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  • Freddie James

    Man from the Carolinas accused of having sex with a dog

    VANCE, S.C. — A South Carolina man is accused of having sex with a dog. WACH reported that 79-year-old Freddie James has admitted to doing “the same thing to a little girl years ago and nobody did anything to him.” The suspect has been charged with cruelty to animals and was jailed under a $1,000 bond. Deputies in Orangeburg County, S.C. responded to a report of the incident last week. An acquaintance of the suspect reportedly said she was told […]

  • Downtown Wilmington

    In this North Carolina city, women make more money than men

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — A city in North Carolina is one of the few places in the country where women make more money than men, according to a study. The Wilmington Star News reported that Wilmington is one of 22 of 492 metro areas surveyed from 2005 to 2013 where women make more. Women’s median wages in Wilmington rose from $28,267 in 2005 to $36,255 in 2013, according to data provided by consumer website NerdWallet. That means women make 102.2 percent […]

  • Carowinds

    Riders get stuck on Carowinds ride; third time in three weeks

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Carowinds ride got stuck for the third time in three weeks on Saturday, this time happening to the park’s newest and tallest ride. WSOC reported that the Fury 325 became stuck mid-air for about 20 minutes just after 7 p.m. A sensor detected a problem and stopped the ride as a safety feature, according to the official. The passengers were let off at the stairs. No injuries were reported. Carowinds blamed the safety system for the […]

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    Fort Bragg soldier killed during training exercise in Louisiana

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Fort Bragg paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division was killed during a training exercise in Louisiana, according to WTVD. Private Joshua D. Phillips, 19, was a combat engineer with the Alpha Company, 37th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Phillips, from Las Vegas, was assigned to this division in February. Officials said he was training at the Joint Readiness Center in Fort Polk when he was killed on Thursday. Read full story: […]

  • The Melting Pot is an upscale restaurant with a focus on Fondue. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    Restaurant chain named best in America – and there’s one in Greensboro

    A casual restaurant chain that many people may have never heard of has been named the best in America. Business Insider reported that “The Melting Pot” beat out several other larger chains for the title of “best casual restaurant.” Consumer Reports polled more than 4,000 consumers on customer service, cleanliness, atmosphere, and craveability. The restaurant won in all four categories. The restaurant is a chain of franchised fondue restaurants with various items including cheese fondues, wines, salads, entrees of meat and seafood. The chain has 135 […]

  • NC puppy born with leg disability gets life-changing surgery

    NC puppy born with leg disability gets life-changing surgery

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Roscoe the pit bull is used to having to crawl around. Now, this North Carolina puppy has become a “tap dancer,” in the words of his foster partner. WLOS reported that 4-month-old Roscoe was born with a deformity that left his front legs partially bent backwards under his wrists. As a result, the front part of his legs is bent backwards. The puppy had to walk on the top of his wrists on his two front legs, […]

  • Four people shot during North Carolina birthday party with children

    Four people shot during North Carolina birthday party with children

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four people were shot and injured at a North Carolina birthday party with several children in the home at the time, according to WSOC. Police said it happened Saturday morning in Charlotte. The victims have been treated at a hospital and are expected to recover, according to police. Police have not released a motive in the shooting. One neighbor said he heard some “arguing” and “fussing” at about 6 a.m. right before about 10 gunshots. The party […]

  • Lathan Troy McGill Sr., 29, of Greensboro

    Greensboro man accused of breaking into woman’s home, violently assaulting her

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man is accused of breaking into a woman’s home, slashing her abdomen with a knife, beating her and urinating on her. The Greensboro News & Record reported that Lathan Troy McGill Sr., 29, is being held in the Guilford County jail without bail. The crime happened in the 1700 block of Foust Road about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, according to arrest warrants obtained by the paper. The suspect allegedly told the victim, “I’m going to kill […]

  • Scene of the storm from earlier this month. (WTVD)

    Lightning kills two people in North Carolina on same day, despite astronomical odds

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Lighting has killed two people in North Carolina on the same day earlier this month, despite astronomical odds. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Steven Bryan and Frankie Roberts both died after they were hit by lightning on April 9. Both incidences happened several hours and about 40 miles apart, according to the paper. Bryan, 28, was reportedly waiting for his girlfriend in a mall parking lot in Cary. Roberts, 56, was reportedly taking her dogs out to […]

  • Larry Darrell Upright

    North Carolina man’s obituary asks people not to vote for Hillary Clinton

    CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man’s obituary is asking people not to vote for Hillary Clinton. “Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy,” reads the bottom of Larry Darrell Upright’s obituary online. Upright died Monday night at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast. The Cabarrus County native was 81. The family has told WSOC that they believe the message was appropriate because Upright was passionate about politics his entire life. […]

  • Watch soldier father surprise NC son getting his picture taken at school

    Watch soldier father surprise NC son getting his picture taken at school

    DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina boy had the surprise of his life after his soldier father showed up at his school unexpected. WTVD reported that Corporal James Bass returned to Durham after being deployed for months in Kuwait. The father surprised his 8-year-old son Joshua with a “photobomb” on school picture day. Check out the photobomb and the son’s reaction in the video above.

  • 1966 Ford Mustang stolen in NC is found, but not in one piece

    1966 Ford Mustang stolen in NC is found, but not in one piece

    MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. – A 1966 Ford Mustang that was stolen from a North Carolina family shop has been found – but not in one piece. WLOS reported that the classic car – once valued at $25,000 – was stolen from Twisted Rod Customz in McDowell County one week ago after a garage was broken into. An anonymous tip to the McDowell County sheriff led Fred Sult and his family to Caldwell County on Friday afternoon to pick up the […]

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