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  • A message of hope at NAACP Banquet

    LILLINGTON–Several hundred guests were on hand to hear an inspirational message by Dr. Michelle Laws during the Harnett Chapter of the NAACP’s annual Banquet Saturday evening. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits.

  • Brother-in-Law of Keith Lamont Scott Calls for Release of Full Police Video

    Brother-in-Law of Keith Lamont Scott Calls for Release of Full Police Video

    (NEW YORK) — Ray Dotch, brother-in-law of Keith Lamont Scott, who was killed by police in Charlotte last week, Monday called for the full police video of the incident to be released and said that he hopes Americans will take “an absolute unflinching look” at prejudice and police-involved shootings and that “we as a nation tell the truth about who we are.” Dotch told Good Morning America Monday that the partial video of the encounter Tuesday between Scott and Charlotte police which the police department released Saturday “left us with more questions than with answers” about the shooting. “We’re, first, […]

  • Charlotte Lifts Curfew Imposed in Response to Protests

    Charlotte Lifts Curfew Imposed in Response to Protests

    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, announced Sunday evening that the curfew that had been imposed in response to protests after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott had been lifted, effective immediately. Protests were peaceful Saturday night, although some clergy and demonstrators ignored the midnight curfew to stop and pray outside the Charrlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters, just hours after the department released body cam and dash cam video footage of the fatal shooting of Scott on Tuesday. Demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Charlotte carrying signs that read “Hands Up, They Still Shoot,” “Why Us?” “Define ‘Bad […]

  • Cam Ties the Knot at Joshua Tree

    Cam Ties the Knot at Joshua Tree

    Cam is officially off the market. The “Burning House” hitmaker wed commercial real estate agent Adam Weaver Saturday evening in the desert town of Joshua Tree, California, according to People. One hundred forty guests watched Cam walk down the aisle in a thirties-inspired Jenny Packham gown, as a mariachi band played “Besame Mucho.” The newlyweds chose Miranda Lambert’s version of “Oklahoma Sky” as the song for their first dance, because it reminded them of a date they shared. The two are expected to honeymoon in Tokyo, Japan, and Bali, Indonesia, according to E! News. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • Record-Setting Opry Member and Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard Passes Away at 82

    Record-Setting Opry Member and Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard Passes Away at 82

    Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard passed away Sunday morning in Nashville at the age of 82, after being placed in hospice care late last week. The outspoken proponent of traditional country music celebrated 60 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last November, as she stepped onto the legendary stage for the final time. She’s the only female ever to achieve six decades as part of the Opry lineup. The Oklahoma native was discovered by fellow Hall of Famer Hank Thompson when she only 14, as she played bass and sang in an all-female band. She’d go on to have […]

  • Airplane Collision over Upstate New York; Three Reportedly Dead

    Airplane Collision over Upstate New York; Three Reportedly Dead

    (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Two planes collided over upstate New York Sunday morning, reportedly causing three deaths. The incident occurred a little before 9:30 a.m., according to the Erie County Sheriff’s office, when two planes that were en route to a small airport in Hamburg, New York, struck one another. One plane came down near a barn, according to the sheriff’s office, and both planes have subsequently been recovered. The sheriff’s office said three people died in the collision — two on one plane and one on the other, according to ABC affiliate WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York. The Federal Aviation […]

  • Peaceful Protests Follow Release of Keith Lamont Scott Video

    Peaceful Protests Follow Release of Keith Lamont Scott Video

    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A fifth night of protests kicked off Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina, just hours after the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department finally released video footage of last Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Police Chief Kerr Putney said Saturday that additional footage will be released. In the dash cam video, Scott is seen exiting his car. He then slowly walks backwards before four shots are heard. It is unclear whether there is anything in his hands. The actual shooting is neither seen nor heard in the body cam footage. Demonstrators filled the streets of downtown Charlotte carrying signs […]