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    Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son on park swing

    CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — A mother in Maryland was found pushing her dead 3-year-old child in a swing at a park. Officers told WUSA9 that the 24-year-old mother was pushing the dead child for an “unusually long period of time” at a park in Charles County on Friday. Officers were called to the park and said they noticed right away that the child was dead, according to the TV station. The mother and her son may have been at the park since the […]

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    And the most ‘unique favorite food’ in North Carolina is…

    And the most ‘unique favorite food’ in North Carolina is…

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    2 people injured in shooting at Greensboro restaurant identified

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two people were taken to the hospital Friday morning after a shooting at Jake’s Diner. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at 2206 S. Holden Road. Officers discovered the first victim was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in a private vehicle. He was identified as 24-year-old Dexter Lavoy Pittman. The second victim was taken to Moses Cone Hospital by EMS. He was identified as 27-year-old Phillip Rayshawn Wilkerson. Both are listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone […]

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    20-30 students reported sick at North Carolina elementary school

    MONROE, N.C. – About 20 to 30 students have been reported sick at a North Carolina elementary school on Friday afternoon. WCNC reported that it happened at Shiloh Elementary School in Monroe. The students have symptoms that are similar to a virus, according to the school. School has been dismissed for the day and the school will be cleaned, according to the TV station. A school spokesperson did not specifically say what the sickness was.

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    Tornado destroys home in North Carolina with boy inside

    COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A tornado destroyed a North Carolina home on Thursday, leaving a path of damage and hundreds without power. WECT reported that the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Columbus County near Bolton on Thursday. EF-1 means that winds were between 86–110 mph. This tornado was said to have had winds around 105 mph. No injuries were reported, but a 12-year-old boy was said to have been in the house when the […]

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    North Carolina soccer coach, teacher accused of soliciting minor online

    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A Gaston County high school soccer coach and teacher is accused of soliciting a minor on the Internet. Jason Scott Webb, 46, was arrested by Lincolnton police as part of a larger sting operation where 17 others were also charged. An undercover officer was posing online as a child, police said. Read more: WSOC

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    Driver who fatally injured motorcyclist in Randolph County charged with murder

    RANDLEMAN, N.C. — Police have charged the driver of the pick up truck that fatally injured a motorcyclist on May 8 with second-degree murder, according to the Courier Tribune. Troopers said the motorcyclist, 20-year-old Cameron Dilldine of Randleman, was driving south on US-311 near the intersection of Trotter County Road when a Ford pickup truck, driven by 52-year-old Shane William Parrish of Archdale, hit the motorcycle. Parrish had been drinking and was initially charged with a DWI and failure to reduce speed. Highway […]

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    Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. named new UNCG chancellor

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. was named the 11th chancellor of UNC-Greensboro on Friday. The UNC Board of Governors appointed Gilliam, the dean the School of Public Affairs at UCLA in Los Angeles, to succeed former chancellor Linda Brady. Gilliam was appointed dean of the School of Public Affairs at UCLA in Los Angeles in 2008, according to the school’s website. Prior to taking on a leadership role at the school he was a political science and public policy professor. […]

  • The link between mental illness and family history

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — While many people are aware of the genetic links associated with health conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, much fewer are aware of the hereditary nature of several mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. To give you an idea of the strong genetic component of certain mood disorders–in identical twins, if one twin suffers from depression, the other twin has a 50 to 60 percent chance of also becoming […]

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    Memorial Day brings tears to North Carolina boy’s eyes

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A first grade teacher in Charlotte was pleasantly surprised by one student’s reaction to a video explaining Memorial Day. Memorial Day is more than a day off of work or a cookout. For Emily Rose Fontanta, a first grade teacher at Pineville Elementary, Memorial Day is very close to her heart. “My dad has put so many years into the military and has watched so many best friends pass away,” she told WCNC. “So I am a big believer to […]

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    Cold Case: NC man finds closure in sister’s death 42 years later

    MONDROE, N.C. — A Monroe man who has been searching for his missing sister for the past 42 years now has some answers, according to WSOC. Tim Young said his sister Janice Marie Young ran away from their adoptive home in Virginia to escape abuse back in 1973.  He never saw her again. “We get to school and we got off the bus and she said, ‘I love you and see you later,’” Tim Young said. “And I never did.” He […]

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    Wreck involving cement truck, car in Mebane

    MEBANE, N.C. — Crews responded to a wreck in Mebane involving a cement truck and a car on Thursday. The wreck happened just before noon on Old Hillsborough Road near Longleaf Pine Place. There is no word on injuries.

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