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    Silver Alert issued for woman reported missing out of Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a woman reported missing out of Burlington. Anyone with information about Mary Murphy can call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. Murphy is described as a 25-year-old white woman standing 5’7” and weighing about 256 pounds. She has short blonde hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. The Silver Alert was issued Friday. Murphy was last seen at 413 […]

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    Moore, Berger say they’ll appeal voter ID ruling in Supreme Court

    RICHMOND, Va. — House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said they will appeal the ruling striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law in Supreme Court. Berger and Moore issued the following joint statement on Friday: “Since today’s decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina’s law as a model, and ignores the fact that a majority of other states have similar protections in place, […]

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    Woman shot in neck after dispute in Greensboro parking lot

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A woman was hospitalized after being shot in the neck after a dispute in a Greensboro parking lot. The woman began assaulting a woman in a white vehicle that was parked in front of Greensboro Metro Treatment Center at at 207 South Westgate Drive shortly before 10 a.m. Friday, according to witnesses. Preliminary investigation indicates that the man driving the car fired one round from a handgun, striking the victim in the neck. Medical staff from the […]

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    Burlington man charged with indecent exposing after incident at Alamance Crossing

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A Burlington man faces charges after allegedly exposing himself to women. David Nathaniel Atkinson, 20, of Burlington, was arrested Thursday for indecent exposure and jailed in Alamance County under a $1,000 bond. Police said officers were called to Alamance Crossings shopping center at about noon Thursday in reference to a man exposing himself to women. The suspect is accused of following a mother and daughter around businesses. When the mother went to confront him she saw him […]

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    Florida health officials confirm local Zika transmission

    Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday. These are the first known cases of the virus being transmitted by mosquitoes in the continental United States. “While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area,” according to a statement from the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the […]

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    Indiana rapper shoots himself in the face for publicity

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. — An Indiana rapper’s attention-seeking stunt almost turned deadly. Kasper Knight shot himself in the face, and uploaded a video of the incident to Facebook on July 22, WANE reports. He claims it was fully intentional, as part of a music video. One of his lyrics says, “a bullet to the face will take me to another place,” and Knight wished to capture an image representative of this for his video. Because he couldn’t find a photographer who could […]

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    Rattlesnake bite causes partial feeling loss in 2-year-old NC girl’s leg

    NEW BERN, N.C. — A 2-year-old North Carolina toddler is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake, according to WNCT. The girl was bitten while playing in her backyard with her family and friends. “I could just see blood running from her knees to her ankle I couldn’t tell where it was coming from. There was just blood everywhere,” said Mike Stone, the girls’ father. A family member who works a local hospital quickly decapitated the snake and rushed the toddler […]

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    NC Zoo helps endangered Gopher frogs

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Carolina Gopher frog population has dramatically decreased and the North Carolina Zoo is stepping in to help. The NC Zoo and the Wildlife Resources Commission have teamed up to help these little critters survive. To help, the tandem is collecting eggs in area wetlands in an attempt to help strengthen the general population. “We then bring them back here to the zone, we set them up and we hatch them,” said Zookeeper Chris Shupp “The idea head starting […]

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    Pennsylvania mom laced infant’s formula with drug to help him sleep

    QUAKERTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman is accused of lacing her baby’s formula with a painkiller to help him sleep. 28-year-old Corinne Barndt is charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment. Barndt reportedly drugged her son’s formula with buprenorphine six or seven times between November and April, according to The Morning Call. Buprenorphine is typically used by heroin addicts to wean themselves off the drug. She is in jail and under a $1 million bond. She has an Aug. 8 court […]

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    Restaurant chain employees fired after refusing service to Virginia police officer

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Two employees were fired after a Virginia police officer was denied service at a Noodles & Company restaurant, FOX 5 DC reports. The incident occurred Monday evening when one of the cooks refused to serve a uniformed officer waiting in line. According to Alexandria Police, the cook told the cashier, “You better pull me off the line, because I’m not serving that,” referring to the officer. The cashier and cook reportedly laughed before the officer left. Noodles & […]

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    Scorpion stings employee at NC Harris Teeter

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Harris Teeter employee called 911 on Wednesday when they were stung by a scorpion. The worker was reportedly near the bananas when the scorpion attacked, WRAL reports. Harris Teeter spokeswoman Danna Robinson said the company is investigating the incident. “Harris Teeter deeply regrets this unfortunate, rare incident occurred in our store today,” she said, according to WRAL. “We are thankful our store management team acted quickly to seek medical attention for our valued associate. We are […]

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    Alabama law to require cursive writing in state schools

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Cursive is making a comeback in Alabama. Lexi’s Law, which requires cursive writing to be taught by the end of third grade in all state schools, will go into effect on Aug. 1, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. According to the plan, students will begin learning cursive from second grade through a five-day lesson plan that covers lower- and upper-case letters. “Cursive writing should not be ignored, but of course, it’s always a possibility some things get laid aside […]

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