• Thomas Lee Pardon III, Jana Ann Whitaker and Stephanie Jean Brown

    3 arrested in Surry County drug trafficking bust

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Three people have been charged in connection with the trafficking of illegal narcotics into Surry County from the West Coast, according to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Lee Pardon III, 40, of Pinnacle, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell/deliver, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell/deliver […]

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    Deadly fake Viagra: Online pharmacies suspected of selling counterfeit drugs

    “Buy real Viagra here, for a fraction of the price! Free Shipping included! All without a prescription!” shout the online headlines. A quick Google search brings up a plethora of enticing choices for any consumer looking for a deal on one of the world’s most popular prescription medications. Need beta blockers to bring down your […]

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    These states are the worst gas-guzzlers in America

    When filling up a car with gas, most feel the familiar pang of dread start to set in. The price seems to race up, unrelenting, with no signs of stopping. Now that gas prices have started to rise again (despite the price of crude-oil falling to a six-year low), saving on fuel in any way […]

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    One dead, one arrested after early morning shooting outside Greensboro bar

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – One man is dead and another is arrested after a shooting outside a Greensboro bar early Sunday morning. Jermaine Marqel Couch, of Greensboro, has been charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of Patrick Simmons, 19, of Ahoskie, N.C. Police said they observed a disturbance in the Railyard parking […]

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    Human remains found in Pfafftown sent to private lab for identification

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – The human remains found in a backyard in Pfafftown have not been identified and will be sent to a private lab for identification. The remains will be sent to a private lab in Virginia for further analysis, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators found the remains June 26 at […]

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    Man with almost-perfect poop donates it to help patients with C-diff infection

    BOSTON — It’s the middle of the day for Eric, a 24-year-old research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and nature is calling. Eric leaves his job and hops a train. Then a bus. Then he walks some more. He passes countless toilets, and he needs to use them, but he doesn’t. Eventually, Eric […]

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick (left) is accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old Jon Ferrell (right).

    Randall Kerrick will not be retried

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick — accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old Jon Ferrell — will not be retried, according to WCNC. Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin on Aug. 21 had declared a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury. The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office said in a statement Friday, “Upon speaking with jurors, it is […]

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    New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

    New words! In the Oxford dictionary! So exciting! If there were only a word to describe just how exciting. Wait, there is … it’s on the list! Awesomesauce! That term, meaning extremely good or excellent, is just one of the couple dozen new words, phrases and acronyms added Thursday to the Oxford Dictionary’s online version. […]

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    Science and religion fight over Hawaii’s highest point

    Rising more than 6 miles from the seabed floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest summit in the world. To native Hawaiians, the dormant volcano is the most sacred land in the entire Pacific. It is the point where the sky and earth meet. They believe it is the site of the genesis of their people, […]

  • Black students suspended at higher rates than others in NC, study says

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new report from Pennsylvania University shows disproportionate suspension rates among African-Americans across the South, including in North Carolina. While African-Americans make up 26 percent of the state’s student population, they account for 51 percent of the state’s suspensions. “Unfortunately, the report is not surprising,” Eric Hines, the director of equity and […]

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    High Point pastor, wife charged in embezzlement case

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The High Point Police Department arrested and charged a local pastor and his wife Tuesday in an embezzlement case involving the Journey Church. George Keith Hall, 51, and Leslie Hill Hall, 52, turned themselves in to police Tuesday evening. The case stemmed from the results of an internal audit performed by church […]

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    Dog attacks and kills owner, injures 2 others in South Carolina

    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A woman was killed and two other people were injured in a dog attack on Saturday. According to WYFF, the incident happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday. Porsche Cartee, 25, died from dog bites to the head and body. Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement said a 7 to 10-year-old male pit bull […]