Local News - WNCT

Test Your Knowledge: Tornado Wind Speeds Video included

Updated:

True or False? A tornado’s wind speed is determined by someone observing the twister spinning across a given area.
More>>

Update: AG Roy Cooper asks for stay in challenge against gay marriage ban Video included

Updated:

Attorney General Roy Cooper asked a judge for more time to respond to a new legal attack against North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Update: New charges for woman guilty of Ackerson murder

Updated:

The woman found guilty for the second-degree murder of Kinston native Laura Ackerson has now been indicted on more charges. More>>

Pitt Co. Deputies: Need help finding suspect

Updated:

Pitt County deputies are looking for Mason Warren after he escaped arrest Monday night. More>>

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

Updated:

Easter bonnets and controlling the pet population collide in tonight's community's spotlight. More>>

Three years later, a look back at the 2011 tornado outbreak Video included

Updated:

Wednesday is the anniversary of a day many here in the east will never forget. More>>

McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. More>>

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. More>>

Murder suspect found dead in Onslow County

Dee Trent Reifinger Dee Trent Reifinger
Updated:

A woman suspected of killing her boyfriend was found dead inside an Onslow County home. More>>

Tarboro remembers officer killed in accident Video included

Updated:

An off duty Tarboro police officer is dead after an accident with a DOT vehicle. More>>

Groups aim to combat child abuse Video included

Updated:

Child abuse affects hundreds of children in Eastern Carolina every year. More>>

Non-emergency calls tie up 911 lines

Updated:

In the case of an emergency, when you call 911, the first voice you hear in a dispatcher.
More>>

2011 Tornado Outbreak Remembered

Storm Team 9 tornado and severe weather safety tips

Updated:

The tornado outbreak of April 6th, 2011 is a day that will forever be etched in a lot of people's memory across eastern North Carolina.
More>>

NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

Updated:

North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
More>>

Two victims held at gunpoint in Jacksonville home invasion

Updated:

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday home invasion in Jacksonville.
More>>

Mt. Olive man arrested on drug, firearm charges

Updated:

A Wayne County man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon.
More>>

Residents tied up, robbed in Winterville home invasion Video included

Updated:

Winterville Police are investigating a late night home invasion. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2631 Jasmine Drive. More>>

Former Greenville patrol officer arrested Video included

Updated:

The Greenville Police Department arrested and charged a former patrol officer Tuesday following the investigation of a case he was working this year. More>>

Teddy Bear Hospital treats patients at Belvior Elementary Video included

Updated:

Kindergarten and first graders at Belvoir Elementary experienced some hands on learning this morning at the school’s ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’.
More>>

Marijuana edibles vending machine, not so easy access

Updated:

With the legalization of recreational weed in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as innovative ways to... More>>

Coca-Cola points to health-conscious consumers for drop in sales

Updated:

Fewer people around the globe are drinking soda. The world's biggest beverage maker says its soda sales fell for... More>>

8-yr.-old boy with rare disease lives out his dream of flying

Updated:

One 8-yr.-old boy with a rare disease got his wish granted this week. Max from Nebraska wanted to be Iron Man for a day... More>>

GREAT VIDEO: Firefighters’ big effort to save tiny dog from drain Video included

Updated:

Firefighters in St. Louis, Missouri had to handle an usual call Tuesday.  More>>

Ex-NC teacher accused of showing obscene videos

A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham Video included

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. More>>

More NC Senate candidates release money totals

Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. More>>

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said. More>>

Tech Beat Tuesday 04/15/14

Updated:

Tech Beat Tuesday is here again! The latest on Google Glass. Kids not knowing what a "Walkman" is?!?  More>>

Wayne County teacher wins STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

Updated:

Norwayne Middle School Teacher Paul Casey remembers when he used to take shop class, he still has the gun rack and baseball he made.  More>>

2 Backpacks shutdown block near Boston Marathon finish line

Updated:

Police destroy two unattended backpacks left near the Boston Marathon finish line one year after the deadly bombings.  More>>

DHHS meets USDA deadline to clear food stamp backlogs

Updated:

North Carolina is in the clear from government threats over pulling more than $88 million dollars in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services Department. The USDA said today the state department met the March 31st deadline to clear its backlog of food stamp applications. At one point over 30,000 pending cases plagued the state.Regional administrator Robin Bailey said the state will still be monitored for the next two months and expects to get weekly reports to make sure the depa... More>>

North Carolina and EPA win in controlling emissions Video included

Updated:

A federal appeals court upholds the power of the Environmental Protection Agency in controlling polluted emissions from power plants.  More>>

Missing toddler found safe inside arcade claw machine

Updated:

A 3-year-old boy, feared missing by his mother, was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. More>>

Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

Updated:

If you’re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off. More>>

Raleigh named as least open minded city for daters

Updated:

North Carolina's capital fails at being a great place to pick up certain types of dates. More>>

Coast Guard offloads $110 million of cocaine

A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea. A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea.
Updated:

The Coast Guard offloaded about 3,300 kilograms of cocaine worth about $110 million Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla. More>>

Corps: Part of Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

The Army Corps of Engineers says part of the Oregon Inlet is too shallow to dredge. More>>

Pitt County Senior Games Program celebrating 31st year Video included

Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games
Updated:

The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games program held its 31st opening ceremonies at Alice F. Keene Park on Tuesday. More>>

Boston Marathon: One Year Later Video included

Updated:

On the anniversary we reflect on the 12 seconds that changed the lives of many. Among them, a Greenville woman taking part in the race. More>>

Volunteer EMS worker wins $250,000 in lottery scratch-off game

Updated:

A Martin County EMS volunteer from Pitt County wins the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money lottery game. More>>

Celebrating animal control officers Video included

Updated:

9 On Your Side says "thank you" to the many animal control officers in Eastern North Carolina as it’s Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. More>>

Dudley man busted for trafficking heroin

Updated:

Deputies say they took a Dudley man into custody for trafficking heroin. More>>

9OYS helps Strive Program participants dress for success

Updated:

9 On Your Side’s Angela Green visited a classroom at the Strive Program in Greenville on Tuesday.
More>>

LCPS turns to survey to improve school system Video included

Updated:

Public schools are increasingly trying to compete with alternative education and for Lenoir County, school officials are turning to the community for help. More>>

Emerald Isle Police seek fugitive

Updated:

Police in Emerald Isle need your help to locate a fugitive. More>>

Stephen Colbert to visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

Updated:

Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman as host when he retires, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, April 22 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. More>>

Century old tombstones found damaged, disposed of in Dare County dumpster Video included

Updated:

Deputies have charged a suspect after tombstones more than a century old were found damaged and tossed into a Dare County dumpster. More>>

Smoke inhalation cause of Kinston man's death Video included

Updated:

A man is dead after a weekend fire. More>>

New phone app to help during school emergencies

Updated:

An Oklahoma middleschooler, Genesis Franks, came up with an idea for an App last year to help out in case of a school shooting. More>>

Morehead City woman charged with child abuse Video included

Updated:

A Morehead City mom has been charged with child abuse after a kid was burned with hot water. More>>

ECU student picked to join Cisco 'Dream Team' in San Francisco

Updated:

An East Carolina University student has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on a “Dream Team” at an international education and training event. More>>

Four in custody in Morehead City drive-by shooting

Updated:

Police have made 4 arrests in a drive-by shooting in Morehead City. More>>

Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game Video included

Updated:

The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal. More>>

Farmers' Market opens Tuesday at Camp Lejeune

Updated:

The Onslow County Farmers’ Market is opening a new location on base at Camp Lejeune Tuesday. More>>

Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games events begin Tuesday

Updated:

Tuesday the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Program kicks off its Local Games. More>>

Truck crashes, leaves gaping hole in house

Updated:

A truck driver lost control of his vehicle Monday and drove through a... More>>

T. Rex makes a cross-country trek

Updated:

A T. Rex is making a big journey from Montana to the nation's capital. The bones were found in the... More>>

First lady invites military families to White House Easter Egg Roll

Updated:

First Lady Michelle Obama visited with some military families and children for a... More>>

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. More>>

5 accused in NC abduction to have bond hearing

Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Putin urges end to blockade of Trans-Dniester

    Putin urges end to blockade of Trans-Dniester

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."
    President Vladimir Putin has urged Ukraine to reopen trade and transportation routes into Moldova's separatist province of Trans-Dniester.
  • Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    Forensic expert faulted at Pistorius trial

    The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.
    The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense's forensic experts Thursday after the judge overseeing the case warned spectators watching the...
  • Sister Station NewsMore>>

  • Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall

    Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:19:49 GMT
    Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
    A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon.
    A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon.
  • SUV crashes into truck in downtown Nashville

    SUV crashes into truck in downtown Nashville

    An SUV and pickup truck collided in downtown Nashville on Rosa Parks Boulevard early Wednesday morning, causing one of the vehicles to roll over.
    An SUV and pickup truck collided in downtown Nashville on Rosa Parks Boulevard early Wednesday morning, causing one of the vehicles to roll over.
  • Jason Aldean celebrates No. 1 single at Nashville's Pour House

    Jason Aldean celebrates No. 1 single at Nashville's Pour House

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:17:42 GMT
    Country singer Jason Aldean celebrated the success of his latest number one song, "When She Says Baby" at Nashville's "Pour House" Wednesday.
    Country singer Jason Aldean celebrated the success of his latest number one song, "When She Says Baby" at Nashville's "Pour House" Wednesday.
  • Don't Miss It!

  • Slideshow

  • Events Calendar

Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.