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Past articles by Dillon:

Online shoppers boost small business sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shoppers, many of them using smartphones, spent $3.6 billion buying online from small businesses on Saturday. Adobe Analytics, which tracks online sales, says that’s up 18% from a year earlier. Adobe reports that holiday season sales are on track to grow 14.9% from 2018. Small businesses garnered $68.2 billion in online […] → Read More

Fayetteville family awaits answers 2 years after soldier’s murder

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Today marks two years since a Fort Bragg soldier was gunned down outside of a Raven Road apartment complex. The family has no idea why this happened, and still no one has been arrested in this case. CBS 17 joined the family during a vigil today at the Sandhills State Veterans […] → Read More

Is climate change impacting Eastern North Carolina?

Lawmakers in our state are pretty divided when it comes to climate change. Craven County Democrats, on Twitter said climate change is impacting Eastern North Carolina. By definition, climate change is a long-term change in average weather patterns. A potential indicator of climate change is global warming. First Alert Meteorologist Alex Wasilenko gives context as […] → Read More

Signs placed around Surf City to educate on sea turtle safety

The town of Surf City is taking steps to help protect the sea turtles. Signs are being placed around the beaches saying what you can do to help protect sea turtles in the area. The town said on FB, “Protecting Sea Turtles is very important to our community and environment. Thank you Mayor Doug Medlin […] → Read More

Pink Hill man wins lottery prize on way to cancer treatment

PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina man won a $200,000 lottery prize while on the way to his last round of chemotherapy. WTVD-TV reports that Ronnie Foster bought the winning scratch-off ticket before getting treatment for colon cancer. Foster said he claimed the prize Friday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He said […] → Read More

Greensboro police investigating after abandoned baby found

GREENSBORO, N.C — Greensboro police are investigating after an abandoned baby was found. Greensboro police Spokesperson Ron Glenn tells FOX8 that police responded to the 900 block of Benjamin Benson Street at 1:45 a.m. in reference to an abandoned child. Police took the infant to the hospital to be evaluated. The baby is in “fine […] → Read More

Wanted man arrested after traffic stop in Wayne County

A man wanted in North Carolina has been arrested after a traffic stop in Wayne County. On October 6th 2019, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired tag. During the traffic stop, they learned that the driver of the motor vehicle, 27 year old Shahaun Johnson had an order for arrest. […] → Read More

Multiple agencies responding to fire in Surf City

SURF CITY, NC (WNCT/WWAY) — Multiple agencies from Pender and Onslow Counties are on scene of a fire on Atkinson Road in Surf City. Surf City Police says a structure fire broke out on Atkinson Road off of South Shore Drive Sunday. Officials say please stay out of the area. A viewer tells WWAY, CBS […] → Read More

Holly Ridge PD looking for 2 suspects after several vehicle break-in’s

Holly Ridge PD is looking for two people in reference to to several vehicle break-in’s. On Tuesday night and early Wednesday, (9/17-18), several vehicles were broken into in the Village of Folkstone. Video surveillance captured a white female entering a vehicle and taking loose change. Detectives has identified the 2 suspects: Cambrin Bennett, 21 year […] → Read More

Newton says he will be patient in recovering from foot injury, needs ‘time away from the game’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said he needs “time away from the game” for his foot injury to heal. Newton, after recuperating from surgery on his right shoulder that prematurely ended his 2018 season, injured his left foot in Carolina’s third preseason game against New England. In a video posted to […] → Read More

Princeville man celebrates 100th birthday

A Princeville man turned 100 years old this week! Ed Bridgers was born in 1919. He celebrated Saturday with his family at the Rocky Mount Golden Corral. Bridgers is a WWII Veteran, a former mayor, town commissioner and board member in Princeville. He’s been married to his wife Carrie for 60 years and still runs […] → Read More

Man charged with attempting to rob couple at gunpoint in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY (WAVY) — A 20-year-old was charged Monday night in connection with an armed robbery in Elizabeth City. Elizabeth City police said in a news release the robbery happened in the 700 block of Morgan Street on Monday. Police said the suspect — later identified as Brandon Boyd — approached a couple while they […] → Read More

Structure fire at Greenville Ruby Tuesday, cause being investigated

Officials say there was structure fire at the Ruby Tuesday in Greenville Sunday. The restaurant is on South Memorial Drive. Greenville Fire and Rescue says the call came in around 8pm. No injuries were reported. The cause is still being investigated. → Read More

Man in critical condition after being hit by a car in New Bern

One man is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday in New Bern. New Bern PD says 50 year old John Ruang Ve, of New Bern was walking with traffic traveling north on Glenburnie Rd. in New Bern when he was hit by a 2009 Buick Envoy. The Buick was driven by […] → Read More

New rules heading to Virginia State Parks

(WFXR) – More than a dozen new rules go into effect at Virginia State Parks in October. It’s part of a fast-track regulation review from the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Some of the changes to state rules update outdated languages, others could catch campers off-guard. Here’s a list of some of the changes that […] → Read More

‘He’s a fighter,’ sister says after high school football player and 2 others shot in Benson

BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) — Three people are recovering after a shooting early Saturday in Benson. One of the victims is just a new teen dad who’s now in the intensive care unit. “It’s too much really. I got maybe an hour or two of sleep,” said Ka’niya Moore. Moore was home at the Raymond Sanders […] → Read More

Mosquitoes swarm Hyde County after Hurricane Dorian

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) – Mosquitoes have swarmed a Hyde County in the days since Hurricane Dorian brought heavy rainfall to the area. Luana Gibbs is the interim health director of Hyde County. She tells The Virginian-Pilot that the mosquitoes are “twice as bad as they were” before the hurricane. Dorian skirted the North Carolina […] → Read More

Shooting at South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, 8 injured

A shooting at a bar in South Carolina left two people dead and eight injured early Saturday, authorities said. Police in Lancaster are investigating the shooting at the Old Skool Sports Bar & Grill at about 2:45 a.m. Two adult males were shot and killed. Four injured victims were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment. […] → Read More

1-pound baby home after 113 days in NICU

“Fighting Finn” Hill is not a boxer, but he has immeasurable strength that would impress any heavyweight champ. Fighting Finn is about four months old and when he was born, he weighed barely a pound. The preemie spent over 100 days in the NICU at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando – and after a long […] → Read More

Maine woman allegedly rubs heroin on daughter’s gums for sleep, killing her

PENOBSCOT COUNTY, Maine (WDTN/CNN) – A mom in Maine is accused of causing her 1-year-old daughter’s death by rubbing heroin on her gums as a sleep aid. Court documents say the mother, Kimberly Nelligan, allegedly did the same thing with her two older children in the past. Nelligan was arrested Tuesday, nearly a year after her daughter […] → Read More