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  • Aerial view of passenger ferry boat in open waters near Bald Head Island, North Carolina. (Stock photo)

    Captain was ‘daydreaming’ when NC ferry became stuck in sand last year

    WILMINGTON, NC — The captain of a Bald Head Island ferry was likely daydreaming when the vessel ran aground in the Cape Fear River last year, according to a report recently released by the Coast Guard. Thirteen passengers and one crew member were injured. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the ferry with 30 passengers aboard was outside the main channel and hit a sandbar Dec. 17. The report concludes the captain was lost in thought or daydreaming because he could not […]

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    Millions of drivers warned after exploding airbag incident

    Millions of drivers are being warned to have their airbags checked right away. The warning issued Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers more than 4.7 million vehicles from multiple manufacturers that date to 2002. Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that police investigating the death of a woman earlier […]

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    Speeding father pulled over while driving laboring wife to hospital has been ticketed

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Iowa — A father who was pulled over and held at gunpoint by police last Tuesday has been ticketed for speeding while driving his laboring wife to the hospital. According to WHO-TV, Ben Kohnen was taking orders from his wife to keep driving despite seeing police lights behind them. His wife, Rachel, was in labor and thought she wasn’t going to make to the hospital in time to have her baby. Ben was reportedly going 30 mph over the speed limit. […]

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    Suspects sought in Greensboro home invasion

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are looking for two suspects after they reportedly forced their way into a Greensboro home late Monday night, according to a news release. Two unknown men knocked on an apartment door in the 1400 block of Cunningham Street around 11:50 p.m. and asked for a person by name, police said. When the occupants told the men that person was not there, the suspects forced their way into the home. Armed with guns, the men took property from the […]

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    Woman accused of exchanging DSS info on children for cash, gifts

    MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — A Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services worker is facing federal charges accused of selling personal information of children for cash and gifts. The Medicaid fraud scheme began over a year ago, according to court documents obtained by WSOC. According to federal documents, Leisha Watkins had access to DSS client information which she sold to Ronnie Robinson for cash and gifts. Court records say Watkins received as least $10,000 as payment for selling DSS client names […]

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    Terminally ill 29-year-old talks about giving up on dreams as ‘time draws closer’

    Brittany Maynard, the woman who has chosen Nov. 1 as the day she will die, recently spoke to People and wrote a blog post expressing appreciation for the support she has received over the past few weeks. After her wedding in 2013, the 29-year-old began experiencing debilitating headaches. While vacationing with her husband in January, Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. After the diagnosis, doctors said her cancer had progressed to Glioblastoma multiforme, the deadliest form […]

  • Buckley Report: Fact-checking political ads, part 2

    How many times have you been watching TV and seen two political ads come on, back to back, contradicting each other. It can be hard to know whom to believe. In this edition of the Buckley Report, Bob Buckley is going to help you out by doing some fact-checking on those ads. To watch part one of this series, click here.

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    Election fliers with lynching photo appear in NC county

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An ugly period in America’s history is taking center stage in one North Carolina county in the 2014 elections, WTVD reports. Churchgoers in Cumberland County found flier with images of lynchings plastered on their cars while leaving services Sunday morning. Fayetteville police say the fliers appear to be hate materials and, because there is an implied threat to the president, it’s likely federal agents will now be involved. The fliers were left on vehicles parked at the […]

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    UNCG Chancellor Linda Brady announces July 2015 retirement

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Linda P. Brady, chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, announced Monday that she will retire from her position after seven years of service. As UNCG begins its strategic visioning and planing process, it will be up to a new chancellor to insure the new 10 year plan is followed. “It’s really important for the University to recruit a chancellor who will see that plan through and the campaign which normally last between seven and ten […]

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    Crews battle duplex fire in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Smoke seen billowing above Greensboro Monday morning was caused by a duplex fire, officials say. Crews were on the scene of 806 E. Bragg St., where the fire is now extinguished. No on was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Two units were affected, one of them had heavy damage. There are no details on what caused the fire. UPDATE: @GSOFireDept: E. Bragg St. duplex fire is out: No injuries. Now under investigation: […]

  • Mountain furniture made by one of Roy’s Folks

    WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — With the Furniture Market going on this week in High Point it’s a good time to reflect on the origins of furniture making, and the fact that the old ways are still a success for some of Roy’s Folks.

  • Class Act: A Star in the Classroom

    Often times, extracurricular activities help students stay on the straight and narrow. One middle schooler is proof of how that can be true. She has straight A’s. And as FOX8’s Kerry Charles tells us, if she’s not in class she’s putting on an act.

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