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Southern States Brace for 'Crippling' Winter Storm

Virginia, Georgia, the Carolinas have all declared states of emergency on storm set for this weekend

(Newser) - A major winter storm is headed toward the South, leading four states so far to declare states of emergency. The storm system has already dumped several inches of snow on the central United States and is set to make its way toward the southeast Saturday into Sunday morning, leading to...

Tribute to Dead Mom Goes Viral: 'This Obit, My God'

Snarky memorial for 'gregarious grifter' appears on NC newspaper's site

(Newser) - Renay Mandel Corren may be gone, but her legacy lives on—and has gone viral, thanks to what the Guardian calls an "unusual" yet "loving" obituary penned by her son. The 1,000-word memorial to the 84-year-old, who died in El Paso, Texas, appeared on the website of...

Man Buys Identical Lottery Tickets and Wins Twice

2 tickets, 2 jackpots

(Newser) - A North Carolina man is feeling very lucky...for being so forgetful. Per CNN , 49-year-old Scotty Thomas bought one of the state's Lucky for Life tickets online for $2 but later couldn't recall whether he'd done so or not. “I was just laying in bed watching...

7 Hurt After Black Friday Mall Shootings in NC, Tacoma

And in Tennessee, 3 are dead, 4 wounded after mass shooting in Nashville apartment

(Newser) - A trio of shootings across the US left three dead and nearly a dozen injured on Black Friday. NBC News reports that the three fatalities happened at an apartment in Nashville, Tenn., in an incident that also left four injured. Per WKRN , police responded to the shooting that took place...

Police: Missing Girl's Hand Signal Saved Her

16-year-old got help from passing motorist, and police arrested her driver

(Newser) - A teenage girl used a hand signal popularized on TikTok to signal for help. The 16-year-old from North Carolina had been missing for days when she was rescued Thursday, USA Today reports. James Herbert Brick, 61, of Cherokee, North Carolina, was arrested in Laurel County, Kentucky, and charged with unlawful...

He Says He Was Fired for Being a White Guy. Now, $10M

Ex-hospital exec David Duvall wins wrongful termination suit against NC health care system

(Newser) - For nearly five years, David Duvall served as a top marketing executive for a North Carolina health care system—until he says he was abruptly fired in the summer of 2018, over what he claims was a move to diversify top staff. Duvall sued, and on Tuesday, a federal jury...

Woman Fired After Oxygen Request Wins Settlement

Jean S. Perry was terminated after she inquired about bringing tank to work to help her breathe

(Newser) - A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement. TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its staff on what qualifies as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act as part of...

Cops Arrest Parents of Baby Found Dead in Trash in 1991

Infant boy suffered blunt force trauma, asphyxiation: authorities

(Newser) - North Carolina police say they've arrested the parents of an infant found dead in a trash can rack some 30 years ago. It was April 4, 1991, that the decomposed remains of an infant boy were discovered in Nags Head in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Authorities determined the...

Police: Bank Robbery Suspects Caught While Switching Cars

Accused robbers with clever getaway scheme crashed, were caught

(Newser) - It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Three men police say are suspects in a bank robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina, stopped to switch to a different getaway car. Their planning fell through, however, and the police saw the switch take place, the Charlotte Observer reports....

NC Teacher Calls Black Students 'My Little Monkeys'

Charter school is under fire

(Newser) - A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school, the AP reports. Winterville...

Bear Attacks Picnicking Couple in NC

Authorities are on the hunt for the animal

(Newser) - A couple picnicking with their dog in Asheville, NC, were attacked by a black bear last week. They were on a Blue Ridge Parkway hillside near the Folk Art Center when their unleashed dog started barking and ran toward the young bear, which became defensive and attacked, WXII reports. There...

Mick Jagger Goes Unnoticed at North Carolina Dive Bar

He dropped in for a beer at Charlotte's Thirsty Beaver

(Newser) - Mick Jagger walked into a bar in North Carolina Wednesday night—and nobody seemed to notice. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones frontman tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer in front of the Thirsty Beaver, a beloved dive bar known for its eclectic mix of customers. "Out and...

At Viewing, They Found a Stranger's Body in Mom's Clothes

'We just couldn't understand how this could happen'

(Newser) - Two daughters of a North Carolina woman who died last month say they walked up to her casket and found another woman's body dressed in their mother's clothes. While such mix-ups happen surprisingly often, per Newsweek , Jennifer Taylor and Jennetta Archer say the Sept. 7 viewing at Hunter'...

1 Dead in North Carolina School Shooting

Suspect is in custody in Winston-Salem tragedy

(Newser) - A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after one student was fatally shot at a North Carolina high school, officials said. Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson, fighting back tears, told a news conference that Mount Tabor High School went into immediate lockdown as emergency responders, sheriff's deputies, and police...

Body of Missing Woman Found Encased in Concrete

Her live-in caretaker has been arrested

(Newser) - A woman's body was found this month, entombed in concrete, in the basement of her Linville Falls, North Carolina, home—and police have charged her live-in caretaker with her murder. Lynn Gay Keene, 70, appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma as well as strangulation with a belt, authorities...

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Men Grieving Their Dead Brother Are Killed in Same Spot

Pablo Us, Jose Us fatally hit by train at same NC spot where Baltazar Us died

(Newser) - The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and "eerily," per the Charlotte Observer —Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose...

Boy Killed in Elevator on Day Family Arrives at Rental Home

Federal agency is now urging rental home companies to take action

(Newser) - Days after a 7-year-old boy was killed while on vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said this week that vacation rental services should warn customers that home elevators can be dangerous. The acting chairperson wrote a letter to companies including Airbnb, Vrbo, and TripAdvisor...

Jelly Doughnuts and Sardines Save Bear Stuck in a Tree

The young animal wandered into city and was likely startled by people

(Newser) - Jelly doughnuts and sardines are usually an either/or proposition. But in an emergency, they could be in the same meal. This was an emergency. A young bear, about a year and a half old, wandered out of the woods into North Carolina's capital city Monday night and was likely...

Flight to Bahamas Nixed After Teen 'Masked Rebellion'

Dozens of high schoolers believed to be from Mass. wouldn't mask up, witnesses say

(Newser) - Passengers on an American Airlines flight out of North Carolina found their vacation to the Bahamas disrupted after what the New York Post calls a "masked rebellion" by dozens of teens. WSOC reports that Flight 893, headed to Nassau, was prepping to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport...

Final Body Found in North Carolina Tubing Accident

Teresa Villano, 35, was six months pregnant

(Newser) - The bodies of all five victims of a tubing tragedy on North Carolina's Dan River have now been recovered. Teresa Villano, 35, was six months pregnant when she went on the family tubing trip June 16. Her body was recovered Monday afternoon, the Greensboro News & Record reports. Villano...

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