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  • Donald Quesenberry and Aysia Monique Lewis (WTVR)

    Police search for missing Virginia teen believed to be in danger of sexual exploitation

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Virginia State Police has issued an alert for a missing Virginia teenager believed to be in danger of sexual exploitation. Aysia Monique Lewis, 16, was last seen at Christiansburg High School. Lewis was wearing blue jeans, a black fleece jacket and tan moccasins, according to Virginia State Police. Lewis is described as 5’3″ tall and 155 pounds. WTVR reported that she may be with 33-year-old Donald Quesenberry, police said. Quesenberry was described as 5’7″ tall and 195 pounds. […]

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    NC Highway Patrol tries to identify mystery man killed by SUV

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is trying to identify a man who was hit and killed by an SUV in December. The incident happened Dec. 26 on N.C. Highway 96 near Old Pearce Road, just outside Wake Forest early in the  morning. Troopers said the man was standing in the road, and the driver was not charged. The dead man was carrying several forms of identification, but Highway Patrol said they all appear to be for aliases. Investigators […]

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    High Point restaurant fire scene cleared

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Firefighters have left the scene of a small fire at a restaurant on Mall Loop Road. Drivers had been asked to avoid the area. The fire was at Liberty Brewery and Grill at 914 Mall Loop Lane. The restaurant was evacuated. Mall Loop Road Fire: Please avoid area, multiple Emergency Vehicles Operating in area. (Liberty's) — HPFD (@HPFD) January 28, 2015  

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    Here are the 25 best jobs in America for 2015

    Many of America’s top jobs for 2015 are in the technology and healthcare industries, according to a recent report from Glassdoor. The report ranks jobs based on three key factors: number of job openings, average base salary and career opportunities. To be considered, a job title must receive at least 75 salary reports and at least 75 career opportunities ratings shared by U.S.-based employees over the past year. The number of job openings per job title represents the total number […]

  • Tyler Mark Pierce and Samantha Lynn Shilts

    2 sought in death of NC motel manager captured in California

    RAEFORD, N.C. — Two people sought in the slaying of a Raeford motel manager earlier this month were arrested in California. The U.S. Marshals Service said Tyler Mark Pierce, 21, surrendered to the California Highway Patrol after being stopped Monday on Interstate 80. His girlfriend, Samantha Lynn Shilts, 21, was arrested separately and is in custody in Sacramento County, California. Warrants charge the two with first-degree murder and common-law robbery in the death of the manager of the Raeford Inn motel on U.S. […]

  • Touchdown! Chefs from GTCC are cooking up Super Bowl recipes

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Are you ready for some football? FOX8 and the chefs at Guilford Technical Community College are cooking up some Super Bowl snacks that will score big points at your party. Here are the recipes to make all the game day grub: BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers Makes 2 dozen poppers  Ingredients: 12 each large jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and de-seeded 1 lb pulled pork BBQ (recipe below) 24 slices of good smoked bacon 1-2 […]

  • House Call: pilates for back pain

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Back pain can be a debilitating condition. Most people will have an episode of low back pain at some time in their life.  However, there are lifestyle changes we can make to alleviate the pain, such as exercise. Pilates is one of the best forms of exercise to help individuals suffering from back pain, as it enhances core strength, flexibility, breathing and improved posture. Pilates is a great option for people with back pain because the […]

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    NC bear activist may have been killed by a bear

    TYRRELL COUNTY, N.C. — A wildlife activist in Tyrrell County worked to protect bears. Now, authorities say she may have been killed by one, according to WITN. Authorities said it appears 67-year-old Kay Grayson may have been dragged into the wooded area by a bear or bears. An official Medical Examiner’s report has not yet been released. On Tuesday, authorities returned to the site, finding additional remains. Those also were sent out to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Greenville for […]

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    Firefighters rescue cat from wall during NC house fire

    MINT HILL, N.C. —Three fire departments were on the scene of a house fire in Mint Hill early Wednesday morning. Crews were called about 3 a.m. to the home in the 7200 block of Forrest Rader Drive. The fire chief said the home is most likely a total loss. The firefighters found a cat inside the wall after the fire and gave the cat oxygen. Read more: WSOC 

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    Youthful Offender Act allowed SC man accused of raping convenience store clerk to get out of prison early

    LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina man is accused of crimes at a convenience store in Irmo that Police Chief Brian Buck calls “horrific,” reported WIS. Zachary Varney is charged with forcing open the store’s doors, robbing the store using a .22-caliber handgun and raping a female employee. The 20-year-old has been in prison before but his convictions involving three Lexington County burglaries did not establish him as a person prone to violence. Varney was held in a county […]

  • Andrew Koko Scheper (image courtesy Durham Police Department)

    Suspect wanted in Durham murder, decapitation arrested

    DURHAM, N.C. — The manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with a decapitated body found in a pond in Durham is now over. Tuesday afternoon, Carrborro Police arrested 30-year-old Andrew Scheper. He is now in the Durham County Detention Center charged with murder in connection to the death of 38-year-old Trinity Smith. On Jan. 19, volunteers with a day of service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day found Smith’s body in a pond near East Club Boulevard and Avondale Drive. […]

  • Source: WSOC

    Judge expected to throw out convictions of ‘Friendship 9’

    ROCK HILL, S.C. — A judge is expected to give justice to the men known as the Friendship Nine on Wednesday. Police arrested the nine men more than 50 years ago when they sat at a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill. The York County solicitor will ask a judge to throw out the men’s convictions and clear their criminal records. They made history when they chose to spend 30 days in jail instead of paying a $100 fine. Read more: […]


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