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Bomb threat forces evacuation, early dismissal at Franklinton High School

FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) - Franklinton High School dismissed at noon Friday after a bomb threat, according to an email sent to parents from principal ...

Franklin County high school employee charged with child sex crimes

FRANKLINTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Franklinton High School employee is facing child sex crime charges following an investigation, according to a Franklin ...

Franklinton high turns game against Wake Forest into Florence fundraiser

Franklinton students and staff decided a portion of proceeds are going to help those impacted by the storm.

West Bladen qualifies three to state championship  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

FRANKLINTON — West Bladen has qualified three individuals to the 2-A state championship track meet. At Friday's 2-A Mideast Regional hosted by Franklinton ...

Jimmy Williams named football coach at Franklinton  HighSchoolOT

Former West Johnston and East Wake football coach Jimmy Williams will take over the Franklinton program this fall.

Franklinton High School student, 28-year-old killed in Franklin County shooting

Two people, including a Franklinton High School student, were killed following a shooting at a Franklin County home Monday evening.

Franklin County man turns self in on 10 child sex crimes charges

FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - A Franklin County man turned himself in on Friday on a number of child sex crimes charges, according to a press release ...

With winter whittling away at school days, school districts seek more flexible calendars

North Carolina schools are finding it hard to schedule makeup days after snowstorms and other weather events. They would like to have more flexibility in ...

15-year-old charged with having gun at Wake Forest High School, officials say

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) - A 15-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday for having a gun at Wake Forest High School, according to town spokesman ...

Louisburg man arrested on child sex crime charges

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - A Louisburg man faces child sex crime charges after he was arrested during a traffic stop last week, the sheriff' office said.

Teen killed, another injured in Franklin County wreck on way to school

One Franklinton High School student died and another was injured Tuesday morning in a wreck on Cedar Creek Road, according to the school system.

FLORENCE: Shelters open for storm  Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA — As Florence lingers off the North Carolina coast, shelters across the state are opening for those evacuating. About 15,000 people are ...

Franklin County teen charged after NC double homicide arson

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) — Greensboro police say there's been an arrest made in a double homicide arson case after an apartment fire Wednesday night.

Jeremy Buck hired as next Sanderson football coach  HighSchoolOT

Jeremy Buck has served as the offensive coordinator at Heritage High School since 2016, an offense that has set school records during his time.

WCPSS athletic director Deran Coe to receive NIAAA State Award of Merit  HighSchoolOT

Deran Coe, the district athletic director for Wake County Schools, will receive an award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association later ...

Franklinton honors retiring girls basketball coach Lester Wilder  News & Observer

If not for a few simple twists of fate, Lester Wilder never would have joined the staff at Franklinton High School in the mid-1970s. Thursday was the final home ...

Vigil planned for Wake Forest teens Tuesday night

One teen drowned in the rip current at Emerald Isle and the other is in critical condition after being underwater for nearly 15 minutes.

Man surrenders, accused in Franklinton fatal shooting  WTVD-TV

Deputies in Franklin county say new evidence points to another person being responsible in the shooting death of Franklinton High School student.

Jesse William Vick - The Tidewater News  Tidewater News

COURTLAND — Jesse William “Bill” Vick, 83, of Courtland, completed his journey through this life on March 19, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with ...

Blasts, booms still a mystery along Wake-Franklin border, but some think they know the source

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The sudden loud booms recently heard near the Wake County-Franklin County line match descriptions of similar sounds in other parts ...

NC teachers plan 'Day of Action' a year after thousands march in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- A year after tens of thousands of North Carolina teachers rallied in Raleigh, the teachers plan to march again downtown. The North ...

Cary High School band director suspended last month resigns

The band director at Cary High School who was suspended last month pending a review by the school system, has resigned.

Local search efforts continue after Wake Forest teen vanishes in Emerald Isle surf

The U.S. Coast Guard ended their search Friday night, but local efforts continue.

Tick season is here and don't be surprised to see plenty

"Ticks are going to be anywhere you've got other animals," an expert with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said.

GRAPHIC: Light pole falls during high school soccer game, injuring student and referee

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM/CNN) – A strong gust of wind sent a stadium light pole crashing onto the field during a high school soccer game in what could have ...

HighSchoolOT Honors: See the winners in every category  HighSchoolOT

Every year across North Carolina, there are incredible performances in high school athletics by coaches, teams and players. The inaugural HighSchoolOT ...

Houses, trees suffer damage after storms roll through NC

Some houses had their roofs ripped off and trees were uprooted after a strong storm system brought high winds and heavy rain across the state on Friday.

Tornado touched down Friday night, causing damage in Central NC, officials confirm

The tornado caused "intermittent tree damage," officials said.

Warrant: Guns found in car parked on NC State's campus

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Police found multiple guns in a vehicle parked on campus at North Carolina State University, according to a warrant obtained by CBS ...

Longtime Franklinton coach Trent Sanders dies  HighSchoolOT

Franklinton High School coach Trent Sanders died in his sleep overnight Thursday, school officials said.

NC middle school student bitten by snake inside school — twice

The student picked up the snake by the tail and was bitten on the finger. She dropped the snake, then picked it up again and got bit on the hand, school officials ...

Parents help as Durham School of the Arts to reopen for 1st time since explosion

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- Durham School of the Arts students will return to class on a two-hour delay Monday -- the first time they'll be back at the school after ...

Former NC Christian school teacher accused of sex crimes involving minor

According to a statement from Christ Covenant Church and Covenant Day School officials, Christopher Muggler was a youth volunteer at the church and a ...

Raleigh CBD store owners talk as NC officials begin regulating products

"We're actually going to continue to re-evaluate our product mix," said Eric Stahl, co-owner of The Hemp Farmacy.

More complaints about St. Augustine's housing raised after employee falls through floor

The school told said the situation in Latham dorm reported earlier was being painted and cleaned up, but has not allowed CBS 17 on campus to see those ...

North America's largest traveling Ferris wheel coming to NC State Fair

The Fair said the wheel will provide a panoramic view of over 15 miles.

10-year-old twins reported kidnapped have been located, Raleigh police say

According to police, the kidnapping occurred around 7:30 a.m. at the Millbrook Village Place apartment complex off Green Road.

Small fire outside Crabtree Valley Mall prompts large response

The fire was at a restaurant at the food court, according to a mall employee.

Father charged with killing 2-year-old son who died from ‘intentional blunt force trauma'

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (WBTV) - The father of a child who was found dead at an Indian Trail home Sunday was arrested Monday and charged in the toddler's death ...

Who is responsible for marking gas lines before digging starts?

Durham Deputy City Manager Beau Ferguson says are trying to determine who the subcontractor was if there was one.

Tree falls on child's room at Cary home, more damage seen as storms hit Central NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- Some damage and power outages were reported as severe storms moved through central North Carolina on Monday evening.

Rasheed Wallace named head basketball coach at Jordan High School

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Former UNC power forward and NBA standout Rasheed Wallace has been named the new head basketball coach at Jordan High ...

Sinkhole closes road near Hillsborough

Rushing waters washed out an area under the road and the asphalt buckled.

Prep notebook: Franklinton hires JeVar Bransome as new football coach  News & Observer

Rolesville assistant JeVar Bransome was named Franklinton's head football coach during Monday's Franklin County Board of Education meeting.

Durham leaders focus on business recovery after deadly gas explosion

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- Durham Mayor Steve Schewel is declaring the area around Brightleaf Square open for business less than two weeks after a deadly ...

2 busted with 81 pounds of cocaine in Raleigh, warrants show

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A Raleigh man, along with a man from New York, faces felony charges after they were busted with 81 pounds of cocaine, court ...

Police: Raleigh man tried to rape woman delivering Amazon packages

Jaron Deon Safran, 26, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, second-degree kidnapping, and sexual battery in connection with an incident that ...

For 3rd year in a row, Durham's Museum of Life + Science welcomes litter of red wolf pups

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — For the third year in a row, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham is celebrating a new litter of red wolf pups, according to a ...

Police went door-to-door before deadly Raleigh officer shooting, restaurant owner says

The man was arrested for assault in January near the same location where he was killed.

Triple-murder suspect's wife defends her husband in court

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The wife of a Wake Forest man charged with capital murder said she never saw her husband with a weapon, but his face told her ...

Man killed in Raleigh officer-involved shooting

Police said the officer-involved shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m..

Camera captures sound, power of Durham gas explosion

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A camera that normal captures trucks becoming stuck under a Durham bridge was able to record the sound and power of ...

Some employees at NC airport crawling out of trunks due to small parking spaces

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) — There's simply not enough space between vehicles at one of the employee parking lots at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, ...

Wake County man attempted to shoot woman in face, drown her in tub, warrants say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wake County man is charged with attempted murder after deputies said he not only tried to shoot his girlfriend in the face with a rifle ...

Poole Road reopens after police investigate shooting in Raleigh

The 1800 block of Poole Road near Angier Avenue is closed.

Babies present when man murdered during drug deal near Holly Springs, warrants show

The babies suffered "serious mental injury" due to what transpired while they were in James Hooker's care, deputies say.

120 evacuated from Boy Scout camp after floods wash out road in Nash County

Some campers earlier took small boats across a pond to evacuate the area.

Just hours apart, 2nd Raleigh apartment complex shooting under investigation

Raleigh police said a man was shot Thursday night outside of an apartment complex on Milburnie Road.

Durham fire chief sheds light on moments leading up to deadly downtown explosion

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Crews continued to comb through the rubble on N. Duke Street Thursday, looking for clues as to what might have sparked an ...

Photos: Deadly gas explosion in downtown Durham

A gas explosion partially collapsed a building in dowtown Durham, North Carolina Wednesday. At least one person was killed and more than a dozen others are ...

1 charged after argument leads to deadly shooting in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A 34-year-old man turned himself in after Durham police said he shot and killed a man during an argument Thursday afternoon.

Texas elementary school teacher goes viral over student decorated dress

An art teacher in Texas is going out of the box to help her students show their creative side by not only encouraging them to draw on her dress but also wearing ...

April 19: Significant Severe Threat Today

Friday's severe weather threat represents the highest risk for our region since February 2016.

Raleigh Methodist church has message of love, openness for LGBTQ community

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - An emotional Pastor Rick Clayton stood before a packed congregation at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church Wednesday night ...

5 sought after man attacked with skateboard on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) -- Chapel Hill police are looking for several people after a 52-year-man was hit in the head with a skateboard earlier this month.

2-car crash shuts down multiple lanes of Capital Boulevard near Wake Forest

The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. in the 10000 block of Capital Boulevard near a *service* road that runs adjacent to Capital Boulevard.

Rep. Holding requests investigation into anti-Semitism at Duke-UNC conference

Holding sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy Devos to formally request the investigation.

Family of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba from NC Whitewater Center settles lawsuit

Lauren Seitz died on June 19, 2016, from meningoencephalitis, a disease caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. She contracted the amoeba at the U.S. ...

Johnston County man working to improve his life says he let down friends, family after arrest

"So many church people prayed for me and gave me an opportunity to prove myself. I feel like I let them down," the man said.

'Hand in Hand' - A woman's journey receiving the first bilateral hand transplant in North Carolina

When Deb Kelly developed a fever on Easter Sunday of 2017, she thought she'd caught a cold.

NC dad and 15-year-old girl killed in home invasion shooting, suspect later found dead

The 15-year-old girl who died was a friend of the slain man's teen daughter, police said.

Researchers release 2019 hurricane forecast

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is less than two months away, and today researchers at Colorado State University released their first forecast for the ...

'You don't know what to do': Family of man critically injured in Durham explosion speaks

The man, who is a first responder locator with Dominion Gas, has a number of injuries including broken ribs and debris in his brain, according to his family.

NC bill would keep Daylight Saving Time year-round

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - On the heels of losing an hour of sleep over the weekend, North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill to maintain Daylight Saving Time ...

Hackers demand ransom from Orange County for 3rd time in 6 years

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) -- A local county is being held hostage by hackers who could have access to your private information at their fingertips.

1 airlifted after nearly 150-foot fall from Looking Glass Rock in NC mountains

BREVARD, N.C. (WNCN) -- Authorities in the North Carolina mountains rescued one person who fell up to 150 feet from Looking Glass Rock on Saturday.

Child dies, woman injured after being hit by Jeep at Carolina Beach crosswalk

A Carolina Beach resident and mother of a 13-month-old child brought flowers to a memorial set up at the intersection.

Same St. Augustine's dorm battling mold, mildew now without heat

One freshman said students have been sleeping with hats and hoodies to keep warm.

NC international student athlete's life changed after injury -- and insurance problems

The insurance did not cover sports-related injuries in a school setting.

Scammers pose as NC police officers soliciting donations

First responders throughout the Triangle are issuing a warning to beware of scammers trying to get money out of you using the names of local police or fire ...

Autopsy: Woman found dead at Durham baseball field in 2018 was stabbed more than 60 times

One of the stab wounds on her neck injured the right carotid artery.

Franklinton High junior dies in wreck

A Franklinton High School junior and football player died early Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck about two miles from his home, state troopers said.

Man charged in Raleigh double killing researched punishments for murder, prosecutors say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Jurors in Wake County capital murder trial learned the defendant researched potential punishments for killing a pregnant woman in ...

April 18: Warm Today, Severe Weather Tomorrow

Enjoy today's warm temperatures, because tomorrow looks like it could be a rough day overall. We'll see more clouds overhead today, but strong southwesterly ...

Neighbor talks about hours-long hostage situation in Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) -- A Fayetteville man was arrested and a woman is in the hospital, following a hostage situation at a home on Open View Drive ...

Man found dead near railroad tracks in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Durham police are investigating after a body was found along train tracks near NC 54 and Apex Highway late Sunday morning.

Who will have access to parking deck near new baseball stadium in Fayetteville?

Back in February, city leaders and developers said the spaces in the parking deck will be leased to people in the new Prince Charles hotel and developments.

Durham Public Schools to close May 1 for teacher march, rally in downtown Raleigh

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham Public Schools will be closed on May 1 after more than 550 teachers requested the day off, according to a press release ...

2 vigils being held to honor memory of Durham coffee shop owner killed in explosion

There were reportedly eight to 10 people inside of Kaffeinate the morning of the gas explosion. All made it out safe, but Kong Lee, 61, remained behind in the ...

Girl who died after school fight hit head on bookshelf during incident, mom says

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of a fifth grader who died after a fight at her South Carolina elementary school said other students in her class have told her ...

Coast Guard rescues stranded duck hunters, dog in Pamlico Sound

Their 23-foot boat ran aground and was partially underwater near Big Porpoise Point, the Coast Guard said.

DWI charges upgraded for woman in crash that killed Fayetteville motorcyclist

Patrick McDill, a Fort Bragg soldier, died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

SBI asked to investigate Harnett County use-of-force arrest

Sheriff Wayne Coats has put one deputy on leave pending the investigation.

Flash Flood Warning extended for Orange, Durham counties

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) -- The National Weather *Service* in Raleigh has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Orange, Durham and Alamance Counties until 6:15 ...

St. Augustine's students complain of mold growth in campus buildings

CBS 17 learned there is no oversight on private schools like St. Augustine's to make sure they clean up any problems like this one.

Victim shot multiple times in front of Durham courthouse; 2 in custody

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Two people are in custody after a person was shot multiple times in front of the Durham County courthouse Wednesday morning.

Fayetteville Woodpeckers to play in SEGRA Stadium

SEGRA is one of the largest independent fiber bandwidth companies in the United States, Fayetteville officials said.

Security guard shot during robbery at Robeson County arcade, suspects on the run

There were customers inside the arcade during the robbery and shooting and $6000 was stolen from the business, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

NC grandfather wins $10 million from scratch-off, plans to buy dream home

Theodore Duncan elected to take the lump sum of $6 million over 20 payments of $500000 a year.

Friends, family mourn SC college student who was kidnapped, killed

Samantha Josephson, 21, had planned to go to law school. Instead, she was killed and her body dumped in woods.

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