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  • North Carolina advances to Elite 8 of NCAA tournament in win over Butler

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — North Carolina defeated Butler 92-80 to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Friday night. The Tar Heels will face the winner of the UCLA-Kentucky matchup on Sunday. Joel Berry II led the way for the Tar Heels with 26 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists. Nice take care of business win by the Heels. #marchmadness — Roy Cooper (@RoyCooperNC) March 25, 2017

  • Surry County deputies find burned body of woman; death appears to be accidental

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Surry County deputies are investigating what appears to be an accidental death on Autobahn Lane south of the White Plains community, according to Sheriff Graham Atkinson. Deputies were called to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. and when they arrived the found the badly burned body of a woman. Atkinson says his office will continue to investigate to make sure the woman’s death was accidental. The woman’s identity has not been released.

  • Motorcyclist killed in accident in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A motorcyclist was killed in an accident in Winston-Salem Friday evening, according to officers on the scene. The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of Country Club Road. Winston-Salem officers said the wreck involved a motorcycle and another vehicle. The motorcyclist died at the scene. An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident. The identity of the deceased has not been released.

  • Lexington may get a Chick-fil-A

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Chick-fil-A could be built in Lexington, according to City Manager Alan Carson. The city will consider a permit for the business at its meeting on Monday. The restaurant would be built at 75 Plaza Parkway, off of Cotton Grove Road. The Lexington City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday.

  • NC man who opened fire in DC pizzeria pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON — The North Carolina man who opened fire in a Washington, D.C. pizza shop while investigating a conspiracy theory pleaded guilty Friday morning, WSOC reports. Edgar Welch, of Salisbury, who fired shots inside Comet Ping Pong pizzeria while investigating an internet conspiracy involving Democrats, appeared in federal court and pleaded guilty to a federal charge of transporting a firearm and ammunition, as well as a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say he walked into the restaurant […]

  • Mom allegedly choked daughter over incorrectly reciting Bible verses

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — A drunk Pennsylvania woman is accused of choking her daughter and slamming her head into the wall for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Rhonda Kemp Shoffner, 41, is facing child endangerment charges after allegedly assaulting the girl, who is under the age of 13, according to On March 14, the girl woke up from a nap. The mother, who the victim says had been drunk for three days, ordered her daughter to call family members. When she […]

  • ‘Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls’: NC jewelry store criticized for controversial billboard

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Owners of a North Carolina jewelry store are apologizing for a controversial billboard that some people believe encourage domestic violence, WLOS reports. The billboard reads, “Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls…” The owners of Spicer Green Jewelers in Asheville took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to issue an apology: To whom we have offended with our recent billboard, please accept our apologies. We do not condone violence of any kind toward any being. We are humble […]

  • Video shows men riding horses through Walmart

    HOUSTON — Two men trotted through a Houston-area Walmart on horseback over the weekend — one man even recorded the odd moment. Woody Fields posted the video on Facebook Sunday evening. “We were just riding and a buddy of mines was, like, ‘Let’s go to Walmart,’ and I was, like, ‘Man, I’m not going to Walmart.’ He was, like, ‘Come on, let’s go,” Fields told KPRC. The video shows the horses walking through the store, going up and down aisles […]

  • Brain Injury Awareness: Concussions and Kids

    Every year, as many as 4 million people experience a concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the number of reported cases has been steadily increasing over the last ten years. About eighty percent of cases represent a mild concussion, and almost half a million emergency department visits for brain injuries are made annually by children and adolescents. In this group, TBIs are more often found in boys, either under the age of four or between […]

  • Panthers sign veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to one-year contract extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have signed veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, according to the team’s official website. The extension pushes Stewart’s contract through 2018. The former first-round pick led the Panthers with 218 carries for 824 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016. Stewart signed a five-year contract extension ahead of the 2012 season but was sidelined for seven games. Offseason ankle surgery then held him out of the first seven weeks of the […]

  • Watch live: Many think April the giraffe’s ‘behavior and position’ could mean she’s close

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — Zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park say April the giraffe’s pregnancy is moving along. Animal Adventure Park began streaming on Feb. 23 on YouTube showing April preparing to give birth, drawing attention worldwide. An exact date and time of when April will be giving birth is still not known. This will be April’s fourth calf and the first for the father, Oliver. Giraffes are pregnant for around 15 months, according to the page. The calf will weigh around 150 […]

  • Video: Mother pulls shotgun on would-be robber to protect kids

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. “All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something,” she told WPLG. That’s when the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she went to grab the shotgun […]