Joedy McCreary, CBS 17

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CBS 17

Wake Forest, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Joedy:

COVID-19 in NC: New cases up 60% as Thanksgiving spread begins to show up

New COVID-19 cases in North Carolina climbed more than 60 percent in a week. → Read More

Man! Shania Twain feels like playing Raleigh in 2023! Country star announces more tour dates

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — You’re not dreaming or stupid, but everyone needs to know right now: Shania Twain really is coming to Raleigh. The 1990s country superstar will play at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Oct. 18 as part of her first tour in five years. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Dec. […] → Read More

NC needs more seat belt laws, rules for teen drivers, auto safety group says

An advocacy group ranks North Carolina in the middle of the pack nationally when it comes to road safety. → Read More

Latest $1,000,000 lottery prize in NC claimed by VA man

The latest $1 million lottery jackpot in North Carolina has been claimed by a man from Virginia. → Read More

Cumberland County detectives looking for man who may have information about November killing

Detectives believe 23-year-old Tyler Culbreth, of Parkton, may know something about the Nov. 15 murder of 26-year-old Jefferey Michael Cain. → Read More

Fact check: Have Triangle rent prices really gone up 50% in the past year?

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Renters are probably paying more for their current apartment than they did the last time they signed a lease. But how much more? And should that be a political issue? Congressman-elect Wiley Nickel made a strong claim in a recent interview with CBS 17 News about how quickly and how drastically […] → Read More

Man, woman wanted in Cumberland County for thefts, sheriff says

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives are asking the public to help find Floretta Edwards, 49, and Edward Jones, 40. → Read More

Drug charges for Fayetteville man busted with cocaine, ecstasy, 5 guns, deputies say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fayetteville man is in custody after deputies say they busted him with nearly 25 grams of cocaine, five doses of ecstasy and five guns. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Andre Ervin Blount Jr. was arrested Thursday on five drug charges and is being held at the county’s detention […] → Read More

Cumberland County deputies seek 2 men who may have info about November slaying

Deputies want to speak to two men who they said may have information about a fatal shooting last month in Hope Mills. → Read More

3 charged with murder after man found stabbed to death in Raleigh, police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Three people face murder charges after a man was found stabbed to death in Raleigh on Wednesday, police said. The Raleigh Police Department said Elaine Neal, 53; Brian Wynn, 49; and Tiffany Daly, 38 were arrested Thursday and each charged with murder. The arrests came after police said they responded to […] → Read More

CarMax settles with NC, other states over disclosing open safety recalls

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — CarMax has settled with North Carolina and other states to require the used vehicle retailer to disclose open recalls on autos before people buy them, Attorney General Josh Stein said. The AG announced the settlement Thursday, with the company paying $1 million to 36 states. North Carolina’s share is $30,086.29. “Families […] → Read More

What a day! NC woman hits $100,000 Powerball jackpot hours after giving birth to daughter

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Now this was an unforgettable day: One North Carolina woman delivered her baby daughter a few hours before she won a $100,000 Powerball prize. Lottery officials on Thursday identified Brenda Gomez Hernandez, of Concord, as the big winner of the Nov. 9 drawing. In an ironic twist, Hernandez used the birthdays […] → Read More

In last House floor speech, Madison Cawthorn decries perceived drop in American masculinity

Outgoing North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn used what was likely his final address on the House floor to complain that American males are becoming less masculine. → Read More

This 70-year-old Nash County bridge will be replaced, DOT says

A 70-year-old bridge in Nash County will be replaced beginning next year. → Read More

COVID-19 in NC: Slight upticks in most key numbers, but a big spike in another

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Public health officials reported slight upticks in most of North Carolina’s key COVID-19 numbers — and another number prone to wild swings nearly doubled. New cases were up seven percent in the past week while hospital admissions increased by five percent during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the weekly update […] → Read More

‘True but inaccurate:’ Here’s why more people who die of COVID-19 are vaccinated

“It’s a true but inaccurate statement,” said Dr. David Weber, an infectious disease specialist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. → Read More

NC board unanimously certifies results of general election

The North Carolina Board of Elections voted 5-0 Tuesday to certify the results from the 3.8 million people across the state who voted in the Nov. 8 election. → Read More

18 years in prison for Goldsboro man who trafficked 33 pounds of cocaine and meth, feds say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Goldsboro man who federal prosecutors say trafficked at least 33 pounds of both cocaine and methamphetamine will spend 18 years in prison. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that 42-year-old Chris Montreal Davis was sentenced to 216 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in March 2021 to charges of […] → Read More

Rocky Mount woman buys lottery ticket on Thanksgiving, wins nearly $600,000

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Rocky Mount woman who bought a lottery ticket on Thanksgiving Day is now more than half-a-million dollars richer. On Tuesday, North Carolina Education Lottery officials identified Rosa Pittman as the latest winner of a Fast Play jackpot. Pittman bought a $10 Big Bucks Bingo ticket at the 301 Convenient Mart […] → Read More

NC prisoners get new COVID-19 boosters at a rate 3½ times higher than everyone else. Why?

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For nearly every demographic group in North Carolina, the push for new COVID-19 booster shots has been remarkably slow. Except for one: Offenders locked up in state prisons. Those inmates have received the new bivalent booster at a rate 3½ times higher than that of the general population, according to data […] → Read More