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Past articles by Joe:

Roller coaster dares you to take a 245-foot straight dive into an abyss

VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Can you imagine hanging over a straight drop -- and staring down 245 feet into the gaping maw of an underwater tunnel? Well, you no longer have to imagine. → Read More

Police in Winston-Salem looking for driver of stolen car after 2 separate chases

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Authorities are looking for the driver of a stolen car who allegedly led officers on two separate chases. Police said they are looking for a teenager, described as being between 15 and 17 years old, who may be driving a 2018 black Nissan Maxima. → Read More

14 dogs die in South Carolina house fire

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. -- Fourteen dogs are dead after a house fire in South Carolina that was caused by a heat lamp on the porch, according to authorities. WCSC reported that crews responded to the fire at a home in the Walterboro area of Colleton County shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday. → Read More

Hibachi Buffet restaurant in Burlington searched after complaint about human trafficking

BURLINGTON, N.C. – A complaint about human trafficking led Alcohol Law Enforcement agents to execute a search warrant at a Hibachi Buffet restaurant in Burlington. The restaurant at 309 Huffman Mill Road on the Huffman Mill Road side of the Holly Hill Mall was searched at about 10:30 a.m. → Read More

Woman accused of selling 7-year-old boy and trying to selling two other children

NUECES COUNTY, Texas – Authorities have arrested a woman accused of selling one child and trying to sell two others. KRIS reported that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza was jailed under a $100,000 bond in Nueces County on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. → Read More

1 dead after storms leave homes damaged, trees down and thousands without power in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – One man has died after storms and a tornado moved through Greensboro on Sunday, leaving damaged homes, trees down and thousands without power. → Read More

Van’s Weather Kids: Jordan Hampton

Today’s Weather Kid is Jordan Hampton, a 13-years-old who attends Penn-Griffin School for the Arts in High Point. He plans to be a Meteorologist when he grows up. → Read More

Mandatory evacuation for Ocracoke Island visitors goes into effect Monday morning

OCRACOKE, N.C. -- A mandatory evacuation order for people visiting Ocracoke Island goes into effect at 5 a.m. Monday in advance of Hurricane Maria. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for Surf City to the North Carolina-Virginia border, although Maria is not expected to make landfall. → Read More

‘Now you see him, now you don’t’: Watch Richard Petty speed by Randolph County sheriff

LEVEL CROSS, N.C. – Now you see him, now you don’t. Petty’s Garage in Randolph County has produced a video that shows NASCAR legend Richard Petty speeding by Randolph County Sheriff Robert Graves. → Read More

Silver Alert issued for man reported missing out of Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A Silver Alert has been issued for a man reported missing out of Winston-Salem, according to police. Ronald Lee Brown, 23, has been described as a black male, 5’11’ and about 200 pounds, with brown eyes, a black “afro” hairstyle with red tips and a full beard. → Read More

Vehicle catches fire in hotel parking lot in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A vehicle caught fire in the parking lot of a hotel in High Point on Saturday afternoon. Crews responded to the scene of Hotel NC at 2000 Brentwood St. at about 2 p.m. in reference to the incident and quickly had the situation under control. Nobody was hurt. → Read More

Watch live: April the giraffe seeing ‘increased discharge, continued lack of interest in food, and full udders’

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. -- We’re all still waiting for April the giraffe to deliver her calf, but now that the month of April has arrived, there’s a new text alert system available to those interested in the latest updates. → Read More

Here’s how each senator and representative voted on the House Bill 2 repeal bill

The House Bill 2 repeal bill passed in both the House and Senate and has now been signed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The bill passed in the House 70-48 at about 1:35 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

Red Oak to debut beer hall in the fall

WHITSETT, N.C. — There’s a little village sprouting off Interstate 40/85, according to the Greensboro News & Record. At least that’s how Chris Buckley thinks about the beer hall, beer garden, gift shop and, yes, art gallery that is being built on the site of Red Oak Brewery. → Read More

Viral photo shows Greensboro police officer helping woman cross the street

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A viral photo posted to Facebook shows a Greensboro police officer helping a woman cross the street. Greensboro Police Spokeswoman Susan Danielsen posted the image to the Greensboro Police Department Facebook page after she said somebody sent them the photo. Danielsen said the photo was taken Thursday afternoon in the 300 block of West Washington Street by somebody passing by. → Read More

Vehicle overturns, crashes into Randolph County mobile home

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – A vehicle crashed into a mobile home in Randolph County on Saturday afternoon, but nobody was hurt, according to authorities. The incident was reported at about 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Old Country Farm Road. The driver of the vehicle reported that a wheel fell off, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash into the home. → Read More

Toddler born with part of skull missing defies the odds after NC mom told to get abortion

A toddler born with a rare brain malformation is defying the odds after doctors suggested his North Carolina mother get an abortion. Jaxon Buell turned 2 and-a-half on Monday. He was born with Microhydranencephaly, a severe abnormality of brain development without a cause that has no cure. → Read More

Woman charged in fatal Winston-Salem head-on crash

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle in connection to a fatal Winston-Salem wreck last year. Maeola Pate Leak, 56, of Winston-Salem, faces the char… → Read More

Ted Cruz asks spokesman to resign over ‘inaccurate’ Marco Rubio video

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz asked his communications director Rick Tyler to resign Monday after Tyler distributed a video that falsely depicted Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. The incident comes a day... → Read More

The 15 most supportive states (and why)

As social creatures, humans inherently crave the contact and support of others. Even the most introverted among us still need the love of family and a few friends to be happy. Lack of social suppor... → Read More