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WAXHAW, N.C. — A convicted sex offender from Georgia is behind bars after a month on the run. Police say Aaron Jones, 24, was seen strolling in downtown Waxhaw Friday evening. They say he tried to escape on foot but was slowed down after a bystander grabbed his jacket.
Our final weekend of November is off to a fantastic start, but the sogginess returns by Sunday morning. Expect widespread showers to arrive just after midnight before clearing by Sunday afternoon. Severe weather is not expected, but don’t be shocked if a few heavy storms roll through the Piedmont before the last of the rain moves out. Sunny skies and a stiff southwesterly breeze could allow for a few 70s around the Piedmont for the second half of the weekend.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Release) – Someone who bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket in Raleigh won a $1.8 million jackpot in the Thanksgiving Day drawing. The lucky winner purchased the ticket through the lottery’s Online Play program, either on the lottery’s website or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. The win became the third largest in the history of the game.