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    Richard Petty calls Confederate flag controversy a ‘passing fancy,’ according to report

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Richard Petty doesn’t see what all the fuss is over NASCAR’s Confederate flag controversy, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “I think it’s a passing fancy, it will go for a week or two, everybody talks about it, then something else comes up and it will go off the board and nobody will pay any attention to it,” the NASCAR legend said, according to the paper. The Randolph County native made the comments to the media at […]

  • Krispy Kreme stock

    How to get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for 78 cents

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme is offering a special offer on July 10 in honor of the company’s 78th birthday. On Friday July 10, the company is offering a dozen donuts for 78 cents if you buy a dozen at regular price. You have to buy a dozen to get the second dozen for 78 cents. Get the offer on the Krispy Kreme Facebook page. There’s multiple Krispy Kreme locations in the Triad, including businesses in High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, […]

  • Bad catch

    Fishermen off NC coast reeling in fish half-eaten by sharks

    OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WTKR) — Fishermen in the Outer Banks are reeling in fish after fish this summer. Most of those fish are bitten in half by sharks. “It’s really heart wrenching when you catch a $1,000 fish, and you can’t get it to the boat. It’s nothing but a chunk of mangled up meat,” fisherman Glen Hopkins told NewsChannel 3. It’s been a problem for off-shore fisherman for weeks. “At least 2/3 of your catch is going to be […]

  • Wild horses in the Outer Banks are beautiful, but don’t approach them

    COROLLA, N.C. – The wild horses in Corolla on the Outer Banks are beautiful, but a horse foundation is reminding visitors not to approach them. WTKR reported that the Corolla Wild Horse Fund is warning visitors not to approach, touch or try to feed the wild horses on the beaches. A visitor to the Outer Banks snapped photos last year of a family with children climbing sand dunes and getting dangerously close to the horses. “I think it’s because our […]

  • The 'Dukes of Hazzard' General Lee car is displayed at the Barris Star Car Collection Auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum on May 13, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Confederate flag on ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ car to be painted over with American flag

    The golfer who owns the iconic “General Lee” car from TV’s “Duke of Hazzard” has announced that he will be removing its Confederate flag. Bubba Watson tweeted on Thursday that he will be replacing the controversial flag on the car’s roof with the American flag. Watson is a professional golfer who bought the car for $110,000 in 2012. “All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee,” […]

  • An SUV ended up in Muddy Creek at Woodmere Park in the 1800 block of Phillips Avenue near North English Street, on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ/News & Record)

    Five injured after SUV crashes into creek in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Five people were hospitalized when an SUV crashed into Muddy Creek in Greensboro on Friday afternoon, according authorities. The SUV was westbound on Phillips Avenue shortly before 12:30 p.m., at Woodmere Park, when it ran off the side of the road, crashed into the creek and overturned, according to officials. Paramedics took five people who were injured to a hospital, Hewlett said. The extent of their injuries was not known. Phillips Avenue remains closed while the crash is investigated.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. experiences life as a trucker, travels from NC to Daytona

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently live-tweeted his experience as a trucker traveling from North Carolina to Daytona. The NASCAR driver hitched a ride on a semi-truck hauling his car from the Tar Heel state to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Dale Jr. started his journey on Sunday. The race takes place on Sunday. Check out his tweets below: I'm @TeamHendrick climbing in the @nationwide88 hauler to ride with @trucker_squigz down to @DISupdates https://t.co/KdqRsCZyH4 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) […]

  • Power Outage

    Thousands without power after outage in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – More than 3,700 Duke Energy customers are without power after an outage in Guilford County on Friday. Power is expected to be restored at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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    Husband plans second wedding after wife loses memory in crash: ‘She didn’t even know we were married’

    A 21-year-old Tennessee man is going to marry his wife a second time after a car crash wiped away her memory of the first wedding. Jeremy Stamper’s wife Justice could not recall their wedding from last Aug. 1, even after looking at photos and video. Justice was in a car wreck 19 days after getting married. A driver slammed into the back of her car while traveling more than 50 mph while she was stopped and about to turn left […]

  • shark

    Beachgoer snaps photos of shark captured on NC beach

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — A beachgoer sent WRIC photos of a shark being pulled out of the surf on Friday. Anna Korman said the shark was caught on a beach at mile post 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Korman told WRIC the shark measured up to 77 inches. The shark, which was released back into the water, was caught during a month of shark attacks along the coasts of North and South Carolina. An #8News viewer sent us these pics of […]

  • tears

    Burglary suspect breaks down in tears after recognizing judge from middle school

    HIALEAH, Fla. — A Florida man accused of burglary was stunned in court when he realized his judge was a former middle school classmate. Arthur Booth, 49, broke down into tears after Judge Mindy Glazer asked him if he attended Nautilus Middle School. “Oh my goodness,” Booth said. Glazer told the court that Booth was not the boy she remembered. “He was the best kid in middle school. I used to play football with him, all the kids looked up to […]

  • Fourth of July Celebrations in moderation

    Fourth of July is tomorrow and celebrations will be in full swing over the weekend. While this is a holiday most Americans look forward to each year, it is also a time when doctors’ offices, urgent cares and emergency departments see an influx of patients who are either dehydrated, experiencing heat-related illness or severely sunburnt, often due to celebrating in excess. Because dehydration and heat-related illness can become extremely serious situations, it is important to be aware of the signs […]

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