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  • ‘My time will come’: Winston-Salem State Backup Quarterback Miles Timmons has big dreams off the gridiron

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State Backup Quarterback Miles Timmons knows he’s not destined for the NFL. But according to WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson, “Miles is going to change the world.” He’s already doing big things like speaking at donor luncheons. He’s a provost scholar and Meis graduation scholar. Miles is majoring in business administration and corporate finance, and his minor? Chinese. “With Chinese, it’s … fighting English as the number one language of business,” Timmons said. “To learn that while […]

  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC president charged with driving while impaired, child abuse after wreck

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The president and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina was charged with driving while impaired and child abuse after a wreck, according to North Carolina courts. Patrick Hugh Conway was charged with driving while impaired, failure to maintain lane control, civil renovation of driver’s license, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse and reckless driving with wanton disregard. BCBSNC announced in a statement that, despite the charges, Conway will stay on as president and CEO. The […]

  • Campus police investigating after alleged rape at Elon University

    ELON, N.C. — Elon University police are looking for answers after a reported rape earlier this month, according to an incident report. The reported rape happened at the Station at Mill Point, a 24-building university housing community of more than 300 juniors and seniors located close to campus. At about 9:50 p.m. on Sept. 1, campus police responded to Alamance Regional Medical Center after a nurse reported that a woman was in the emergency room after being sexually assaulted. A […]

  • Eastern Guilford High School student arrested after fight at school

    GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — An Eastern Guilford High School student was arrested after a fight at school, according to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. The 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged with simple assault. At about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, four students were involved in a fight at the school. Deputies say there were no significant injuries. School administrators and resource officers are investigating what sparked the fight. Deputies believe it may be related to another recent altercation between the same […]

  • 1 dead, 7 injured after bus containing SC-native gospel singer Josh Turner’s road crew drives off cliff

    SHANDON, Calif. — One person is dead and seven are injured after the tour bus of South Carolina-native gospel singer Josh Turner’s road crew crashed near Shandon in California, according to KSBY. At about 11:45 p.m., the bus crashed on Highway 46, near Mcmillan Canyon, as it was leaving Turner’s concert at Vina Robles Amphitheater, headed to Washington. The bus drove off the road and off an 80-foot cliff before crashing into a riverbed, first responders told KSBY. Two people […]

  • Beloved NC Zoo grizzly bear Yepani dies at about 28 years old

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — A beloved grizzly bear died after 25 years at the North Carolina Zoo, according to a press release. Yepani was known for his gentle and patient personality. The bear was euthanized Wednesday after he began to experience clinical symptoms last week of intervertebral disk disease, often referred to as a herniated, slipped or ruptured disk. The disease is common among domestic pets. A necropsy confirmed the sickness. “The rapid progression of this disease severely diminished his quality […]

  • Woman facing multiple charges after Greensboro apartment fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A woman is facing multiple charges after a Greensboro apartment fire Wednesday evening, according to a news release from Greensboro police. Aleen Smith, 21, of Greensboro, is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of weapon of mass destruction, discharge within city limits and arson. According to arrest warrants, Smith stole two knives, including an antique trench knife, among other items, and had a sawed-off shotgun. She reportedly fired the shotgun twice at […]

  • Maine mom pleads not guilty after accused of killing 1-year-old daughter by rubbing fentanyl on baby’s gums

    BANGOR, Maine — A Maine woman said she’s not guilty after she was accused of killing her baby by rubbing fentanyl on the girl’s gums, WABI reports. Kimberly Nelligan, 33, of Bangor, submitted her plea in court Wednesday. Nelligan was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a scheduled drug after police found her 1-year-old daughter unresponsive in her home back in October. The baby was taken to a hospital where she died. The medical examiner […]

  • Man caught on camera dumping four kittens in North Carolina, deputies say

    CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Four kittens were abandoned, and the Craven County Sheriff’s Office has photos of the wanted suspect. The sheriff’s office issued a plea for the public’s help to identify a man who may be responsible for dumping four kittens on Old Airport Road in New Bern on Wednesday morning. Deputies say surveillance footage caught the man in the act. Deputies ask anyone with information to contact the Craven County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Division at (252) 636-6620 […]

  • High Point University monitoring 5 possible mumps cases on campus

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point University is monitoring five possible mumps cases on campus. A note was sent out to campus students and staff Wednesday afternoon. The note said the on-campus health clinic identified the possible cases and let the health department know. The university is following protocol to make sure students and staff aren’t exposed. The university is working with the Guilford County Health Department to determine if these are actual mumps cases. The students who are being […]

  • 2-alarm fire at Greensboro apartment complex being investigated as arson

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A two-alarm fire at a Greensboro apartment complex is now being investigated as arson, authorities say. Firefighters are battled the fire at a Greensboro apartment complex Wednesday evening. Police say the call came in as a report of a burglary. The fire was at apartments at 2914 Hahns Lane. Our FOX8 crew on the scene saw heavy flames coming from the apartment building. There is no word yet on if anyone has been injured. FOX8 is working […]

  • Man who climbed 400-foot WKMG tower climbs down

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A man climbed the 400-foot WKMG tower Wednesday and has reportedly climbed back down, according to WKMG reports. Police say the man has a “known history of mental illness.” Police who were negotiating with him and first responders were waiting when he made it to back the bottom of the tower. He was climbing the tower for nearly 8 hours. The man stood near the top of the tower for around 4 hours and when firefighters began […]

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