• Sen. Kay Hagan and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.

    Kay Hagan holds slim lead in North Carolina Senate race, according to poll

    WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is clinging to a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in North Carolina, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows. Hagan led with 48% support to 46% for Tillis, the state House speaker, in the survey of 559 likely voters, conducted Oct. 27-30 and with a margin of error […]

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    Third suspect charged in murder of Seagrove potter

    SEAGROVE, N.C. — A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a Seagrove potter. Dannie Deddie Smith, 27, of Asheboro, is the third suspect to be charged with murder. On Wednesday, deputies in Moore County arrested two people and charged them with the murder of Elden “Kit” Vanderwal. Jesse Levon Martin, 32, and […]

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    Two charged in slaying of elderly Seagrove man

    MOORE COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies in Moore County have arrested two people in connection with the murder of Elden “Kit” Vanderwal, a potter who owned a shop in Seagrove. Jesse Levon Martin, 32, and his girlfriend Debra Raegan Dorsett, 23, both of Asheboro, were arrested Wednesday morning at Martin’s home in Montgomery County. Dorsett was […]

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    Car plunges 60 feet down Boone mountainside

    BOONE, N.C. — A man was trapped after a car went down an embankment west of Boone, according to officials. The car plunged down a 60-foot mountainside on Castle Ford Road, WSOC reported. The Highway Patrol said the car was there since 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers said the victim was 21 years old. Highway Patrol […]

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    Teams investigate failure of unmanned rocket off Virginia coast

    Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any. The Antares rocket, built by […]

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    Deputy struggled with man before shooting

    IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A Davidson County sheriff’s deputy was seen on the side of the road Monday struggling with a man just before fatally shooting him, according to authorities. Sgt. Scott Culler, who has been with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office since 2002, is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Iredell […]

  • From left, the families of Nikki Listau, Deundrez Woods and Tanisha Jefferson are suing an Alabama jail over their deaths.

    Prisoners died of gangrene, constipation

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One prisoner died of alcohol withdrawal. Constipation killed another. A third succumbed to gangrene. The deaths sound like they come from the logs of a Civil War POW encampment, but all three are alleged to have befallen detainees at the Madison County Jail in Huntsville, Ala., while they were awaiting trial. In […]

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    Woman stabbed to death in Randolph County identified

    TRINITY, N.C. — Randolph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a woman was found stabbed to death in her Trinity home early Tuesday morning. Deputies say neighbors called 911 after they found the woman’s body just after 2 a.m. inside a mobile home at 964 Loflin Hill Road, Lot 24. The woman has been identified as Tammy Sellers Holland of […]

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    Woman accused of stabbing man during fight in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed during an altercation in Greensboro Monday evening. Police responded to Pear Street where they found 38-year-old Marcus Larenzo Morgan suffering from a stab wound. The stab wound was a result of an altercation between Morgan and 37-year-old Shani Kanika Smith. Morgan […]

  • Randolph Hospital partners with attorneys to cut DWI backlog

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Randolph County District Attorney’s Office developed a local solution to cut back on the number of DWI cases that go unprosecuted or are repeatedly continued in court. They signed a contract with Randolph Hospital to do some of their blood alcohol content (BAC) testing in DWI cases. The partnership has been […]

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    Walmart selling ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ on its website

    Walmart is apparently targeting plus size women searching for Halloween costumes by selling “Fat Girl Costumes” on its website. “Female Vampire,” “Saloon Girl” and “Queen of Hearts” are just a few of the costumes being sold in the “fat girl” section on the store’s website. As of 10:45 a.m. ET, the page was still live. The website […]

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    Nurse quarantined for Ebola observation in NJ to be discharged

    WASHINGTON — After a heated weekend of sparring between a quarantined nurse and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the nurse is being discharged, the state’s Department of Health said in a statement Monday morning. A battle of words broke out Sunday between Kaci Hickox, who returned home from Ebola-ravaged West Africa only to be ordered […]