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Thief Breaks Into Business Next To Police Station
SMITHFIELD – Police are searching for a brazen thief who broke into an automotive repair shop, adjacent to the Smithfield Police Department. The owner of Market Street Automotive at 440 E. Market Street arrived at work around 8:00am Monday, March 13th and discovered the break-in. The thief damaged a glass window to make entry. Once inside the suspect stole a 9mm handgun and undisclosed amount of cash.
7-month-old pronounced dead at a Goldsboro, police say investigation is ‘still developing’
At least two young children have died in Goldsboro so far this month.
Update: 32 Year-Old Man Dies In Early Morning Collision
HARNETT COUNTY – A Pamlico County man died from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident Monday morning in Harnett County. The crash was reported at 7:42am on Beaver Dam Road outside of Erwin. Trooper D.R. Grady said a 1996 Toyota Camry driven by Drake Everett Bay, age 32,...
NC Food Lion coworkers win $1 million off ticket they purchased where they work
Food Lion coworkers in Wake County and Johnston County win a $1 million Powerball prize.
33 nabbed on DWI charges during St. Patrick’s Day weekend crackdown in 1 North Carolina county, records show
The State Highway Patrol had the most arrests with 14, while Raleigh police pulled over seven DWI offenders, according to arrest records.
Wake County man charged with rape involving a minor
The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Monday that deputies arrested Jorge Raul Delacruz-Mejina, 36, on Sunday at his home in Wendell.
2023-2024 JCPS Calendar Adopted
The Johnston County school board approved a new calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Brian Vetrano, Chief of Human Resources for Johnston County Public Schools, said a Calendar Committee, consisting of 40 people representing various stakeholders in the community, met and reviewed 18 possible calendars. The committee narrowed the possibilities...
Wake County Man And Johnston County Woman Win $1 Million Prize
RALEIGH – Benjamin Haynes III of Garner and Laura McGhee of Angier tried their luck on a Powerball ticket and won a $1 million prize. They bought the ticket at the Food Lion on N.C. 50 in Garner where they both work. The winning ticket matched numbers on all...
Wake considers breaking NC’s school calendar law to start classes in early August
North Carolina’s tourism industry and some parents pushed for the law. But Wake County could begin the school year Aug. 7 — nearly three weeks earlier than what is allowed.
Governor Cooper visiting childcare centers in the east
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The North Carolina state governor is visiting Eastern Carolina to highlight investments being made in childcare. Governor Roy Cooper will be here in the east touring two childcare centers Tuesday. Cooper is to highlight backing in childcare for military families and proposed budget funding in early childhood education.
Wake DA: Wait times to test rape kits 'unacceptable;' suspect in 1990 rape arrested Saturday
RALEIGH, N.C. — The fact that it took 30 years to arrest someone for the rape of a 73-year-old woman is another example, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman says, that test delays for rape kits are "unacceptable." Cities, counties and the state have thousands of rape kits waiting...
Wake County creating plan to cut gun violence
Wake County commissioners are working to get a handle on gun violence, creating a new program to keep people safer. Wake County commissioners are working to get a handle on gun violence, creating a new program to keep people safer.
Entries Sought For Literary And Historical Journal
The Johnston County Heritage Center is looking for writers to contribute to the second edition of its Literary and Historical Journal, scheduled for publication in the summer. “We are looking for short stories, essays and poems with a Johnston County connection,” says Todd Johnson, the Center’s Executive Director. Writers from within and outside the county are encouraged to contribute, but entries should relate to Johnston County people, places, and events.
Family, friends raising money for trucker killed on US-70 in Clayton
CLAYTON, N.C. — Family and friends of a truck driver killed on US-70 Monday, March, 13, are raising money for his family. A GoFundMe was organized by friends of Yurii Vakhniak. The GoFundMe was created to help get Vakhniak's wife, Ivanka, and their two children, Anastasia and Vova, money he was unable to leave behind.
Smithfield Home Struck By Gunfire
SMITHFIELD – Officers are investigating after a Smithfield home was struck by gunfire. On Tuesday, March 14th around 8:40pm, several shots were fired in the 800 block of East Street. One shot struck a residence occupied by a 74 year-old man and 56 year-old woman. The bullet entered their...
Fire shuts down Benson Road in Angier
ANGIER, N.C. — A fire broke out Monday night at a home in Angier.. According to the Buies Creek Fire Department, the fire happened at 2265 Benson Road just before 9:30 p.m.. Two people were at home when the fire started, but were able to get out safely. "Everything...
Bond set at $3M for Wendell man charged with child-sex offenses
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wendell man has been charged with first-degree statutory rape among two other offenses. According to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Jorge Raul Delacruz Mejina was arrested at his home Sunday and charged with three felonies which are:. first-degree statutory rape,. statutory rape...
Missing teen found dead in Pennsylvania lake
LAKE TOWNSHIP, WAYNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— First responders were called to Lake Henry Saturday to search for a missing teen in the lake, officials say they found him and the coroner was called to the scene. Around 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning, Chief Nick Corazzi of Maplewood Fire and Rescue said his team was called to East […]
Infant death under investigation in Greensboro
Goldsboro police are investigating after a baby boy was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon and was pronounced dead. The Goldsboro Police Department says the baby was taken to the hospital by his parents. The investigation is still developing and officials say no other details are available. Annette is originally...
Wreck on US 421 in Harnett County was coordinated effort to stop a chase suspect, Highway Patrol says
ERWIN, N.C. (WNCN) — A Thursday morning chase involving a Four Oaks police officer ended with one suspect in custody and another taken to a hospital after a controlled collision in Erwin, officials told CBS 17. According to First Sgt. Chris Knox of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, it...
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