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  • LaVar Ball on Trump's role in son's release from China: 'Who?'LaVar Ball on Trump's role in son's release from China: 'Who?'

    The boisterous sports dad downplayed President Trump's part in getting his son and two other UCLA basketball players home after a shoplifting incident.

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  • Manhunt continues after Pa. police officer fatally shotManhunt continues after Pa. police officer fatally shot

    Officer Brian Shaw had been with his department less than a year.

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  • Elizabeth City State hopes tuition discount lifts enrollmentElizabeth City State hopes tuition discount lifts enrollment

    Efforts by educators to boost enrollment at an HBCU in North Carolina may lead to more students on campus next fall.

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  • North Carolina man convicted for role in fatal crashNorth Carolina man convicted for role in fatal crash

    A North Carolina man has been convicted of murder in a car crash in which two people were killed.

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  • North Carolina Man Convicted for Role in Fatal Crash - U.S. News & World ReportNorth Carolina Man Convicted for Role in Fatal Crash - U.S. News & World Report

    North Carolina Man Convicted for Role in Fatal CrashU.S. News & World ReportNorth Carolina Man Convicted for Role in Fatal Crash. A North Carolina man has been convicted of murder in a car crash in which two people were killed. Nov. 18, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.. North Carolina Man Convicted for Role in Fatal Crash ...and more »

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  • Man accidentally shoots wife in church while discussing gun safety, police sayMan accidentally shoots wife in church while discussing gun safety, police say

    Wayne Reid, 81, was showing his unloaded handgun to other members of the church during a luncheon where the conversation turned to "bringing guns to church and protecting themselves."

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    The rock band announced the death of the guitarist on Saturday, calling him "a perfectionist and a unique man."

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  • NC Central vs. North Carolina A&T 2017 live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch online - SB NationNC Central vs. North Carolina A&T 2017 live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch online - SB Nation

    SB NationNC Central vs. North Carolina A&T 2017 live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch onlineSB NationOne of the FCS's most-storied rivalries will add another chapter Saturday afternoon. Only one team stands between North Carolina A&T and a perfect regular season — and it's the Aggies' biggest rival. North Carolina A&T will play host to North Carolina ...Jeff Mills: A&T, Central shift MEAC balance of power to North CarolinaWinston-Salem Journalall 7 news articles »

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  • Mother: 4 people refused to help after she was shot in California rampageMother: 4 people refused to help after she was shot in California rampage

    Tiffany Phommathep thought she was going to die as she frantically drove around asking people for help.

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  • See 20 years of Earth's season changes in under a minuteSee 20 years of Earth's season changes in under a minute

    A NASA oceanographer says it's like watching planet breathe.

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  • Russia awaits decision on possible ban from 2018 Winter OlympicsRussia awaits decision on possible ban from 2018 Winter Olympics

    The nation faces a punishment for state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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  • News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. ESTNews Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST

    North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say an outside expert told by federal judges this month to redraw some General Assembly district boundaries should keep in place all the lines the General Assembly approved...

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  • GAME DAY: UNC vs. Western Carolina - ScoutGAME DAY: UNC vs. Western Carolina - Scout

    ScoutGAME DAY: UNC vs. Western CarolinaScoutCHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- The Tar Heels will look to extend its winning streak to two on a Saturday when the Catamounts of Western Carolina come into town. UNC beat Pittsburgh 34-31 on Thursday, Nov. 9. It is Senior Day for North Carolina. At least 18 UNC ...North Carolina-Western Carolina: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 12 game (November 18, 2017)DieHardsPreviewing North Carolina Basketball's upcoming home standisportsweb.com (blog)Notre Dame Volleyball Fights North Carolina Tonight for 20th WinIndiana Sports CoverageBurlington Times News -Reading Eagleall 31 news articles »

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  • Amber Alert for missing North Carolina child canceled - myfox8.comAmber Alert for missing North Carolina child canceled - myfox8.com

    myfox8.comAmber Alert for missing North Carolina child canceledmyfox8.comThe abductor is believed to be Sabrina Danielle Locklear, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Locklear is described as a 20-year-old Native American female who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. She has brown hair ...AMBER Alert issued in North Carolina for abducted childWBTVAmber Alert cancelled for North Carolina childWXII The TriadAMBER Alert cancelled for missing child in North CarolinaWSPA.comWLTX.com -BNO Newsall 19 news articles »

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  • Amber Alert canceled for 21-month-old NC boyAmber Alert canceled for 21-month-old NC boy

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Red Springs Police Department was searching for a missing child, 21-month-old Colvin W. Zavier, according to an Amber Alert issued late Friday night. Zavier was last seen at Westgate Terrace Apartment 19E in Red Springs in Robeson County. The alert was issued just before 11 p.m. and was canceled around 11:35 p.m. Officials did not say if Zavier was found.

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  • GOP Lawmakers Tell Expert to Leave Legislative Maps Alone - U.S. News & World ReportGOP Lawmakers Tell Expert to Leave Legislative Maps Alone - U.S. News & World Report

    GOP Lawmakers Tell Expert to Leave Legislative Maps AloneU.S. News & World ReportRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders balked again Friday at having an outside expert redraw some House and Senate district boundaries and argued lines approved over the summer by the General Assembly should stay ...and more »

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  • NC woman convicted of selling heroin to man who died from overdoseNC woman convicted of selling heroin to man who died from overdose

    BEAUFORT, N.C. (WNCT/WNCN) — A Newport drug dealer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday after selling heroin to a man who died of an overdose, the district attorney’s office said. CLICK TO ENLARGE AND VIEW MORE MUGSHOTS April Guthrie Thomas, 34, was originally charged with second-degree murder. PREVIOUS: NC couple indicted for murder after man dies of heroin overdose Thomas, who was also convicted on a delivery of heroin charge, was sentenced to three to five years on those charges. Thomas is already serving a prison sentence stemming from cocaine and heroin charges from 2015. She will not serve her new sentence until her current sentence is complete. Kendall Walbert, 23 at the time, died of a heroin overdose in August 2014 after buying drugs from Thomas and co-defendant Michael Becker, the district attorney’s office said. Kendall Walbert CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Thomas told authorities she traded the heroin for a food stamp card which turned out to have zero balance. Thomas also told deputies her heroin was “strong stuff” and two people had overdosed in her home on it She told deputies she overdosed twice on it herself. Walbert was originally from California was living in Morehead City with his father. Tanya Anderson, Walbert’s mother, said her son was in North Carolina to meet and get to know his father’s side of the family. He planned on returning soon to California, where Anderson lives. Anderson said she was not satisfied with the sentence Thomas received. “I feel that it’s not enough time … she should get out when I get my son back — NEVER,” Anderson wrote in a Facebook message to CBS North Carolina. “Kendall is my world.” CBS North Carolina Investigates pulled data from 2010 to 2014 and found the number of people dying just from heroin use has jumped up 584 percent. In 2014, more than 250 people died of a heroin overdose in North Carolina, according to North Carolina Public Health.

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  • GOP lawmakers tells expert to leave legislative maps aloneGOP lawmakers tells expert to leave legislative maps alone

    North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say an outside expert told by federal judges this month to redraw some General Assembly district boundaries should keep all the lines the General Assembly approved over the...

    WHNS / 17 h. 59 min. ago
  • Parents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurantParents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

    The family of a 5-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death.

    WHNS / 17 h. 59 min. ago
  • So far, North Carolina reports minimal flu activitySo far, North Carolina reports minimal flu activity

    The flu season is just getting started, and so far activity in North Carolina has been low, health officials say. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses, has claimed three lives across the state since October, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

    North Carolina News / 18 h. 43 min. ago
  • Engine falls off as plane tries to take off from NC airportEngine falls off as plane tries to take off from NC airport

    STATESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) — A plane lost its engine on take-off and ran off a runway at Statesville Airport Friday afternoon, a source told WBTV. The two-engine plane tore off all its landing gear when the incident took place. A large wrecker was brought in to pick the plane up and put it into a hangar. There were apparently no injuries. No further information has been released. Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

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  • So far, North Carolina reports minimal flu activity - Asheboro Courier TribuneSo far, North Carolina reports minimal flu activity - Asheboro Courier Tribune

    So far, North Carolina reports minimal flu activityAsheboro Courier TribuneRALEIGH — The flu season is just getting started, and so far activity in North Carolina has been low, health officials say. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses, has claimed three lives across the state since October ...and more »

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  • NC 5-year-old girl dies after injuries from possible assault, officials sayNC 5-year-old girl dies after injuries from possible assault, officials say

    PENDER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) — Pender County authorities said Friday that a 5-year-old child died this week after possibly being assaulted. According to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, medical staff at Pender Memorial Hospital contacted the sheriff’s office at 6 a.m. on Monday regarding a female child in the emergency room. She was in critical condition with injuries consistent with an assault. She died as a result of those injuries on Wednesday. The case is being investigated as a homicide. No other information was released. Copyright 2017 WECT. All rights reserved.

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  • “Cone Weed” gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town - The Denver Post“Cone Weed” gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town - The Denver Post

    The Denver Post“Cone Weed” gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina townThe Denver PostThis photo provided by Bill Suthard shows an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it, decorated with tinsel and ornaments in Huntersville, N.C. The roadside attraction dubbed “Cone Weed” is something of a Christmas miracle to locals. The weed ...'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina townWJLAall 4 news articles »

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  • NC college student found dead at campus basketball courtsNC college student found dead at campus basketball courts

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) — A UNC Greensboro student was found dead Friday morning at the basketball courts located on campus. The University sent a message to students about the student’s death. UNCG staff found the student on the courts near Aycock Street and performed CPR. Greensboro police are investigating, but say at this time it does not appear to be a crime. The University sent the following message out to students: “We are sending this message to our UNCG community to confirm that a student at UNC Greensboro was discovered unresponsive by UNCG facilities staff early this morning at the basketball courts located on campus near Aycock Street. “The staff immediately contacted police and EMS. After administering CPR and other measures, EMS determined the student was deceased. Greensboro police are leading the investigation with the support of UNCG Police. At this time there are no indications of criminal activity. The investigation is ongoing. We have no further information to report at this time. “Our highest priority is supporting the student’s family and providing resources to anyone – students, faculty and staff – who needs help. Please know that the staff at the UNCG Counseling Center is available to offer support during this time.”

    WNCN / 20 h. 43 min. ago more
  • 2 men wanted in North Carolina arrested at Egg Harbor Township motel - Press of Atlantic City2 men wanted in North Carolina arrested at Egg Harbor Township motel - Press of Atlantic City

    Press of Atlantic City2 men wanted in North Carolina arrested at Egg Harbor Township motelPress of Atlantic CityEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Two men wanted out of North Carolina were arrested Friday morning at the Hi Ho Motel in West Atlantic City, police said. Carl J. Perry, 24, and Ebbe Perry, 22, both of Charlotte, North Carolina, were arrested and charged with ...and more »

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  • Danica Patrick to end her racing career next yearDanica Patrick to end her racing career next year

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP/WNCN) – Danica Patrick broke down in tears while trying to discuss her next venture. Patrick says she will run in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 next year and then end her full-time racing career. Patrick, who has a home in North Carolina near Charlotte, had to stop and compose her emotions and wipe away tears as she tried to announce her decision. Patrick told The Associated Press on Friday it took her months to come to the realization that her career is over. The 35-year-old Patrick says once she accepted that then the idea of capping her run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway popped into her head. She has been working on putting together “The Danica Double” over the last three weeks. Patrick would not reveal who she will drive for in either race next year, but the Indianapolis contender would be Chip Ganassi Racing. Patrick is the only woman to have led laps in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

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  • MLS expansion hopeful North Carolina FC moves to USL for 2018 ... - MLSsoccer.comMLS expansion hopeful North Carolina FC moves to USL for 2018 ... - MLSsoccer.com

    ESPN FCMLS expansion hopeful North Carolina FC moves to USL for 2018 ...MLSsoccer.comNorth Carolina FC hope to be in MLS in the future, but on Thursday, they announced they are moving to the USL. Previously known as the Carolina RailHawks ...North Carolina FC completes move from NASL to USLESPN FCNorth Carolina FC's move from NASL to USL fits with club's goalsSoccer AmericaNorth Carolina FC announces exit from NASL; club to join USLWRALSportsFan.comall 18 news articles »

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  • North Carolina judge grants injunction against local gangNorth Carolina judge grants injunction against local gang

    A North Carolina judge has granted a preliminary injunction against two dozen members of a local street gang allegedly tied to homicides, shootings and drug sales.

    WHNS / 21 h. 55 min. ago
  • Fort Bragg sees number of reported sexual assaults growFort Bragg sees number of reported sexual assaults grow

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The Department of Defense released data that showed the number of non-domestic sexual assault reports managed or received by Sexual Assault Response Coordinators. Five North Carolina military installations are listed among the dozens that show data ranging from 2013 through 2016. Read the full DoD report The Department of Defense uses the term “sexual assault” when referring to penetrating crimes, sexual contact crimes and attempted sexual assault. In 2013 at Fort Bragg, a total of 89 reports were received. That number grew to 100 in 2014, 114 in 2015 and then 146 in 2016. The Cumberland County Rape Crisis Center says they see sexual assault victims constantly. “It could’ve happened last night and we got a report and they feel more comfortable coming off post for different reasons, there’s still that trust factor with their command, they’re still concerned about their job and promotion whether it’s their job or security clearances,” said DeAnne Gerdes, executive director of the Cumberland County Rape Crisis Center. Victim advocates say the rise in numbers does have a positive behind it as it could mean victims are becoming more comfortable reporting assaults. “If those numbers are rising that could be a positive thing in that victims are reporting more, not that the crime is happening more but that the reporting rate is up,” said Gerdes. In a statement, Fort Bragg officials say that could be the reason, but they’re also looking into population growth as possible reasons for higher amount of rapes reported on post. Camp Lejeune had 151 total reports in 2013. In 2014, Lejeune’s number dropped slightly to 150 before ballooning to 164 in 2015 and then 169 in 2016. Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point’s data shows 49 reports in 2013 and then 44 in 2014. Cherry Point had 49 total reports in 2015 before that number dropped to 27 in 2016. The Marine Corp Air Station New River had 16 total reports in 2013, 32 in 2014, 27 in 2015 and 32 in 2016. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base had the fewest total reports of the North Carolina installations. Seymour Johnson had 14 total reports in 2013. In 2014, Seymour Johnson had 16 total before it dropped to 13 in 2015 and 2016.

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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline secures another key federal permitAtlantic Coast Pipeline secures another key federal permit

    The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline has cleared another key regulatory hurdle.

    WHNS / 22 h. 21 min. ago
  • Teen found guilty of ethnic intimidation to appeal verdictTeen found guilty of ethnic intimidation to appeal verdict

    A North Carolina teenager found guilty of ethnic intimidation and simple assault plans to appeal the decision.

    WHNS / 23 h. 28 min. ago
  • North Carolina trucker arrested in Lancaster County after failing field sobriety testNorth Carolina trucker arrested in Lancaster County after failing field sobriety test

    A North Carolina truck driver is facing several charges after failing a field sobriety test Tuesday at a routine safety check of commercial vehicles, according to East Cocalico Township police. Mustafa P. Bailey, 33, of Winston-Salem, is charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, police say.

    North Carolina News / 23 h. 29 min. ago
  • NC fire department may lose funding over Confederate flagNC fire department may lose funding over Confederate flag

    A North Carolina volunteer fire department has refused requests to take down the Confederate flag flying outside the station house, and county officials are threatening to restrict its funding.

    WHNS / 23 h. 56 min. ago
  • Land conservancy makes purchase to provide elk habitatLand conservancy makes purchase to provide elk habitat

    A North Carolina land conservancy group has made a purchase that will provide a habitat for elk.

    WHNS / 1 d. 1 h. 4 min. ago
  • NC's 4.1 percent unemployment rate in October a 17-year lowNC's 4.1 percent unemployment rate in October a 17-year low

    North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent for the fourth straight month in October, the best jobless rate the state has recorded in 17 years.

    WHNS / 1 d. 1 h. 56 min. ago
  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline: More Bad News for North Carolina - Natural Resources Defense CouncilAtlantic Coast Pipeline: More Bad News for North Carolina - Natural Resources Defense Council

    Natural Resources Defense CouncilAtlantic Coast Pipeline: More Bad News for North CarolinaNatural Resources Defense CouncilI recently blogged about the top ten reasons to stop the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. The ACP would cut through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Here are two more reasons why the ACP is bad for North Carolina's environment ...Atlantic Coast Pipeline Secures Another Key Federal PermitU.S. News & World Reportall 21 news articles »

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  • 'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town'Cone Weed' gets Christmas makeover in North Carolina town

    At first, it was an orange traffic cone with a weed growing out of it. Now, the roadside attraction dubbed "Cone Weed" is something of a Christmas miracle to locals.

    WHNS / 1 d. 4 h. 16 min. ago
  • Serena Williams marries Reddit founder Alexis OhanianSerena Williams marries Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian

    The couple, who are parents to 11-week-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., wed in an intimate ceremony at New Orleans' Contemporary Arts Center at around 3 p.m. Guests included Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Eva Longoria and her husband Jose Baston, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who attended with her new fiance David Lee. Beyonce's husband Jay-Z is also thought to have attended, although he had to jet off straight after the ceremony to get to his next tour stop in North Carolina.

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  • Fort Bragg soldier collapses during physical training, diesFort Bragg soldier collapses during physical training, dies

    A Fort Bragg soldier who collapsed during physical training has died.

    WHNS / 1 d. 5 h. 12 min. ago
  • 4 North Carolina WWII veterans receiving French honor4 North Carolina WWII veterans receiving French honor

    Four World War II veterans from North Carolina are being celebrated by the French government with a ceremony in which they'll receive that country's highest military honor.

    WHNS / 1 d. 6 h. 28 min. ago
  • U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fadeU.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

    U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate. Steam is seen drifting from a factory over the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in this February, 6, 2014 file photo.

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  • East Bay bus agency to launch Uber-like 'on-demand' serviceEast Bay bus agency to launch Uber-like 'on-demand' service

    Commuters in a small East Bay suburb will soon have more of an incentive to take public transit: In a first-of-its kind partnership in the Bay Area, a bus agency is offering on-demand rides that passengers can hail with a smartphone or tablet. If that service sounds a lot like the popular ride-hailing giants, Uber and Lyft, it's because that's precisely the model they're emulating.

    North Carolina News / 1 d. 13 h. 43 min. ago more
  • North Carolina single mom says mushrooms are 'growing through...North Carolina single mom says mushrooms are 'growing through...

    "I literally have mushrooms growing on my second floor," Tawana Crawford told WGHP. "Out of the floor.

    North Carolina News / 1 d. 18 h. 21 min. ago
  • Data: NC prisons were growing more dangerous before attackData: NC prisons were growing more dangerous before attack

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prisons were already a more dangerous place to work before four employees at an understaffed prison were killed during a failed breakout last month, the deadliest in state history. Assaults on prison staff so far this year are already 50 percent higher than five years ago, according to state prisons data provided to The Associated Press. The same period has seen a near-doubling of incidents in which employees at Pasquotank Correctional Institution — the site of last month’s failed escape — were so seriously hurt by inmates they missed workdays. The cases don’t include non-injury assaults by inmates such as spitting, throwing urine or shoving employees. The increase in assaults comes even though the prison system has cut the number of inmates by 3,000 since 2011. The state Department of Public Safety, which runs the prisons, did not provide an official who could discuss the reasons for the growing danger. Changes in sentencing laws that sent more misdemeanor offenders to county jails instead of prisons “have done as intended and resulted in more violent offenders in prison for longer sentences,” agency spokesman Jerry Higgins wrote in an email Thursday. According to Correction Department figures, there were 69 reported assaults on employees across the state’s 55 prisons as of Nov. 2, compared to an average of 55 per year between 2012 and 2016. The head of the legislative committee likely to shape prison reforms said Thursday that legislators are determined to improve safety, salaries and staffing levels in the wake of the Pasquotank deaths, and a fifth guard killed at a nearby prison earlier this year. The last time a prison worker was killed was 2010. “This is an ongoing commitment to improving,” said Rep. Ted Davis, a New Hanover County Republican who heads the unified legislative committee overseeing public safety. “On behalf of the people of this state, I extend our deepest gratitude to those officers and employees working in such a dangerous line of duty so that we may be safe.” No escapes from Pasquotank prison; 3 employees still in hospital Two correctional officers, a vocational instructor in the prison’s sewing plant and a maintenance worker died and four inmates are charged with murder in the Pasquotank escape attempt on Oct. 12. Inmates attacked the sewing plant instructor and the lone guard overseeing about 30 inmates at work with scissors and other tools. About 15 minutes after beginning their assault, they radioed a fake alert about trouble in a distant part of the prison and then set a diversionary fire, according to an internal Correction Department report. At least one inmate scaled a series of obstacles and reached the outermost fence of the Elizabeth City prison during the escape bid before surrendering to guards. So far this year, Pasquotank has seen 13 assaults that forced workers to lose work time, compared to an average of less than three per year over the previous five years. Detectives this year were called to investigate two cases of inmates assaulting the prison’s correctional officers and three calls of inmates assaulting other prisoners, Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent McKecuen wrote in an email. He did not respond when asked to clarify how many of those cases resulted in charges against inmates. The sheriff’s department previously reported investigating an inmate stabbing a fellow inmate in April and a prison rape in March. Understaffing is a problem across the state’s prison system, especially at lockups in rural areas. About one out of seven of the correctional officer jobs were unfilled in September, previously released data show. The Pasquotank prison was 28 percent short of its full complement of 266 correctional officers around the time of last month’s attack. Nearby Bertie Correctional Institution, where a guard was beaten to death in April, had a 26 percent vacancy rate for correctional officer spots in October. Hyde Correctional Institution, also in the state’s rural northeast corner, was missing 38 percent of its assigned staffing level for guards.Filed under: Local News, North Carolina

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  • High school cheerleading coach accused of having sex with studentHigh school cheerleading coach accused of having sex with student

    A high school cheerleading coach and science teacher in North Carolina was arrested following allegations she had sex with one of her students. Katherine Ross Ridenhour, a family and consumer science teacher and cheerleading coach at Cox Mill High School in Concord, was taken into custody on Wednesday.

    North Carolina News / 1 d. 23 h. 2 min. ago
  • 'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident 'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident

    Girls on the Run is a program focused on uplifting girls by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident.

    WXII 12 / 2 d. 1 h. 47 min. ago
  • Ex-members of church urge overturning of court agreementEx-members of church urge overturning of court agreement

    The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want Rutherford County child protection agency director John Carroll to resign, saying he pushed for the 2005 settlement and has failed to protect children from abusive practices inside the church. The ex-members said they are sending letters urging action to North Carolina's governor, attorney general and state and county child welfare officials.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 3 h. 48 min. ago more
  • Charges dropped against man seen punched by officer in videoCharges dropped against man seen punched by officer in video

    A judge has dismissed all charges against an unarmed black motorist who was punched by a white police officer more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland. A judge has dismissed all charges against an unarmed black motorist who was punched by a white police officer more than a dozen times during a traffic stop outside Cleveland.

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  • Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450MLeonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M

    The painting is expected to sell at auction for $100 million on Wednesday. A polygamist who fled to Mexico about 15 years ago with this wives and kids while facing child molestation charges in Arizona is now free after the charges were dropped.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 12 h. 59 min. ago
  • Ex-UNC player's estate sues NCAA, ACC over concussionsEx-UNC player's estate sues NCAA, ACC over concussions

    Representatives of a former North Carolina football player's estate are suing the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA, saying they ignored the dangers of concussions and it led to Ryan Hoffman's death. Sandra LaMountain and Noah Hoffman brought the 39-page lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Hoffman's estate and filed it Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro.

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  • The Latest: Two-dozen speak against UNC Confederate statueThe Latest: Two-dozen speak against UNC Confederate statue

    The Latest on a public comment session regarding a Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina : About two-dozen speakers have voiced their opposition to a Confederate monument at North Carolina's flagship public university during a meeting with top university officials.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 22 h. 18 min. ago
  • New bridge now open on Pea Island in OBXNew bridge now open on Pea Island in OBX

    PEA ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — If you plan to drive along the Outer Banks soon, you may notice a new bridge as you cross Pea Island. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced Wednesday that the Pea Island Interim Bridge is now open for traffic. A temporary metal bridge has been in place since Hurricane Irene in 2011. Although the bridge is technically open, road work like smoothing and grading of road shoulders needs to be done, officials said. Traffic on the bridge will be limited in a one-lane, two-way pattern that officials say will be controlled by flaggers and temporary traffic signals. The new bridge is wider than the old one, with 12-foot lanes and 4-foot shoulders. The speed limit is faster: 45 miles per hour instead of 25. “By building this short-term improvement with a concrete structure, we were able to build that smooth riding structure, have more durability, and less maintenance concerns and worries that we would have with a metal structure being this close to the Atlantic and the Pamlico Sound,” said NCDOT Resident Engineer Pablo Hernandez. Jason Heilig said the change could mean a smoother flow of traffic to his business, Rodanthe Surf Shop. “That’s fabulous. I think the new design, the new layout is going to be benefit everyone, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians in general. It sounds like it’s going to be much safer,” he said. The lane closures are expected to last three to five days, and will allow crews to add asphalt to the existing to road in order to raise N.C. 12. Once traffic is returned to a regular pattern, crews will start tearing down the temporary bridge. That is expected to be completed by winter of 2018.Filed under: Local News, News, North Carolina, OBX, Traffic

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  • NC man gets 13 years on drug trafficking chargesNC man gets 13 years on drug trafficking charges

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — A North Carolina man will spend 13 years behind bars on federal drug possession and trafficking charges. Karlos Edwardo Poole was arrested in August 2016 following an investigation that centered on him selling heroin in Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City police say agents who were going to search Poole’s home stopped him as he was driving away. Agents found Poole to be in possession of 28 grams of Crack Cocaine, 74 grams of powder Cocaine, 37 grams of Heroin, 34 grams of marijuana, $7,000 and a gun. Poole was facing charges that included possessing a firearm as a felon and trafficking heroin and cocaine. He later pleaded guilty to several other charges, including possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Poole was sentenced Nov. 7, 2017 to 13 years in federal custody, with supervised release to follow.Filed under: Crime, Local News, News, North Carolina

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  • Another North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twiceAnother North Carolina woman hits lottery jackpot twice

    GRANITE FALLS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman hit the jackpot with two scratch-off lottery tickets, marking the second such instance in three weeks. The Charlotte Observer reports Michelle Shuffler, of Granite Falls, won $10,000 with one scratch-off ticket and $1 million with another on Sunday. Shuffler said in a statement that she and her husband purchased the winning $10,000 ticket in Lenoir, and then, feeling lucky, decided to buy another one 22 miles away in Granite Falls. She claimed both prizes Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, selecting the option of 20 annual payments of $50,000 over the lump sum option. She plans to use the lottery winnings to save for retirement and her children’s college funds. Kimberly Morris, of Wake Forest, also won the lottery twice at the end of October. ___ Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.comFiled under: National, North Carolina, Strange News

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  • Dare Co. deputies search for strong arm robbery suspectDare Co. deputies search for strong arm robbery suspect

    MANTEO, N.C. (WAVY) — Dare County deputies say a woman held off a suspect who tried to rob her on Saturday night in Manteo, but the suspect is still on the loose. The incident happened around 9:28 p.m., when police say the victim, a manager of a local business, tried to enter her home. That’s when police say the suspect, described as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes in his late teens or early twenties, attempted to take the victim’s purse and shoulder bag. The victim was able to hold on to her belongings and also may have struck the suspect in the process, according to police. The victim was able to run away and scream for help, and the suspect fled the scene. Deputies are seeking help from the public to solve this crime. If anyone in the area saw something suspicious or has home video surveillance that may have captured the suspect, please contact Investigator Brent Doughtie at (252) 473-7611. The suspect may have a mark or bruise form the altercation with the victim.  Filed under: Crime, Local News, North Carolina

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  • Beloved Gates County coach dies playing in alumni gameBeloved Gates County coach dies playing in alumni game

    GATES COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A beloved high school basketball coach passed away after he collapsed on the court Saturday night. The Gates County High School community is remembering the life of Wayne Hathaway. “It’s really affected everybody,” said senior Demond Jones.  “Everybody is kind of sad.” Sometimes it’s hard to judge the impact of a person until they are gone. “He was a great coach,” added junior Tyrell Holley. “He would talk to you about anything,” said junior Ron Olsen.  “He wants the best for everybody.” The impact left by Hathaway speaks for itself. “He won a lot of games in this gym, but at the end of it, it wasn’t about wins and losses for him,” said Gates County High Principal Jonathan Hayes.  “It was about kids getting better and becoming better as individuals.” For the past seven years, Hathaway was on the sidelines for not only basketball, but he also assisted with baseball and football. “With him not being here you definitely lose someone who had a big influence,” added assistant coach Graylen Boone. He was playing in an alumni basketball game over the weekend.  Doctors worked to save his life. Hathaway was only 40 years old. “It’s been kind of a quiet Monday at the school,” said Gates County football coach Matt Biggy.  “I think everybody is in shock.” That shock will be there many days to come. “He meant everything to me,” Holley added. “He told me the right things and the wrong things to do,” Jones said. “He taught me how to become a man,” Olsen added. “He made me the person I am today,” Holley said. “He taught us that education was more important than athletics,” Olsen added. On Monday, the gym is quiet.  Basketball tryouts were scheduled to begin.  They will wait. “There is going to be some difficult times ahead,” Hayes said.  “It’s going to be tough to fill those shoes.” “We have to play in memory of him,” Holley added.  “When we go out on the court we have do everything in memory of him.” Grief counselors were on hand at school and they will be there all week.Filed under: Local News, North Carolina

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  • Special Report: Running Wild in the Outer BanksSpecial Report: Running Wild in the Outer Banks

    OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) – People living along the Outer Banks of North Carolina say they are growing increasingly concerned by the presence of coyotes. 10 On Your Side spoke with several residents, up and down the island, who claim that pets have been taken as prey, and people have been stalked on walks across their neighborhoods. “They’re very quiet, and sneaky,” said Kay Cole, of Corolla. Cole told 10 On Your Side that coyotes killed two of her dogs as they were roaming her property. The first attack happened in Fall of 2015, when coyotes came for her Jack Russell, “Rosie.” “I heard a scuffle and I ran down [off the deck] and there was a coyote standing there with her in the mouth; he had her by the scruff of the neck.” Rosie broke free from the coyote that time, but not during another attack months later. Cole got another dog, a Pomeranian named “Charlie.” One night this year, Charlie was on Cole’s deck. Again, Cole heard a scuffle and when she came out to find Charlie, the dog was gone. “It’s horrible, I can’t have a pet and you know I won’t get another one until something’s resolved, or I move. I just wouldn’t risk losing another dog like that; it’s sad.” Cole is among several residents who have contacted the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC), requesting that something be done to get rid of the coyotes. Carole Garrett, of Duck, sent a petition to the commission, with the same request. It states that coyotes are becoming a “growing menace.” Garrett says she’s afraid to walk her small dog up and down her residential street, and suspects coyotes may have killed her outdoor cat. But Chris Turner, Coastal Regional Wildlife Biologist with the NCWRC, says that staff members do not actually remove coyotes. Staff is, however, working with OBX communities to inform residents on nuisance wildlife issues. Next month, the commission is hosting a “coyote conflict management workshop” in Southern Shores. Turner said that, indeed, coyotes can consider small animals as prey. He encourages residents to keep a close eye on small pets, have them on leashes and, if possible, keep animals within fences or indoors. “Any food sources such as pet food, trash, and table scraps should be limited or disposed of so wildlife is not unintentionally fed around residential areas,” he said. When 10 On Your Side visited the Outer Banks, our crew did spot a coyote, during the afternoon hours, by the Wright Brothers Park. People walking the trail stated that they frequently see them there. One woman told us that a coyote even chased her and her Labrador in the area. “It was terrifying,” said Sherry Rollason, who hasn’t taken the same walking route since. “It was the fastest I’ve ever run in my life.” Turner told 10 On Your Side that it is rare for coyotes to show unprovoked, aggressive behavior towards people. He is not aware of any confirmed, unprovoked attacks in all of North Carolina, and said that rabies has not been an issue with the state’s coyote population. “Instances seem mainly to be tied to the presence of pets with people, food habituation, or even coyote pairs protecting den sites containing pups.” Rollason suspects she and her dog may have been too close to a den. She hopes to never face that sort of confrontation again. She and several other residents told 10 On Your Side that they only started seeing the coyotes on the Outer Banks within the last five years. Turner shot down rumors that the coyotes had been brought to the area or “stocked” there, and said that instead, the coyotes naturally moved into the habitat there. They are currently in every county in North Carolina. “The species is a generalist species that can use a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, openings, dunes, etc.” he said. “They use a big area and are capable of traveling very long distances.” Turner said that coyotes can be hunted and trapped by people with licenses to do so, but only during regulated hunting and trapping seasons. Seasons and regulations vary by county or region. For specific information on trapping coyotes, go to this link.  Filed under: Local News, News, North Carolina, On Your Side, Strange News, Top Video

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  • Pair charged in Raleigh murder of ex-ECU football player from SuffolkPair charged in Raleigh murder of ex-ECU football player from Suffolk

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A man wanted for the murder of an ex-East Carolina University football player at the Bahama Breeze restaurant back in June surrendered to officers Monday night, Raleigh Police said. Ashanti Bennett, 33, of Greenville, is being held at the Wake County Detention Center without bond for the murder of Anthony Domonique Lennon, according to police. Bennett, who is the only person charged with murder in the case, will appear in court on Tuesday. Former Nansemond-Suffolk Academy student dies in Raleigh shooting Police also said another suspect in the case, Jamar Allen, was arrested in Charlotte on Friday. Allen, 22, is charged with felony conspiracy to murder and is now booked at the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond. Lennon, 24, was found just before 10 p.m. June 23. He was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, officials said, and was pronounced dead at the scene outside the Bahama Breeze restaurant along Wake Forest Road. At the end of October, police arrested three others in the murder case. Wantavius Burney Jackson and Clifton Jason Spellman III also have conspiracy charges. Stephanie Chayanne Owens is charged with accessory after the fact to murder in connection with this same incident. Police say the investigation continues.Filed under: News, North Carolina

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  • Executive director fights to save Bertie Co. charter schoolExecutive director fights to save Bertie Co. charter school

    WINDSOR, N.C. (WNCT) — Heritage Collegiate Academy’s executive director is continuing to fight the North Carolina School Board’s recommendation the school be closed. Audit deadlines, statutory requirements and recommended revocation describe a downwards spiral the Heritage Collegiate Leadership Academy faces. Executive director Kashi Hall is fighting those claims “The only thing we did wrong here was submit a late audit,” Hall said. “But the audit showed that we had no exceptions.” Hall said they’ve grown their board members and after appealing initial approval to revoke their charter, she is pushing for the best for her students. “When we give them this level of flexibility, they take it and use it wisely,” said Hall. “I can assure you that each one of these children will go to college, and they will make a difference in their community.” “Where we want to be is in a position to finish the work that we’ve started,” said Hall. “We’re making history in this community and this region.” Hall has taken to social media several time to defend claims against the school saying in one Facebook post “They spent half of the allotment afforded to them which is what they are entitled to spend” and “They are a Title 1 school that has grown from an “F” to a “D” from year 1 to 2.” Hall said worst comes to worst she has already looked into private funding for a potential private school to give parents more options in Bertie County.Filed under: News, North Carolina

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  • Hertford man wins $200,000 lottery prizeHertford man wins $200,000 lottery prize

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – A Perquimans County man will have some extra money for retirement after winning a scratch-off game. Hertford resident Paris Whidbee won $200,000 this past week after buying a $5 Red Hot Slots scratch-off ticket at the Speedway on South Church Street in Hertford. Whidbee claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. “When the ticket came out, I decided that I was going to win the $200,000 prize,” Whidbee said. “I did. It feels good to do what I said I was going to do. It will be nice to have some more money to put away” Red Hot Slots launched in August with four top prizes of $200,000. One top prize remains.Filed under: News, North Carolina

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  • Coast Guard medevacs man from ship near Cape CharlesCoast Guard medevacs man from ship near Cape Charles

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a container ship approximately 80 miles off Cape Charles Saturday. The Coast Guard said the 26-year-old man was experiencing chest pain aboard the ship Norwegian Breakaway The crew of Norwegian Breakaway contacted officials at the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth just before 1 p.m. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. and hoisted the man and the ship’s nurse to transport them. The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital to receive treatment.Filed under: Coast Guard, Local News, Military, News, North Carolina

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  • 1 dead, 4 others injured in strip club shooting in N.C.1 dead, 4 others injured in strip club shooting in N.C.

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.  (WNCN) – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that also injured four other people at a Fayettevile strip club early Saturday along Bragg Boulevard. The incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. at Diamondz Gentleman’s Club, police said. Upon arrival, officers initially found four people suffering gunshot wounds. Later, a fifth victim of the shooting was discovered, police said. The victims were transported to the hospital, where one died. Akash R. Talati, 40, of Fayetteville, who owned the Diamondz Gentleman’s Club, was later identified by police as the man who died. One victim remains in a local hospital in serious condition, another victim remains in a local hospital in fair condition, and two victims have been released from the hospital. Authorities said they are investigating the case as a homicide. Police have not released the names of any of the victims who survived. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-818-3468 or Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).Filed under: News, North Carolina

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  • N.C. town’s volunteer firefighters stop responding to service callsN.C. town’s volunteer firefighters stop responding to service calls

    KNOTT’S ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — In North Carolina, fire crews are on strike on Knotts Island. The volunteer fire department has suspended service after a contract dispute with Currituck County. As a result, the county has called on Virginia Beach to help in an emergency. On Knotts Island a large concrete slab is a constant reminder of how quickly a fire can take down a home. “We never know when there is gonna be a fire,” said JC Edge. Next door, Edge remembers waking up to the heat and flames. “I was out here with the hose squirting it down before the fire department even showed up,” he said. He can’t forget the relief he felt when Knotts Island’s volunteer crews showed up. “My siding was warped from this last fire, so if they hadn’t gotten here when they did, it may have caught my house on fire also.” That was almost a year ago. Friday, it’s a different story at the fire house. The gear is ready to go. The trucks are ready to roll. However, there are no volunteers to respond. They suspended their service on island this week. “Well, we need ‘em,” Edge said. It’s the result of a dispute over a contract with Currituck County. Volunteers claim the county wouldn’t negotiate. Among their demands is one that each permanent employee at the station is a firefighter class 1 and 2 certified. However with no resolution in sight, the volunteers informed the fire marshal they would stop going on service calls. In response, Currituck County placed extra fire and EMS employees at the station temporarily. Officials also asked for mutual aid in an emergency from Virginia Beach fire. “The nearest fire department is 16 miles away,” Edge said. “Which is Creeds, Va.” With the memory of that January fire still burning, Edge is convinced that it’s because of the volunteers that he still has a home. “By the time they woulda (sic) got here from Creeds , I think my house would be gone,” Edge said. It’s a small remote community where Edge thinks volunteer firefighters make a huge difference.Filed under: Local News, News, North Carolina

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  • AR-15 rifle stolen out of NC wildlife commission truck in CurrituckAR-15 rifle stolen out of NC wildlife commission truck in Currituck

    POINT HARBOR, N.C. (WAVY) — An AR-15 rifle was stolen out of a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission truck at a Currituck County park, officials say. Senior Officer Jarrett Culbreth tells WAVY.com the rifle was stolen Thursday afternoon at Sound Park in Point Harbor. Culbreth says the gun was locked into a gun rack, which is bolted into the truck’s floor and ceiling. The thief busted out the truck’s driver’s side window and broke the rack’s locking mechanism, according Culbreth. The truck was at the park on official duty at the time. The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.Filed under: Crime, Local News, News, North Carolina

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