• A “wall of ugly” in a North Carolina classroom is making some parents outraged. (WSOC)

    Parents upset after NC ‘Wall of Ugly’ teacher named teacher of month

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Some parents of students at a charter school in Huntersville said they’re upset that the school allowed students to name a teacher involved in a racially-charged project as teacher of the month. The parents spoke after learning that students at Lake Norman Charter School had voted to give the honor to a […]

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    Delta pilot orders pizza for delayed flight

    ATLANTA — Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world’s busiest airport — and Delta’s home base. A 2 p.m. Delta flight from […]

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    FIFA officials arrested in raid, will face corruption charges in US

    Latest developments: 5:56 a.m. ET: The FIFA officials who have been arrested will not automatically be suspended from their positions, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday. 5:37 a.m. ET: No one at FIFA, including Sepp Blatter, knew that Swiss investigators would raid the soccer body’s headquarters on Wednesday morning, […]

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    Child neglect charges ruled out for Maryland ‘free-range’ parents

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — The Maryland “free-range” parents at the center of a national debate over parental supervision have been cleared of child neglect charges related to an incident in December in which their children, ages 6 and 10, were allowed to walk home alone from a playground a mile from their house. However, Danielle […]

  • Free vascular screenings at Forsyth Medical Center

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — It can be hard to find anything free, especially when it comes to medical services. For that reason, a clinic in Winston-Salem is getting a lot of attention. “We stay so busy because the word has gotten out,” Casie Pegg, cardiovascular disease educator at the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Vascular Screening […]

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    What is flakka (aka gravel) and why is it more dangerous than cocaine?

    It goes by the name flakka. In some parts of the country, it is also called “gravel” because of its white crystal chunks that have been compared to aquarium gravel. The man-made drug causes a high similar to cocaine. But like “bath salts,” a group of related synthetic drugs that were banned in 2012, flakka […]

  • Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.

    B.B. King was poisoned, his daughters claim

    LAS VEGAS — Two of B.B. King’s daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don’t support that contention. King’s daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the accusations in separate, but identically worded, affidavits filed over the weekend. “I believe […]

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    Man injured in crash with Winston-Salem police car dies

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man who was injured in a crash involving a truck and a Winston-Salem police patrol car has died from his injuries. Alan Edward Dunnagan, 68, of Winston-Salem, died Saturday as a result of the wreck earlier this month. Police said the victim was driving a Chevrolet S10 truck which was involved […]

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    Man pronounced dead, but then starts moving

    MILWAUKEE — A man pronounced dead was on his way to the morgue, but then he moved, according to WITI. The TV station reported that 46-year-old Thomas Sancomb of Milwaukee continues to recover after being pronounced dead earlier this week. Milwaukee police said they found Sancomb after being called to an apartment complex earlier this […]

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    Canine flu outbreak: How can you keep your dog safe?

    As new cases of canine influenza spread across several states, veterinarians are urging vigilance after hundreds of dogs contracted the virus. Last month, more than 1,000 pooches got dog flu in Chicago, while one in the Atlanta area and another one in Ohio tested positive this week. Other positive results have been reported in various […]

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    Google removes racial slur from maps for most users

    Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house. A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday, Google blamed the problem on its search ranking system, and apologized for the […]

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    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper helps save driver having diabetic crisis

    Rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony scored a Grammy with their song “Tha Crossroads,” which paid tribute to loved ones they had lost. But rapper Layzie Bone may have helped save a life recently. The rapper, whose real name is Steven Howse, was reportedly traveling through Wyoming on his way to a concert when he and his […]