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  • Summit Avenue apartments being sold a year after a fire killed 5 children

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A realty company facing a lawsuit from the city of Greensboro is selling off several properties with a history of controversy. CJH2 Enterprises purchased the 42-unit property on Summit Avenue for $1.3 million, according to a T.E. Johnson & Sons news release. It’s the same apartment complex where a fire killed five children in 2018. After the fire, an investigation found more than 200 violations on the property–at least five in each unit. The complex is still […]

  • Video of water spout captured at Outer Banks

    WAVES, N.C. — A video of a waterspout in the Outer Banks was captured on Monday and sent to FOX8. See the pictures below and the video above. “If a waterspout moves onshore, the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, as some of them can cause significant damage and injuries to people. Typically, fair weather waterspouts dissipate rapidly when they make landfall, and rarely penetrate far inland,” according to the National Ocean Service.     

  • Shooting at ‘field party’ in Mebane injures teen, deputies still looking for shooter

    MEBANE, N.C. — Alamance County deputies are searching for the person who shot a 17-year-old boy Sunday morning at a party in Mebane. The victim was brought to Alamance Regional Medical Center by someone at the party. He told deputies he was shot while dancing. “I’m sure someone knows what went on and what happened,” said Cyndy Daye, who lives on the street. Neighbors tell FOX8 that a pavilion on Christys Lane in Mebane is where teens have parties on […]

  • James Fields, who plowed his car through a crowd at 2017 Charlottesville rally, gets second life sentence

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man who plowed his car through a crowd of counterprotesters at a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville two years ago, leaving a woman dead, was sentenced to life in prison by a Virginia state judge Monday. A federal judge also gave James Alex Fields Jr., 22, a life sentence in June. The two sentences will run consecutively. Fields pleaded guilty in March to 29 federal hate crimes as part of an agreement that eliminated the […]

  • Investigators determine cause of Greensboro fire was arson

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A fire at 3901 Frazier Road was determined by investigators to be intentionally set on fire, according to the Greensboro Fire Marshall’s Office. The arson investigation has been turned over to the Greensboro police, who are actively looking for a suspect, the fire marshall’s office says.

  • Asheboro man charged with assault with a deadly weapon, strangulation

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man was arrested and charged with several charges including assault by strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office news release. The release says deputies responded to the US 220 Business South area in reference to an assault on Sunday. Michael Tarell Smith, 18, of Asheboro, assaulted a victim and threatened to kill others at a house, deputies say. While deputies were headed to the house, they were told […]

  • Durham dad drowns while trying to rescue his children at Wrightsville Beach

    WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — A Durham man died on Sunday at Wrightsville Beach while trying to rescue children, WECT reports. Johnny Lee Vann Jr., 35, was unable to be resuscitated by emergency workers, town officials say. Around 4 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the Beach Access 43 area. Vann was trying to save several of his children when he experienced trouble in the water, eyewitnesses told officials.

  • North Carolina wild horse killed after running headfirst into wire

    OUTER BANKS, N.C. — A mare ran head first into unmarked wire and died instantly, according to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. They say their herd manager received a call around 6 a.m. on Saturday about a horse tangled in wire and the mare was buried respectfully in a secluded spot around where she died. The mare was the mother of Rosie, a foal born at the end of March this year. The other mares are incredibly attentive and protective […]

  • Flushing drugs down the toilet could create ‘meth-gators’, police warn

    LORETTO, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee are cautioning against flushing drugs down the toilet since they fear that could create “meth-gators.” The warning comes from a Loretto Police Department Facebook post where officers say they found a suspect trying to flush meth and several items of paraphernalia. Police arrested the man. They said flushed drugs end up in retention ponds for processing before going downstream. “Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what […]

  • MAN WANTED: Eden man wanted in kidnapping, shooting considered ‘armed and dangerous’

    EDEN, N.C. — Authorities are looking for an Eden man considered ‘armed and dangerous’ who is wanted in connection to a kidnapping and a shooting, according to a news release. Around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jesse Wayne Edwards, 37, of 124 Cornet Drive, held a man at gunpoint and demanded to be driven from 1879 Oregon Hill Road in Ruffin to 711 Morgan Road in Eden. Edwards was angry about an incident that had happened at that location earlier. The man […]

  • 2-year-old Nux is our Pet of the Week

    Meet Nux, our Pet of the Week! He is at the Davidson County Animal Shelter and really wants a good home. He is a 2-year-old boxer mix with lots of personality. A sweet boy for sure who would be perfect for an active family. Call (336) 357-0805.

  • Stokesdale man arrested after leading authorities on chase in Randolph County; suspect ingested drugs during pursuit

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Stokesdale man was arrested Sunday after leading authorities on a chase. At about 6:30 p.m., Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol responded to the intersection of Bell Simmons Road and Southmont Drive in reference to a call about reported possible drug activity in the area. A deputy observed the reported black SUV sitting in a driveway, pull out of the driveway, and go towards Bell Simmons. The deputy followed and observed multiple traffic violations. The deputy […]

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