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NC officials warn residents to ‘act responsibly’ at well-known party island

The island — a research reserve and dedicated state nature preserve — is a very popular party spot for the Fourth of July weekend among vacationers and North Carolina residents. → Read More

Man with knife robs Goldsboro pharmacy and is nabbed an hour later 2 blocks away, police say

The incident was reported as an armed robbery around 4:15 p.m. at the Downtown Pharmacy at 151 N. Center St., according to a news release from Goldsboro police. → Read More

Deputies to investigate hit-and-run that killed mom as Cumberland County homicide

Cumberland County deputies said Friday they would be taking over the investigation of a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother in May. → Read More

Baby girl dies after dad leaves her in car while at work in Orange County, police say

Mebane police said they did not know how long the baby girl was left alone in the car. → Read More

Man tries to drive himself to hospital after Fayetteville shooting, police say

While driving himself to the hospital, the man ended up at the Raeford Road exit of the All American Freeway, police said. → Read More

Renewed TV show films 3rd season at areas along NC coast

In 2020 and in January 2021, the series was filmed in the Wilmington area, including Kure Beach. → Read More

Girl could be in NC after she’s ‘accidentally left’ at Home Depot in Virginia

Sarina Niculescu, 13, was accidentally left behind at a Home Depot on Monday, according to Fredericksburg police. → Read More

2 women among trio busted on drug charges in Moore County, deputies say

In one case, a man and woman were jailed after a drug raid at a home in the 100 block of Jennet Drive in West End, according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Yes, it still floods. Amid heavy rain, Raleigh drivers encounter high water on I-440 near Glenwood Ave.

The area has been a problem for years and has caused crashes in the past. → Read More

6 businesses busted during Chapel Hill underage alcohol sting, police say

During a check of 20 establishments police said a half dozen sold alcohol to an underage buyer, who was working with police, officials said. → Read More

Missing NC man’s boat is found on island 2,700 miles away

Authorities in São Jorge Island, a small island in the Azores, contacted Carolina Beach police when they discovered a 2006 Clearwater fishing boat that washed ashore last week. → Read More

Chatham County issues warning amid reports of dogs dying following exposure to Jordan Lake

Health officials said there were reports of dogs becoming ill and dying after visiting the Farrington Boat Launch on Jordan Lake on Saturday. → Read More

Tributes continue to Virginia mom of 2 who died in NC while teaching water rescue

A firefighter charitable group also shared how others can help the two children of Alicia Monahan, who was an 11-year firefighter with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS in Virginia. → Read More

Arrest made in Goldsboro broad-daylight deadly shooting from last week

Tony Paul Young of Goldsboro is charged in the shooting death of Cleveland Ward, police said. → Read More

Nearly 35,000 gallons of raw sewage spills near Neuse River, Raleigh officials say

Raleigh officials said that cleanup operations are continuing Sunday after the spill about 200 feet from the Neuse River. → Read More

Eastern NC wildfire doubles to 2,000 acres in 4 days; ‘super fog’ could close roads

PONZER, N.C. (WNCT/WNCN) — North Carolina Forest Service officials say the Ferebee Road Fire in Hyde County has consumed nearly 2,000 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon. In a news release posted Sunday morning to the North Carolina Forest Service website, officials said the fire has consumed 1,936 acres as of […] → Read More

Missing elderly North Myrtle Beach woman found dead in NC, police say

Lumberton police were contacted around 6:10 p.m. Saturday about Mary Elizabeth Cook, a news release said. → Read More

Virginia firefighter and mom of 2 dies in NC mountains, officials say

“Our prayers and full support are with her fiancé and both her sons,” Chesterfield County Fire and EMS officials wrote about Alicia Monahan. → Read More

4 nabbed in various drug busts in Lee County, deputies say

Three arrests came after drugs were found in cars that were stopped by deputies while another arrest happened after deputies said they were “receiving complaints of drug activity” at a house. → Read More

Man dies in Durham after he’s shot in car and crashes, police say; 1,200 without power

The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that caused a power outage on Saturday. → Read More