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Critically Endangered Wolves Released in North Carolina

State is the only place in the world where red wolves roam free

(Newser) - Government wildlife officials have released two more critically endangered red wolves into the wild in North Carolina and could place several more captive-bred wolves into the habitat this year, according to a new plan submitted to a federal judge. The US Fish and Wildlife Service said in the filing Monday...

Missing North Carolina Girl Found
Missing
North Carolina
Girl Found

Missing North Carolina Girl Found

Savannah Childress was abducted, found safe in Arkansas

(Newser) - Savannah Grace Childress, 14, was abducted from her home in Denton, NC, on Feb. 11—but on Saturday night, she was found safe. She was with suspect William Ice, who had communicated with her via online platforms, in Arkansas when police spotted his SUV, which was linked to the abduction...

Police: Mom of 5 Accidentally Shot Dead by Own Child

Gabriel Alexis Henderson was 25

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that a mother of five was accidentally shot and killed after one of her children found a gun in her purse, WSOC reports. Officers in Cornelius responded to reports of a shooting just before 7pm on Monday and found 25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson dead in...

At Least 3 Dead After Tornado Rips Through NC

'It's something like I have never seen before'

(Newser) - A tornado ripped through North Carolina's Brunswick County early Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring 10 others in its trail of destruction, the AP reports. The tornado hit just after midnight Tuesday in southeastern Brunswick County near Grissettown in the Ocean Ridge Plantation Community, destroying homes, downing...

Political Buzz Finds Another Trump
Political Buzz
Finds Another Trump
the rundown

Political Buzz Finds Another Trump

Daughter-in-law Lara's prospects get a boost from Lindsey Graham

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham put Lara Trump in the political spotlight over the weekend by declaring her the "biggest winner" of her father-in-law's second impeachment trial. The reason? Graham thinks she's now the GOP frontrunner in the North Carolina race to replace the retiring Sen. Richard Burr, after the...

Sheriff's Office's Offer 'Too Sweet to Pass Up'

Valentine's post has drawn laughs and criticism

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff’s office is giving people a chance on Valentine’s Day weekend to show their former lovers they’re still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants, the AP reports. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a “...

12-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Home Invader: Cops

Charges against the boy are not expected

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that a 12-year-old boy shot and killed an intruder Saturday during a home invasion robbery, ABC reports. A 73-year-old resident of the apartment where the attempted robbery occurred was shot by one of the suspects, the Goldsboro Police Department said in a statement , and was...

North Carolina Says No More Confederate License Plates

DMV says decision adheres to ruling in 1998 case involving Sons of Confederate Veterans

(Newser) - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is no longer issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, according to a statement. The agency said the removal of the license plate, issued to members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization, took effect Jan. 1, the StarNews of Wilmington ...

Day Started So Badly He Went Back to Bed—Then Won $2M

First a crash in his new car, then a lottery win for Anthony Dowe

(Newser) - An unlucky start to a North Carolina man's day turned upside down when he discovered he won a $2 million lottery prize hours after hitting two deer with his new car. Anthony Dowe, of Leland, had an accident on his way to work, the North Carolina Education Lottery said...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Drive In

You'll be cruising pretty in Texas, trying to tame your road rage in Hawaii

(Newser) - There's still not a lot to do these days as we continue our weary march through the pandemic, but at least going for a drive can be a nice escape—unless you're in Hawaii, that is. That's the surprising last-place entry in WalletHub's new ranking of...

NC Boy, 8, Dies After Being Shot With BB Gun
8-Year-Old Shot
With BB Gun Dies

8-Year-Old Shot With BB Gun Dies

He and a 7-year-old were reportedly target shooting when incident happened in NC

(Newser) - Two children were shooting BB guns at targets when tragedy struck Sunday, leaving an 8-year-old dead. Police responded to a home in North Carolina's Alexander County to find the victim and a 7-year-old had been shooting BB or pellet guns when the older boy was accidentally hit in the...

Black Couple Separated From Infant Son After Traffic Stop

NC cops say marijuana was found; the couple disputes that

(Newser) - A Black man says a deputy told him he would never again see his son during a traffic stop in North Carolina earlier this month. And he says he hasn't had custody of his 9-month-old in the three weeks since. Raymond Cheley Sykes, 34, and Kaila Boulware, 27, of...

The 'Too Tall Bandit' Strikes Again

FBI says tall serial bank robber hit 2 NC banks in November

(Newser) - A prolific bank robber known as the "Too Tall Bandit" is reportedly back in action after a two-year hiatus, and the FBI is desperate for tips. A man believed to have robbed 16 banks in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina since 2009 hit the United Community Bank in...

In 2022, There Could Be a Senator Trump

Sources say Lara Trump is considering run in NC

(Newser) - President Trump is rumored to be considering another run in 2024—but the next Trump on a ballot could be his daughter-in-law. Sources tell the New York Times that Lara Trump, who married Eric Trump in 2014, is seriously considering running for an open Senate seat in her home state,...

Couple's Lottery Technique Pays Off, After 26 Years

They just kept playing the same numbers

(Newser) - It's all about persistence. That's the trait CBS News attributes to a North Carolina couple who won a $366,673 lottery jackpot last week after playing the same set of numbers they've been using for 26 years. Per a release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, Terry...

Trump Scores One More State Victory
Trump Scores One More
State Victory

Trump Scores One More State Victory

AP calls North Carolina for him, with only Georgia still outstanding

(Newser) - Only one more state to go. The AP on Friday called the state of North Carolina for Trump, leaving Georgia as the only state yet to be uncalled. (Other outlets, including the Washington Post , have called Georgia for Biden, but Newser is going by AP.) Trump’s victory in...

Tropical Storm Eta Caused a 'Tough Day for the Carolinas'

Storm killed at least 4 in NC

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Eta raced off the Southeast Atlantic seacoast late Thursday, spreading heavy rains and gusty winds around the Carolinas only hours after blustering across north Florida. One death in Florida was linked to the storm, along with some scattered flooding and forecasters said the tropical storm was on a...

GOP Keeps NC Senate Seat
NC Senate Race Is Decided

NC Senate Race Is Decided

Party control remains unclear, pending Georgia's decisions in January

(Newser) - Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded to Republican US Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina on Tuesday, saying that "the voters have spoken" and that it was clear Tillis had won. With Cunningham's concession, the AP reports, all eyes turned to Georgia, where two US Senate runoff races in January...

Arsonist's Grand Scheme Runs Into a Glitch

Video shows him running away from RV resort in NC with shoes aflame

(Newser) - A suspect broke into a North Carolina business, spread an accelerant, set a fire, and fled with a bag of cash, police said. The criminal paid for it, though: Video shows his shoes on fire as he ran away. The break-in was last week at the Lake Norman RV Resort...

'I've Rarely Seen a Case as Bad as Ronnie Long's'

Wrongfully convicted man was released from prison after 44 years

(Newser) - In August, Ronnie Long walked out of prison and into the record books in the number 3 slot on the list of Americans who've served the longest sentences for crimes they didn't commit. In Long's case, it was 44 years for the 1976 rape of 54-year-old widow...

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