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    ‘First Lady of NASCAR’ Lynda Petty dead at 72

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Lynda Gayle Owens Petty, the wife of Richard Petty, died at her home in Level Cross on Tuesday. She was 72. Lynda was surrounded by her family and passed away “peacefully” after her battle with cancer, the family said in a statement. “We wish to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us and our family throughout the years and at this time,” the family said in a statement “We will forever love and miss a wife, mother, grandmother, great […]

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    Disney Cruise Line reveals summer 2015 destinations; includes Norway, Iceland

    CELEBRATION, Fla. — On Tuesday, Disney Cruise Line announced several new summer destinations, including the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Disney Cruise Line will also return to the Baltic for all-new itineraries, including sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas also are included in the summer lineup. Disney will also continue its popular Bahamas and Caribbean cruises sailing out of Port Canaveral. For more information about the itineraries and dates, […]

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    Meet the voice behind AOL’s ‘You’ve got mail’ and ‘Welcome’

    Comedian Jim Breuer tracked down Elwood Edwards, the iconic voice behind the classic AOL phrases including”Welcome” and “You’ve got mail.” His greetings include “Welcome,” “You’ve got mail,” “You’ve got pictures,” “File’s done,” and “Goodbye.” Edwards said he recorded the phrases for AOL in 1989. Edwards now works as an editor and graphics supervisor at WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland.

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    Winston-Salem officer shot, suspect charged

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem officer was shot early Sunday morning while responding to a reported assault, according to police. The officer responded to 615 Anson Street around 3:15 a.m. It was originally reported that a female had been assaulted and there was a man possibly inside the home armed with a firearm. Officers J.D. Barnes, C.M. Hayes and C.A. Arauz responded to the call. Police said the suspect, Carmelo Santiago-Oliva, 36, of Winston-Salem, fired four shots through the closed […]

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    How a UVa fan wearing a ‘cheap’ orange tie snuck on the court during the ACC Championship

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A University of Virginia fan wearing a “cheap” orange tie purchased at Walmart snuck on the court during the ACC Championship at the Greensboro Coliseum. Danny Foley, of Henrico, Va., originally shared his story with barstoolsports.com on Wednesday. He spoke to several other media outlets on Thursday. Foley, a James Madison University student, said he drove to the game with his parents and stopped at Walmart to purchase a blue blazer and an orange tie that would match the […]

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    Two killed in Seattle helicopter crash identified

    SEATTLE — A news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning near the Space Needle in Seattle, killing two people inside the helicopter and critically injuring another, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The Seattle Fire Department confirmed there were “two DOAs” at the crash scene. The victims were identified by KOMO as photojournalist Bill Strothman and pilot Gary Pfitzner. Bill Strothman won 13 Emmy awards over his career as a news photographer. “One of things I loved about Bill Strothman is the legacy he leaves […]

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    Randolph Co. mom uses Facebook to find daughter’s grandfather

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Trinity, 8, had always wanted to meet her grandfather. Thanks to Facebook, she finally got her wish. Amber Richardson, Trinity’s mother, divorced Trinity’s father back in 2007 when Trinity was only 18-months-old. Trinity’s dad never had a relationship with his father, so Trinity had not met her grandfather before her parents divorced. “I come from a very large, loving family and always wondered… ‘Where is the rest of my daughter’s family?’ And where is her grandfather?” […]

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    NC military wife drops more than 100 pounds to surprise husband

    LELAND, N.C. — Misty and Larry Shaffer have been together since high school. She went to his senior prom; he went to her junior and senior proms. They got married in October 2008. He never said anything about her being overweight. When Larry, an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012, Misty decided she wanted to get in shape. She weighed about 260 pounds when he left, and less than 155 pounds when he returned. “I […]

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    Amazing impersonator sings ‘Let It Go’ in 21 Disney character medley

    Brian Hull, an amazing Disney voice impersonator, sings “Let it Go” in the voices of Disney and Pixar characters. In the YouTube video description, Hull wrote: “With so many covers of Let it Go coming out, people may forget the original Disney magic that this song has, so what better way to preserve that magic with other Disney and Pixar characters singing the song! So enjoy this Disney and Pixar Mashup!” The characters included in the character medley: Captain Barbosa […]

  • Southbound US 29 at East Lee Street reopens after crash

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — All southbound lanes of US 29 at East Lee Street have reopened after being closed due to a crash. No other information was provided.

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    Disney’s ‘140 character’ tweet announces 24-hour Memorial Day weekend event

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — On Friday, Walt Disney World and Disneyland used 140 characters to announce another 24-hour Memorial Day weekend event. Exactly 140 Disney characters gathered at Walt Disney World Resort to create the “Ultimate Tweet” to announce the bi-coastal, 24-hour all-night party. The announcement was made on Friday. The all-night event will be held in Florida at Magic Kingdom Park and in California at Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. The parks will stay open from 6 a.m. on […]

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    Girl’s lost teddy bear explores Disney World before returning to Alabama

    Brooklyn Andrews was having an amazing trip at Disney World in January. It wasn’t until she returned home that she realized she forgot one of the most important things in her life. When Brooklyn Andrews was 3-years-old, her father, a member of the National Guard, was called to serve a one-year tour in Iraq. To give Brooklyn and her siblings a sense of comfort, Tony Andrews gave them each special teddy bears with recorded messages on each one. After Tony’s tour […]


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