Code Purple Issued, Trump to Run in NC?, COVID Cases Set Another Record


Missing Man, Two Suspects Gone

(Rutherford County, NC) -- Rutherford County investigators are looking for a missing man. Daryl Price disappeared from the Ellenboro area on Friday. Two suspects, identified as Delarrio Goode and Lakelia Dickey, are wanted for information in the disappearance. The sheriff's office is offering one-thousand-dollars for if you know their location.

State Hits Another Record High For COVID-19 Cases

(Raleigh, NC) -- More COVID-19 records are being broken in North Carolina. The state reported more than 45-hundred new cases in Sunday's report, which shatters last Thursday's previous high of just under 43-hundred. The number of deaths statewide also just crossed the five-thousand mark. The CDC has already recommended not traveling this Thanksgiving holiday.

Meadows Rules Out Senate Run

(Washington, DC) -- A former North Carolina Congressman is likely to turn down a potential Senate run. The GOP may soon be looking for front runners after Senator Richard Burr indicated he won't be seeking another term in 2022. Former western North Carolina Representative and current White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows just told the News and Observer he has no plans to run for Senate. President Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara, is considering.

Asheville Schools Close Classrooms After Thanksgiving

(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville City Schools is keeping campuses closed for class next week. The district decided to stick with virtual learning to give students a chance to quarantine after the holiday week. Athletics will continue at the discretion of coaches.

Code Purple Issued For Cold

(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville shelters have issued a Code Purple due to the potential for chilly conditions. Gusty winds will make things feel much colder than today's high, while the thermostat will drop down to 30 overnight. An Asheville Homeless Coalition spokeswoman told WLOS-TV there are currently no spaces for emergency shelter available, but a warming center is open in the mornings at their Jubilee entrance on Patton Avenue.

Light Display Begins At Arboretum

(Asheville, NC) -- The holidays are underway at the North Carolina Arboretum. The annual winter lights display opened up for the season on Friday, with a run through January 10th at the Asheville facility. The display is 100-percent drive-thru this year due to COVID-19. It's the Arboretum's largest fundraiser of the year.

Panthers Snap Skid

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Panthers' five-game losing streak is over. Backup quarterback P.J. Walker and a strong defensive effort helped lead Carolina to a 20-to-nothing win over Detroit at home yesterday. It was the first shutout for the Panthers in nearly five-years. It's possible quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be back next weekend after suffering a sprained knee.

Sushi From Harris Teeter Sickens Customers

(Cabarrus County, NC) -- Cabarrus County health officials are warning about a gastrointestinal outbreak for some sushi eaters. At least ten people who purchased sushi products at Harris Teeter stores on George Liles Parkway and Concord Parkway North in Concord have become ill. The county is urging anyone who purchased the items between November 13th and 19th to throw them away.

Coronavirus Clusters Identified At UNCC

(Charlotte, NC) -- Some UNC Charlotte students are in quarantine after health officials identified two coronavirus clusters. Five students who live on campus and eleven off-campus recently tested positive. The school found the cluster at the residence halls when the students were tested over recent findings in the wastewater. The virus that causes COVID-19 was found in the water during routine checks.

Teen Injured In Shooting

(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a shooting that injured a teenager. Officers found the 16-year-old on Reid Avenue in west Charlotte on Friday night. Injuries were considered life-threatening at the time, but it's unclear what the latest status is. There have been no arrests made.

Businesses Help Give Out Turkeys

(Charlotte, NC) -- Two businesses are helping fill Thanksgiving plates for a number of Charlotte families this year. WSOC-TV reports Master Kutz Barbershop and Po Boy's Low Country Seafood teamed up to give out 600 turkeys to those in need over the weekend. The Charlotte Rescue Mission helped make distribution of the turkeys possible.

North Carolinians Waiting In Long Lines To Get Tested Before Thanksgiving

(Raleigh, NC) -- Long lines were reported at several testing sites across the Triangle over the weekend as thousands hoped to learn their COVID-19 status before visiting with relatives and friends on Thanksgiving. At least one test site in Cary ran out of kits on Saturday. And, the Wake County website posted a notice saying all appointments had been filled for Monday and Tuesday at the Wake Forest testing site. There are over 120-no-cost testing sites open across the state that are operated by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Roxboro Man Dies After Being Struck Multiple Times By Vehicles While Crossing Street

(Raleigh, NC) -- An investigation continues into an auto accident Saturday night in Raleigh that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. It happened just before 6 p.m. in the area of Glenwood Avenue at Briar Creek Parkway. According to a police report, the victim, identified as Ronald James Malinski of Roxboro, was struck as he walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle. That collision threw him into the path of a second vehicle, which caused him to be struck by two additional cars. Malinski was pronounced dead at the scene. So far, no charges have been filed against any of the drivers.

Firefighter Injured In Fall While Battling Two Story House Fire

(Johnston County, NC) -- One Johnston County firefighter had to be hospitalized Sunday after suffering a fall while battling a large house fire. The fire was first reported around 1 p.m. at a two-story home along Zachary Way in the Cleveland community. Over a dozen fire units from Wake and Johnston counties responded to the call, including water takers because there were no fire hydrants in the neighborhood. No one was at home at the time of the blaze. The firefighter's injuries were not life threatening.

Suspect Who Shot And Wounded Sheriff's Deputy Captured

(Kinston, NC) -- A suspect wanted in the shooting of a Lenoir County sheriff's deputy last Thursday was captured over the weekend. Authorities say 30-year-old Robert Lee Strother was taken into custody Saturday night after staging a gunfight with law enforcement officers outside a home on Banks School Road in Kinston. According to the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Strother was shot multiple times after refusing commands to surrender and firing his weapon on an armored vehicle. No law enforcement officers were injured in the gunfight.

Rev. Drumwright To Host Peaceful Protest Nov. 29th

(Alamance Co., NC) -- Reverend Gregory Drumwright is hosting an event in favor of criminal justice reform. The "Ready 4 Change Peaceful Protest" event is planned for this Sunday, November 29th, in Graham. Reverend Drumwright, who's a social justice activist, is facing felony charges in connection with a "March to the Polls" protest last month that ended when police used pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Several arrests were made at the event.

Driver Killed In Crash On I-85 In Greensboro

(Greensboro, NC) -- The driver of a Chevy Corvette is dead after a bad accident on I-85 in Greensboro. The wreck happened Saturday morning near Mount Hope Church Road. Police say the driver of the Corvette lost control and crashed into a guardrail and a car before he was thrown from his vehicle and struck by a tractor-trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two drivers involved suffered minor injuries.

Three People Shot In Greensboro

(Greensboro, NC) -- Three people are recovering after a shooting in Greensboro. It happened Saturday night in the 800-block of South Elm Street. Police arrived to the scene and found three people suffering gunshot wounds. They were rushed to a local hospital and are expected to be okay. No suspect information has been released. An investigation is ongoing.

Police: Juvenile Shot In Face At Hanes Mall

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem police are investigating a shooting at Hanes Mall. Police say two groups of people were gathered in the parking lot near J.C. Penney Saturday afternoon when a shot was fired. The bullet hit the pavement and then grazed the left side of a juvenile's face. The victim is expected to be okay. So far, no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting.