Bank Robber Busted, AVL Road Repairs Ahead, H-Ville Cops Working on Trust

Forest City Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

(Forest City, NC) -- A western North Carolina bank robbery suspect is behind bars. Richard Goodman is accused of stealing five-thousand-dollars from a Fifth-Third Bank in Forest City on Tuesday. Officers in metro Atlanta pulled over and arrested Goodman yesterday after a lookout was placed. His charges include larceny.

Asheville Funding Road Repairs

(Asheville, NC) -- Repairs are coming to half-a-dozen miles of roads in Asheville. WLOS-TV reports the city has set aside more than two-million-dollars to make repairs on Asheville's worst roads. Work will affect 13 streets. The contractor is expecting to complete the repairs by mid-December.

Hendersonville Police Trying To Build Trust

(Hendersonville, NC) -- The Hendersonville Police Department is making efforts to improve community trust. Staff are beginning a three-year trust-building campaign through the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Law enforcement will be focused of more than two-dozen objectives during the campaign.

Mother, Three Kids Dead In Winston-Salem

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A mother and three children are dead in a Winston-Salem shooting. Officers first found the bodies of three siblings between nine-and-14-years-of-age inside a home on Tuesday. Their mother was found in a separate room with what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There's no search for suspects.

Grant To Help Make Roads Safer In WNC School Zones

(Asheville, NC) -- Some western North Carolina school communities will benefit from a grant to make roads safer. The state's DOT is handing out three-million-dollars to a dozen areas, including the Land of Sky region. The funding will be used for the Safe Routes to School program, which targets education about safe driving, walking and biking habits around school zones. The Land of Sky Regional Council plans to hire a program coordinator.

Waynesville Encourages Bee Population Growth

(Waynesville, NC) -- The town of Waynesville is looking out for the bee population this spring. WLOS-TV says storm buffer and stormwater areas will be marked off so there's no grass mowing until May. The idea is help bees pollinate more easily while the insect's population has dwindled.

Feds Won't Seek Charges In Shanqeulla Robinson Case

(Charlotte, NC) -- The federal government won't be seeking charges connected to the suspicious death of Shanquella Robinson. The Charlotte woman was found dead during a trip to Mexico last fall. The Justice Department stated that investigative findings had been presented to the family. Robinson's supports say they'll continue to move forward in finding justice.

Tech Upgrades Delayed At Mecklenburg County Courthouse

(Charlotte, NC) -- A technology upgrade for the Mecklenburg County court system is being put on hold. WSOC-TV reports four other counties in North Carolina have run into problems with a new program called Odyssey. The system's implementation across Charlotte and other parts of North Carolina will stop until the parent company addresses a list of problems from the state.

Courthouse Employee Arrested For Robbery

(Charlotte, NC) -- A Mecklenburg County courthouse worker is accused of trying to rob a local business. The woman was arrested this week after allegedly pulling out a gun inside a check cashing store on Albemarle Road. WSOC-TV says the suspect is employed as a deputy clerk at the county Clerk of Court's office. She was suspended for five days.

Panthers' VP Resigns

(Charlotte, NC) -- A Panthers executive is leaving his role. Vice President of Football Operations Steven Drummond resigned this week after two-years in the position. Drummond first started with Carolina in 2005 in the organization's communications department. He also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

One Dead, Five Injured In Goldsboro Shooting

(Goldsboro, NC) -- Police in Goldsboro are piecing together details in a deadly shooting. Investigators say a teen girl and five others were hurt when shots erupted on North Leslie Street last night. The city's mayor pro tem told WTVD that students were attending a pool party on the property. There have been no arrests.

Area Target Stores Offer Car Seat Trade-In

(Mooresville, NC) -- Several Charlotte-area Target stores are holding a child car seat trade-in program. Anyone who brings in a used car seat between April 16th through 19th will receive a 20-percent discount on certain items. Those include new car seats, strollers and select baby items. Participating stores include Mooresville, Rock Hill and Hickory.

Fourteen Year Old Girl Dies In Mass Shooting In Goldsboro That Injured Five Other People

(Goldsboro, NC) -- Authorities in Goldsboro are investigating a mass shooting Wednesday, that left a 14-year old girl dead and five others wounded. It happened around 6:30 p.m. at a home along North Leslie and Lionel Streets. Police say several people were gathered outside when multiple shots rang out. One victim, described as a teen aged girl was killed, five others were transported to UNC Health Wayne, where they were last reported to be in stable condition. So far, there have been no suspects or arrests in this case.

Man Dies After Shooting Himself In Parking Lot Of Raleigh Hospital

(Raleigh, NC) -- Police in Raleigh are investigating an incident that took place outside WakeMed North Hospital , involving a man who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. It happened early Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the facility. Officers arrived to find an adult male inside a car with injuries. He was transported to the emergency room and later pronounced dead. Investigators say the victim, identified as 48-year old James Tyrone Davis, was a suspect in a previous shooting earlier yesterday morning.

State Audit Of NC Department Of Instruction Finds Inaccurate Reporting Of COVID Relief Spending During Height Of Pandemic

(Raleigh, NC) -- A recent audit of the North Carolina Department of Instruction finds the Agency failed to adequately report how it used nearly one-point-eight billion dollars in federal Cares Act funding. The results of the audit, released on Wednesday, cited the DOI for not properly documenting how schools spent COVID-19 relief funding during the 2021-22 fiscal year. The audit also found many of the schools turned in their reports late, incorrectly or even twice. In response, the Department blamed staffing shortages and limitations with the federal software for the inaccurate reporting.

North Carolina Congressional Democrats Supporting Bill To Increase The Number Of Women In Law Enforcement

(Durham, NC) -- Members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation are pushing a new bill designed to increase the number of women in law enforcement. Democrats Deborah Ross and Valerie Foushee were in Durham Wednesday, to talk about the Supporting Women COPS Act, which calls for expanding gender diversity in police departments across the country. The bipartisan legislation would also offer increased funding to states that increase the hiring of women in law enforcement.

Person County Teen Drowns While On Swimming Excursion At Hyco Lake

(Person County, NC) -- An investigation is underway in Person County, after a 15-year old boy drowned in Hyco Lake yesterday. Witnesses say the boy was with a group that was using a rope to swing off a bridge crossing a popular channel of the lake, when the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. Search teams found the teen's body about two hours later. The Person County Sheriff's Office said the area of the lake is in a no-swim zone.

Canes Play The Panthers Tonight For The Final Game Of The Regular Season

(Sunshine, FL) -- The Carolina Hurricanes will play the last game of the regular season on the road tonight, when they take on the Florida Panthers down in Sunrise, Florida. The Canes secured a first place ranking in the Metropolitan Division Tuesday, with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, breaking a three-game losing streak. It will be the third time the two teams have met this season. The last time the Panthers won 3-0.

1 Dead, 5 Injured In NC Shooting

(Goldsboro, NC) -- A 14-year-old girl is dead and five more people are injured following a shooting Wednesday in North Carolina. The shooting took place in the city of Goldsboro, which is roughly an hour from Raleigh. The Goldsboro Police Department says it happened at a party, but there is no word on arrests or suspects.

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Guilford County Plane Crash

(Guilford County, NC) -- One person is dead and another injured after a small plane crashed in Guilford County yesterday. It happened just after 11:30 in the morning on U.S. Route 421 South and Monnett Road. The Guilford County Sheriff's Office said two men were in the plane when it went down. The pilot, 52-year-old Kurtis Dale Williams of Kernersville, died in the crash. The passenger, a 39-year-old from Randleman, was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

Winston-Salem Teen Charged In Robbery

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A Winston-Salem teen is facing robbery charges. Eighteen-year-old Anthony Tyree Wilson is accused of robbing the Pizza Hut on 5952 University Parkway Tuesday. The WSPD said Wilson threatened a cashier with a knife and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene. Wilson was found at his home and taken into custody yesterday. He will make his first court appearance today.

Omega Sports Closing All Stores

(Greensboro, NC) -- Omega Sports is closing all its stores. The Greensboro-based sporting goods store announced Wednesday that it plans to shut down its seven locations by early summer. It cited challenges like supply chain issues brought by COVID-19, wage and cost inflation, and economic uncertainties. After its first store opened in 1978, Omega Sports added locations in Charlotte, the Triad, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

Jordan 'Last Dance' Shoes Sells For $2.2M+

(New York, NY) -- A pair of signed, game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers are breaking the bank. Fine arts company Sotheby's announced that the shoes worn by the North Carolina great in the second half of Game 2 of the 1998 NBA Finals sold this week for more than two-point-two million dollars. That's the highest price ever paid at auction for a pair of sneakers. In that game, Jordan led the Chicago Bulls with 37 points in a win over the Utah Jazz. Just days later, Jordan and the Bulls completed the "Last Dance," capturing their sixth NBA championship.

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