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Warrants: 7-year-old fatally shot by uncle during taping of music video in Gastonia

‘George & Tammy’ to film in Wilmington

North Carolinians ready to get on with their lives as Gov. Cooper lays out plan to end restrictions

8-month-old girl shot while inside Shelby home

Sheriff: N.C. woman purposely drove into teens playing basketball

Former Chadbourn police chief arrested, charged with trafficking drugs

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Carowinds reopening for ‘Welcome Back Weekend’ in May

Otters at Georgia Aquarium come down with COVID-19

‘A profound loss’: N.C. teacher dies while trying to save two children caught in rip current

85-year-old woman was one of 22 who ‘mistakenly’ received saline shot at N.C. Walgreens

Two arrested after two transgender women found shot to death in Charlotte hotels

Wilmington police seek 16-year-old girl missing since April 5

Seven sea turtles released back into ocean at Sunset Beach

Some of the turtles had been with the Surf City-based facility since December.

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

The home invasion happened before 9 a.m. at a home on 38th Street NW, near Cape Hickory Road, in Long View.

One person killed following construction accident at old Outer Banks bridge

The U.S Coast Guard says one person is dead from a construction accident at the old Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks Wednesday afternoon.

Morning fire destroys apartment building under construction on Habersham St.

A large fire early Thursday morning destroyed a three-story apartment building that was under construction on Habersham Street.

Update: Police locate missing Savannah man

National Donate Life Month: N.Y. sisters find transplant success in N.C.

Duke CTSI launches kidney disease study in Kannapolis for people with African ancestry

Lancaster Co. School district finds THC-infused peanut butter and jelly snack pouches

Georgia officials: S.C. truck driver shot dead in road rage

Man accidentally shot himself inside Food Lion store

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state’s recently enacted law restricting voting access.

‘I’m happy’: 5-year-old Ashland girl found safe

A 5-year-old Ashland girl who was last seen on April 7 has been found safe, according to the child’s mother.

73-year-old man tried to buy 3-year-old Kentucky boy, police say

Ronnie Lou Helton is in the Whitley County Jail, charged with kidnapping and promoting human trafficking.

CDC finds no reason for concern with Johnson & Johnson vaccine following limited reactions

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services worked with the CDC and Wake County Public Health Department to investigate the limited number of cases where reactions were reported with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

‘I’m scared people are going to die’: 911 call reveals chaotic scene as massive fire ripped through Carolina Beach condo complex

A recently released 911 call reveals the chaotic moments after a massive fire broke out at a condominium complex in Carolina Beach last Friday.

WPD asks for public’s help in locating woman wanted on forgery charges in Kentucky

According to a Facebook post from the WPD, 52-year-old Rhonda Jean Clemmons was last seen on April 2.

N.C. bill would ban treatment for trans people under 21

LGBTQ advocates fear the bill would also out people under 21 who tell state workers that they may be transgender.

10 arrested in York County child exploitation operation: ‘These predators are out here’

Predators from North and South Carolina traveled to York County looking for sex with children as young as 10, deputies said Monday.

Amtrak’s long-range plan would add new routes across South

Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia, to Nashville, Tennessee and stop in Atlanta.

CLT Airport says some airlines may require proof of vaccine, gives other tips as travel increases

Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport say some airlines may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination among several tips the airport is giving passengers as travel increases during the pandemic.

Man wanted for murder of grandfather in Randolph Co. arrested in Cornelius after hours-long search

Brian Cody King was wanted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office for a homicide.

N.C. congressman faces criticism over deleted tweet in response to Muslim congresswoman

Following Friday’s Capitol grounds attack that saw a police officer killed, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted her condolences but also feelings about how the attack could have been worse.

Amber Alert canceled for 1-year-old Greensboro boy

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 1-year-old boy reported missing early Saturday morning.

Police: Recently-fired employee crashed through front doors, drove inside Walmart in Concord, N.C.

Officials say Gentry drove his car into the store, then continued to drive inside the store, causing massive damage.

‘We just want to be left alone in peace.’ Asian-American owned business robbed, trashed in Charlotte Transit Center

A robber trashed a convenience store at the Charlotte Transit Center and allegedly yelled racial slurs at the store’s Asian American owners during broad daylight. Police arrested a man, but it isn’t bringing peace to the victims.

Four hurt after massive fire rips through Carolina Beach condominium complex

Three people jumped from the second and third floor balconies and four were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

‘Cold face’: Sheriff reflects on moment deadly N.C. road rage suspect was taken into custody

An arrest has been made in connection with the deadly road rage shooting of a Pennsylvania woman on Interstate 95 in Robeson County.

NC bill would halt abortions on basis of race, Down syndrome

North Carolina Republicans filed a bill this week to prohibit the procedure if the pregnant woman is seeking it due to the unborn child’s race or the detection of the presence of Down syndrome.

Man charged after admitting to shooting, killing beloved dog outside Caldwell County store

The dog, “Rocky,” was fatally shot at Betsy’s Store in the Wilson’s Creek Community.

Deadly crash in Bryan County leads to baby born in traffic

Two people died in a crash involving three vehicles on Highway 17 near Belfast Keller Road in Bryan County Saturday morning. The resulting traffic slowdown caused Pamela Gaither to give birth in the passenger seat of her car.

N.C. mother accused of beating child with belt, homemade paddle

Columbus County investigators say a tornado drill at a local elementary school helped reveal alleged child abuse.

NC man survives venomous snake bite with help from SC’s Riverbanks Zoo

A Raleigh man is recovering after he was bitten over the weekend by his venomous pet snake.

Local mother describes daughter’s long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms, pushes to help others

12-year-old Wednesday Lynch says she is still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms several months after first contracting the coronavirus in the fall of 2020.

N.C. gun enthusiasts say banning certain rifles won’t stop mass shootings

President Biden has suggested that a solution to stop mass shootings would be to ban the sale of assault weapons.

Retired Gaston County police K-9 Pax dies at age 14

Retired Gaston County police K-9 Pax has died at age 14 after years of service with the police department.

‘Leave me here and let me die’: Strawberry shares path to religion

Strawberry says his wife guided him out of darkness. A journey to the cross that began 21 years ago.

Law experts confirm: employers can require COVID-19 vaccination

With the supply of COVID-19 vaccines growing, many companies are encouraging workers to get a shot when they can. That’s led to many questions about how far employers can go to have employees vaccinated.

‘All of our hearts hurt’: Community honors N.C. trooper who died after month-long COVID-19

Trooper Brent Montgomery died March 15 after battling COVID-19.

Ten dead dogs found in trash bags during litter cleanup in Robeson County

A disturbing discovery was made during ‘Operation Spring Cleaning’ in Robeson County.

Amber Alert: 1-year-old girl in Ga. found safe, returned to mother

Authorities took a suspect into custody Thursday, after Royalty Grisby was inside a vehicle when it was stolen.

‘We have lost a friend’: North Carolina State trooper dies after month-long battle with COVID-19

Trooper Brent Montgomery died Monday after battling COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to those 55 and older in Georgia

Vaccine eligibility in Georgia will expand to all those 55 and older on Monday, March 15.

100-year-old World War II veteran with pancreatic cancer honored in Kannapolis

North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd presented a proclamation and a flag to Staley Johnson Sr.

Mother charged with felony abduction of children at center of N.C. AMBER Alert

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office says 4-year-old Easton G. Redmon and 2-year-old Annsleigh R. Redmon were found safe just before 1 a.m. Thursday in Georgia.

AMBER Alert for 2 missing N.C. children canceled

An AMBER Alert activated Wednesday night for two missing North Carolina children was canceled early Thursday morning, sheriff’s officials confirmed.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s office reviewing all files in Kendrick Johnson’s case

The spokesperson for the family of Kendrick Johnson said they are feeling hopeful and thankful after the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office announced that it had reopened the case of Kendrick’s death.

VIDEO: Car smashes into martial arts studio in southwest Charlotte

Leadership Martial Arts sent WBTV video of the crash from outside and inside the studio.

Non-profit creates adventure opportunities for people with physical disabilities

The organization Access of Wilmington is giving people with physical disabilities a chance at being independent with a program called Accessible Adventures.

  Lidl announces stronger in-store mask requirements

The stricter mask requirements for shoppers go into effect Monday.

Georgia could make porch theft a felony; critics decry move

Georgia could make it a felony with mandatory prison time for people who steal a single package off someone’s porch or front step, no matter the value.

Man charged with 50+ counts of secret peeping, 9 counts of indecent liberties with minor in Alexander Co.

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department officers arrested 32-year-old Michael Justin Childers at his home on Thursday at 4 p .m.

SPECIAL DELIVERY: N.C. police officers help deliver baby boy

It was a day two North Carolina police officers are sure to remember.

‘Slave letter writing activity’ sparks outrage in Miss. school district

A controversial school assignment has sparked outrage in the Lamar County community.

Virginia man catches 9 1/2 foot bluefin tuna off N.C. coast

North Carolina’s current record is 877 pounds. But an estimated weight is not enough for the record books.

Savannah Mayor says no plans for St. Patrick’s Day business restrictions

Wednesday marks two weeks until St Patrick’s Day, a holiday where Savannah normally welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to enjoy its annual parade and festival. For the second year in a row, those events have been canceled due to the pandemic.

  DNA test reveals connection between North Carolina woman and killer wanted by FBI

Kathy Gillcrist always knew she was adopted, but she had no idea just how different her life would’ve been if her birth mother hadn’t made the decision to give her up after she was born.

Ditching the dentist may impact severity of COVID infection

According to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, poor oral health could have a direct connection to the severity of COVID-19 infection. “They found that COVID-19 patients are three times more likely to receive complications if they have gum disease,” said Dr. Misty Seale

Garth Brooks’ sold-out Charlotte show rescheduled for fourth time

The concert was first scheduled to happen on May 2.

Recovering addicts give back by helping community devastated by tornado

As cleanup continues after the devastating tornado in Brunswick County--- there has been a big effort to make sure the volunteers and residents are getting enough food.

11-year-old missing Charlotte girl found and reunited with family

Police say an 11-year-old reported missing after leaving her home in Charlotte around 2 a.m. Saturday has been found.

UPDATE: The 4-year-old NC girl at the center of the Amber Alert, has been found and is safe

Aubrey McFarland, the four-year-old Brunswick County girl who was allegedly abducted by her father on Wednesday, has been found safe

NC woman went on shopping sprees with $150K virus relief loan, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina woman lied to get nearly $150,000 in coronavirus relief that she later spent on shopping sprees.

Georgia senators pass bill to require ID for absentee voting

Georgia senators are pushing through the first of what could be a raft of restrictive voting measures.

Officials ask for prayers for N.C. trooper battling COVID-19 in ICU for last 12 days

Officials say Trooper James Montgomery, better known as “Brent,” of Troop C District 4 - Vance County has been in intensive care for the last 12 days at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill battling the virus.

One arrested, another sought, in double homicide in Gastonia

Jordan Cameron Moses, considered by police to be “armed and dangerous,” is still on the run.

Georgia developing plans to give out $522M in housing aid

Georgia’s state government says it’s developing plans to give out $522 million in federal rental assistance in coming months in 144 of the state’s 159 counties.

N.C. teen found safe; accused abductor dies following shootout with police in Arkansas

Savannah Grace Childress, from Denton, NC, was last seen on Feb. 11.

Police: 9-month-old, 8-year-old missing in N.C. found safe

Police said the mother and the children were found safe.