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KNOW HIM? Columbus Co. detectives seek alleged saw thief

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of taking a saw from a business.


Photo released of woman wanted for Loris bank robbery

Loris, S.C. (WPDE) — A photo has just been released of a woman wanted as a possible suspect ina Loris bank robbery. A police presence was reported at the BB&T Bank in the 3600 block of Broad Street at 1:30. p.m. on Thursday.


Full Court Press Team of the Week: Whiteville Boys Basketball

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY)–It has been a season of ups and down for the Whiteville boys basketball team. The Wolfpack have went stretches where they have lost five games in a row , but also won four in a row. Whiteville picked up their biggest win of the season last Friday night beating the current confe


Unsealed documents reveal Hania Aguilar’s suspected killer was targeting her neighborhood

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed Thursday reveal new information about what led to the arrest of Michael Ray McLellan in the kidnapping and murder of Hania Aguilar, WTVD reports.


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

In October of 1990, President George H.W. Bush condemned Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. Famed American conductor Leonard Bernstein, composer of "West Side Story," died at 72. And a meteorite exploded above the Pacific Ocean.


Objects thrown at cars, damages vehicles in Columbus County

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — At least two windshields were broken and another car damaged when someone threw objects at cars driving along Andrew Jackson Highway in Columbus County.


4 charged in Bladen Valentine's Day drug arrests

ELIZABETHTOWN — A Valentine's Day roundup by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit ended in the arrests of multiple people charged in connection with manufacturing and distribution of controlled substances in the Suggs Taylor and JJ Bordeaux Road areas of Elizabethtown, investigators sai


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]


Unsealed court documents shed new light on case of slain Lumberton teen

LUMBERTON, N.C. - Court documents were unsealed Thursday that revealed new information about the moments before Hania Aguilar was taken from her front yard in Lumberton last year.


FSU police officer held on $2M bond after allegedly shooting at wife

Lumberton, N.C. — A Fayetteville State University police officer was being held Friday on a $2 million bond after he allegedly shot his estranged wife and rammed her car in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant 24 hours prior, authorities said.


Police searching for runaway teen

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teenager. Alexander Jordan Bell, 16, reportedly boarded his school on Temple Drive in Longs Thursday and arrived at North Myrtle Beach High School, according to a news release from HCPD


North Carolina could feel like Florida or Mexico in a generation, researchers say

North Carolina will likely feel like the Florida Panhandle or possibly like northern Mexico within a generation, according to a new interactive climate change map developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University.


Accused trooper killer charged in second fatal shooting

An 18-year-old man accused of killing North Carolina State Police Trooper Kevin Conner last year has been indicted in the shooting death of another man more than two years ago, according to a news release Thursday from the District Attorney's office in Bladen-Columbus-Brunswick.


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


Man charged in trooper’s death indicted for a 2016 murder

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A grand jury in Columbus County has indicted Chauncey Askew for first degree murder in the shooting death of Jerome Parrott on June 21, 2016. According to the District Attorney’s Office, Parrott was killed in the Green Acres community.


North Carolina woman convicted of DWI in fatal crash ordered to speak about dangers of drunk driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge sentenced Trisha Thompson to 120 days in jail after she was convicted of two felonies connected to a deadly crash in April 2018 that killed 911 dispatcher Nicole Schieb, WSOC reports.


$6K reward offered for suspect in Loris shooting death

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - Horry county Police are looking for a murder suspect with a $6,000 reward offered from Crime Stoppers and the ATF. Tyshawn “Smoke” Brown is still wanted in connection to the murder of 20-year-old Charles Edward Durant II, who was shot and killed near Spring Street and Church Stre


UPDATE: Attempted murder suspect from Bristol captured in North Carolina

A suspect that police said tried to run over officers during a pursuit earlier this week in Bristol has been apprehended in North Carolina. Authorities tell News 5 that Billy Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, was arrested in the Davidson County area in Thomasville after he tried to break into and steal a


North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”