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Duplin County K-9 deputy left in squad vehicle dies

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A Duplin County K-9 deputy left in a squad vehicle was found dead the next day Full story...
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Search widens for missing Appalachian State student

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Volunteers from Forsyth County are joining in the search for an Appalachian State University student who has been missing for a week. The Charlotte Observer reports volunteers from Kernersville were preparing on Wednesday to walk along the Mountains to Sea Trail, a 900-mile route of footpaths beginning in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to look for Anna Marie Smith. The 18-year-old freshman from High Point was last seen on the campus in Boone on Sept. 3. Full story...
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Group: NC restrictions deny hundreds of votes

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An election reform group says two specific portions of North Carolina's new voting law prevented hundreds of people from having their ballots counted during the May primary. Democracy North Carolina held a news conference Wednesday to remind people about the voting restrictions and to urge people to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline for the November election. Full story...
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VA clinic delays causing problems for local veteran

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videoVA clinics are facing severe scrutiny across the country. Now, one local veteran is speaking out saying he's facing 'ridiculous' wait times right here in the Port City. Full story...
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NC prosecutor weighs reopening infamous 1983 case

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A North Carolina prosecutor says the wishes of the victim's family and the number of pending cases will help him determine whether to pursue charges against another suspect in a notorious 1983 murder case. A judge's decision last week to free Henry McCollum from death row and Leon Brown from a life sentence after 30 years hinged largely on Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt's conclusion that new DNA evidence negated the case put forward at their trials for Buie's slaying. Full story...
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Panel considers parole for NC officer's killer

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A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of killing a Clayton police officer 32 years ago. WRAL-TV reported the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission heard from witnesses on Tuesday about the possibility of releasing 64-year-old Bobby Earl Smith. Full story...
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Handicap golf carts allowed in Oak Island, dog leash laws changed

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videoIt was a full house at last night's Oak Island Town Council meeting as residents sounded off about golf carts used for handicap accessibility. Full story...
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Dog Court: All it takes is one complaint

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video Dog court was in session today. It's a system that allows pet owners to appeal violations from New Hanover County Animal Services. Like many others, dog owner, Lauren Freeman, says her eight-pound Maltese Bo is part of the family. Full story...
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Source says Rice video sent to NFL

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videoA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. Full story...
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Castle Hayne man sentenced to decades in prison for sex crimes involving child

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videoA Castle Hayne man will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex crimes. Full story...
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BSL Police looking for alligator killer

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The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department is looking for information for who killed an alligator. Full story...
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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Duke Energy investigating after fire at Sutton Plant

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videoDuke Energy and firefighters are investigating to figure out what caused a turbine to catch fire at the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant in New Hanover County overnight. Full story...
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Firefighters called to NC nuclear plant

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Firefighters were called to Duke Energy's Harris Nuclear Station near Apex around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an employee reported a fire in an industrial washer. Full story...
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Charter Day School wants big money from Brunswick County

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videoGive us a million dollars. That's the pitch trustees from Charter Day School, Inc., gave to the Brunswick County School Board tonight. Full story...
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