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    50 Alamance County inmates to be transferred after leaks in jail’s roof

    GRAHAM, N.C. – Officials said that 50 Alamance County jail inmates will be transferred to other county detention centers after a series of roof leaks. Multiple leaks have been reported at the Alamance County detention center as the jail installs a new roof, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the installation has not been completed and they want the inmates to be safe during the storms. The area affected is primarily the third floor, or top of […]

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    Wolf-dog hybrid escapes the death sentence, will be sent to NC sanctuary

    SANTA ANA, Cal. — A wolf-dog hybrid in California has escaped the death sentence and will be sent to a sanctuary in North Carolina. KABC reported that a judge originally ordered the wolf-dog hybrid be euthanized, but overruled his previous ruling on Wednesday. The wolf-dog named Karma was seized and impounded after the owners were arrested because of a domestic dispute in May. DNA testing showed that Karma was part wolf and could not be vaccinated against rabies. Karma was […]

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    Hurricane Joaquin intensifies to a category 4 storm; winds expected to be around 130 mph

    Hurricane Joaquin has intensified to a category 4 storm with winds expected to be around 130 mph. Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties of North Carolina ahead of the arrival of the hurricane. “We’re hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan,” Governor McCrory said. “I’ve ordered all state agencies to begin preparation for the severe weather, particularly flooding, that is going hit just about every corner of […]

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    North Carolina under state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin — a category 4 storm. “We’re hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan,” Governor McCrory said. “I’ve ordered all state agencies to begin preparation for the severe weather, particularly flooding, that is going hit just about every corner of the state during the next few days.” McCrory asked that everyone stay […]

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    NC ring bearer, flower girl marry 17 years later

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seventeen years ago Adrian and Brooke Franklin walked down the aisle together for the first time. The two 5-year-olds were serving as the ring bearer and flower girl for a family friend. “I was devastated,” Adrian said. “I was like ‘tell me I don’t have to walk down the aisle with her!’” Brooke however, was over the moon because she had a crush on Adrian. “We went to school together and I would always try to play with […]

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    Hurricane Joaquin intensifying: 6 things the National Hurricane Center wants you to know

    Hurricane Joaquin remained a Category 3 hurricane Thursday, with winds increasing. This, along with other contributing factors, will result in significant rain in North Carolina. The state of Virginia has already declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Joaquin moves north. Gov. Chris Christie also just signed a state of emergency for New Jersey ahead of Joaquin. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center issued 6 keys points about Hurricane Joaquin Thursday: Preparations to protect life and property in the central Bahamas […]

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    NC woman duct tapes dog’s mouth shut, posts pics on Facebook

    SALISBURY, N.C. — A 25-year-old Salisbury woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after authorities say she taped her dog’s mouth shut to prevent the dog from barking, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. She then took photographs of the dog and posted them to Facebook, with the caption “Ha ha.” Kimberly Ann Howell is out of jail on $3,000 bond. Someone saw the pictures and reported them to the Rowan Sheriff’s Office. Howell told authorities that she […]

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    NC woman says she is happier than ever after fulfilling lifelong wish of becoming blind

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh woman says she is happier than ever after fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Jewel Shuping, 30, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder, which is a condition where able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled, according to Barcroft TV. Shuping said that her fascination with blindness began when she was about 6 years old. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she told […]

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    Grandma turns grandson in for stealing from Davidson County store

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A grandmother turned her grandson in on Wednesday for stealing from the Davidson County store where she works. Sherry Freeman told deputies that her grandson, Trent Prince, 18, had stolen $175 from the register at Bills Truck Stop, located at 1210 Snider Kines Road. After an investigation, Prince was arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny and resist obstruct and delay. Prince received a $10,000 secured bond and his first court date is set for Oct. 30 at the […]

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    First flu death reported in western part of NC

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported the state’s first flu death for the 2015-2016 influenza season on Thursday. An adult in the western region of the state died last week of complications from the flu. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family,” said Acting State Health Director Dr. Megan Davies. “We hope that by making people aware of this unfortunate case we will remind everyone that flu can be a serious disease and […]

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    Photo shows mountain lion perched atop telephone pole

    LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. — A mountain lion climbed a 35-foot telephone pole in California Tuesday afternoon, according to the Victor Valley Daily Press. An official with the Department of Fish and Wildlife said it is still unclear why the cougar climbed the pole. The official said the cougar could have been chased up the pole by another mountain lion after entering its territory. The mountain lion was perched atop the pole until sometime Tuesday night when a local resident reported seeing […]

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    NC couple thanks fellow soldier for rescuing 6-month-old son in crash

    SPOUT SPRINGS, N.C. — It was an emotional reunion Wednesday at the Spout Springs Fire Department as a young Army family thanked a fellow soldier for rescuing their son. Sgt. Josh Farrell got a big smile from the 6-month-old boy he rescued. On Aug. 18, Caitlin Coffeen ran off the road in the rain and hit a power pole along Highway 87 south. She was able to get out, but couldn’t get to her son who was strapped in a […]


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