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Shooting on Shoals Branch Road in Wayne County, WV
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:01:55 -0800

According to Emergency Dispatchers in Wayne County, there has been a shooting along Shoals Branch Road. There's no word on the condition of the victim or suspect. We'll continue you to bring you updates on this developing story.

Jones County Schools receives $50K grant from NEA
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:12:13 -0800

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 07:54 PM. WASHINGTON, D.C. | The Jones County Public Schools system has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Child welfare advocates question county-hired expert’s objectivity
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 22:06:19 -0800

The national expert hired by Clark County to independently review the case of a foster child killed in October isn’t such an outsider after all.

New business marketing initiative promotes Wilmington area
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:29:04 -0800

The goal is to "highlight the unique but complementary assets that make the Wilmington region stand out," organizers say

Buggs Island Lake Or Kerr Reservoir? New Bill Could Change How Lake is Marketed in Virginia
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:26:29 -0800

Mecklenburg Co., VA-- It's been a debate between Southside Virginia and North Carolina for more than 60 years. The question is whether to call a lake that the two states share, Buggs Island Lake or Kerr Reservoir.

NC hog farm neighbors seek court help to stop the stink
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 19:00:02 -0800

Two dozen lawsuits now before a federal court challenge the personal cost of North Carolina’s $2.5 billion hog industry: living with its stink. Click to Continue »

Former NC pastor charged with sexually assaulting a child
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:54:44 -0800

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A man who served as a pastor at churches in North Carolina for 15 years has been charges with sexually assaulting a child. The Gaston Gazette reported that 52-year-old Michael Wayne Hill has been charged with sexual battery of a person younger than 12 years old. The suspect is a former Seventh-day […]

Deputies: NC woman admits killing husband, taking body to hospital hours later
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:34:45 -0800

A North Carolina woman was charged with murder after deputies allege she admitted to shooting and killing her husband and waiting for hours before driving his body to a hospital.

County Commissioners Keep Up Pressure on Gas Prices
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:06:44 -0800

While gas prices have come down in recent weeks, Moore County commissioners say they are not backing off asking the state to investigate why retailers here charge more than those in surrounding areas.

Storms knocked out power to thousands statewide; tornado warnings issued
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:05:09 -0800

Tornado warnings were issued for Johnston, Wayne and Sampson counties Sunday afternoon as storms knocked out power for thousands across the state.