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    Did you feel the ground shake in Surry County?

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. – Did you feel the earth move in Surry County on Sunday afternoon? A lot of people there apparently did. The 911 call center said they got numerous calls from the Ararat area from people saying the ground was shaking. The calls started coming in at about 3:30 p.m. and some callers said they heard some kind of explosion, according to authorities. Officials said the affected area from the calls appeared to be within a four mile […]

  • Left photo: Rafael Sandoval-Perez. Right photo: Scene of the incident provided by Sara Long.

    Winston-Salem officer rams wrong-way driver to prevent crash

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Authorities said a Winston-Salem police officer rammed into a wrong-way driver to prevent him from causing a crash. Police said Rafael Sandoval-Perez was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer north in the southbound lanes of US 52 at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the vehicle and followed it from the northbound lanes, trying to get the driver to stop, according to police. The driver allegedly refused to stop and kept driving the wrong way. Police said the […]

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    Man accused of shooting father inside Reidsville funeral home arrested

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A man accused of shooting and injuring his father at a funeral home in Reidsville has been arrested. Garcia Johnson turned himself in to authorities in Rockingham County at about 10 p.m. Friday after allegedly shooting his father earlier in the day. The shooting was reported at about 9:20 a.m. at the Johnson and Son Funeral Home at 115 Holderby St. in Reidsville. There is no word on a possible motive. Garcia Johnson allegedly shot 76-year-old James […]

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    ‘World’s worst customer’ accused of slapping waitress at Myrtle Beach restaurant

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A man being called the “world’s worst customer” is accused of slapping a waitress at a Myrtle Beach restaurant and yelling racial slurs. WBTW reported that 23-year-old Dustin Lowery was arrested Friday night after a reported incident at Shucker’s Raw Bar in Myrtle Beach. The suspect is accused of calling racial slurs at a black family at the restaurant. When a waitress told him to stop, he allegedly slapped her in the face. Lowery claims he was […]

  • Shawn Larkin, 54, of Gibsonville

    Alamance County man accused of having pornographic videos of pre-teen girls

    GIBSONVILLE, N.C. – An Alamance County man is accused of having pornographic videos of pre-teen girls. The Burlington Times-News reported that Shawn Larkin, 54, of Gibsonville, was charged Thursday with 21 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The suspect is accused of having videos of young girls engaged in sexual activities with adult men. He was jailed under a $250,000 bond.

  • The famous "Kermit's Cheese Dog" at Kermit's Hot Dog House in Winston-Salem. (Kermit's Facebook page)

    Happy National Hot Dog Day! Triad restaurants featured on list of ‘best hot dogs in NC’

    Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

  • Authorities are on the scene of a crash in Greensboro involving a truck and a tractor-trailer. (Photo provided by Chris Jessup)

    Fatal crash involving truck, tractor-trailer reported in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – One person is dead after a crash in Greensboro involving a truck and a tractor-trailer. It happened on southbound Business 85 near Holden Road and was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday. Greensboro police, highway patrol, Guilford County EMS and Greensboro firefighters are all responding to the incident. There is no current word on the identities of the people involved or details on the circumstances surrounding the wreck. The crash had closed three of four lanes, but […]

  • Roger Ray Hunt, 61, of Greensboro

    Greensboro man accused of beating woman, causing permanent blindness

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man is accused of beating a woman, breaking multiple bones and causing her to go blind. Roger Ray Hunt, 61, faces charges of assault inflicting serious bodily injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. Guilford County deputies arrested the suspect Wednesday after he allegedly beat the victim July 15 at his Greensboro home at 2404 McKnight Mill Road. The victim suffered multiple injuries including a broken jaw, broken ribs and broken bones in her […]

  • 44-year-old David Cox

    NC homeowner throws alleged burglar down stairs, chases him out

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A man broke into a North Carolina home, but the homeowner took his gun, threw him down the stairs and chased him out. WECT reported that 44-year-old David Cox allegedly broke into a Wilmington home and faces several charges after a confrontation with homeowner Dan Escarsega. The homeowner reportedly saw the alleged armed burglar inside his home earlier this week after he ate breakfast. The resident reportedly disarmed the suspect, threw him down the stairs and chased him […]

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    Second motorcyclist dies after crash with tractor-trailer in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A second person has died in connection to a crash in Greensboro involving a tractor-trailer and six motorcycles. Kenneth N. Jefferson, 51, of South Chesterfield, Va., died Sunday morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being hospitalized in critical condition, according to officials. Arnie M. Morris, 37, of Woodbridge, Va. was instantly killed in the crash. Four other motorcyclists have been treated for injuries. Those victims have been identified as Jerome D. Howard, 48, of Woodbridge, […]

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    Mrs. Happy Homemaker loses husband at 33

    Mrs. Happy Homemaker, a food blogger and frequent contributor to the FOX8 morning show, has lost her husband at the age of 33. Crystal Faulkner regularly joins the FOX8 morning show to share recipes. She has appeared on TV several times, sharing recipes and do-it-yourself projects for Easter, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl and more. She posted the following statement to her website: Dear Friends, As many of you may already know, my family has suffered the unspeakable. My husband has passed […]

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    Man injured after being struck by lightning in Randolph County

    SOPHIA, N.C. — A man is recovering in the hospital after being struck by lightning in Randolph County on Saturday afternoon. Officials said the unidentified victim was struck while working outside a home in Sophia at about 1 p.m. The home was at the intersection of Beckerdite Road and Hollingsworth Farm Drive, according to Randolph County emergency workers. The victim was conscious when the emergency call came in. The victim was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. His condition […]


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