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  • Feneil Richmond

    Burlington police looking for man in connection to shooting

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – Police are looking for a man after another man was shot at in his front yard in Burlington. Burlington police said officers responded to the 800 block of Rosenwald Street in reference to a shooting at about 4:44 p.m. Friday. Police said a gray sedan with at least two people had fired several rounds at Dennis Mebane who was standing in his front yard. Mebane was not struck. However, a 2016 Hyundai Accent, which was parked in […]

  • 424 Jonestown Road in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

    Winston-Salem police investigate armed robbery at convenience store

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a Winston-Salem convenience store at gunpoint. Police said it was reported at about 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Shell station at 424 Jonestown Road. A suspect wearing sunglasses and a red bandana over his face entered the business with a black handgun and demanded money, according to police. After demanding money, the suspect fled the scene. There is no word on any injuries. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone […]

  • 57-year-old James Russell Bateman of Eden

    Authorities identify man reported missing at Belews Lake

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. – Authorities have identified a man reported missing after getting into the water at Belews Lake as 57-year-old James Russell Bateman of Eden. Emergency responders are searching for Bateman who reportedly went missing in Belews Lake after jumping in Friday afternoon. The incident was reported shortly before 2 p.m. as Bateman and a woman were out on the lake in a boat. Bateman lost his hat, jumped out of the boat to get it and disappeared. The woman […]

  • Bathroom sign (Stock photo)

    UNC system says it won’t enforce transgender bathroom rules

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina system said in legal filings that it won’t try to enforce a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex, according to the Associated Press. System leader Margaret Spellings filed the motion Friday, writing, “I have no intent to exercise my authority to promulgate any guidelines or regulations that require transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their biological sex.” The Obama administration issued guidance earlier […]

  • Lawrence Adrian Briscoe

    Second man arrested in connection with death of former Guilford Co. teacher Bianca Tanner

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A second man has been arrested in connection to the death of former Guilford County teacher Bianca Tanner, according to WSOC. Lawrence Adrian Briscoe was arrested Friday for his involvement in the case. He has been charged with concealment of death. Angelo Smith pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday. Smith strangled Tanner and left her body in the woods. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, kidnapping, concealment of a death and contributing to the delinquency of […]

  • Martin Heba

    Greensboro police looking for man reported missing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Authorities in Greensboro are looking for a missing man who was last seen on Wednesday. Greensboro police are looking for 63-year-old Martin Heba. Family and friends said they have not heard from Heba, which is uncharacteristic of him. His vehicle, a black 1998 Toyota Avalon, is also missing, according to authorities in Greensboro. Police have provided a photo of Heba. Anyone with any information on Heba’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 373-1000 or text keyword badboyz […]

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    Tropical depression tracking toward the Carolinas — Van Denton has the latest

    A tropical depression is headed toward the Carolinas for Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center officially said the system was a tropical depression at 5 p.m. Friday. Depending on the track, South Carolina beaches will be impacted on Saturday evening. Most models are bringing the system into the South Carolina coast and then bringing it up into North Carolina. By Sunday afternoon, the system could create quite a bit of rainfall for the Piedmont Triad. By Monday morning, the […]

  • Waves along the beach at Ocracoke Island. (WGHP file photo)

    Father, son die after jet ski hits fishing pier off North Carolina coast

    SUNSET BEACH, N.C. — A father and son have died after hitting a fishing pier while riding a jet ski off the North Carolina coast. WECT reported that it happened Friday on Sunset Beach at the Wildlife Resource Commission Boat Ramp. The incident prompted the pier to be closed until further notice, according to authorities. The names of the victims have not been released. Authorities said the mother and daughter of the family were on another jet ski in the […]

  • Lauren Nicole Sherrill, 26, of Hickory

    North Carolina woman accused of hiding meth in shoe

    HICKORY, N.C. – A North Carolina woman is accused of hiding meth in her shoe. The Hickory Daily Record reported that Lauren Nicole Sherrill, 26, of Hickory, faces various charges after police stopped her in a vehicle. Hickory police stopped the vehicle early Friday morning for lacking license plate lights. The driver allegedly told police that the vehicle was recently purchased. Police found .09 grams of methamphetamine in her shoe during a search. Police also said she dropped a meth […]

  • Jerrell Bobby Moore

    Greensboro police thwart bank robbery, arrest suspects before they could enter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police have thwarted a bank robbery in Greensboro, arresting the four suspects before they could enter the bank. Greensboro police said the four suspects were arrested Thursday morning after driving to the Wells Fargo Bank at 3305 Battleground Ave. to commit a robbery. Police said the suspects drove into the bank’s parking lot at about 10:40 a.m. and more than a dozen unmarked police vehicles surrounding their sedan. All four were taken into custody before they could […]

  • Lake incident

    Emergency personnel respond to reported drowning at Belews Lake

    Update: Authorities have identified the man reported missing STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — Emergency responders are searching for a man who reportedly drowned in Belews Lake after jumping in Friday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer Stephen Edwards with Stokes-Rockingham Fire and Rescue. The incident was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Edwards said a man and a woman were out on the lake in a boat. The man lost his hat, jumped out of the boat to get it and disappeared. The […]

  • Steven Williams (CNN)

    Florida sheriff says NC man used chainsaw to cut up ex-wife

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Tricia Todd’s family is finally getting some closure. The Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month; she was last seen in a grocery store near her Hobe Sound home on April 26. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said Friday that remains found buried in a container filled with a corrosive liquid are believed to be Todd’s. Snyder announced Thursday that Todd’s ex-husband, Steven Williams, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. He confessed to killing his ex-wife […]


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