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Wilmington, NC, United States

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Past articles by Susanna:

Driver known as ‘STAYUMBL’ re-charged in Durham County

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Durham County driver knows as “STAYUMBL” has been charged again after a judge dropped all charges against her on Tuesday. Diana Mems, 50, is again facing three charges from an incident involving a school bus that occurred in Durham in April. A judge denied a motion to continue on Tuesday, […] → Read More

Wild horse in OBX put down after he was injured in barbed-wire fence on federal property

“His loss is a major blow to the herd and will have an impact for generations to come,” according to officials with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. → Read More

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle provides meals so kids in central NC don’t go hungry

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As children head back to school, some will worry about more than just homework and tests. One in five children in North Carolina faces hunger on a regular basis, according to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. The organization helps thousands of children in seven local counties. “I’m a new father my daughter […] → Read More

City of Durham condemns burned-out house after CBS 17 investigation

Public records reveal the home was sold shortly after the fire to a family living in Raleigh. → Read More

Changes could be coming to one of Raleigh’s busiest roads

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — It’s one of the busiest roads in Raleigh and the North Carolina Department of Transportation says several intersections are horrible. In fact, the agency gave the road an “F” rating. On Monday, officials are reaching out to the public to try and improve the road. The options all surround widening the […] → Read More

NC educators, parents rally against new K-3 reading tool

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Parents and educators from across North Carolina descended on Raleigh Friday to voice concerns about State Superintendent Mark Johnson and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s choice of K-3 reading assessment program. Speakers said they want officials to allow more time to consider other options before implementing the new tool they […] → Read More

Raleigh’s Helping Hand Mission in need of fan donations as temps rise to dangerous levels

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh put out a call to action Wednesday, asking members of the community to donate fans for people in need. Mission employee Willie Thorpe said on Tuesday, around 300 people called in search of fans and air conditioners. “The faster we get them in, the faster they […] → Read More

Raleigh fire officials: Go to a professional fireworks show, don’t set them off at home

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For many, fireworks are a major part of the Fourth of July, but the Raleigh Fire Department wants to makes sure people know the risks that come along with them before the holiday. Deputy Fire Marshal Lemuel Hubbard said because of the hot temperatures, the ground is dry and fires sparked […] → Read More

100 migrant children returned to overcrowded, “inhumane” facility in Texas

The Border Patrol facility, located in the outskirts of El Paso, has come under scrutiny after independent monitors reported learning of unsanitary, crowded living conditions for as many as 350 detained minors. → Read More

Driver charged in New Hampshire crash that killed 7 motorcyclists pleads not guilty

The 23-year-old waived extradition during an appearance Monday in Springfield District Court in Massachusetts. He was then taken back to New Hampshire to face charges. → Read More

Man’s death in Raleigh earlier this month was homicide, police say

Benjamin Franklin Merritt was found dead around 5 p.m. on June 13. → Read More

Cleanup efforts, mess on gravestones frustrate parents of babies buried at NC cemetery

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WBTV) – There is cemetery cleanup that is causing controversy in Kings Mountain. The cemetery is the final resting place for those who have passed on. The hope is families can come to grieve and find peace, but for several families in Kings Mountain, that’s not the case. One couple WBTV’s Bria […] → Read More

RAW VIDEO: Motorcycle slams into SUV on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh; 4 injured

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Four people were injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and SUV on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh Tuesday morning, according to witnesses. The area around the 7600-block of Falls of Neuse Road was closed for several hours due to a crash involving a motorcyclist and a black Nissan SUV. […] → Read More

NCGA committee to discuss bill that would allow alcohol sales at college sports games

A bill that would allow public colleges and universities to sell alcohol at college sports games is well on its way through the legislature. → Read More

Wake County Sheriff's Office to change high-speed pursuit policies

Here in Wake County, Sheriff Gerald Baker is putting the decision to pursue a car, or not, in a supervisor's hands. In the past, they were discouraged from calling off a chase. → Read More

New Durham budget calls for more officers as city ties murder total for all of 2017

Chief C.J. Davis is asking the city for 18 more officers to help in the most crime-impacted areas of the city. Halfway through the year, the Durham has already seen the same number of murders as in all of 2017. → Read More

'STAYUMBL' driver out of Wake County jail on $10,000 bond

Diana Mems, 50, was taken into custody Thursday. → Read More

'STAYUMBL' driver, still in Wake County custody, has Durham court date continued

Diana Mems remains in custody in Wake County. She appeared before the county's superior court Thursday after missing four court dates in 2019. → Read More

Notorious Durham driver 'STAYUMBL' taken into custody after appearing in Wake court

Diana Mems, the Durham woman known for her dangerous driving and unique vanity plate, "STAYUMBL," stood in front of a Wake County Superior Court judge today, after missing four previous court dates. → Read More

Arrest order issued for 'STAYUMBL' driver after failing to appear in Wake Co. Superior Court

Diana Mems, 50, is charged with reckless driving and speeding (68 mph in a 45 mph zone). The judge issued a $20,000 bond as she is considered a habitual felon. → Read More