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Secret Giving: ‘Secret Santas’ in NC Give Cash, Man Pays for Toys in Arizona

Secret Giving: ‘Secret Santas’ in NC Give Cash, Man Pays for Toys in Arizona

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — ‘Tis the season of giving, and this season, some generous people are giving in secret.Three unidentified people dressed up as Santa Claus handed out an estimated $10,000-worth of $100 bills to strangers in Charlotte…

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get Fired

NC Hospitals Warn Employees to Get a Flu Shot or Get Fired

Jeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With officials at the Centers for Disease Control saying it’s gearing up to be a bad flu season, several North Carolina hospitals are taking no chances and requiring that all employees either get a flu sho…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/27/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/27/12

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA:  The Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers (9-6) defeated the Dallas Mavericks (7-8), 100-98.The Phoenix Suns (7-8) scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-12), 91-78.The Houston Rockets (7-7) tamed the Toronto Rapto…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/20/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/20/12

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Philadelphia 76ers (7-4) rallied past the Toronto Raptors (3-8), 106-98.
The New York Knicks (8-1) cruised past the New Orleans Hornets (3-6), 102-80.
The Los Angeles Lakers (6-5) held off the Brooklyn N…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/19/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/19/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NFL:  The San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1) creamed the Chicago Bears (7-3), 32-7.
NBA:  The Charlotte Bobcats (5-4) upended the Milwaukee Bucks (6-3), 102-98.
The Indiana Pacers (5-7) shut down the Washington Wizar…

Shabazz Muhammad Reinstated By NCAA

Shabazz Muhammad Reinstated By NCAA

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad was reinstated by the NCAA on Friday after hearing an appeal from the Bruins.
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was ranked as the No. 2 high school player in the country last season bu…

Reports of Turkey Abuse in North Carolina Continue

Reports of Turkey Abuse in North Carolina Continue

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Animal rights group Mercy for Animals says it has once again found video showing turkey abuse at Butterball Plants in North Carolina.
The organization posted the images on their website, ButterBallabuse.com, …

North Carolina Woman Delivers Baby at Bus Stop, Mom Names Baby After Her

North Carolina Woman Delivers Baby at Bus Stop, Mom Names Baby After Her

Courtesy Emily Brewer(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A University of North Carolina graduate student didn’t let two toddlers, a language barrier and no medical experience get in the way of stepping in to help deliver a woman’s baby at a bus stop.Emily Brewer’s day …

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/9/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/9/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers (2-4) bashed the Golden State Warriors (3-3), 101-77.
The Brooklyn Nets (2-2) roughed up the Orlando Magic (2-3), 107-68.
The New York Knicks (4-0) bested the Dallas Mavericks (4-2). 104-94….

Cavaliers Rookie Tyler Zeller Out With Concussion, Broken Cheekbone

Cavaliers Rookie Tyler Zeller Out With Concussion, Broken Cheekbone

Cleveland Cavaliers/NBA(CLEVELAND) — Cavaliers rookie forward Tyler Zeller suffered a concussion and broken cheekbone after being elbowed in the face by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the fourth quarter of his team’s Monday-night vi…

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — (NEW YORK) –  North Carolina elected a Republican governor for the first time in more than two decades Tuesday night.GOP candidate Pat McCrory, a former Charlotte mayor who had been leading in local polls in th…

Hospital Fire in North Carolina Kills One, Injures Three

Hospital Fire in North Carolina Kills One, Injures Three

Comstock/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) — A fire at a hospital in central North Carolina early Tuesday morning has left one patient dead and three others injured, a fire official tells ABC News.According to Chief Willie Hall of the Durham Fire Department, t…

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There are five battleground states in Sandy’s path including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.Pennsylvania and New Hampshire do not offer in-person early voting, so it’s …

North Carolina Man Says Church Kept Him Imprisoned for Being Gay

North Carolina Man Says Church Kept Him Imprisoned for Being Gay

WLOS-TV/ABC News(SPINDALE, N.C.) — A North Carolina church that has previously faced allegations of harassment and child abuse is the subject of a new investigation launched after a 22-year-old man claims he was held against his will for being gay.Mic…

Satellite Images Appear to Show US Bin Laden Op Training Ground

Satellite Images Appear to Show US Bin Laden Op Training Ground

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A civilian satellite captured what appear to be clear, overhead images of the North Carolina mock-up of Osama bin Laden’s compound used by SEAL Team Six to train for the top secret mission to take out…

North Carolina Mom Busted for Tattooing 11-Year-Old Daughter

North Carolina Mom Busted for Tattooing 11-Year-Old Daughter

Robert Ginn/Getty Images(HAVELOCK, N.C.) — A North Carolina mother was arrested after she gave her 11-year-old daughter a small heart-shaped tattoo near her shoulder, authorities said.Odessa Clay, 30, of Greensboro, N.C., faces one count of tattooing …

Biden Says Middle Class ‘Has Been Buried Last Four Years’

Biden Says Middle Class ‘Has Been Buried Last Four Years’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Vice President Joe Biden, criticizing Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan for a plan he said will raise taxes on the middle class, instead stepped on his campaign’s message by saying the middle class has bee…

Escaped Killer James Ladd Caught, Survived on Acorns for Five Days

Escaped Killer James Ladd Caught, Survived on Acorns for Five Days

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(HALIFAX, N.C.) — An escaped killer from a North Carolina prison survived on the lam for five days eating acorns and was captured Thursday when he ventured into a town looking for water, authorities told ABC News.James Ladd, 51…

Escaped Killer’s Mom Says James Ladd ‘Smart Enough’ to Evade Capture

Escaped Killer’s Mom Says James Ladd ‘Smart Enough’ to Evade Capture

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HALIFAX, N.C.) — The mother of a convicted killer who escaped from a North Carolina prison farm said Tuesday her son is “smart enough” to remain on the lam without getting caught.State authorities have launched a massive manhunt…

Escaped Double Murderer Eluded Bloodhounds, Choppers in NC

Escaped Double Murderer Eluded Bloodhounds, Choppers in NC

WTVD/ABC News(TILLERY, N.C.) — Bloodhounds that tracked an escaped double murderer were able to follow his scent for only a short distance, making authorities fear on Monday that the convict could have been picked up by an accomplice and could be “hun…

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