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    In North Carolina, this is the hardest word to spell

    It's the #spellingbee finals! These are the top "how to spell" searches for words by state, mapped #dataviz — GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) May 26, 2016 Google’s News Lab has recently compiled a list showing the top spelling mistakes in each state. The data comes from each state’s top “how to spell” Google searches. Google Trends recently published a map showing each state and what the word is. For North Carolina, it’s “Pneumonia,” an infection that inflames the air sacs in […]

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    Cinnamon Toast Crunch: Competitive eater posts video of himself eating 7,700-calorie bowl of cereal

    Prolific professional eater Matt Stonie has devoured a 7,700 calorie bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Stonie posted a video of himself eating the massive bowl of cereal to YouTube earlier this month and it currently has more than 1.3 million views. “I think, I could eat cereal all day,” he said in the video’s description. It took 24-year-old Stonie about 17 minutes to eat two boxes of cereal and drink a gallon of milk. reported that Stonie has eaten […]

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    High Point City Lake Park closes early because of power outage

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point City Lake Park in Jamestown closed at 2 p.m. Saturday due to a power outage. *UPDATE* City Lake Park Pool & Amusements will close today due 2 power outage. We will updated U as 2 when the pool & amusements will reopen — High Point P&R (@HighPointPandR) May 28, 2016 City Lake Park is having electrical issues. Pool & concessions R temporarily closed. We'll keep U updated as we receive more info. — High Point […]

  • Anthony Richard Penque, 41, of Garner

    North Carolina man accused of stabbing woman with screwdriver

    ZEBULON, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of stabbing a woman with a screwdriver. The News & Observer reported that Anthony Richard Penque, 41, of Garner, entered a home and got into a fight with his ex-fiance and two other people. The fight moved outside the home where witnesses claim the suspect stabbed the victim multiple times with a screwdriver. The suspect was taken to the Wake County Detention Center and charged with assault with a deadly weapon […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]


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