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    Residents told to shelter in place, evacuate after chase, standoff in Lexington

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Residents were told to shelter in place and, in some cases, evacuate their homes during a standoff in Lexington Friday night. As of 10:30 p.m., police were still involved in a standoff with the driver of a truck on Hamilton Road. The standoff came following a police chase, officers on the scene told FOX8 photojournalist Adam Krolfifer. It is unclear why police were chasing the suspect. No other information has been released on the incident at this time.

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    Crowd goes wild as UNC ball boy drains 3 straight half-court shots

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A ball boy delighted the crowd at a North Carolina Tar Heels basketball game by hitting three straight half-court shots. Asher Lucas pulled off the impressive feat on Jan. 8 during halftime of the Tar Heels’ game against N.C. State. With each made basket, the crowd cheered louder. By the time Asher drilled the last three, the crowd was in a frenzy. Asher celebrated by running around the court as his peers cheered him on. Thankfully, cameras […]

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    Man arrested in connection to shooting outside Winston-Salem Hardee’s

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting outside of a Winston-Salem Hardee’s restaurant earlier this month that left another man injured. Jamal Lewis Lyons faces charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. The incident happened at about 10 p.m. Jan. 10 while the victim was in the parking lot of the Hardee’s at 10 E. Clemmonsville Road to sell items to the suspects. During […]

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    Burlington man gets at least 34 years for sexually assaulting young girl

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge G. Wayne Abernathy sentenced Angel Rojas Perez to a minimum of 220 months and a maximum of 324 months. That sentence will be followed by a second sentence of a minimum of 192 months and a maximum of 291 months, according to the Alamance County District Attorney’s Office. Perez […]

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    North Carolina man mistakes wife for burglar; shoots, kills her

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. – A North Carolina man shot and killed his wife after mistaking her for a burglar, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. WTVD reported that responding officers found 48-year-old Gina Williams lying on her home’s front porch with a gunshot wound to the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting happened after she arrived home from work earlier than expected, according to deputies. A child in the house thought someone was trying to break […]

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    LIVE BLOG: Inauguration festivities in Washington DC

    WASHINGTON — The swearing-in ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were held today in Washington D.C. Two FOX8 crews are in the nation’s capital covering the historic event. Follow this live blog for the latest updates.

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    Waitress receives $1,000 tip on $87 bill

    WINNIPEG, Canada — A Canadian waitress received a $1,000 tip on an $87.15 bill. Jennifer Peitsch received the tip Saturday night during her shift at Mongo’s Grill in Winnipeg, according to ABC News. The 20-year-old waitress works two jobs “just to get by.” On Jan. 15, she posted about it on Facebook. Last night I took a coworker’s shift to waitress and was given a different section than usual. The restaurant was at full capacity, people were waiting at the door for a […]

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    Authorities looking for man accused of driving toward Wilkes Co. deputies

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities are looking for a suspect in connection with a drug operation who led Wilkes County deputies on a high-speed chase. Deputies were conducting an undercover drug operation on Thursday evening when the suspect left the location, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Deputies followed the suspect, who was headed towards Surry County and tried to stop his vehicle near Carter Mill Road and North Bridge Street in Elkin. As Wilkes County […]

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    Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy. On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left hand on one Bible that dates from his childhood and another that belonged to Abraham Lincoln and raised his right hand in the air as he promised to preserve, protect and defend the […]

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    Palliative Medicine: What to Expect

    Palliative medicine is a medical subspecialty that focuses on providing care for individuals with life-limiting illnesses. Although any medical professional, including your primary care physician, may provide palliative care by addressing your goals of care and symptoms you experience with a chronic or serious illness, some have a particular focus on this type of care. A palliative care specialist is a health professional who specializes in treating the symptoms, side effects, and emotional problems experienced by patients who have serious […]

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    NC woman takes grandma’s advice, wins $150,000 on scratch-off ticket

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman won $150,000 on a scratch-off ticket because she listened to her grandmother, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. Alyssa Ellington was at a gas station when her grandmother told her to buy a Wheel of Fortune scratch-off ticket. “She likes watching the show,” Ellington said. “So she thought I should get it.” She took her advice and ended up winning $150,000. After claiming her prize on Wednesday, Ellington took home $103,286. “I […]

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    Woman fired, interviewed by Secret Service after tweet about assassinating Trump

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky woman was fired and interviewed by the Secret Service after she posted a tweet about assassinating President-elect Donald Trump, according to WAVE. Heather Lowrey’s tweet read, “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate.” The tweet has since been removed and her account deactivated. After the tweet, several employees decided to fire her, including the Va Va Vixen’s burlesque group. Their statement read: Please, […]