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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday November 12, 2018 -- please join us along with Rob Hill and the Sandhills Community College Jazz Band tonight at the Dempsey Student Center at SCC for a Veterans Day Concert. It starts at 7, and it's free! Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A search continues this morning for two men in the Carthage area who fired at officers. The incident began in Albemarle when three black males shot at an officer trying to stop a car possibly involved in an earlier shooting. As SandhillsSentinel-dot com reports, the chase came into Moore County, where the suspects jumped from their car and took off on foot outside Carthage on 24/27... Sheriff's Deputies put up roadblocks, and used drones, but the men are still out there somewhere. A happy ending to a story that had a lot of folks concerned about 3-year-old Destiny Boykins who was kidnapped from an apartment Sunday morning. Police said she was taken by 57-year-old Maurice Knox. Knox was arrested after a traffic crash Sunday afternoon in Charlotte. WRAL-TV reports the crash sent four people to the hospital including one patient with life-threatening injuries. The little girl was not injured in the crash and was reunited with family... ...meanwhile, the search continues for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar who was kidnapped a week ago today from the Lumberton mobile home park where she lives... the stolen SUV used in the abduction was found late last week... but the girl is still missing. 30-year-old Myechia Naomi Avery of Cary was arrested this weekend in connection with the death of her 5-month-old son Benjamin, a month ago. WRAL-TV reports Avery woke up to find Benjamin under a plastic bag at her apartment. The boy died at a hospital... Avery was suspected of drinking and doing drugs the night Benjamin died. She's charged with child abuse and involuntary manslaughter. (AP) – Greensboro police say one officer died and another was injured in a crash during a robbery investigation. The officers were attempting to locate the vehicle driven by the robbery suspect when the police vehicles crashed... No civilian cars were involved. (AP) — University of North Carolina Trustees will have more time to figure out what to do with “Silent Sam.” The UNC Board of Governors agreed Friday to postpone the November 15 deadline for UNC-Chapel Hill’s leaders to develop a plan for the statue. Protesters toppled the 105-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier in August. It is stored at a secret location. No new deadline was announced, but officials say it will be before the December 14 Board of Governors meeting. Folks looking for seasonal work may be interested in a job fair this Saturday November 17, hosted by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The data entry jobs will begin in January and February. The job fair will be at the Department's Atlantic Avenue field office in Raleigh, Saturday from 8 til noon. Today: Rain... High near 51. Tonight: Rain... which could be heavy at times. Low around 47. Tuesday: Showers. High near 59.
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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Thursday November 8, 2018 -- and you'll be relieved to know that President Trump has NOT revoked our press pass and banned us from the White House. Anyway, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: (AP) – Christopher Watts – accused of killing his wife Shanann Watts, and their two daughters in Colorado, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, under a plea deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty, but puts him in prison for life,with no chance of parole. The agreement also required Watts to plead guilty to unlawful termination of his wife's pregnancy, a felony in Colorado. Shanann Watts grew up in Moore County, and was a graduate of Pinecrest High School. When he allegedly killed his family, Christopher Watts had apparently been involved in an affair. Police in Fayetteville are looking for the driver who struck and killed a man who was walking home from work on Tuesday evening. WRAL-dot-com reports 19-year-old Jesse Adams died after being hit by a vehicle on Gillespie Street sometime after 6:00 PM. His body was found near a wooded area not far from where he was struck... police are investigating the case as a hit-and-run. (AP) - The FBI is offering a 15-thousand dollar reward in the case of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a Lumberton mobile home park. News outlets report the search for Hania Noelia Aguilar also expanded Tuesday as authorities circulated her picture across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. (AP) - Democratic candidate Dan McCready has conceded to Republican Mark Harris in their close race for a North Carolina congressional seat. McCready announced Wednesday he had spoken with Harris to congratulate him on his victory in the south-central 9th District, which stretches from just east of Charlotte, and includes Rockingham, Laurinberg, Lumberton and parts of Cumberland County. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop last month. A grand jury indicted 18-year-old Chauncey Askew on a first-degree murder charge Wednesday in the shooting death of Trooper Kevin Conner. Conner was shot in October after stopping a pickup truck on a rural highway. Twenty-year-old Raheem Davis was arrested hours after the shooting and charged with first-degree murder. Askew was arrested days later in South Carolina. North Carolina veterans now have new tools available to help them find jobs. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has developed the NCWorks Veterans Portal – located at veterans.ncworks.gov – to help both job seekers and employers. The Portal features tabs that provide quick access to employment services, job fairs, education/training options, helpful tips and other resources – and a tab for employers helps businesses recruit candidates with military experience. (AP) - Police in Salisbury have accused an 11-year-old of placing straight pins inside Halloween candy. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said felony charges were filed against the child, who has been referred to juvenile court and recommended for a mental evaluation. Today: Cloudy, with slight chance of rain this afternoon... High near 60. Tonight: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Friday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 56.
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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Wednesday November 7, 2018 -- and there will be no more political ads on TV. Now, it's all holiday ads for the next few months. Here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Moore County has a new sheriff: Republican Ronnie Fields handily defeated Steve Adams – Fields took more than 73 percent of the vote to Adams' 26 percent... in the race for State Senate District 25, Tom McInnis defeated Democrat Helen Probst Mills... Republican Jamie Boles beat Democrat Lowell Simon in State House District 52, and Allan Ray McNeill defeated Jim Meredith in House District 78. In the 8th Congressional District, incumbent Richard Hudson retained his seat, defeating Frank McNeill. Here's a link to all election results: https://er.ncsbe.gov/?election_dt=11/06/2018&county_id=63&office=ALL&contest=0 (AP) – Statewide, Democrats have won enough state House seats to end the Republicans' veto-proof control, handing Governor Roy Cooper more leverage to fight right-leaning policies and press his agenda. Democrats won at least 49 of 120 House seats on Tuesday – one more than was needed to end the GOP's supermajority in the chamber. There were six proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution on the ballot – four of them passed, two, which would have transferred more power to the legislative branch, were decisively defeated. But the amendments ensuring a right to hunt and fish, expanding the rights of crime victims, cutting the top income tax rate from ten to 7 percent, and requiring voters to present a state-approved photo ID to vote passed. (AP) - It only took an election with no major statewide races and six constitutional amendments to draw an almost-record number of North Carolina voters to the polls. A larger percentage of voters cast their ballots in a nonpresidential election year than had been seen since 1990, when a major U.S. Senate race was being fought. (AP) - State officials say high humidity is to blame after receiving reports that ballots in some precincts can't be fed through tabulators, but they stress that all ballots will be counted. Officials also announced the state board approved the Columbus County Board of Elections' request to extend voting hours at a precinct where workers didn't have the correct ballot when polls opened. Charges are pending for a man who police said crashed into a utility pole, causing a power outage in Fayetteville Monday night. According to WRAL-TV, Officers saw a vehicle speeding on Ireland Drive near Coventry Drive... Officers tried to stop the vehicle, which crashed into a utility pole near Village Drive. The driver reportedly took off, but was taken into custody. The crash resulted in a power outage that lasted several hours and the temporary closure of Ireland Drive. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first death related to an outbreak of hepatitis A. According to a news release, the death happened in October. Hepatitis A is a contagious and preventable liver infection that can range from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. (AP) — Bojangles', which is headquartered in Charlotte, has been sold to a pair of New York firms. The company announced Tuesday that it has agreed to be purchased in an all-cash deal by Durational Capital Management LP and The Jordan Company, L.P. The deal, subject to shareholder approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. Bojangles’ said in a statement that when the deal closes, it will remain as an independent, privately-held company and keep its Charlotte headquarters. Today: Sunny, with a high near 71. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. 2018-11-07T10:39:36+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's the day after. After Election day that is. Here's a link to all the results for races on the Moore County ballot: 2018-11-07T08:14:00+0000

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