Author Archives: JONATHAN DREW

Slaying at scenic mountain inn rattles seasonal workers

A female cook who went missing at a scenic North Carolina inn was killed by a co-worker during a hike and left along a path near the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, federal authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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Developer’s mysterious dog-leash death ruled a homicide

A real-estate developer’s mysterious death has been ruled a homicide due to strangulation weeks after his son said he found his father with a dog leash wrapped around his neck and the dog nearby. Continue reading

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US govt proposes shrinking last endangered Red wolf habitat

The federal government has proposed shrinking the last remaining habitat of the only endangered red wolves left in the wild, and giving landowners more leeway to kill any of the animals that stray onto private property. Continue reading

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Man admits to impersonating general on helicopter flight

A North Carolina man has admitted to impersonating a three-star Army general and landing a chartered helicopter at a technology company to impress a woman. Continue reading

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Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI for a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. Continue reading

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Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride

A man accused of trying to impress a woman by landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating a three-star Army general and will concede that he was sane at the time, according to a new court… Continue reading

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Video shows officers tackle, punch North Carolina man

Newly released law enforcement video shows officers tackling and punching a man in an altercation that led to assault charges against two North Carolina state troopers and a sheriff’s deputy. Continue reading

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3 North Carolina officers charged with beating suspect

Authorities say three North Carolina law enforcement officers have been indicted on criminal charges in the beating of a pedestrian. Continue reading

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Franklin Graham book shares lessons from “America’s Pastor”

Before the 2016 elections, Billy Graham’s son went to the evangelist’s mountain home, seeking advice before a 50-state tour to pray with Christian voters. Continue reading

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Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out

Federal wildlife officials say the only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within years. Continue reading

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Deputies: Law requires secrecy for fatal shooting files

A North Carolina sheriff’s office says it’s obligated by state law to keep investigative files secret as it fights an excessive-force lawsuit. Continue reading

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Study: South should spend on schools, train homegrown talent

A new study says Southern states should spend more on education to develop homegrown talent for high-paying jobs. Continue reading

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Man charged after profane defense of anti-Trump online post

A heated Facebook exchange over President Donald Trump brought Secret Service agents to a North Carolina man’s door. Continue reading

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Second person charged with helping infant smoke marijuana

The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday as a second person appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt. Continue reading

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Police: Baby in viral video was smoking marijuana

Authorities say a 1-year-old child shown smoking on a viral social media video was inhaling marijuana smoke. Continue reading

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Police: Mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral

A mother was arrested by North Carolina police after a video of her infant child smoking a small cigar set off a social media effort to get authorities involved. Continue reading

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Police beating case shows body camera use shortcomings

A white police officer shown on video beating a black pedestrian has been charged with felony assault in a North Carolina case that sparked outrage over use of excessive force. Continue reading

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Billy Graham and North Carolina: The affection was mutual

While the Rev. Billy Graham’s travels took him as far away as the Soviet Union and China, he always came back to his native North Carolina, a place of refuge, reflection and spiritual refueling. Continue reading

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Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them. Continue reading

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Man who feared ‘hoodlums’ on trial for shooting black man

An unarmed black man shot by a white homeowner who complained about “hoodlums” in his neighborhood was killed on a rare night when he decided to go to a house party instead of staying home to play video games, the victim’s friends testified Thursday. Continue reading

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