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Mel Kiper calls this former Clemson star the most NFL-ready draft prospect Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons isn’t likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft — that honor is expected to go to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow. But … Click to Continue »
AP PHOTOS: Italy’s front-line medical heroes, in portraits Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones rubbed raw from protective masks. They don’t smile. The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost … Click to Continue »
NC teachers let their students know they miss them amid COVID-19 school closures Wake County elementary school teaches are finding ways to let their students know they care about them, even though schools have been closed for two weeks due to the coronavirus … Click to Continue »
What to Watch on Saturday: ’48 Hours’ challenges conventional wisdom on Lizzie Borden The Forgotten West Memphis Three (8 p.m., Oxygen) - In the first part of a two-night event, investigative podcaster Bob Ruff revisits the infamous West Memphis Three Case, which involved … Click to Continue »
Much Warmer This Weekend
A big warm-up arrives for Friday with temperatures at or above 80 degrees.
Stimulus checks calculator: How much should you expect to get under the coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress
Using the guidelines spelled out in the bill passed this week, we're providing a calculator to help you figure out the amount that you're likely to receive.
Italy has world's highest coronavirus deaths total, recording 1,000 deaths in just 1 day
Italy recorded its single biggest rise in deaths, with 969 more victims, to bring its total number of fatalities to 9,134. The country now has 86,498 cases.
NC State Highway Patrol trooper killed in crash in Wayne County
Trooper Nolan SandersA N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper was killed in a crash that happened Friday night.
NC trooper dies after running off highway in Wayne County, officials say PIKEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper died in a crash in Wayne County Friday night, officials said. Sgt. Chris Knox with the NCSHP said Trooper Nolan Sanders, a five-year veteran, was driving north on Interstate 795 in Pikeville shortly after 7:15 p.m. when he drove off the right side of […]
Pizza delivery driver shot in Durham, sent to the hospital
Shooting of pizza delivery man in DurhamDurham police said a pizza delivery driver was in the hospital after he was shot Friday night.
Lawsuit filed after Wake County sheriff halts pistol purchase permits RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wake County resident and three groups Friday filed a lawsuit against Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker after he decided earlier this week to halt pistol purchase permit applications. The lawsuit plaintiffs include Grass Roots North Carolina, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Firearms Policy Coalition, according to the suit. RELATED: Gun […]
Announcing: #BeCary Photo Contest Cary, NC — If you’ve been on E. Chatham Street lately you may have noticed The Cary Theater marquee now reads, “Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Cary.” It is in that same spirit that today we launch a week-long #BeCary photo contest on our CaryCitizen social media platforms. The Purpose We have started this with […]
Meet the Durham woman who feeds more than 100 families every day during the COVID-19 pandemic
Marcella Thompson started the Mustard Seed Project in her southeast Durham community, mentoring and feeding kids. Now, with kids out of school for months, she's hard at work. https://abc11.tv/2UBKLj7

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