 bloc


2 arrested at Thomasville house where baby found dead in November

THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Two people were arrested and drugs were seized at a home where a baby was found dead in November in Thomasville. Kara Garnsey, 23, is accused of going to a Verizon store and impersonating an officer.


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Three arrested on drug charges after fleeing law enforcement

A Lexington man and two others were arrested for possession of methamphetamines after fleeing from a sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday. Jonathan Lee Bice, 31, of 179 Jim Lane, was charged with felony flee to allude arrest by motor vehicle, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance and misd


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Marijuana legalization is spreading across the country. More than 30 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized cannabis for either medical or recreational use.


Video shows scene of wreck where at least 3 siblings injured in Randolph County

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – At least three siblings were hurt, and one was seriously hurt, in a wreck in Randolph County on Thursday morning. The victims were ejected from a vehicle in a wreck at Lassiter Mill Road and Old Uwharrie Road.


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


Thomasville Schools get $200k manufacturing education grant

Thomasville City Schools has received a $200,000 grant by The Golden LEAF Foundation to begin an advanced manufacturing program at Thomasville High School. The new program will be called The Academy of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Innovation. Students will have hands-on training in various manu


Teenager missing from Winston-Salem, authorities say

Winston-Salem police are looking for a missing Winston-Salem teenager, authorities said Thursday. Cameron Miguel Wilson, 19, was last seen in the 1800 block of Trellis Lane in the city's northeastern section, police said.


No Charges For Lexington Homeowner Who Shot, Killed Man Trying To Break In

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Davidson County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner will not face charges for shooting and killing an armed man who tried breaking into his home. The shooting happened at a home on Upton Street in Lexington in December. Police found Silvestre Begley, 21, dead in the front yard.


9-year-old child killed, two other children injured in Asheboro wreck; teenage driver facing charges

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A 9-year-old child died and three other people were injured in a wreck in Asheboro Thursday morning, according to Highway Patrol. At 8:21 a.m., troopers responded to the single-vehicle wreck on Lassiter Mill Road, near Bright Star Road.


Davidson County 911 Center Director Terry Bailey retiring

Terry Bailey was cutting upholstery for a furniture company in Thomasville when it was suggested he become a Davidson County fire dispatcher. He joined the Pilot Fire Department in high school and worked there for 10 years. Jack Jones, the Pilot fire chief at the time, told Bailey the county was goi


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


Aetna Adding 300 Jobs, Expanding Facilities in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was on hand for an economic development announcement in High Point on Thursday. Aetna, a CVS health business, is expanding operations in High Point. The business is projected to add 300 new employees by the end of 2020. Aetna added 80 new full-ti