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17-Year-Old Is Suspect in Killing of 2 NC Teens

'We are not resting until he is in our custody in Orange County,' sheriff says

(Newser) - A 17-year-old male suspect is being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of two teenagers, police in North Carolina say. The bodies of Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, were found by ATV drivers Sunday. They had been reported missing by their families, who said they hadn't...

Missing Teens Found Dead in North Carolina

Police say Devin Clark, Lyric Woods were shot to death

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that while they're still awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner, they're confident that two people found shot to death Sunday are missing teenagers Lyric Woods and Devin Clark. The bodies were found near a trail in western Orange County by two men riding...

School Baptizes More Than 100 Kids Without Permission

NC school says the 'Spirit of the Lord moved'

(Newser) - A Christian school in North Carolina has apologized after it baptized more than 100 middle and high school students without their parents' knowledge. Renee McLamb, head of Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, told parents that only three students were supposed to be baptized in a ceremony Thursday, but "the...

Co-Pilot in Midair Mystery 'Apologized, Then Departed'

NTSB report says Charles Crooks was upset about incident that damaged landing gear

(Newser) - The co-pilot who apparently jumped to his death from a plane in North Carolina on July 29 was extremely upset about an incident that damaged the plane's landing gear, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The NTSB says the pilot of the CASA 212 turboprop...

Citing Uvalde Delay, Sheriff Puts an AR-15 in Every School
District Puts AR-15s in Schools

District Puts AR-15s in Schools

North Carolina sheriff cites Uvalde shooting delays for new policy

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff said he's taking a lesson from the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Those officers were in that building for so long , and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids," Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said....

FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds Light on 'Midair Mystery'

Employees tell dispatcher that pilot said co-pilot Charles Hew Crooks jumped out of plane

(Newser) - More details are filtering in on what's been deemed a "midair mystery" involving a co-pilot who exited his turboprop plane midflight and fell to his death. The timeline has since been pieced together regarding what happened to Charles Hew Crooks in the skies over North Carolina on Friday...

Revenge-Seeking Arsonist Set Fire to Wrong House: Cops

Christie Louise Jones thought she was at an ex-boyfriend's, police say

(Newser) - A woman who intended to burn down her ex-lover's home failed to confirm the address and ended up setting fire to a stranger's abode, according to police in North Carolina. The result is that the alleged arsonist can't even claim the sweet taste of revenge as she...

An Ugly Arrest for Soccer Great Hope Solo

Hope Solo
Pleads Guilty
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Hope Solo Pleads Guilty

Gets 30 days, fine in DWI case

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo on Monday pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and was sentenced to 30 days, with 30 days' credit given for the time she spent in an inpatient rehab facility . She was also hit with $3,100 in fees and fines and ordered to complete all recommended substance...

The Business Climate Is Tops in This State

North Carolina comes out on top in CNBC survey of best, worst US states for business

(Newser) - Looking to close a deal? Conducting business and staying competitive can prove a challenging endeavor, but in some states, the business world is booming. CNBC has released its 15th annual "America's Top States for Business" survey to help point movers and shakers in the right direction. It scores...

'Unimaginable': Lightning Kills Husband of One Tree Hill Star

William Friend, husband of Bevin Prince, was on a boat in NC

(Newser) - The husband of One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince has reportedly become the third person killed by a lightning strike in the US this year. William Friend, 33, was struck around 3:15pm Sunday while on a boat near North Carolina's Masonboro Island. Marine units from the New Hanover...

Missing NC Man's Boat Found 2.7K Miles Away
Missing Man's Boat Washes
Ashore—on Another Continent
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Missing Man's Boat Washes Ashore—on Another Continent

It was found 2.7K miles away from where Joseph Matthew Johnson was last seen

(Newser) - The boat of a North Carolina man missing since November has washed ashore thousands of miles away in the Azores Islands off Portugal—and while there was no sign of Joseph Matthew Johnson, relatives still believe the 44-year-old will be found alive. Johnson was last seen leaving the Federal Point...

$10M Lottery Winner Charged With Murder
$10M Lottery Winner
Gets Life Without Parole
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$10M Lottery Winner Gets Life Without Parole

Michael Todd Hill guilty of murdering Keonna Graham

(Newser) - Update: A North Carolina man who won a $10 million jackpot five years ago will never spend money as a free man again. Michael Todd Hill, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder Friday and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, the News & Observer reports. Hill...

Defeated Cawthorn: Time for 'Dark MAGA' to Rise
Madison Cawthorn Issues
Defiant Message After Loss
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Madison Cawthorn Issues Defiant Message After Loss

It's time for 'Dark MAGA' to rise, says outgoing North Carolina congressman

(Newser) - The youngest member of Congress—and one of the most controversial —will not be returning after losing his North Carolina primary this week. But in a social media post Thursday, 26-year-old Madison Cawthorn sounded very much like a man who isn't done with politics.
  • 'New right': "
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Madison Cawthorn Loses Re-Election Bid

Congressman concedes to state Sen. Chuck Edwards

(Newser) - Scandal-plagued congressman Madison Cawthorn won't be returning to the House of Representatives for a second term. The 26-year-old on Tuesday night conceded his race for re-election in North Carolina to Chuck Edwards, a state senator supported by many of the state's establishment Republicans, NBC News reports. The...

Trump Asks Voters to Give Cawthorn a 'Second Chance'
Trump Sticks With Cawthorn

Trump Sticks With Cawthorn

Other Republicans have withdrawn support as the freshman's troubles mount

(Newser) - Many Republican leaders have withdrawn their support from Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the embattled lawmaker from North Carolina whom the state's senior senator has called an "embarrassment." But Donald Trump has reupped, posting on Truth Social, his social media site, that voters should, too. "When Madison was...

'I've Never Heard of Someone Flying Into a Home Before'

2 Fort Bragg paratroopers crash in NC after missing drop zone; one critically injured

(Newser) - A training exercise for two Special Forces paratroopers went awry this week, sending them both into a North Carolina residential area instead of their intended drop zone 8 miles away. One of the paratroopers crashed into the roof of a Raeford home, in Hoke County, while the other landed in...

Another Outer Banks Home Falls Into the Sea

It's the second one in Rodanthe, North Carolina, in a matter of months

(Newser) - Another beach house has fallen into the waves along North Carolina's coast and more are in danger of collapsing, US National Park Service officials said Tuesday. The unoccupied home that collapsed was located along Ocean Drive in the Outer Banks community of Rodanthe, per the AP . The park service...

Couple Arrested After Duck Leads Police to Missing Body

Remains of missing woman found under mobile home in North Carolina

(Newser) - Police near Asheville, North Carolina, give credit to a runaway pet duck for helping solve a two-year-old investigation into an elderly woman's death. According to NBC News, the duck's owners chased it under a mobile home, where they discovered a container with decayed human remains. After an autopsy,...

Solo to Go for Treatment, Asks for Hall of Fame Delay

'My energies and focus are totally directed to my health, healing, and taking care of my family'

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo has asked the National Soccer Hall of Fame to delay her induction until next year, announcing that she's going for help for her alcohol issues, per ESPN . In a Friday tweet , the soccer star requested the induction be postponed until 2023, noting she'll be "...

Video May Undermine DaBaby's Self-Defense Claim

Rolling Stone: Video suggests rapper was 'initial aggressor' in fatal 2018 encounter

(Newser) - Before he hit it big as a rapper, Jonathan "DaBaby" Kirk shot a man to death in a North Carolina Walmart in 2018. DaBaby claimed self-defense, and police did not charge him in the killing of 19-year-old Jaylin Craig. Now, however, Rolling Stone has unearthed security video of the...

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