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    North Carolina teacher accused of sex with student

    BAILEY, N.C. — A North Carolina high school teacher is accused of having sex with a student, according to WTVD. Rebecca Shea Reeves, 33, a teacher at Southern Nash High School in Bailey, N.C., faces two counts of sexual activity with a student. The school became aware of the alleged relationship between Reeves and a juvenile male student on Feb. 16, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on Thursday. The “intimate relationship” began in October, the sheriff’s […]

  • Specialist Ciara L. Harris

    Fort Bragg soldier dies from brief illness

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A 26-year old Soldier from Fort Bragg died at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Medical Center Thursday due to complications from a brief illness, according to a press release. Specialist Ciara L. Harris, of Newport News, Virginia, was assigned to the 206th Signal Company, 188th Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Bragg. Harris entered the Army in 2014 as an information technology specialist. She served at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a Large Area Network Manager before arriving […]

  • Wreck on Wall Road in Guilford County on Feb. 24, 2017. (WGHP)

    15-year-old Southern Guilford High School student killed in crash

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A Southern Guilford High School student died after being partially ejected from a vehicle on Friday, according to Highway Patrol. Diana Sanchez Varela, 15, of Greensboro, has been identified as the victim who was killed in the wreck. Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident on Wall Road near Southern Guilford High School at 12:16 p.m. Friday. Five Southern Guilford students left school around lunchtime in a black Chrysler 300M passenger vehicle, according to Christopher Knox with the […]

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    Massive fire at industrial plant in Asheboro (photo gallery)

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Crews battled a massive fire at an industrial plant in Asheboro Friday afternoon. The fire started at Covanta Environmental Solutions at about 12:30 p.m. The facility is a plant that recycles tires. Crews now consider the fire contained but say it is still smoldering, as of 5 p.m. The fire was not inside the plant. It started when a shredder caught on fire, igniting two large piles of rubber outside the plant. One person was evacuated from a […]

  • Wreck on Wall Road in Guilford County on Feb. 24, 2017. (WGHP)

    One killed in crash near Southern Guilford High School; students involved

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One person was killed in a one-vehicle roll-over crash Friday near Southern Guilford High School, according to Christopher Knox with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. on Wall Road. Guilford County Schools spokesperson Nora Murray confirmed that Southern Guilford High School students were involved in the crash, but did not say whether the person killed was a student. No other details have been released.

  • Kirstyn Lynn Alford (image courtesy Franklin County Sheriff's Office via WTVD)

    NC elementary school teacher charged with having heroin

    FRANKLINTON, N.C. — A North Carolina elementary school teacher faces charges of possessing heroin, according to WTVD. Kirstyn Lynn Alford, 29, a third grade teacher at Youngsville Elementary School, faces charges of felony drug possession, misdemeanor drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse. Franklinton police arrested the suspect Thursday after officers received information that the teacher’s vehicle was in a suspected drug neighborhood. The patrol officers followed Alford’s vehicle once she returned to Franklinton – where she lives – and pulled […]

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    Greensboro police say man shot, killed outside Four Seasons mall was innocent victim

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police on Friday confirmed that the man shot and killed outside Four Seasons Town Centre was an innocent victim. Westley Tyler Tugman, 33, of Lenoir, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the mall. Later in the day Saturday, Greensboro police said based on preliminary information, it appeared to be an attempted robbery, but did not confirm at the time that Tugman was an innocent victim. Greensboro police, firefighters and emergency workers responded […]

  • Torrian Williams, 19; Gregory Baskins, 23.

    High Point police seize firearms, heroin from suspect following traffic stop

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police seized firearms and more than 10 grams of heroin following a traffic stop in High Point on Thursday, according to a press release. Officers stopped a vehicle at Hoskins Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 10 p.m. Three people ran from the vehicle. After a short chase, all three people were caught, police say. Police seized two stolen 9 mm guns and more than 10 grams of heroin from one person in the vehicle. […]

  • Damian Mikal Williams, 19.

    Greensboro man arrested with a gun from Jack Little’s store

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A 19-year-old man was arrested at a Burlington motel Thursday night in possession of a gun stolen from Jack Little’s gun store, according to a press release. The gun was not taken during the robbery and murder of Jack Little. It was taken during a burglary in September last year. Police responded to Motel 6 located at 2155 Hanford Road around 9:14 p.m. in reference to a person waving a firearm from a vehicle. When they arrived, […]

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    Tom Brady shares hilarious ‘suspect board’ in search for missing Super Bowl jersey

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has narrowed down the list of potential suspects in the search for his stolen game-worn Super Bowl jersey. Brady took to Instagram Thursday to post his “suspect board.” The list included half-time performer Lady Gaga, teammate Julian Edelman, Gary Oak from Pokémon and Gollum from “Lord of the Rings.” Hey @edelman11 "Ya suspect, yeah you! I don't know what your reputation is in this town, but after that s@?# you pulled, you can bet l'll […]

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    Winter’s Toll on Your Joints: Hips

    Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and is the most frequent cause of discomfort and chronic hip pain. During the winter months, cold weather and pressure changes can cause pain and stiffness to increase in already painful joints. Joint pain and stiffness can also worsen during the winter because many of us are less physically activity when it’s cold outside, but exercise is an important way to decrease stiffness and strengthen your joints. Exercising in […]

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    J.C. Penney closing up to 140 stores

    J.C. Penney plans to close as many as 140 stores in the coming months, the latest traditional retailer to announce closings. The department store chain did not disclose how many jobs would be cut, but it said it is also offering early retirement to 6,000 full-time employees. It is not yet known if the announcement will affect the J.C. Penny stores in the Four Seasons Town Center and in Hanes Mall. Because it will hire to fill those buyout positions, […]