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  • Local veteran finds therapy in building a custom motorcycle

    In this edition of Roy’s Folks, we meet an Iraq War veteran who dreamed of building a custom motorcycle when he returned home. Eric Everette eventually did and the project was good therapy.

  • Cat called hero after alerting North Carolina family about carbon monoxide

    HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — A family’s cat is being called a hero after a mother and two kids in Holly Springs were rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning. WTVD reported that paramedics were called to the family’s home about carbon monoxide poisoning. The family left a car running in the garage overnight, and it was the cat who woke them up. The town fire chief reported the woman and two kids were taken to the hospital. Their conditions are […]

  • In Pursuit of Perfection: Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders can be extremely serious, life-threatening conditions, and unfortunately, often co-exist with underlying mental health issues. An eating disorder occurs when an individual’s behavior around eating and food disrupts everyday life. This can take on many different forms, such as restricting your intake of food (anorexia nervosa), purging after a meal (bulimia nervosa), undergoing a cycle of binge eating and purging, or even obsessively exercising. The reason that some individuals develop eating disorders and others don’t is entirely clear, […]

  • Elon poll shows declining support for Trump in NC

    ELON, N.C. — A new poll released Wednesday by Elon University found that support for President Donald Trump among North Carolina voters has fallen since November. President Trump was elected with 49.9 percent of the vote in North Carolina in November, but only 41.6 percent of voters currently approve of the job he’s doing as president. The poll also found that 49 percent say Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Obama, while only 39 percent think […]

  • Couple who carried baby without brain to term to help save others say goodbye to their newborn

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma couple who carried their baby without a brain to term to donate her organs said goodbye to their newborn last week, KFOR reports. On February 17, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri Young, on Facebook. Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out that their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction: I thought back to the moment […]

  • Elephant tranquilizer is the latest lethal addition to the heroin epidemic

    A substance used to tranquilize elephants that is 100 times more potent than the drug that killed Prince is hitting some communities, the Washington Post reported. Fatalities from using what is called carfentanil are on the rise in places such as Maryland, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and Minnesota, alarming health and law enforcement officials already in a state of emergency combating the opioid crisis. On Monday, a Virginia man pleaded guilty after selling $100 of carfentanil-laced heroin to a 21-year-old found […]

  • Florida elementary school janitor arrested on child pornography charges

    An elementary school janitor is accused of exchanging sexual images via cellphone with a teenage boy, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Seminole Springs Elementary School janitor Matthew Eric Benedict, 29, faces charges of possessing a sexual performance by a child and transmitting harmful material to a minor. Authorities spoke with the minor’s parents at their home and the 15-year-old boy’s father handed over a cellphone that Benedict gave to the boy. The two exchanged explicit images and texts. “The pictures […]

  • 2-year-old NC girl’s arms, mouth bound with tape by daycare teacher

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 2-year-old North Carolina girl’s arms and mouth were bound with packaging tape by her daycare teacher, according to WSOC. The girl’s mother said she found out about the incident several weeks ago when an employee of The Children of America Education and Childcare Centers in Charlotte walked by a classroom and saw the little girl in a corner with her hands bound and tape covering her mouth. She said her child’s teacher had been at the daycare […]

  • NC woman accused of throwing lighter fluid on son’s kindergarten teacher

    DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina woman is accused of throwing lighter fluid on her son’s kindergarten teacher and threatening to burn the school down, WRAL reports. Frustrating with the behavior of 30-year-old Shequella Sheala Leonard’s son, teacher Megan Jones set up a parent-teacher conference. Just minutes into the conference, Leonard was told she needed to leave the building. Once in the hallway, Leonard allegedly pulled a bottle of lighter fluid from her purse and began spraying it on Jones’ face, […]

  • Man runs into burning building twice to ‘save’ his beer

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 56-year-old man was arrested after he disobeyed police and ran into a burning building twice to “save” his beer. Sioux Falls fire and police crews arrived at an apartment building fire around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, KELO reports. While at the scene, Michael Casteel ignored an officer who tried to stop him from running back into the burning building. When he left the building the second time, Casteel carried two cans of Bud Ice beers […]

  • 8-year-old girl whose father was killed in the line of duty buys officer’s dinner

    HELMETTA, N.J. — An 8-year-old girl whose father was killed in the line of duty before she was born picked up the tab for a New Jersey police officer last week, according to WPIX. On Friday, an officer with the Jamesburg Police Department went to an Italian restaurant to pick up dinner. When the officer went to pay his bill, the cashier told him he owed nothing. After a quick “investigation,” police learned it was 8-year-old Mikayla Raji who footed […]

  • UNC’s Joel Berry to return for senior season

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — University of North Carolina junior point guard Joel Berry II will return for his senior season, GoHeels reports. Berry announced Tuesday he is withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft process. “After speaking to my family I have decided to withdraw from the 2017 Draft and will return to Carolina next season,” Berry said. “I know I can continue to improve my game and be better prepared for the NBA after another year playing against the […]