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  • 21-year-old UNC student, a Morehead-Cain scholar, dies unexpectedly after getting sick

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A University of North Carolina Morehead-Cain scholar who was supposed to graduate next May died unexpectedly on Sept. 17, WTVD reports. Wynn Burrus, 21, is remembered in part for starting an organization — called Hope for Hope — that collects letters from UNC students written for children at Hope Charter Leadership Academy in Raleigh. According to a blog post from Burrus’ family, she had been sick over the weekend with what was believed to be a […]

  • NC man faces peeping charges for putting camera in hospital bathroom

    RALEIGH, N.C. — It should be the very definition of a safe space but WakeMed Campus police said a Durham man turned the hospital restroom into his own source of porn collecting, WTVD reports. 54-year old Adrian Casablanca allegedly installed a Sony Camcorder in one of the public bathrooms at the Raleigh trauma hospital with the intent of gratifying himself sexually with the videos. Casablanca was arrested Monday. Investigators said they have evidence of at least one victim — a […]

  • Caretaker suspended after NC man in wheelchair falls down steps

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Footage from the doorbell camera of a home showed a caretaker opening the door while talking on her phone and turning her back on Toni Taylor’s 20-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy and is nonverbal, WTVD reports. The footage then shows the caretaker going inside while he stays outside alone briefly. He then rolls down the steps in his wheelchair, falling back. The caretaker runs to help him. “She was on her phone, which is against company […]

  • Supporters, opponents of Confederate monuments in NC hold rallies

    PITTSBORO, N.C. — Supporters and opponents of Confederate monuments gathered in downtown Pittsboro Saturday afternoon to hold opposing rallies, WTVD reports. “(Confederate monuments were) used as a method of intimidation of the black community and other minority communities,” said Robert Finch, who showed up in response to the presence of Confederate supporters. Last month, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to move the Confederate monument in front of the courthouse, which has been in place since 1907. The […]

  • 13 NC students graduated without meeting minimum requirements, investigation finds

    CLAYTON, N.C. — Thirteen Johnston County Public Schools students graduated without meeting minimum state requirements, according to the school district, WTVD reports. The students were enrolled at Clayton High School in the 2018-2019 school year. They received their high school diploma without getting 22 credits, the minimum required for graduates in North Carolina. JCPS requires graduates to have 28 credits. JCPS said it reported the information to the NC Department of Public Instruction on Sept. 13. The district is contacting […]

  • NC man shoots, kills home invader in firefight

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A man died in a Fayetteville home invasion Thursday night, WTVD reports. Police say two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, broke into the front of a home on the 400 block of Lands End Road. Police responded shortly before 7 p.m. The homeowner got his gun and exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects, according to a release. The suspect was shot and pronounced dead by medical staff. The other suspect left the […]

  • Eno the emu dies during capture attempt in Orange County

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — An emu missing out of Orange County since June has died during an attempt to capture and relocate the bird, Orange County Animal Services told WTVD. Eno the emu died after officials tried to relocate the animal to a sanctuary in Orange County. “We had hoped for a better outcome,” said Orange County Animal Services Director Bob Marotto, whose office had fed and cared for the bird for weeks and consulted with outside experts to formulate […]

  • North Carolina teacher wins $72,000 in cash and prizes, including new SUV, on Wheel of Fortune

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh teacher won nearly $72,000 worth of prizes on Wheel of Fortune, WTVD reports. Raleigh teacher wins $72K in cash and prizes on Wheel of Fortune https://t.co/sFhM6bOt7q — ABC11 EyewitnessNews (@ABC11_WTVD) September 10, 2019 Rachel Sirbaugh appeared on the first episode of the new season Monday night — and she won big. She took home a brand new Ford Edge Titanium and other cash and prizes worth a grand total of $71,980. Sirbaugh is an English […]

  • President Trump to join North Carolina Gov. Cooper in tour of Hurricane Dorian damage in Havelock

    HAVELOCK, N.C.  — Ahead of a scheduled political rally, President Donald Trump will visit Havelock on Monday afternoon to tour damage caused to the area from Hurricane Dorian, WTVD reports. The president is scheduled to arrive in North Carolina sometime Monday. He will then join Gov. Roy Cooper to tour damaged areas of Havelock. After the tour, Trump will depart for Fayetteville where he’s scheduled to hold a political rally at 7 p.m. He is in town to support Republican […]

  • Man arrested after allegedly stabbing wife and 3 children at North Carolina home

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A man stabbed four of his own family members in Raleigh on Sunday night, according to Wake County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Carl Barkley, 54, stabbed his wife, his 16-year-old son and his two other children just before 10 p.m. on Gamble Drive in Southeast Raleigh near the Neuse River. Barkley’s wife reportedly took the weapon from her husband before he ran off. The 16-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Conditions of the […]

  • SC 7-year-old gives money saved for Disney World trip to help Hurricane Dorian evacuees

    ALLENDALE, S.C. — A South Carolina 6-year-old gave up a trip to Disney World to help others, WTVD reports. Jermaine Bell celebrates his 7th birthday on Sept. 7. His mother and father had saved up money to take him to Disney World. But with Hurricane Dorian lashing the East Coast, Bell decided he wanted to do something else with that money. Bell took the Disney money and used it to buy hot dogs, chips and water. He then handed out […]

  • Squash squashed by SUV in ‘joy ride’ will cost NC farmer more than $15,000

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — A Wake County man is facing a charge of “injury to crops” after eyewitnesses say he took a black Nissan SUV for a long joy ride in a farmer’s squash field, WTVD reports. “He acted like he was drunk or something. He was out there yelling and screaming and using a few words. Just doing doughnuts and figure eights and stuff,” Dale Sage said. Sage owns the land on Bethany Church Road in eastern Wake County […]

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