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    Britain vows to ‘confront’ the ISIS ‘menace’ after killing of David Haines

    The killing of British aid worker David Haines “will not lead Britain to shirk our responsibility” to work with allies to take on ISIS, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday. Instead, he said, “it must strengthen our resolve.” Speaking a day after the Islamic terror group posted a video showing Haines’ beheading — the latest in a string of such videos — Cameron vowed to work with the United States to support its “direct military action.” He also emphasized […]

  • The Puss Caterpillar -- the Megalopyge opercularis -- is the most poisonous caterpillar in the United States.

    Poisonous caterpillar stings send children in NC, Virginia to the hospital

    Stings from tiny caterpillars have sent children in North Carolina and Virginia to the hospital and encounters are being reported elsewhere in the Southeast. The Puss Caterpillar — the Megalopyge opercularis — is the most poisonous caterpillar in the United States, according to WebMD.com. The caterpillar’s poison is hidden in hollow spines among the hairs, according to the website. Silena Lane told WECT-TV that her 4-year-old son was stung by the fuzzy fiend earlier this week in Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C. “My son […]

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    Watch a young girl beat an ROTC Cadet in a push-up contest in NC

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – A young girl wearing sandals has managed to beat an ROTC  Cadet in a push-up contest at a North Carolina shopping mall. WECT-TV reported that Kaylyn Mintz did more push-ups than a Cadet from Lejeune High School at a recent event in Wilmington. One thing the Cadet didn’t know before the contest – Kaylyn has extensive gymnasts experience and is training for the U.S. Junior Olympics team. U.S. Army Sergeant Kimberly Munley posted the video to her Facebook page and it […]

  • Wrightsville beach

    NC ‘surf town’ named among the best in the world to catch waves

    Wrightsville Beach is one of the 20 best surf towns in the world, according to a recent article in National Geographic. “The whole family can enjoy Wrightsville’s trademark mix of sleepy southern beach town and growing metropolis,” the article reads. “Think catfish with caviar or barbecue with Beaujolais.” The magazine named the New Hanover County town among the best in the world along with beaches in Hawaii, Brazil, California and Bali. The magazine staff said it made its selections for […]

  • What is the most popular cocktail in North Carolina?

    What is the most popular cocktail in North Carolina?

    What is the most popular cocktail in North Carolina? That would be a White Russian, according to research by Estately.com. The real estate blog used Google search data to show which cocktails are most popular in each state. “No strong cocktail preferences in North Carolina, but its particularly interested in White Russians and Sake Bombs, and it comes in 21st overall for cocktail enthusiasm,” the website said about the Tar Heel state. White Russians were also popular in Tennessee, while […]

  • NC high school football player accused of stealing from elementary school

    NC high school football star accused of stealing from elementary school

    HAVELOCK, N.C. — A highly-recruited North Carolina high school football star is accused of stealing electronics from an elementary school. WCTI12.com reported that Michael James Bowman, 18, was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole 16 iPads and iPods from Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School. Police said the crimes happened between June 9 and July 16 in Havelock. The suspect was reportedly employed by a private company contracted to clean the school. Bowman is a star wide receiver for the Havelock Rams […]

  • One dead, one injured after shooting at Burlington hotel

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — One person is dead and another injured after a shooting early Sunday morning at a Quality Inn hotel in Burlington, according to police. The victims were identified as Raphael Devante Currie and David Israel Williams, both 24 and of Burlington. Williams died at Alamance Regional Medical Center and Currie was flown to a local hospital with life threatening injuries, where he remains, according to police. Police said they were called to the hotel at 2444 Maple Avenue […]

  • See how dogs react when they get pranked by a puppet dog

    Watch dogs get pranked by a puppet

    The pranksters at Just For Laughs Gags set up a puppet dog at the park to prank real dogs. Watch how the dogs react to the puppet in this comical viral video. Poor dogs!

  • Boy born without a brain peacefully dies at 12

    Boy born without a brain peacefully dies at 12

    SHREVEPORT, La. — A boy who was born without a brain and defied all odds has peacefully died in his sleep at the age of 12, according to KSLA. Trevor Judge Waltrip was born on Christmas Eve 2001, with just a brain stem and hydranencephaly, according to the TV station. He died in his sleep on Monday. He had a rare condition in which his brain’s cerebral hemispheres were gone and replaced with cerebro-spinal fluid. There is no cure or treatment. Waltrip […]

  • Nathan Lynn Cooley, 28, of Spring Lake

    Police searching for NC man accused of sexually abusing young girl

    SPRING LAKE, N.C. — Police are searching for a North Carolina man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. WTVD-TV reported that 28-year-old Nathan Lynn Cooley allegedly told the girl in Spring Lake that he was a police officer and needed help finding his dog. Police said the girl got into his car and the suspect drove her to a wooded area and sexually assaulted her. He then dropped her off at a park near her home, according to police. […]

  • Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem is one of North Carolina's many breweries. (Winston-Salem Journal photo)

    NC ranks high among states with the best beer, according to website

    North Carolina ranks high among states with the best beer, according to a new list by Thrillist.com. The Tar Heel state was ranked at number 15 in a recent breakdown of the best beer states in America. “North Carolina, raise up, do not spin your beer around like a helicopter ‘cause then it’ll explode everywhere, and that’d suck, since many of them are quite delicious,” according to the website. Thrillist published the list on Sunday and looked at both quantity and quality in […]

  • Authorities said a van carrying seven special-needs children crashed into a home Sunday morning in Davidson County. (Peter Lipomi/WGHP-TV)

    Van with eight people crashes into home in Davidson County

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a van carrying seven special-needs children crashed into a home Sunday morning in Davidson County. Officials said it happened at around 11 a.m. at a house at 7138 Ridge Road in Midway. The driver apparently turned onto Clodfelter Road from Ridge Road and was going too fast. Officials said the driver went off the road and into the home. Eight people were on the bus, including the driver. One of the passengers had a […]

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