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  • Cornelius Muller’s “Find A Way” to premiere this weekend in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — The premiere of Cornelius Muller’s film, “Find A Way,” will premiere this Friday-Sunday at the Walter Williams High School Auditorium in Burlington at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, at several business in Burlington and at the door. August 29th marked a difficult time for many people in Alamance County.  It will mark one year since Harry Cohen, a Williams High School Quarterback, died after an accidental overdose of his grandmother’s pain […]

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    Insurance broker charged with defrauding Tom Hanks

    LOS ANGELES — A Southern California insurance broker has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he defrauded Tom Hanks and musician Andy Summers, a former member of The Police. The U.S. attorney’s office says Jerry B. Goldman was arrested Wednesday at his Thousand Oaks home and released from federal custody on a $25,000 bond posted by his wife. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted him Oct. 30 on fraud chrges. Prosecutors claim he overcharged Hanks, Summers and […]

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    New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

    NEW YORK — The number of homes and businesses without electricity in the Northeast is climbing again as a wintry storm lashes the coast with a mix of rain, sleet and snow. Utilities in New York City and Long Island report a nor’easter hitting Wednesday has knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers. Some of those had just gotten it back after losing it to Superstorm Sandy more than a week ago. New Jersey utilities are reporting about […]

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    Kernersville Fire Chief dies unexpectedly

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An official with the Kernersville Fire Rescue Department says Chief Walt Summerville passed away on Wednesday. According to Fire Marshall Tim Swaim, the Fire Chief died unexpectedly late this afternoon. Summerville was 55-years-old. No other details were released. Developing…

  • Perdue seeks SBA aid for Sandy victims on coast

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue is requesting assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration for Dare County to help residents who suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy. The SBA can provide low-interest loans to storm victims if the federal government grants Perdue’s request. The SBA provides low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and businesses that suffer storm damage. SBA staff and emergency management teams surveyed damage last week in the hardest hit areas, looking at more than 80 homes and businesses […]

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    NC voter turnout currently near 68 percent

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A state elections official says voter turnout in North Carolina’s election won’t reach 2008 record levels, but it’ll get pretty close. Elections numbers Wednesday afternoon showed 4.5 million ballots had been cast for a voter turnout so far of 67.7 percent based on more than 6.6 million registered voters in the state. State Board of Elections Executive Director Gary Bartlett said he still expected turnout to edge toward 69 percent after mail-in absentee ballots are collected through […]

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    Newborn twins get election-inspired names

    (WJY) — Twin boys born halfway across the globe were named after the newly elected leader of the U.S. and the runner up, according to the Huffington Post. Brothers Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were born Tuesday in Kenya. Millicent Owuor, the twins’ 20-year-old mom, is from a town near the village of Kogelo where President Obama’s father was born. The hospital says several babies born on Tuesday were named after the president, but none were named after Mitt Romney […]

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    What’s Wrong With Diane Sawyer?

    (WJW) On a night that news organizations are expected to be at the top of their game, some say Diane Sawyer fell a bit short. Her election coverage on Tuesday night was slurred and clumsy at times, leaving viewers to wonder what was wrong. Twitter flared up with suggestions that she was drunk. Several examples of her ABC News performance were published to YouTube, and their titles echoed those accusations. According to MailOnline, a senior network source said, “Diane’s fine.  […]

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    Post becomes most retweeted in history

    (CNN) — Facebook, where people love to discuss politics and complain about other people discussing politics, saw a huge surge in Election Day chatter on Tuesday. In a stunning nod to the power of social media in this election, Obama’s first public acknowledgment of victory were posts on Twitter and Facebook. It read “Four more years” and included a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama hugging. That single post was the most retweeted in the history of Twitter (more than […]

  • Officer Michael Hodges (Photo courtesy, Winston-Salem Police)

    Details released after Winston-Salem shooting incident

    WINSTON–SALEM, N.C.  – Police say what appeared to be a long-barreled weapon being held by a suspect during a shooting incident on Tuesday was actually a pipe. On Wednesday, police said the weapon being held by Dwayne Brett Jessup, 53, during the 30 minute incident near the 500 block of Friedberg Church Road was a pipe wrapped in black tape. On Tuesday, Police said Jessup “pointed what appeared to be a long-barreled weapon at the officers” before one of the […]

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    Made in NC: Frush Yogurt

    Most people are looking for healthier options when it comes to meals and snacks. Sometimes it just seems like too much trouble. Now, a company is turning out a snack that sounds familiar, but has a new twist — drinkable yogurt. Brad Jones found out more about this taste that’s made in North Carolina.

  • Kenneth Jarreth Smith, II (Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

    Deputies find child porn on Asheboro man’s computer

    ASHEBORO, N.C. – On Monday deputies arrested a man accused of being in possession of child pornography. According to deputies, Kenneth Jarreth Smith II, 51, of 1148 Heathwood Dr., has been charged with three counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Deputies say Smith’s wife turned the couples computer over to authorities who found pornographic images of children as young as 9-years-old. After his arrest, deputies served a search warrant on Smith’s home where they seized electronics, marijuana […]

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