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  • Parents upset after elementary students come home ‘drenched in sweat,’ crying

    MEBANE, N.C. — It’s not how kids normally greet their parents when they get off their school bus on Airport Road in Mebane. “All the kids came running to us,” said mother Tiyana White, describing last Wednesday. “You could literally see the sweat pouring off their heads. My kids were in serious danger that day. I mean thank God nothing happened.” “It was chaos,” added mother Shannon Blathers. “Some were upset, some were crying.” The South Mebane Elementary students told […]

  • Clown tries to lure kids in Winston-Salem, two clown sightings reported

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say someone in a clown costume tried to lure kids into the woods Sunday night. The incident happened in the 1200 block of East 29th Street off Hwy. 52 about 8:30 p.m. The “clown” was described as wearing white overalls, white gloves, red shoes with red bushy hair, a white face and a red nose. The suspect allegedly tried to lure the kids with treats. The suspect was reportedly seen by two children and heard, […]

  • Missing Greensboro mother now believed dead, boyfriend charged with murder

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman initially believed to be missing is now believed to be dead, according to Greensboro police. Police arrested and charged 25-year-old Desmond Laquan Pendergrass with the murder of his 26-year-old girlfriend Cree Asia Smith on Thursday. Police have not yet recovered Smith’s body, but Capt. Mike Richey said there is enough “forensic evidence”, in the form of Smith’s blood, to make police confident that Pendergrass murdered her. Richey would not comment on where that blood […]

  • With uptick in accidental 911 calls, Burlington police unveil new plan

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — In the last three months, Burlington police say they have gotten 1,514 911 hang-up calls. “Hang-up calls” refers to callers who either immediately hang up the phone after dialing 911 or say nothing at all. The high number of these calls, Assistant Chief Chris Verdeck says, spreads Burlington police thin. “It’s a huge strain,” he said. “It’s tying up our patrol officers answering these calls when they’re really not calls at all.” Now Burlington police officers have […]

  • Burlington police officer taken to hospital after wreck

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington police officer was taken to the hospital after a wreck on Thursday evening. The accident happened at about 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of South Mebane Street and East Summit Avenue, according to Sgt. Drew Gerringer with Burlington police. Gerringer said a Burlington patrol car and a sedan collided at the intersection. The officer operating the patrol car was taken to the hospital but Gerringer said it was mostly as a precaution. The officer sustained minor to […]

  • White powder, believed to be drugs, found on Burlington street

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are investigating after a woman reported seeing a white powder in plastic bags in the middle of the street in Burlington. Assistant Chief Chris Verdeck said officers responded to the 2600 block of Eldermont Street just before 8 a.m. Thursday. After initial testing, officers believe the powder is heroin laced with Fentanyl. The woman who found the bags spoke to FOX8 but asked not to be named. “At first, I thought it was sugar,” she said. “Just […]

  • Statewide early voting plans questioned

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A recent New York Times article raises questions about early voting plans statewide. Some claim that some Republican-led county boards of elections are not providing enough access to early voting. “It’s really irresponsible and really disturbing to see the super partisan nature that has gotten injected in a number of counties,” said Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North Carolina. Hall said that current state law requires counties to have only one polling site, at the Board of […]

  • Homeowners react to major drug bust at their Davidson County rental home

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A beloved family home turned into a massive drug operation. The owners of the Davidson County home told FOX8 they were shocked to learn their renters of three years are now facing drug charges, after allegedly turning their Indian Wells Circle home into a growing house. Monday, Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said deputies found more than 500 pounds of marijuana in the house, with an approximate street value of $828,000. The owners, who asked FOX8 […]

  • Price increase at Davidson County landfills

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — Some items that used to be free to drop off at Davidson County landfills now have price tags attached. Operations Manager Steven Sink said, among others, mattresses, home hazardous waste (like paint and chemicals) and electronics are no longer free. Now, each of those items will cost $8 to leave at the landfill. “There have been several complaints and we kind of explained to them that we’d either have to charge or do away with the service,” […]

  • Communities in Schools announces new partnership, hopes to tackle students’ non-academic needs

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For some students, succeeding in the classroom is about a lot more than academics. Emotional and social needs can make doing homework or paying attention in class difficult. Friday, a group hoping to address those non-academic needs, Communities in Schools (CIS), announced it would now be partnering with Eastlawn Elementary in Burlington. CIS currently partners with more than 400 schools across the state, but Eastlawn Elementary is the first partner school in the Alamance-Burlington School System. J’Taime […]

  • Staff reduction will not impact services, says Allied Church’s board

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s a place for those going through hard times. But now Allied Churches of Alamance County is going through hard times of its own. The Board of Directors for Allied Churches of Alamance County laid off three of its staff members, effective this week. William Austin, who serves on the board of directors, says it was a decision they were forced to make because of financial circumstances. “We have the very real challenge of cash flow,” Austin […]

  • ‘Affordable housing crisis’ in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Catherine Brown sits on her stoop. She prefers to be outside, she says, because of the conditions inside her apartment. “Roaches, mold, bed bugs,” she said. “I didn’t sleep all night. Bed bugs eating me right and left.” Brown lives at the Executive Center apartments on Summit Avenue in Greensboro. She said she pays $480 in rent, but sometimes she thinks she’d be better off sleeping on the streets. “At least no bed bugs would get me […]

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