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  • Tyrecko Amandez Santiago

    Man sought for alleged rape in Reidsville

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an alleged rape that occurred on Oct. 11. The alleged rape occurred on Washington Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 11. The victim was walking along the street when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect struck her and pulled her into the driveway of a nearby residence where she was sexually assaulted. The suspect has been identified as Tyrecko Amandez Santiago, 36, of Reidsville. Police have […]

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    New NC 268 bridge over US 52 in Surry County opens to traffic

    PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — The new N.C. 268 bridge opened to traffic today, two months ahead of an already expedited schedule to complete the bridge replacement. Representatives from the Department of Transportation, project contractor Smith-Rowe and the town of Pilot Mountain held a ribbon cutting to officially open the bridge on Friday. “Opening the bridge two months ahead of our expedited schedule wouldn’t have been possible without the collaborative efforts of Smith-Rowe, the town of Pilot Mountain and NCDOT,” said Mike […]

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    Bald spot on lawn outside daughters’ window leads to father’s disturbing discovery

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A bald spot under a father’s 8- and 11-year-old daughters’ window caused him to make a disturbing discovery, WFTV reports. Orange County deputies said the father, who did not want to be identified, caught a man looking into the window. The suspect had reportedly moved a cinder block from the backyard to get a better look in the window. When the father caught the Peeping Tom in the act, he yelled at him to get away and […]

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    High Point officer involved in traffic accident

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — An officer in an unmarked High Point Police Department car was involved in an accident Thursday evening. The officer was responding to a call to check on the safety of another officer. The unmarked car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of East Kivett Drive and Hoskins Street at 6:16 p.m. The officer was using lights and siren at the time of the accident. The other driver reportedly did not see or hear them. Both […]

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    Clemmons business damaged by fire

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — A Clemmons business was damaged by a fire on Thursday afternoon. Unique Refinishing, located at 6350 Cephis Drive, caught fire around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. One firefighter suffered muscle spasms while he was pulling hoses. He is resting at home. The owner of the business suffered minor burns from the flash fire. The fire was started when static electricity ignited flammable vapors in a paint shop. The damage to the business is estimated at $40,000.

  • Jeffrey Taylor

    Hornets’ Jeffrey Taylor sentenced to probation for domestic abuse

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets player who pleaded guilty to domestic violence was sentenced to probation and must complete a course on domestic violence, WSOC reports. Jeffrey Taylor, 25, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of domestic assault and battery and one one count of destruction of property under $200 as part of a plea deal. Both are misdemeanor charges. Taylor admitted to assaulting his girlfriend and causing damage to a Marriott Hotel in East Lansing, Mich., on Sept. […]

  • Matthew Dane Chilton

    Burlington man arrested on child pornography, drug charges

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man is in custody in connection with possession of child pornography and conspiracy to sell narcotics. Matthew Dane Chilton, 35, of Burlington, is charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of conspiracy to sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance. On Oct. 9, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce executed a search warrant at a home in the 2100 block of Wiggins Street. Based on evidence […]

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    Police investigating stabbing in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police are investigating a stabbing in High Point Thursday evening. A man was stabbed at the corner of Furlough Avenue and Meredith Street. Police were dispatched to the scene at 5:13 p.m. The victim was transported to High Point Regional with a serious injury. The identity of the victim or any suspects have not been released.

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    Plane, helicopter collide near Maryland airport; 3 dead

    FREDERICK, Md. — Three people have died after a mid-air collision between a helicopter and a small plane near Frederick Municipal Airport, according to WTTG. Two other people were injured. Maryland State Police say it appears all the victims were involved in the crash and no one on the ground was injured.

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    Imperial Tobacco selects Greensboro for headquarters of new company

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Imperial Tobacco Group announced Wednesday that is has chosen Greensboro as the headquarters of the new company it will form after a deal with Lorillard and Reynolds American is complete. The transaction is subject to approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the companies’ respective shareholders. As part of Lorillard’s $27.4 billion sale to Reynolds American, Imperial would take control of Lorillard’s manufacturing, headquarters and research facilities in Greensboro, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The acquisition […]

  • ebolatoy

    Ebola toys are a real thing; company that makes them selling out of them

    This is probably the only time you will ever see Ebola associated with “add to wish list.” A Connecticut-based toy maker has seen a big boost in sales thanks to the recent Ebola outbreak. Giantmicrobes has completely sold out of its plush Ebola toys. The company sells two sizes of plush Ebola toys and an Ebola petri dish. As of Wednesday evening the petri dish is still available to order. The company sells a whole line of microscopic organism plush dolls. […]

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    Dying man makes ‘complete turnaround’ after hospital reunion with lost dog

    CORBIN, Ky. — A hospital bent the rules for a sick patient and the results were amazing, according to Today. James Wathen, 73, had stopped eating. With what little strength he could gather, he whispered to a health care worker that he missed his dog, a one-eyed Chihuahua he hadn’t see since paramedics brought him to the hospital weeks earlier. A group of nurses worked to find out what happened to Wathen’s dog, Bubba, hoping a reunion might comfort him in […]

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