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  • Don Tilley and his wife Robinette Tilley (WLOS-TV)

    Huge outpour of support for beloved NC motorcycle shop owner Don Tilley

    STATESVILLE, N.C. — Flowers and balloons lined the floor at the Tilley Harley Davision store Sunday, in honor of its founder and owner who died in a motorcycle accident, according to WSOC-TV. Don Tilley, 78, died Friday following a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville. His wife, Robinette, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. U.S. Service rangers said the cause is under investigation but they don’t think weather or road condition were factors. Don and Robinette […]

  • Deqwon Mykel Blackmon

    Man wanted for attempted murder escapes, posts on Facebook

    LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — An attempted murder suspect who broke out of custody Friday posted to Facebook shortly after the incident and is still on the loose, according to WSOC-TV. Lancaster detectives said that a Facebook page Channel 9 found is believed to belong to Deqwon Blackmon. Two posts were made after the escape. One is an expletive. The other said, “Just had to kiss my kids before I go so. Keep calm.” Deputies said Blackmon escaped when a transporting deputy […]

  • A family of six needs a new place to live after a fire swept through their home Saturday afternoon. (Images: WTVD-TV)

    NC family of six looking for place to stay after fire destroys home

    PINE LEVEL, N.C. — A North Carolina family of six is looking for a place to live after their home was destroyed by a fire. The Pine Level homeowner briefly spoke with WTVD-TV and says she lost everything. Money, medicine, and personal belongings are now all destroyed. “I heard a big boom, and it sounded like an earthquake. And I just saw them come out,” said eyewitness Luis Galan. Galan lives right next door. He says it was around 2 […]

  • A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.

    Teen dies after taking Lamborghini on test drive

    NEW YORK — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend’s Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Fox News reported that 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was taking the car for a spin on Friday morning and lost control. Authorities said the impact caused the car to completely break apart. A passenger in the car was treated with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver’s father said driving a Lamborghini had always been his son’s dream. […]

  • Randy Travis

    Randy Travis’ name no longer on welcome signs in his NC hometown

    MARSHVILLE, N.C. — Country music legend Randy Travis’ name no longer appears on welcome signs in the small North Carolina town he was born in. The Charlotte Observer reported that the town of Marshville in Union County has replaced its two welcome signs with new ones – and Travis’ name is absent. The town’s manager told the paper that the signs were replaced this summer because they were falling apart. The old signs read “Marshville Home of Randy Travis & […]

  • Grandfather pours freezing water over baby for ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    HOUSTON, Texas — The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the splash of social media for weeks. But some say a grandfather must have been out of his mind when he poured freezing cold water on his 10-month-old grandbaby. Video on Facebook shows a grandfather dumping an ice bucket on himself and his 10 month old granddaughter. “My family was shocked, my friends were shocked,” said Claude Dalcour, the baby’s father. “Everybody I know was pretty much shocked and appalled.” The […]

  • Henry McCollum and Leon Brown

    New DNA evidence could free two men convicted of notorious NC murder

    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — New DNA evidence could free two men convicted of a notorious North Carolina murder, according to the News and Observer. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown have been in prison for 30 years after being convicted as teenagers in the 1983 death of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie. McCollum is on death row in Raleigh’s Central Prison and Brown is serving a life sentence in Pitt County. New DNA evidence taken from a cigarette butt found near the victim’s […]

  • Watch 7-year-old cancer patient’s joy after being told he can leave the hospital

    Watch 7-year-old cancer patient’s joy after being told he can leave the hospital

    Watch this 7-year-old cancer patient’s joy after being told he can leave the hospital. Buzzfeed.com reported that Avery Harriman is fighting leukaemia for a third time.

  • Flier

    Commissioner questions legality of flier distributed by NC school district

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A flier handed out by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is raising some questions. The flier addresses a proposed sales tax hike on the November ballot and how it could help the district. WSOC-TV spoke with a county commissioner who is upset about the flier, even calling it illegal. “It’s pretty clear that their intent is to break North Carolina law,” said Commissioner Bill James. “You can’t use government resources to promote any side pro or con in a ballot […]

  • Jeri Dee Quick (WTVD-TV)

    Vigil held for 4-year-old NC girl fatally hit by car

    DURHAM, N.C. — A vigil was held Saturday for Jeri Dee Quick – the 4-year-old Durham child who was hit by a car Monday night as she ran out in the road to see her father, according to WTVD-TV. It happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive, which is off of Old Oxford Road. Investigators said the girl had been playing in a yard when she saw her father pull into a parking lot across the […]

  • Tyeshia Scott (WSOC-TV)

    NC high school senior may not graduate due to lack of school transcript

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina high school senior may not graduate on time because her parents cannot get her transcript records from her former private school, her parents said. Michael Scott and Kimmberly Scott showed WSOC-TV the report cards from their daughter’s former school, Oasis Performing Arts, a private school in Charlotte. Their daughter Tyeshia Scott transferred in November from Oasis to North Mecklenburg High School, where she is a senior. In order for their daughter to graduate, she […]

  • Watch the UNC basketball team take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    Watch the UNC basketball team take the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Watch the UNC men’s basketball team take the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” The Tar Heels had cold water poured over them Saturday in front of the Tar Pit. ICYMI: @UNC_Basketball completed the #ALSIceBucketChallenge last night. @THANS50, @BubbaUNC & Jenn Townsend are next! bit.ly/1pvmXtL— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) August 31, 2014

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