Jury Still Out in Candler Murder, WNC Ministries Rally Supplies for Turkey

WNC Organizations Helping After Earthquake

(Asheville, NC) -- Ministries and organizations in the mountains are sending over supplies to help with earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. WLOS-TV reports Ralph Sexton Ministries, Hearts with Hands and Trinity Baptist Church have teamed up to gather and distribute supplies. A 37-thousand-square-foot tent that can house four-thousand people is one of those items. It's estimated that more than 34-thousand people died in the earthquake, which happened last week.

Asheville, Buncombe Leaders Study Homelessness Initiatives In Raleigh

(Asheville, NC) -- Leaders in Asheville and Buncombe County are studying the fight against homelessness in other cities. WLOS-TV says elected council members and commissioners visited homeless facilities in Raleigh yesterday. They had intentions of bringing back information to help go towards fighting homelessness in the mountains.

Jury Still Deliberating In Buncombe Murder Trial

(Asheville, NC) -- A Buncombe County jury is still trying to figure out a homicide case. Today marks the sixth day of deliberations in the trial of Shannon Daves, who is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend a little more than two-years ago. Opening statements were given on the first day of the month. Daves' attorneys says she pulled the gun out and fired in self-defense.

Student Charged After Gun Found At School

(Macon County, NC) -- A Macon County student is accused of bringing a gun to school. District officials say the juvenile brought an unloaded weapon onto the campus of Franklin High School last week. Charges include possession of a weapon on school property and carrying a concealed weapon. The sheriff's office reported there was no danger to students and employees.

Hendersonville Chooses Projects For ARPA Funding

(Hendersonville, NC) -- The city of Hendersonville is dividing out rescue plan act funds locally. Last week, the city council chose eight initiatives which will be helped by the two-million-dollars in federal money. They were selected from a list of 18 applicants.

Roads Could Have Black Ice In Mountains

(Buncombe County, NC) -- Driving conditions could be rough for some parts of western North Carolina this morning. Areas with any liquid left on roadways were likely to re-freeze overnight as temperatures fell below 32. Drivers are encouraged to leave earlier and take more time getting to work or school.

Child Dies After East Charlotte Shooting

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a deadly child shooting. Officers say a juvenile died after being shot in a home on Coriander Court in east Charlotte Sunday afternoon. The shot was accidentally fired inside the house while the child was playing video games. There's currently no search for suspects.

Homicide Investigated On Billy Graham Parkway

(Charlotte, NC) -- A homicide is being investigated in southwest Charlotte. The CMPD says someone died after a shooting along the Billy Graham Parkway yesterday. The victim was the passenger in a car. Officers are trying to figure out if it's a case of road rage.

Some School Districts Delayed

(Catawba County, NC) -- Some nearby school districts are changing schedules today due to weather. Hickory, Catawba County , Alexander County and Burke County are all operating on a two-hour delay. Areas with any liquid left on roadways were likely to re-freeze overnight as temperatures fell below 32. Drivers are encouraged to leave earlier and take more time getting to work or school.

Charlotte Apartments In Works

(Charlotte, NC) -- Apartment construction is booming around the Queen City. The Charlotte Business Journal reports two developments with more than 400-units each are expected to break ground this year in South End. A Texas developer is also trying to gain proper rezoning for another complex with over 400-units in west Charlotte.

Fire Damages Building In Albemarle

(Albemarle, NC) -- No injuries are being reported from a large fire in Albemarle. Flames erupted inside a building on Aquadale Road on Saturday night. The Stanly News and Press reports the building was an abandoned warehouse. The cause is still under investigation.

Hornets Look To Snap Losing Streak

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Hornets are mired in a long losing streak. Charlotte has lost seven in a row heading into tonight's game against Atlanta at the Spectrum Center. Terry Rozier is leading Charlotte with close to 22-points-a-game. The Hornets are in a tie for worst record in the Eastern Conference.

NC State Investigating Another On-Campus Suicide

(Raleigh, NC) -- Raleigh and NC State University police are investigating another apparent suicide on the school's campus. It was the eighth on-campus death since the start of the current academic school year. The latest occurred Saturday at Sullivan Hall. Authorities described the victim as a female undergraduate engineering student. The University has also set aside Thursday for a Health Wellness Day, in which classes have been cancelled.

Mass Industrial Fire Contained, But Continues To Burn In Wayne County

(Wayne County, NC) -- Multiple crews remain on the scene of a huge industrial fire at a salvage yard in Wayne County today, helping to make sure it doesn't spread. The fire, which broke out Saturday at the National Salvage and Service Corporation on Old Mt. Olive Highway in Dudley, ignited several piles of railroad ties and caused flames to reach as high as 300-feet before it was finally contained yesterday. Inspectors say they expect the fire to continue burning for several more days. So-far, there have been no reports of injuries.

State Democrats Vote To Elect A New Chair Over The Weekend

(Raleigh, NC) -- Members of the North Carolina Democratic Party voted to elect a new chair over the weekend. Twenty five year Anderson Clayton, a community organizer and current chair of the Person County Democratic Party, was elected to a two year term and will replace 73-year old Bobbie Richardson. The overhaul comes three months after the party failed to win a single statewide race in the recent midterm elections. Members also voted to oust the party's first vice chair and second vice chair during Saturday's balloting.

Wake County To Re-Start Its Senior Citizens Well Check Program

(Wake County, NC) -- Starting tomorrow, the Wake County Sheriff's Office will reactivate its Senior Citizens Well Check program. Senior citizens age 65 or older who live alone, can sign up to have a recorded call every morning to make sure they're ok. If the person does not answer after three calls, a contact will be notified before a deputy is sent to the person's residence. To register for the program call 984-298-1363.

Crash Into Military Museum In Fayetteville Leaves Driver Dead

(Fayetteville, NC) -- Police in Fayetteville are investigating a weekend crash into the Airborne and Special Operations Museum that resulted in the death of a female driver. It happened around 9:30 pm Saturday along Bragg Boulevard. A preliminary investigation finds the driver, identified as 69-year old Arnetha Thompson Johnson, apparently lost control of her vehicle and slammed into the side of the building, setting off the sprinkler system. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Fayetteville State's Joshua Williams Helps Chiefs Win Super Bowl XLVII

(Glendale, AZ) -- The Kansas City Chiefs owe part of their 38-35 Super Bowl XLVII victory over Philadelphia last night to Triangle area hometown hero Joshua Williams. The rookie cornerback played his college ball at Fayetteville State and high school gridiron for the Jack Britt Buccaneers. The fourth round draft pick had four tackles last night to finish his first season with a total of 31 and two interceptions, including one in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills. He also had seven passes deflected. During his career at Fayetteville State, Williams helped the Broncos win four consecutive CIAA Southern Division championships.

Shooting Results from Argument at Super Bowl Party

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem police say a 16-year-old is expected to be all right after a shooting at a Super Bowl party. A news release says it happened just before 7 o'clock last night. Officers found the found the victim on Hope Lane after he'd been shot in his leg. The suspect ran away from the party after the shooting. The police investigation is ongoing.

Teenaged Greensboro Native Found Dead in Thomasville

(Greensboro, NC) -- A body found on the property of Ledford Middle School in Thomasville earlier this month has been identified. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Tanner Michael Jones, of High Point, was found dead February first. Jones was born in Greensboro and had graduated from Southwest Guilford High last year. The sheriff's office would offer further explanations about the circumstances of his death.

One Person Pinned In Car For Over An Hour In I-40 Wreck

(Greensboro, NC) -- Four people are recovering, one is reportedly still in the hospital, after a two-car crash. North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers say it happened in Guilford County early Saturday morning on N.C. 61 near Interstate 40. One person, who was taken to the hospital by a helicopter, had been pinned in the car for an hour before emergency workers successfully got them out. Their injuries are described as "life-threatening."

New Chair Elected for State Democratic Party

(Raleigh, NC) -- A 25-year-old political activist has been named the new chair of the Democratic Party in North Carolina. The party's executive committee announced Anderson Clayton was voted in for a two-year term late last week. Clayton is the present Person County party chair as well as president of the state party chairs' association.

Bed, Bath, Beyond Closing Store in Burlington

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- The Triad area is losing another Bed, Bath and Beyond store. Officials with the home goods retailer say the company is scrambling to avoid bankruptcy. The one being closed in the Piedmont Triad is in Burlington on University Drive just off Interstate 40. That leaves the area with only two locations -- the one on Hanes Mall Boulevard in Winston-Salem and the other on Highwoods Boulevard in Greensboro. The company landed a deal with a hedge fund this week to keep it going.

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