Tag: North Carolina

Deputies find about $3 million hidden in barrels of raw pork shoulder on tractor-trailer in North Carolina

CLEVELAND Co., N.C. — North Carolina deputies found about $3 million hidden among pork shoulders in a tractor-trailer believed to be headed for the Mexican border, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, a tractor-trailer was headed south on Interstate 85 when a Cleveland County deputy with the Community Interdiction Team pulled it […]

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Flooded abandoned vehicles must be removed on Ocracoke Island, officials warn

OCRACOKE ISLAND – Officials are warning people who have abandoned flooded vehicles after Hurricane Dorian that they will need to be removed from certain areas. Ocracoke Island experienced heavy flooding during the storm. Officials said many vehicles have been abandoned along the side of the roads within the village and on National Park Service (NPS) […]

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Pasquotank Co. deputies, U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for attempted murder

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A local man wanted for attempted murder has been arrested. On Monday, the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Antonio Boseman III in the 1300 block of S. Williams Circle in Elizabeth City. The sheriff’s office made the arrest with the help of the United States Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task […]

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Virginia men’s hoops holds off UNC in top-10 matchup

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – DECEMBER 07: Francisco Caffaro #22 of the Virginia Cavaliers shoots between Brandon Huffman #42 and Garrison Brooks #15 of the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (VirginiaSports.com) – No. 5 Virginia (8-1, 2-0 ACC) had 25 points off the bench in its 56-47 victory over No. […]

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North Carolina town’s Christmas parade canceled due to potential protests over Confederate symbols

The Christmas parade in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has been a local tradition for more than 70 years. But this year, it’s being canceled because of safety concerns following the participation of local Confederate sympathy groups. The city of 44,000 just outside the state capital of Raleigh announced the cancellation Wednesday due to the “potential […]

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North Carolina town cancels Christmas parade due to potential protests over Confederate symbols

The Christmas parade in Wake Forest, North Carolina, has been a local tradition for more than 70 years. But this year, it’s being canceled because of safety concerns following the participation of local Confederate sympathy groups. The city of 44,000 just outside the state capital of Raleigh announced the cancellation Wednesday due to the “potential […]

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Bicyclist hospitalized after crash in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A bicyclist is in the hospital after he collided with a car in the area of Westover Street and W. Ehringhaus Street early Friday evening. Elizabeth City Police say 63-year-old Tommy Whitehurst collided with a 2016 Nissan Rogue driven by 27-year-old Rachel Whitehead. Whitehurst was taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center […]

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Troubled Children’s Hospital Is Sued Over Toddler Who Died After Surgery

The parents of a 3-year-old who died after heart surgery at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in 2016 are suing the institution, saying it failed to disclose internal concerns about the quality of its care. Tasha and Thomas Jones, the parents, also allege that doctors didn’t warn them about problems with the heart surgery program, and […]

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What It’s Like to Get an Abortion in North Carolina

In recent years, North Carolina has, as one researcher put it, “gone to town on abortion restrictions.” State lawmakers in 2013 famously reworked a bill about motorcycle safety to include several provisions intended to make it harder for abortion clinics to stay open, among other things. Although courts have overturned a number of other state […]

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Trader Joe’s recalls certain fresh products sold in Virginia, North Carolina due to potential listeria

Trader Joe’s is recalling several varieties of fresh, ready-to-eat refrigerated products due to potential listeria contamination. The recall comes after Fuji Foods, a Trader Joe’s supplier, recalled ready-to-eat sushi, salads and spring rolls manufactured on the East Coast due to the potential for contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and according to Trader […]

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Woman dies after cigarette ignites oxygen tank, causing explosion in North Carolina home

× Woman dies after cigarette ignites oxygen tank, causing explosion in North Carolina home ZEBULON, N.C. — A woman died Tuesday when her oxygen tank exploded inside her North Carolina home, WRAL reports. Firefighters responded before 8 a.m. to the home on Crowned Court in Nash County. The 61-year-old woman, identified by WNCN as Belinda Coble, was using […]

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Doctors ‘reanimate’ heart for first-of-its-kind transplant in US

Doctors at Duke University Medical Center this month “reanimated” a heart for a first-of-its-kind transplant performed on an adult in the United States. A heart transplant team at Duke University became the first in the United States to transplant an adult heart into a recipient through a process known as donation after circulatory death. Heart […]

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Carolina Panthers part ways with head coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper announced Tuesday the team has parted ways with head coach Ron Rivera, according to Panthers.com.  GLENDALE, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of the NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at […]

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A Win for Gerrymandering

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. North Carolina suffers from some of the most extreme gerrymandering in the country. Last year, Republicans only narrowly won the statewide popular vote in congressional elections, 50 percent to 48 percent. Yet they ultimately held on to […]

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Why Is the UNC System Giving Confederate Apologists $2.5 Million?

Last Wednesday, with large swaths of the American workforce winding down and looking ahead to a long weekend, an unusual deal was struck. The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors, the group that sits atop the state’s public college system, announced that it had reached a $2.5 million agreement with the Sons of Confederate […]

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Virginia man found nude in Kohl’s parking lot on Black Friday arrested in North Carolina

Knightdale Police in Knightdale, North Carolina have arrested and charged a Virginia man found nude in a Kohl’s parking lot on Black Friday. Authorities say an officer on patrol allegedly smelled marijuana coming from a row of cars before finding a car with a window down and a naked man inside. The officer says the […]

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University of North Carolina Gives ‘Silent Sam’ Statue to Confederate Group

Ever since protesters toppled a Confederate statue known as Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last year, the college has hidden the monument from view, stashing it in storage and refusing to disclose its location. But after 15 months of hand-wringing over what to do with the statue, the university […]

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North Carolina man who won Iditarod is on to next big project

**Embargo: Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC** Pete Ripmaster beat the odds last year by winning the 1,000-mile Iditarod. × North Carolina man who won Iditarod is on to next big project **Embargo: Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC** Pete Ripmaster beat the odds last year by winning the 1,000-mile Iditarod. SWANNANOA, N.C. (WLOS) – Pete Ripmaster beat the odds last year […]

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Duke, the Nation’s No. 1 Team, Loses to Unranked Stephen F. Austin

DURHAM, N.C. — Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer as Stephen F. Austin State University knocked off top-ranked Duke University, 85-83, on Tuesday night, ending the Blue Devils’ 150-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents. Stephen F. Austin, out of Nacogdoches, Tex., became the first non-Atlantic Coast Conference […]

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Mother facing charges after toddler gets caught in North Carolina airport escalator, falls to his death

A woman in Charlotte is facing abuse charges in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son inside Charlotte Douglas International Airport. On Tuesday, three warrants for misdemeanor child abuse were issued for Jiterria Lightner, 25, Officer Blake Page with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police told CNN. Lightner’s son, Jaiden Cowart, died from injuries sustained after falling […]

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