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Past articles by Derek:

Two burned in Sampson County; investigators probing link to house fire

Two people were burned in Sampson County early Monday, although investigators said it was unclear how or where they were injured. → Read More

Police: Carthage man reached speeds of 135 mph during chase

A 56-year-old Carthage man faces multiple felony charges after a high-speed police chase in Southern Pines. → Read More

Investigators: Man impersonated officer, sexually assaulted daughter of Bragg soldier

Fayetteville police were searching Saturday for a man accused of impersonating an officer and sexually assaulting the daughter of a Fort Bragg soldier on Wednesday in Cumberland County. → Read More

Fayetteville police: Two men wanted in string of armed robberies

Fayetteville police released new surveillance images early Friday of two suspects who are wanted in a string of armed robberies. → Read More

Sun sets on Barrow, Alaska for 2 months of polar night

When Greg Fishel visited Barrow Alaska in March, the sun set at 9 p.m. after just over 13 hours above the horizon. This small town along Alaska's northern coast is known for its extremes and has become ground zero for climate change research. Records over the past 60 years show that Alaska has warmed at a rate more than twice that of the rest of the United States. → Read More

Fire destroys section of popular Cary restaurant

No injuries were reported early Thursday when fire destroyed a large section of a popular restaurant on Walnut Street in Cary. → Read More

Man killed in downtown Durham shooting

One man was killed late Wednesday in a shooting near downtown Durham, police said. → Read More

Moore County man, 79, charged with sexually assaulting teen girl

A 79-year-old Moore County man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. → Read More

Man killed in early-morning Durham shooting

An unidentified man was killed early Monday in a shooting on Scout Drive in Durham, police said. → Read More

Two people found dead at Raleigh apartment complex

Two people were found dead Saturday morning at an apartment complex in southwest Raleigh, police said. → Read More

Police: Female student sexually assaulted near NC State campus

North Carolina State University police sent a crime alert to students early Saturday after a female student was sexually assaulted at a residence near campus. → Read More

Bus, tractor-trailer involved in Moore County wreck; injuries reported

Injuries were reported Friday morning when a school bus taking students to Pinecrest High School in Moore County collided with a tractor-trailer, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said. → Read More

One killed in serious wreck on Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh

At least one person was killed Friday morning in a serious wreck on Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh. → Read More

Durham police: Woman choked, sexually assaulted along greenway

Durham police are investigating a violent sexual assault that was reported Wednesday night on the Ellerbe Creek Trail near Washington Street and West Club Boulevard. → Read More

Man charged with stealing beer from Walmart, gas station

A 42-year-old Knightdale man has been charged with a felony after repeatedly stealing beer from Walmart and a gas station in Zebulon, police said. → Read More

Mechanical issue forces flight from RDU to Texas to land in Charlotte

An American Airlines flight from Raleigh to Texas was diverted to Charlotte International Airport early Tuesday due to a mechanical issue, officials from the airline said. → Read More

Deciding on 'Across the Water's' order no easy task

It's one of the trickiest parts of putting together a new CD - deciding the order of songs. I always wrestle with sequencing up until the last minute. My latest album, "Across The Water," was no exception. → Read More

Female veterans to get special recognition at annual Fayetteville parade

The annual Fayetteville Veterans Day parade will roll through downtown Saturday morning. → Read More

Durham man arrested after Chapel Hill kidnapping attempt

Authorities said a Durham man was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree kidnapping and possession of a firearm after trying to abduct a female student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill late Friday night. → Read More

Two charged in shooting death of Rocky Mount 15-year-old

Authorities have charged two men with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old who was killed Friday afternoon in Rocky Mount. → Read More