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  • Ex-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisionsEx-Navy commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly collisions

    Court-martial proceedings will be convened to review evidence supporting possible criminal charges against several members of the USS Fitzgerald, according to the service.

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  • WATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concernsWATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concerns

    WATCH: Snow moves in overnight, travel concerns

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  • Los Angeles County deputy charged after drug stingLos Angeles County deputy charged after drug sting

    On Tuesday FBI agents arrested a Los Angeles County deputy and others who allegedly arranged to help transport cocaine, methamphetamine and cash, according to U.S. officials.

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  • 22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws22 state attorneys general fight back against repeal of net neutrality laws

    So far, 22 attorneys general have banded together in an effort to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of regulations that were put in place to ensure all of the internet is equal and open.

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  • Study: Older adults find workout success at community-based centersStudy: Older adults find workout success at community-based centers

    A new Wake Forest University study discovered that older adults are finding workout success at community-based centers.

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  • North Carolina can build a better place for auto makers - News & ObserverNorth Carolina can build a better place for auto makers - News & Observer

    News & ObserverNorth Carolina can build a better place for auto makersNews & ObserverWe lost another car maker to Alabama but now gain the chance to get it right next time. In the early 1990s, when Mercedes chose Alabama over North Carolina, policy makers blamed our lack of financial incentives. We now have generous incentive programs ...

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  • N. Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of snow, coldN. Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of snow, cold

    An Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast.

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  • News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. ESTNews Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

    Judges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship have refused to delay their order telling Republican state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. Tuesday's decision by the...

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  • 5 best burgers in the Piedmont Triad5 best burgers in the Piedmont Triad

    We asked you -- our Facebook friends -- where to find the best burgers in the Piedmont Triad. We listened -- and now we present to you -- the Top 5 picks!

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  • 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history 7 of the most shocking moments in Winter Olympics history

    Ahead of PyeongChang, check out some of the most defining moments of past Winter Olympics.

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  • N. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, Cold - U.S. News & World ReportN. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, Cold - U.S. News & World Report

    N. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, ColdU.S. News & World ReportAn Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. Jan. 16, 2018, at 5:42 p.m.. N. Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Ahead of Snow, Cold. Share. ×. Share on Facebook ...and more »

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  • NC Man Makes Initial Court Appearance in Maine Shooting - U.S. News & World ReportNC Man Makes Initial Court Appearance in Maine Shooting - U.S. News & World Report

    WABINC Man Makes Initial Court Appearance in Maine ShootingU.S. News & World ReportMILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A North Carolina man charged in connection with a fatal home invasion in Millinocket has made his first appearance in court. Thirty-eight-year-old Christopher Murray, of Maxton, North Carolina, was ordered held without bail ...North Carolina Man Accused of Millinocket Home Invasion Murder in CourtWABIall 3 news articles »

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  • Snow could bring 2-4 inches of snow to the Piedmont Triad late Tuesday into WednesdaySnow could bring 2-4 inches of snow to the Piedmont Triad late Tuesday into Wednesday

    Winter weather could enter the Piedmont-Triad this week, specifically Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

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  • School closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 17School closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 17

    Closings and delays in the Piedmont Triad for Wednesday, Jan. 17.

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  • Price gouging law in effect in North Carolina ahead of winter storm - wpde.comPrice gouging law in effect in North Carolina ahead of winter storm - wpde.com

    wpde.comPrice gouging law in effect in North Carolina ahead of winter stormwpde.comIt is against the law to charge an excessive price during a state of emergency. If you see a business taking advantage of this storm, please let my office know so we can hold them accountable.” Attorney General Stein and the North Carolina Department ...Gov. Cooper issues State of Emergency ahead of winter weatherWTVD-TVClasses canceled, state of emergency issued ahead of Wednesday's snow stormWRAL.comGov. Cooper declares state of emergency in NC ahead of winter stormWCNCFOX 46 Charlotte -myfox8.com -WFMY News 2all 13 news articles »

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  • Girl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes awayGirl from photo alongside grandfather​ depicting her cancer battle passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon’s Facebook page announced on Tuesday that she lost her battle with DIPG.

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  • Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Wednesday’s snowCooper declares state of emergency ahead of Wednesday’s snow

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Wednesday’s wintry weather. Click here for the full forecast Most of central North Carolina will be under a Winter Storm Warning as the system approaches. An Arctic wave of wintry weather is expected to spread snow across the width of North Carolina, from the mountains to the coast. The declaration of the state of emergency allows Cooper to deploy resources ahead of trouble. Schools closed early Tuesday from the Tennessee border to Asheville ahead of the rush of snow and cold. Forecasters said up to 5 inches could fall in central North Carolina, with a couple of inches expected around Raleigh and farther east. The cold front was expected to enter the state from the west Tuesday evening and cross central North Carolina through Wednesday morning. Skies should be clear but frigid Wednesday, making driving hazardous until temperatures rise above freezing Thursday. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • NC deputy severely burned at home while off duty, officials sayNC deputy severely burned at home while off duty, officials say

    KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — An off-duty Lenoir County sheriff’s deputy was severely burned at her home Monday morning. The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when a small outside fire flared and caught her clothing on fire. Deputy Ray Hart, 22, has been with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office since May of 2017. She is assigned as a school resource officer at Woodington Middle School. Hart is married, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said. Hart was treated at the scene by Lenoir County EMS personnel and was transported by helicopter to UNC-Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center. North Lenoir Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and assisted with medical care and extinguished the fire. In a release, Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said, “Our Office is saddened by this injury to our friend, co-worker and member of our Law Enforcement family. Please join us in praying for her comfort and healing. She has been an asset to our office and her excitement for serving our citizens and children has shown each day since we hired her. We know she may have a long road to recovery, but we look forward to her healing and return.” WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • Police: Homeless man likely froze to death in western NCPolice: Homeless man likely froze to death in western NC

    Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina.

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  • White House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive abilityWhite House doctor: ‘No concerns’ about Trump’s cognitive ability

    The presidential physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, spoke at the White House press briefing Tuesday to discuss the health report following Trump’s physical.

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  • Music group challenges communities to give backMusic group challenges communities to give back

    After record-low temps hit the region this winter and a homeless man died at a bus stop, this Cincinnati music group wants to help.

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  • 9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage9-year-old boy grows massive 29-pound cabbage

    "Once we planted it, watered it, fertilized it, picked off snails and bugs, it grew and grew. I put it in our recess yard in a wagon, so when the kids had recess, they could go and see it."

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  • Dog dies after NC man hits it with hammer, deputies sayDog dies after NC man hits it with hammer, deputies say

    ASHEBORO, N.C. (WFMY) – A man accused of hitting a dog with a hammer was charged with felony animal cruelty. CLICK TO ENLARGE AND VIEW MORE MUGSHOTS Clinton Lamont McQueen, 48, was charged in connection with an incident on Jan. 9 that ended with the animal being euthanized. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office along with Randolph County Animal Control responded to an animal cruelty call on the 1600 block of Independence Avenue. The call was about a dog that was hit and killed with a hammer, officials said. Two hammers were found at the scene and seized. Officers found the dog badly hurt from an obvious head injury. The dog was taken to a vet where it was determined that putting the dog down was the most humane option, deputies said. McQueen, who the sheriff’s office says has a violent criminal history and multiple pending felony charges, was arrested and booked into the Randolph County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond. Copyright 2017 WFMY WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • State attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repealState attorneys general sue to block net-neutrality repeal

    A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules .

    WHNS / 3 h. 48 min. ago
  • NC schools announce snow day Wednesday ahead of winter storm - News & ObserverNC schools announce snow day Wednesday ahead of winter storm - News & Observer

    News & ObserverNC schools announce snow day Wednesday ahead of winter stormNews & ObserverNorth Carolina school systems began announcing a snow day for Wednesday starting Tuesday afternoon, as forecasts for an approaching winter storm took a turn. [Winter storm warning: Some parts of central NC could see up to 6 inches of snow]. In the ...Snow up to 5″, bitter cold arrive in NC WednesdayWNCNall 43 news articles »

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  • Winter weather school closings for Jan. 17Winter weather school closings for Jan. 17

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As much of central North Carolina is expecting snow on Wednesday, some school districts have decided to close for the day. CLICK HERE to view business, government, daycare, college and other closings Here is the list so far: Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools — no schools on Wednesday Chatham County Schools — closed Wednesday Cumberland County Schools — no school on Wednesday Durham Public Schools — no school for students on Wednesday, teacher workday Franklin County Schools — closed Wednesday Granville County Schools — closed Wednesday. Harnett County Schools — closed Wednesday Hoke County Schools — closed Wednesday Johnston County Schools — closed Wednesday Lee County Schools — closed Wednesday Moore County Schools — closed Wednesday for students, teacher workday Nash-Rocky Mount Schools — closed Wednesday Northampton County Schools — closed Wednesday Orange County Schools — closed Wednesday Person County Schools — closed Wednesday Sampson County Schools — closed Wednesday Wake County Public School System — closed Wednesday Wayne County Public Schools — closed Wednesday Wilson County Schools — closed Wednesday COLLEGES NC State University will not hold classes on Wednesday CLICK HERE to view business, daycare, college and other closings WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • Federal Judges Won't Delay Requiring North Carolina Remap - U.S. News & World ReportFederal Judges Won't Delay Requiring North Carolina Remap - U.S. News & World Report

    Washington ExaminerFederal Judges Won't Delay Requiring North Carolina RemapU.S. News & World ReportJudges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship have refused to delay their order telling Republican state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. Jan. 16, 2018, at 2:32 p.m.. Federal Judges Won't Delay Requiring ...Court denies request to delay order striking down North Carolina district mapWashington ExaminerJudges say there will be no delay for new North Carolina congressional mapAsheville Citizen-TimesDemocracy wins a big victory in North CarolinaThe Chicago CusaderThe Hill -Chapelboro.com -Common Cause NCall 67 news articles »

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  • NC homeless man froze to death under bridge, police sayNC homeless man froze to death under bridge, police say

    SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina. The Salisbury Post reports that a relative found 74-year-old Robert Clarence Doyle under a bridge early Sunday morning, when the temperature was in the teens. Police reports say the victim’s brother knew he was there but hadn’t spoken with him in a few days. The newspaper says the two last spoke Jan. 11 by phone. The brother told police that Doyle had a number of health issues and would not seek help. Police Lt. Greg Beam says it’s believed that Doyle died as a result of exposure to the cold weather. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Sell North Carolina Lake House for $2.35 Million - PEOPLE.comAndy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Sell North Carolina Lake House for $2.35 Million - PEOPLE.com

    PEOPLE.comAndy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker Sell North Carolina Lake House for $2.35 MillionPEOPLE.comAndy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker's expanding family has outgrown their custom North Carolina lake house. The retired tennis star and model turned entrepreneur welcomed their second child, a girl named Stevie, in early January. The news they were ...

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  • Federal judges won't delay requiring North Carolina remapFederal judges won't delay requiring North Carolina remap

    Judges who struck down North Carolina's congressional map for excessive partisanship have refused to delay their order telling Republican state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week.

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  • Federal judges won’t delay requiring North Carolina remapFederal judges won’t delay requiring North Carolina remap

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship have refused to delay their order telling Republican state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. Tuesday’s decision by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why the boundaries are illegal political gerrymanders violating the U.S. Constitution. GOP legislators already have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the order’s enforcement. That request is pending. The lower-court judges wrote the lawmakers failed to meet their burden to justify delaying the order. The lawmakers cited cases already before the Supreme Court from other states for necessitating a delay. But the judges said their decision is likely to be affirmed no matter what the Supreme Court decides with the other cases.

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  • New UVa center part of $200M microelectronics initiativeNew UVa center part of $200M microelectronics initiative

    A new, multimillion-dollar center at the University of Virginia will bring together researchers from eight universities to ease data access.

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  • Suspect Shoots 4 Officers in S Carolina, 1 Critically Hurt - U.S. News & World ReportSuspect Shoots 4 Officers in S Carolina, 1 Critically Hurt - U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World ReportSuspect Shoots 4 Officers in S Carolina, 1 Critically HurtU.S. News & World ReportBy JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press. YORK, S.C. (AP) — A man who was wanted for beating his wife ambushed and shot three SWAT officers searching for him in woods in South Carolina, leaving one deputy "hanging on to life,' a sheriff said Tuesday ...Four South Carolina police officers shot responding to domestic disputeNBCNews.comall 120 news articles »

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  • Health chief: Progress underway at mental health agencyHealth chief: Progress underway at mental health agency

    North Carolina's top health official says she's pleased with changes underway at a regional mental health agency her department took over temporarily following a string of spending and executive compensation...

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  • Police: Homeless man likely froze to death in N CarolinaPolice: Homeless man likely froze to death in N Carolina

    Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina.

    WHNS / 7 h. 48 min. ago
  • World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' listWorld's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list

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  • Worst is yet to come in deadly flu season, NC health secretary saysWorst is yet to come in deadly flu season, NC health secretary says

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Even after 26 deaths this season in North Carolina, the worst of the flu is still to come, according to data available Jan. 6. That’s double the number reported this time last year and 218 people died during that season. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services secretary, calls the flu a “burden” – certainly when it comes to deaths and also the financial toll it takes. “We see both indirect medical costs as well as lost job productivity,” she said. In a presentation on Tuesday to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services, Cohen pointed to national statistics from last year: $87 billion in lost productivity $10 billion in direct medical costs 50,000 deaths 700,000 hospitalizations She said the prevalence in the number of flu cases in North Carolina this year is slightly higher compared with previous years. “The worst, if you will, is yet to come,” she told the lawmakers. Flu cases usually peak in February and experts believe it will be earlier this year. The predominant virus is “Influenza A.” There’s still time to get a flu shot, which Cohen said helps protect people around you and patients make you less sick if they do become ill. Cohen said the vaccine is a better match this year compared with last year’s. “While it may be covered by the flu vaccine, it’s an intense virulence and we’re seeing folks get sick and sicker,” she said. There is no shortage of the vaccine. A state program launched last year targeting “shot dodgers” and has shipped 358,000 doses around the state so far. Still, a lack of other resources makes it difficult to protect patients, according to Dr. Gregory Murphy (R-Pitt). “Hospital systems across the state are being stressed because we have such a severe nursing shortage. I mean, at our hospital this past weekend, I had to turn away people right and left from other hospitals because we have the beds but we don’t have the nurses to staff them, plus the effects of Puerto Rico – we have medicines that we now don’t have because of those,” he said. Cohen said that includes some supplies such as IV bags. While that may cause a strain, she said, no one has gone without care. DHHS is monitoring the situation, Cohen said. WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON: IT’S HAPPENING: SNOW ON THE WAY TO CENTRAL NC 3 SC DEPUTIES, 1 K-9 OFFICER SHOT NEAR NC BORDER; SUSPECT SHOT, IN CUSTODY COPS USE ‘INVISIBLE CLOAK’ TO SHIELD KIDS FROM CRIME SCENE WHERE FAMILY SLAIN TEEN WITH MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SPEAKS OUT AFTER ‘HUMILIATING’ EXPERIENCE AT NC AIRPORT NC MOM KILLS KIDS, THEN HERSELF

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  • Court: Judges must offer chance to object to attorney feesCourt: Judges must offer chance to object to attorney fees

    A North Carolina court says convicted criminals can dispute the cost for their court-appointed attorney with a judge if they're told to pay up.

    WHNS / 8 h. 24 min. ago
  • Officer injured when partner's gun accidentally dischargesOfficer injured when partner's gun accidentally discharges

    Authorities say a police officer in southeastern North Carolina was injured when his partner's gun accidentally discharged.

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  • Commission: Former trooper must pay $1.2M for fatal wreckCommission: Former trooper must pay $1.2M for fatal wreck

    A former state Highway Patrol trooper has been ordered to pay more than $1 million for actions that caused a fatal wreck almost eight years ago.

    WHNS / 9 h. 48 min. ago
  • Erlanger agrees to take over North Carolina hospital - Chattanooga Times Free PressErlanger agrees to take over North Carolina hospital - Chattanooga Times Free Press

    Chattanooga Times Free PressErlanger agrees to take over North Carolina hospitalChattanooga Times Free PressErlanger Health System has agreed to take over the Murphy Medical Center in western North Carolina, pending approval next week of the boards for both Erlanger and Murphy Medical. Under the change of control agreement released last week, Erlanger will ...

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  • Mission Hospital Agrees to Pay $89,000 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination LawsuitMission Hospital Agrees to Pay $89,000 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

    Mission Hospital, Inc., a North Carolina corporation based in Asheville and the main hospital of Mission Health System, has agreed to pay $89,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Mission Hospital violated federal law when it refused to accommodate and fired employees who declined flu vaccinations based on their religious beliefs.

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  • North Carolina clothing line supports state's textile industryNorth Carolina clothing line supports state's textile industry

    Any pieces bearing screen prints, like the company's positive-message tees, are locally printed by Durham-based Hey Monkey Design or Greensboro's TS Designs. - Bulletin Any pieces bearing screen prints, like the company's positive-message tees, are locally printed by Durham-based Hey Monkey Design or Greensboro's TS Designs.

    North Carolina News / 20 h. 42 min. ago
  • On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leaderOn King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

    President Donald Trump was mentioned nearly as often as Martin Luther King Jr. by those commemorating the national holiday created in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

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  • North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridgeNorth Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge

    A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said. After 34-year-old Christina Treadway's suicide on Saturday, police found Isaiah Miller, 7, and Iliyah Miller, 3, with life-threatening injuries at their home, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte media said.

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  • Man charged with crashing into wagon train that killed 2 Read Story Associated PressMan charged with crashing into wagon train that killed 2 Read Story Associated Press

    A North Carolina man is facing charges after his pickup truck slammed into a holiday wagon train, a wreck that left two people dead, injured a child and forced draft animals to be destroyed. WLOS reports that Michael McCoy is charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle more than four months after the wreck on the Labor Day weekend.

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  • MLK Day: Protesters criticize Trump as he breaks traditionMLK Day: Protesters criticize Trump as he breaks tradition

    FLORIDA, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day breaking with Presidential tradition, visiting his golf course and spending time at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

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  • Americans told to plan their funeral before North Korea tripAmericans told to plan their funeral before North Korea trip

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a stern move, the U.S. State Department has issued a statement warning U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea, to make their funeral plans before they decide to head to North

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  • Man charged with crashing into wagon train that killed 2Man charged with crashing into wagon train that killed 2

    A North Carolina man is facing charges after his pickup truck slammed into a holiday wagon train, a wreck that left two people dead, injured a child and forced draft animals to be destroyed.

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  • Clemson seeks elusive win at North CarolinaClemson seeks elusive win at North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- One of the most cherished streaks in college basketball will be on the line Tuesday night when No. 20 Clemson visits No. 15 North Carolina for an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup

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  • North Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge - ReutersNorth Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridge - Reuters

    WLS-TVNorth Carolina mother kills two children, jumps off bridgeReuters(Reuters) - A North Carolina woman who liked to post videos of her children performing on YouTube fatally injured her son and daughter and then killed herself by jumping off a bridge, police said. After 34-year-old Christina Treadway's suicide on ...Police: NC mom killed her kids, ages 3 and 7, then jumped off bridgeWLS-TVPolice: North Carolina woman killed her children, died jumping onto highway6abc.comPolice: North Carolina Woman kills her two children, then jumps to death from bridgeWDBJ7New York Daily News -Spectrum News -WSOC Charlotte -WBTVall 183 news articles »

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  • Trump denies crude comments, Africa vows diplomatic protestTrump denies crude comments, Africa vows diplomatic protest

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - Despite repeated denials from both himself and his administration, the U.S. President Donald Trump repeated his claim that he is not a racist. The American President

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  • Coastal town investigates police department, chief on leaveCoastal town investigates police department, chief on leave

    A small town on North Carolina's coast is putting its police chief on leave without saying why.

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  • Booty and books: New evidence of pirates' interest in bothBooty and books: New evidence of pirates' interest in both

    Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legible printing that somehow survived three centuries underwater on the sunken vessel.

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  • Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and booksShiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books

    Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty. In an unusual find, researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legible printing that somehow survived three centuries underwater on the sunken vessel.

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  • Hood: Medicaid work rules are neededHood: Medicaid work rules are needed

    If government gives you a cash handout or a "free" service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community in exchange for your public assistance, should you be obligated to do so? Most conservatives say yes. Most progressives say no.

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  • How the Supreme Court could empower the GOP election hijacking crewHow the Supreme Court could empower the GOP election hijacking crew

    January is shaping up to be a big month for Republican vote suppressors - and a bad month for anyone who believes American democracy benefits when more people vote. On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court in New Jersey reversed a 36-year-old court order barring the Republican National Committee from using a voter-ambush technique known as "caging," which its insiders notoriously used to purge Democrats from voter rolls.

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  • Cutting-Edge Array of Self-Serve Automation from Apex Helps Retail Build BusinessCutting-Edge Array of Self-Serve Automation from Apex Helps Retail Build Business

    National Retail Federation Show attendees are getting a first-hand view of the latest order pick-up and fulfillment solutions from Supply Chain Technologies. The world's leading provider of self-serve automation, Apex is demonstrating its full-range of innovative retail technology at #NRF2018, and showing how brands including Fanatics, Delaware North, Carolina Panthers and Casey's General Store use Apex to automate retail processes, including buy online pick up in store and mobile device management.

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  • 'Sing King's song': Former Philly mayor says push for equality must continue'Sing King's song': Former Philly mayor says push for equality must continue

    Those honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. got a call to action during a local event celebrating the American hero. The Rev.

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  • ‘Battle of the Badges’ tournament honors fallen prison officer‘Battle of the Badges’ tournament honors fallen prison officer

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) — The 8th Annual Battle of the Badges basketball tournament was held in North Carolina this weekend. Law enforcement officers and correctional officers hit the court in honor of Sgt. Meggan Callahan, who was killed while on duty at Bertie Correctional Institution. The tournament included teams of officers from North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Central Prison, Fort Bragg, the New York Police Department and many more. Sgt. Jerome Hall with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office presented Callahan’s family with a plaque. “Their loss is our loss, and we honor those who have been lost in the line of duty,” said Hall. “We will always be with you.” Hall is a former correctional officer and the organizer of the tournament. Every year the Battle of the Badges tournament honors fallen officers and recognizes their family.

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  • Police: Woman killed her children, died jumping onto highwayPolice: Woman killed her children, died jumping onto highway

    Detectives say a North Carolina woman killed her two children and then jumped off a bridge onto an interstate highway to kill herself. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says they were called early Saturday evening after the woman dropped onto the asphalt onto Interstate 485.

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  • FCC investigates Hawaii's false missile alarm debacleFCC investigates Hawaii's false missile alarm debacle

    HAWAII, U.S. - After sending an entire state in shock, something that they are yet to emerge from, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has investigated how a false missile alert was sent to

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  • Trump locks horns with Wall Street Journal over North KoreaTrump locks horns with Wall Street Journal over North Korea

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - In his ongoing rant against the country’s media or what he calls the fake news media, the U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday locked horns with the Wall Street Journal -

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  • Trump thrashes DACA after DREAMers allowed to renew permitsTrump thrashes DACA after DREAMers allowed to renew permits

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - On Sunday, the U.S. Government announced that based on a federal court order, it would again begin processing applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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  • Man flown to hospital after being shot multiple times in EdentonMan flown to hospital after being shot multiple times in Edenton

    EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY) – A 25-year-old man was flown to a hospital to be treated after being shot multiple times in the 1000 block of Badham Road Friday evening. Edenton police were dispatched to a report of a shooting around 8 p.m. When police got on scene they learned the victim was already being treated at Chowan Hospital for gunshot wounds to his arm, leg and back. The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, but he was later flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment. Officers say they collected multiple shell casings at the scene. According to police, this shooting does not appear to be random and the victim may have known the offender. Police have not released any further information or a suspect description at this time. Investigators with the Edenton Police Department are asking anyone with information about this crime to call the Edenton Police Department at (252) 484 – 4440.

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  • NCDOT employee, others charged with larcenyNCDOT employee, others charged with larceny

    Charles Henderson Bryant, Jr., 42, of Goldsboro, an employee of the DOT, was charged with felony larceny, embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 4 h. 31 min. ago
  • One dead, one injured in Gates County shootingOne dead, one injured in Gates County shooting

    GATES COUNTY, N.C (WAVY) – The Gates County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and another injured. Gates County Sheriff Randy Hathaway told 10 On Your Side the call came in around 2 a.m. for the shooting at the Clubhouse off of Highway 13. One of the men were transported to a hospital in Greenville, N.C. where they later died from the injuries. The other victim was transported with a non-life threatening injuries. There is no suspect information and no other details. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates.

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  • Contrasting CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) & The CompetitionContrasting CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) & The Competition

    CommunityOne Bancorp is one of 311 public companies in the "Banks" industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare CommunityOne Bancorp to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and risk. 65.8% of CommunityOne Bancorp shares are owned by institutional investors.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 8 h. 47 min. ago more
  • One gets used to being shoved aside when voting while blackOne gets used to being shoved aside when voting while black

    As we mark what would have been his 89th birthday, it seems fitting to recall that Martin Luther King spoke to that difficulty in a 1957 speech whose words ring relevant 61 years later. "All types of conniving methods are still being used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters," lamented King.

    North Carolina News / 2 d. 13 h. 22 min. ago
  • Trump's shithole scandal: World leaders call Trump a racistTrump's shithole scandal: World leaders call Trump a racist

    WASHINGTON, U.S. - While the U.S. President Donald Trump has outrightly denied making derogatory comments about certain countries and immigrants from those countries coming to the U.S. - the countr

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  • Iran outraged after Trump calls to renegotiate nuclear dealIran outraged after Trump calls to renegotiate nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran - After the U.S. President Donald Trump signed a waiver on Friday, keeping the controversial 2015 nuclear deal in place for at least 90 days but strictly calling for changes - Iran sna

    Big News Network.com / 3 d. 3 h. 26 min. ago
  • Hawaii spooked: No missile threat despite shocking alertHawaii spooked: No missile threat despite shocking alert

    HAWAII, U.S. - In a shocking incident on Saturday, authorities in Hawaii sent out a serious warning to citizens, claiming that a ballistic missile was inbound and citizens would have to take immedi

    Big News Network.com / 3 d. 4 h. 13 min. ago
  • Man dies after crash involving Dare County sanitation truckMan dies after crash involving Dare County sanitation truck

    AVON, N.C. (WAVY) — A crash involving a Dare County sanitation truck and a utility van has left one man dead, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Officials say the accident happened around 11 a.m. Friday in the 42000 block of N.C. Highway 12. The driver of the van, identified as 45-year-old Juan Carlos Tajares-Fernandez of Nags Head, was flown by a Coast Guard helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Authorities say Tajares-Fernandez succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the sanitation truck, Arthur Ray Thatch, was transported to the Outer Banks Hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Thatch has been charged with misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-0" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 35.333142692303, -75.506978146558 ), zoom: parseFloat( 16 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 35.3315497, -75.5074073 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); });

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  • Widespread flu reported in 46 states; N.C. school closes due to outbreakWidespread flu reported in 46 states; N.C. school closes due to outbreak

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention report widespread flu activity in 46 states — including Virginia and North Carolina. We asked a doctor at a local Patient First about what he’s seeing. “We got the flu a little bit earlier this year than normal, normal years. Its been about maybe a good 25 percent of my patients are coming in with flu earlier this year than normal years,” said Dr. Victor Leyte at Patient First. “So it’s coming in a little sooner than we are used to.” Frequent hand washing and getting the flu shot are the best ways you can stay healthy. One Charlotte, North Carolina area school is closed because of the flu. This week — more than 140 students at Carmel Christian School in Matthews called out sick. That’s nearly one in five students. The school says when the numbers started going up it consulted the health department and decided to close for a few days. It’ll disinfect, and reopen on Tuesday.

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  • Callers help Kill Devil Hills police nab theft suspectsCallers help Kill Devil Hills police nab theft suspects

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) — Several theft suspects were arrested on Wednesday in Kill Devil Hills after witnesses tipped police to the crimes. Police say the first call came just after 1 p.m. for a suspicious male lurking around a home in the 200 block of North Memorial Blvd. The caller gave police the description of the man and his location, and stayed on the phone with the dispatcher to update police on the man’s location. Officers arrived minutes later and arrested 33-year-old Kevin Allan Smyth as he was leaving the home with a bag of stolen items. But that wasn’t the only theft case officers responded to on Wednesday. Just before midnight later that day, another caller alerted police of three people who were reportedly going through unlocked cars around the Oyster Point Condos. The caller gave police a description of the suspects and the suspects’ vehicle and stayed on the line to relay their movements. Police then swooped in and arrested 20-year-old Skyler Lasco, 25-year-old Allen Shreaves and 18-year-old Bailey Garrett, charging them with multiple counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and possession of stolen property. All of the vehicles that were broken into were unlocked, and one of the items taken was a Ruger .357 magnum revolver loaded with hollow point rounds. Police say the revolver is among the items that haven’t been linked to back to an owner. Those who had their cars broken into are asked to call police at (252) 473-3444, and residents around the area are urged to keep their vehicles locked at all times. Police emphasized that calls from witnesses were key to stopping these crimes. They ask that if you “see something, say something” by calling 911.

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  • Storm damages section roadway in Kill Devil HillsStorm damages section roadway in Kill Devil Hills

    KILL DEVIL HILLS N.C. (WAVY) – The Kill Devil Hills Police Department says the recent winter weather damaged a section of pavement on East Main Street. Crews have placed stone along the area for a temporary surface and will be working with the Town Engineer on a more permanent solution. Motorists traveling on East Main Street are advised to drive with caution in the affected area. Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates. jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-1" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 36.0022659, -75.6521896 ), zoom: parseFloat( 11 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); });

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  • North Carolina agency closes spotted seatrout seasonNorth Carolina agency closes spotted seatrout season

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The state Division of Marine Fisheries has closed spotted seatrout season in North Carolina waters because the fish are washing up on shore because of the recent cold weather. A news release issued this week said the division closed the season on Jan. 5. It will remain closed until June 15. Officials have confirmed significant numbers of cold-stunned spotted seatrout in six locations from Surf City to Manteo. Cold stuns are natural events that occur when there is a sudden drop in water temperature or prolonged periods of cold weather that make the fish sluggish or even kill them. Steve Poland, a spotted seatrout biologist for the division, is telling people to leave the fish alone if they see one, but to report what they see to the division.

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  • Elizabeth City seeing water leaks, ‘extreme useage’ following winter stormElizabeth City seeing water leaks, ‘extreme useage’ following winter storm

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Officials in Elizabeth City say there has been “extreme water usage” due to broken water lines caused by last week’s winter storm. Officials say there are broken lines in commercial, and industrial facilities. Residents are being asked to minimize water use for the next 48 hours. If you believe you have a water leak, you contact city officials at 252-335-2196.

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  • Cold snap taking a toll on sea lifeCold snap taking a toll on sea life

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va (WAVY) —  The cold snap is taking a toll on sea and wildlife in Hampton Roads and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. From the icy waters of the Atlantic a tiny sea-horse washed up along 10th Street at the Oceanfront on Friday. The same 10 On Your Side Viewer who shared her photo of that unique encounter then found an eel in the sand near 13th Street on Sunday afternoon. It may seem unusual to most of us but Virginia Aquarium staff veterinarian Allyson McNaughton told WAVY.com, “They probably got impacted by the weather and the temperatures but it’s not unheard of for them to be in this region.” McNaughton says most animals in our region are well equipped to handle the cold. “Where they start to get into trouble or tricky situations is if it lasts for extended periods of time or if there’s other factors, if an animal is already fighting some other stress if it is sick or low on nutrition.” That may be what happened to a dolphin that died in Wolfsnare Creek over the weekend. “The larger whales and dolphins can cope, they use their blubber stores and as long as they can swim they are generally ok,” McNaughton said. The ones most at risk she told us are sea turtles. The cold-blooded animals are being rescued at alarming rates in Florida and the Carolinas right now. When water temperatures dip below 50 degrees they can become stunned. The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is inundated with 188 turtles entering since December. They currently have 90 in rehab. The Virginia Aquarium has responded to 35 since the fall. Their most recent rescue happened on New Years Day. Another turtle found Sunday didn’t make it. If you come across an injured or deceased sea creature call the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team at (757) 385-7575 or for other wildlife call the VBSPCA Wildlife Program at (757) 263-4762.  

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  • Northam, Cooper in opposition to Trump’s move to expand offshore drillingNortham, Cooper in opposition to Trump’s move to expand offshore drilling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off California for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration in areas off the East Coast from Georgia to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades. Many lawmakers in those states support offshore drilling, though Virginia Governor-elect Ralph Northam and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, both Democrats, have stated their opposition. Northam, who will be inaugurated on Saturday in Richmond, sent out a statement on Thursday reaffirming his opposition: “A commitment to preserving the health of Virginia’s coastline has fueled the growth of the New Virginia Economy—today’s announcement puts the progress we’ve made at risk. Expanding offshore drilling unnecessarily jeopardizes our economy, environment, national security, and the health and safety of our residents. All it takes is one exploration gone wrong to do immeasurable harm to major economic drivers including tourism, fishing, aquaculture, and our military installations. “As governor, I’ll join other governors in opposing this decision and continue my record of fighting for state-driven conservation solutions.” Cooper has been adamant in the past about his opposition to drilling, saying back in July: “It’s clear that opening North Carolina’s coast to oil and gas exploration and drilling would bring unacceptable risks to our economy, our environment, and our coastal communities—and for little potential gain.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, also opposes offshore drilling near his state, as do the three Democratic governors on the West Coast. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the plan Thursday, saying that responsible development of offshore energy resources would boost jobs and economic security while providing billions of dollars to fund conservation along U.S. coastlines. The five-year plan would open 90 percent of the nation’s offshore reserves to development by private companies, Zinke said, with 47 leases proposed off the nation’s coastlines from 2019 to 2024. Nineteen sales would be off Alaska, 12 in the Gulf of Mexico, nine in the Atlantic and seven in the Pacific, including six off California. “This is a draft program,” Zinke told reporters during a conference call. “Nothing is final yet, and our department is continuing to engage the American people to get to our final product.” Industry groups praised the announcement, which would be the most expansive offshore drilling proposal in decades. The proposal follows President Donald Trump’s executive order in April encouraging more drilling rights in federal waters, part of the administration’s strategy to help the U.S. achieve “energy dominance” in the global market. “To kick off a national discussion, you need a national plan — something that has been lacking the past several years,” said Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association. Former President Barack Obama blocked Atlantic and Pacific drilling under a five-year plan finalized in 2016. A coalition of more than 60 environmental groups denounced the plan, saying it would impose “severe and unacceptable harm” to America’s oceans, coastal economies, public health and marine life. “These ocean waters are not President Trump’s personal playground. They belong to all Americans and the public wants them preserved and protected, not sold off to multinational oil companies,” read the coalition’s statement, which was signed by leaders of the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, League of Conservation Voters and other environmental groups. The proposal comes less than a week after the Trump administration proposed to rewrite or kill rules on offshore oil and gas drilling imposed after the 2010 rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and triggered the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Trump administration called the rules an unnecessary burden on industry and said rolling them back will encourage more energy production. Environmentalists said Trump was raising the risk of more deadly oil spills. The Obama administration imposed tougher rules in response to the BP spill. The rules targeted blowout preventers, massive valve-like devices designed to prevent spills from wells on the ocean floor. The preventer used by BP failed. The rules require more frequent inspections of those and other devices and dictate that experts onshore monitor drilling of highly complex wells in real time. The Gulf of Mexico is still recovering from the BP spill, said Diane Hoskins, campaign director for the marine conservation group Oceana. “Americans have seen the devastation that comes from offshore drilling,” she said. “Will we allow Florida’s white beaches or the popular and pristine Outer Banks to share a similar fate? What about the scenic Pacific coast or even remote Arctic waters?” Zinke’s announcement “ignores widespread and bipartisan opposition to offshore drilling,” including from more than 150 municipalities nationwide and 1,200 local, state and federal officials, Hoskins said. Scott, the Florida governor, said he has asked for an immediate meeting with Zinke to discuss his concerns. “My top priority is to ensure that Florida’s natural resources are protected,” Scott said. California was the site of the first offshore drilling in the U.S. more than 120 years ago, but the region was tarnished by one of the worst spills in U.S. history in 1969, when more than 3 million gallons of oil poured into the ocean near Santa Barbara. Thousands of sea birds were killed, along with dolphins, elephant seals and sea lions. Virtually all commercial fishing near Santa Barbara was halted, and tourism dropped dramatically. Public outrage generated by the spill helped spark the modern environmental movement, and no federal leases have been granted off the California coast since 1984. Democratic Govs. Jerry Brown of California, Kate Brown of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington issued a joint statement slamming the proposal, which they said ignored science and the devastation of past offshore spills. “We won’t forget history or ignore science,” the governors said. “For more than 30 years, our shared coastline has been protected from further federal drilling and we’ll do whatever it takes to stop this reckless, short-sighted action.”

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  • NC Gov: 3 deaths blamed on snow stormNC Gov: 3 deaths blamed on snow storm

    RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Gov. Roy Cooper said three people are dead following Wednesday’s snow storm that dumped snow on central and eastern North Carolina. Two people were killed in a traffic accident in Moore County and another death occurred in Beaufort County. Related: Winter storm brings blizzard conditions to Hampton Roads In Moore County, a preliminary investigation reveals a pickup ran off the road and overturned over a bridge rail, landing on its roof in a creek near Carthage. Two men inside the truck were killed. Many primary roads are passable but secondary roads are still dangerous, Cooper said. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has responded to more than 1,000 calls and more than 700 are collisions related to the storm. Cooper urges everyone to stay off the roads. Power outages reach 20,000 with some still in the dark.

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  • Winter storm brings blizzard conditions to Hampton RoadsWinter storm brings blizzard conditions to Hampton Roads

    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina Thursday, causing widespread issues in the process. PHOTOS: Snow hits Hampton Roads Heavy snowfall and strong winds covered nearly the entire region up to the southern tip of the Eastern Shore and past the Middle Peninsula. WAVY Super Doppler 10 Image Snow started falling Wednesday evening and continued to be steady throughout the morning and into Thursday afternoon. Parts of the Eastern Shore were still getting snow around 5 p.m. The snow subsided by Thursday evenin, but the frigid cold and icy roads continued to be a major problem into Friday. Tow trucks were working around the clock in Hampton Roads to clear and salt roads, but drivers were asked to be aware that many could refreeze as temperatures hover in the single digits and low teens overnight. Schools around the viewing area announced closures for Friday. Download the WAVY Weather App | Local Closings and Delays WAVY’s team of Super Doppler 10 meteorologists complied a list of estimated snowfall totals for the region. The totals varied from 11 inches in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake and in Hampton, 10 inches in Norfolk, 7.5 inches in Newport News and 4 inches in Elizabeth City. Major problems were seen up and down the coverage area during Thursday’s storm. Officials with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel alerted motorists that the roadway was closed Thursday morning due to the conditions, before being reopened later in the day. Several flight departures and arrivals were cancelled early Thursday. At the Oceanfront on Thursday morning, winds were gusting up to 50 mph. Winds were slightly lower inland, with areas including Norfolk and Chesapeake experiencing gusts in the mid-20’s and low 30 mph range. The peak wind gust for the region was whopping 69 mph in Tangier. NAS Oceana saw a peak gust of 61 mph, while Hampton had a gust of 52 mph. Super Doppler 10 Online | WAVY Weather Blogs | Weather Alerts Tens of thousands of outages were reported in the southeast region of the state Thursday morning , according to Dominion Energy Virginia. A vast majority of the outages were reported in several incidents across Virginia Beach. An increasing number of outages were reported in cities like Norfolk and Chesapeake as the sun started to rise. Crews worked long hours Thursday and evenutally had the outages down to less than 600 between North Carolina and eastern Virginia. Visibility was difficult with the combination of wind and snow. WAVY’s Marielena Balouris reported the conditions made it hard walk around in some places of Virginia Beach. Roads were blanketed in snow across the region. The Virginia Department of Transportation posted a time-lapse video from its I-264/64 project camera showing the snowfall from Wednesday night to early Thursday. Much like in Virginia Beach, road conditions were treacherous in Hampton. Similar snow drifts were seen along Mercury Boulevard — leading to some drivers get stalled out. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm’s arrival. The Virginia National Guard staged nearly100 troops across key Hampton Roads locations to assist in the snow response. Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for possible winter storm response operations Jan. 3, 2018, in Norfolk. Approximately 100 Soldiers are staged and ready at key locations in the Hampton Roads area as part of the state’s multi-agency response. (Credit: Virginia National Guard). Several local school districts closed early Wednesday, and remained closed Thursday. The National Weather Service on Wednesday issued a blizzard warning for much of Southside Hampton Roads. Other surrounding parts of the region remained under a winter storm warning.

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  • Elizabeth City robbery suspects arrestedElizabeth City robbery suspects arrested

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C (WAVY) – Two men wanted in Elizabeth City in connection to an armed robbery and shooting were arrested on Tuesday. Authorities say they arrested 28-year-old Rasheen Raymond Williams, and  Rodney Wayne Stokley  Jr. on Jan 2 after they both took part in the incident at 111 Raintree Road on December 11.  Williams and Stokley were both arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, armed robbery, first degree kidnapping and second degree kidnapping. They were both transported to Albemarle District Jail each under a $250,000 Secured bond.

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