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    Don Zimmer dead at 83

    TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Baseball legend Don Zimmer died on Wednesday, according to multiple sources. He was 83. A former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball, Zimmer celebrated this year his 66th season in baseball. Beau Zimmer, Don Zimmer’s grandson and a reporter at WTSP, confirmed the news on Wednesday night. “Today I lost my ‘Pops’ the greatest grandfather anyone could ever ask for. Don Zimmer lived an amazing baseball life,” Beau Zimmer tweeted. Zimmer played from 1954-1966. After retiring, […]

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    Maya Angelou dead at 86

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. The family confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday: “Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, […]

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    Seniors put Southern Guilford High up ‘for sale’ on Craigslist, underclassmen included with purchase

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Are you looking to purchase a high school? Senior prank season is apparently a great time to buy. A group of seniors at Southern Guilford High School are “moving out” and looking to sell the school for $2,014. The listing on Craigslist says the “like new” school has 12 bathrooms, 4 locker rooms, two gymnasiums and over 50 rooms. The school also apparently has a luxury kitchen, a fullystocked library and a theater (with  working sound system and lighting). A strong […]

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    Police search for man who crashed into NC sound, swam away

    NAGS HEAD, N.C. — Nags Head Police are searching for a Durham man who drove his vehicle into the Roanoke Sound on Monday night and swam away. Police say Michael Scott Geier, 32, reportedly drove his vehicle into the Roanoke Sound off the 7600 block of South Virginia Dare Trail on the Nags Head-Manteo causeway after hitting several gas pumps at a nearby gas station, WTKR is reporting. Geier was last seen swimming from the scene. According to police, Geier is […]

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    Earthquake in Virginia: 3.2-magnitude earthquake reported by USGS

    POWHATAN, Va. — A 3.2-magnitude earthquake has been reported near Powhatan, Virginia, according to the USGS. The earthquake happened 8 miles southwest of Powhatan, which is about 30 miles west of Richmond. The USGS says the earthquake happened at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday. Residents in Hanover, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Louisa and Henrico have reported they felt the earthquake, according to WTVR. As of 10:25 p.m., the USGS has received over 887 intensity reports from people that felt the earthquake. According to the USGS, the largest […]

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    Rare, mysterious deep sea fish washes ashore along NC coast

    NAGS HEAD, N.C. – A rarely seen deep sea fish washed up on the beaches of North Carolina on Monday evening. A Lancetfish was found in Nags Head on a beach south of Jennette’s Pier. It is an open ocean fish and rarely comes to shore. Lancetfishes have large mouths and very sharp teeth. They grow up to 6.6 feet in length. Very little is known about their biology, though they are widely distributed in all oceans, except the polar seas. Officials with Jennette’s Pier say […]

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    Mother buried alive by landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy car on Craigslist

    CAMDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police said on Thursday, according to NJ.com. Fatima Perez was reported missing on Monday evening, the same day she left her Camden home to buy a car listed for sale on Craigslist. The 41-year-old woman’s body was found Wednesday in Monroe Township. Authorities said Perez’s mouth and eyes were covered with duct […]

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    Driver killed after tractor-trailer plunges over side of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Va.

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed when his truck crashed over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and into the water on Thursday. Police said the accident happened near mile-marker 15 when the semi struck a light pole, slammed through the guardrail and landed in the Chesapeake Bay around 10 a.m. Officials say the driver of the tractor trailer was “too entangled” in the wreckage to be saved. WTKR reports the tractor-trailer hit a maintenance truck […]

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    Poll reveals the 10 most admired North Carolinians

    ELON, N.C. — An Elon University poll has revealed the 10 most admired North Carolinians. From April 25-28, the Elon Poll asked a group of North Carolina residents: “Think of a person, living or dead, who is from or associated with North Carolina. Of those people, who do you admire most?” Results indicate Billy Graham is the most admired North Carolinian, with Micahel Jordan, Andy Griffith, the Wright Brothers and Jesse Helms completed the top 5. A February 2013 Elon Poll […]

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    WWE’s touching tribute to 8-year-old Connor ‘The Crusher’ Michalek

    Last month, an 8-year-old boy with a passion for WWE fulfilled a dream by attending WrestleMania 30 only three weeks before he would pass away following a long battle with pediatric brain cancer. Connor Michalek first met his favorite wrestler Daniel Bryan back in 2012 after his family posted a video on YouTube. The two met and instantly bonded. They kept in touch over the next two years. Fast forward two years to 2014. Before WrestleMania 30 on April 6, Connor Michalek and Daniel Bryan shared a special […]

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    Disney monorail cab can be yours for $189,000 on eBay

    Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas. And while you’re at it, vaciar su billetera – or, empty your wallet. A Walt Disney World Mark IV Monorail 1971 ride vehicle prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $189,000. The monorail vehicle is the actual front cab of the red monorail which served the grand opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in 1971 until the arrival of Mark VI monorails in 1989. According […]

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    UPDATE: Tornado Warning for Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties expires

    A Tornado Warning issued for Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties expired at 4 p.m. At 3:30 p.m.,radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Statesville moving east at 35 mph. Weather spotters are reporting several downed trees near Statesville. A tornado watch is in effect today. The National Weather Service issued an alert that says thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and some storms may be severe. The worst weather is expected between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with […]

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