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    Man attacked by rabid fox in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s second rabies case for the year. According to the Alamance County Health Department, a man was attacked by a fox on Sunday. The attack happened on Moran Street. The man contacted Burlington Animal Control to pick up the fox and it was sent to the State Laboratory of Public Health for rabies testing. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that the fox had rabies. Residents in […]

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    DHHS revises health advisories for the Dan River area

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health has updated health advisories issued in February after the coal ash spill into the Dan River near Eden. The advisories address concerns related to human exposure to the water as well as fish and shellfish consumption from the river. DHHS recommends lifting the recreational water advisory after evaluating recent surface water and sediment data from the Dan River. Duke Energy recently finished cleanup efforts […]

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    Injuries reported after police chase, crash near Stokesdale

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — One person was arrested and two were hospitalized after a crash following a police chase that began in Rockingham County and ended near Stokesdale. State Highway Patrol troopers began pursuit of a red Dodge Neon traveling southbound on U.S. 220 in Rockingham County at 3:48 p.m. The chase continued onto N.C. 68. Trooper S.S. Lynch said the Neon was traveling at speeds exceeding 100 mph. At the split of N.C. 68 and N.C. 65, the Neon attempted to pass a white Chevrolet […]

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    2 arrested after pit bull found with severe neck injuries

    JONES COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies arrested two people for allegedly tying a parachute cord around a dog’s neck, causing severe trauma, according to WCTI. Markela Sanders Joseph, 36, and her godson, Latigue Chance Alston, 17, were arrested Friday for animal cruelty. Warrants said the suspected placed a parachute cord around the neck of a 2-year-old female pit bull mix to restrain the dog. The cord caused deep laceration to the dog’s neck. The dog was reportedly also deprived of food […]

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    Rowan Co. man kills self while being arrested for sex offenses

    ROCKWELL, N.C. — A 63-year-old man committed suicide Saturday as deputies attempted to arrest him on sex offense charges. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to the residence of Michael Reece Mullis to serve two arrest warrants issued from the Concord Police Department. Mullis answered the door in sleeping attire. After being advised of warrants for his arrest, he asked if he could go put his shoes on. One deputy escorted Mullis to the bedroom, where he suddenly made entry into […]

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    Greensboro police release suspect in burglaries, say he is innocent

    UPDATE 7:20 p.m. – Thomas Paul Lee, the 51-year-old man accused of committing multiple burglaries, has been released from police custody after further investigation revealed that he was not responsible for the crimes, according to police. After what police called a “lengthy and often conflicting” interview with Lee, officers eliminated him as a suspect in the six commercial burglaries. GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man who barricaded himself in his condominium earlier today is in police custody and facing multiple charges connected with […]

  • Vacant Randolph Co. buildings attracting businesses

    ARCHDALE, N.C. — Lots of companies looking to build or expand their businesses are turning to Randolph County for bigger, more efficient workspaces. About 17 old manufacturing buildings are now catching the eye of businesses looking to relocate. This fall two companies — Ambella Home Collection and PetPro Resources — are looking to move to the county bringing in a total of 62 new jobs. “I call it a treasure trove,” said Bonnie Renfro, President of Randolph County Economic Development. […]

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    NC Marine accused of DWI, ramming family’s SUV with child on board

    JONES COUNTY, N.C. — A Marine in eastern North Carolina was accused of driving drunk and repeatedly ramming a vehicle Saturday night, according to WCTI. Nicholas Patrick Greene, 22, of Camp Lejeune, was charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Greene was reportedly following a Honda Pilot on U.S. 17 at a speed of 80 to 100 mph when he rammed into the back of it. The Honda was occupied by a mother, father and child. The father told […]

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    Diabetic Miss America contestant sends inspiring message by wearing insulin pump on bikini

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The winner of the Miss Idaho 2014 pageant isn’t the first Miss America contestant to have diabetes, but she is the first to proudly display it during a competition. Sierra Sandison, 20, embraced her disease and became a role model for many when she competed in the Miss Idaho swimsuit competition wearing her insulin pump, a medical device that automatically administers insulin without shots. Later in the evening, she would go on to defeat 19 other contestants and win […]

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    8 suspects sought for assault and robbery in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police responded to an assault and robbery involving multiple suspects Friday evening. Officers responded to the area of McIntosh Street and Merritt Drive shortly after 5 p.m. in reference to a fight call. Upon arrival, officers located two victims at a nearby location. Both victims said they were walking in the area of McIntosh Street and Rucker Street when several vehicles pulled up next to them. Multiple subjects exited the vehicles and began assaulting the two victims. Property was […]

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    High Point Mayor Bernita Sims, Councilman Foster Douglas won’t seek re-election

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mayor Bernita Sims and City Councilman Foster Douglas will not run for re-election. This became clear Friday as the candidate filing period for High Point elections ended at noon. Both Sims and Douglas faced controversy in the past year leading up to the filing period. Sims was indicted in November 2013 by a Guilford County grand jury for allegedly writing a worthless $7,000 check as part of an estate settlement. The bill of indictment said Sims “unlawfully, willfully, and […]

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    84-year-old man accused of killing neighbor of 30 years

    HAMPTON, Va. — Police say an 84-year-old man shot and killed his next door neighbor of more than 30 years last week, according to WTKR. David Priddy, 84, is accused of fatally shooting his neighbor 65-year-old Katherine Ann Fleming. Neighbors say Priddy had lived on the street since the 1970s and had been there by himself since his wife died five years ago. When Fleming was gunned down, one neighbor, Margaret Haywood, says she suspected Priddy could be the shooter. […]