Many N.C. police agencies don’t drug test officers involved in shootings

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In most cases, a police officer, sheriff’s deputy or state trooper is more likely to face a drug test after wrecking a cruiser than after shooting someone. A query of 10 North Carolina law enforcement agencies found that only two agencies require drug or alcohol testing following the use of deadly force, […]
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Winston-Salem singer returns to gospel music TV reality competition

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Tiquila Wilson is back on TV, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The singer, a 26-year-old Winston-Salem native who sings at Christ Cathedral Church of Deliverance on North Cherry Street, was one of 10 contestants announced Sunday night on a new all-star edition of “Sunday Best,” BET’s gospel reality competition series. “I’m excited,” […]
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Man rescued after falling into industrial meat grinder

A man who fell in to an industrial meat grinder was apparently one blade swipe away from a fatal injury. The accident happened Thursday at a meat processing plant in San Luis Obispo, California. The machine’s blades “came around and broke his arm and came around again and broke his arm a little further up […]
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Black group and KKK group from North Carolina hold separate rallies at SC Statehouse

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Ku Klux Klan group from North Carolina and a black group taunted each other on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that hundreds of people were present during separate rallies staged by two groups from outside the state. The Florida-based Black Educators for Justice […]
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Wake Forest Baptist seeks healthy seniors for national Alzheimer’s clinical trial

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Every month, Marylee and Ralph Williams travel from Greensboro to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with the hope that the hour they spend there will help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The couple is part of the A-4 study, a nationwide clinical trial that hopes to use a treatment for Alzheimer’s […]
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Bikers across the Piedmont in shock after fatal crash in Guilford County

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bikers across the Piedmont are in shock over the fatal crash which killed one motorcyclist and seriously hurt five others on Interstate 85 in Greensboro Friday morning. Troopers with N.C. State Highway Patrol say the bikers were parked on the side of the road along I-85 when a tractor-trailer hit them. Troopers […]
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NC terrorism expert: Tennessee shooter likely not acting on direct orders from terrorist group

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A terrorism expert based in North Carolina believes one-man-attacks, like the one carried out on Chattanooga, Tenn. Thursday, may continue to be a risk across the United States. Authorities in Chattanooga have identified Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, as the only suspect in a pair of shootings that left four Marines dead […]
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Winston-Salem family deals with flooding issues

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – From front yards, to driveways, and other areas around their homes, residents in one Winston-Salem community say clogged drains are caused flooding and water backups on their properties whenever it rains. Giorgio Hiatt lives on Westover Avenue. He says even with about half a dozen storm drains outside his home, water still […]
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Man accused of kidnapping, beating girlfriend in Surry County

SURRY COUNTY, N.C — A local woman was beaten, kidnapped and nearly set on fire during three days of torture by her boyfriend, according to Surry County sheriff’s deputies. Officials say 43-year-old Michael Key is charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges after abusing his girlfriend from July 2 through […]
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