North Carolina

As more states, including North Carolina, legalize sports betting, gambling addiction hotlines are receiving more calls, particularly from young men in their 20s and 30s. North Carolina recently legalized mobile sports betting, leading to a surge in wagers during events like the ACC basketball tournament and March Madness. Critics warn of the addictive nature of […]

Local

Actress Angie Harmon took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news that an Instacart delivery man shot and killed her dog, Oliver, at her front door. Harmon expressed her shock and devastation over the incident, stating that the delivery man shot the dog after delivering groceries and noticing that the security camera was not recording. […]

Money

If you have ever wondered where you are most likely to hit those lottery numbers, the following states have seen the most success. While many people have their conspiracy theories,there is no proof that one state has an advantage over the others. Let’s take a look at the largest winners and the states they live […]

Entertainment

Comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld has been announced as the commencement speaker for Duke University’s public graduation ceremony on May 12. The announcement was made during the Battle of the Blues game between Duke and UNC at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Students requested a speaker who would bring humor to the event, and Seinfeld, who has […]

North Carolina

A record-breaking 72,000 families applied for state funding this year to attend private schools, exceeding the available $293.5 million in funding. Applications for vouchers closed March 1st. Lawmakers expanded the Opportunity Scholarship program, removing income restrictions and allowing any family to apply, resulting in a 500% increase in applications. The NC State Education Assistance Authority […]

If you are waking up to an SOS mode on your cell phone, you’re not alone. According to Downdetector.com, over 30,000 outage incidents were reported with AT&T’s service around 4:30 a.m. ET. Impacted cities included Charlotte, Honolulu, San Francisco, Houston and Chicago, the website showed. Large swathes of the U.S. were hit by a cellular […]

New technology called A.D.B. (adaptive driving beam) is being used in cars around the world to improve headlight visibility and reduce blinding high beams for oncoming drivers. U.S. safety regulators recently allowed the technology in 2022, but American regulations make it challenging for automakers to implement due to the high cost. A.D.B. shapes headlights to […]

North Carolina ranks 9th in the nation for romance scams, with 422 victims losing $18 million in 2022, according to the FBI. The rise in romance scams is attributed to the use of artificial intelligence and deep fake technology by scammers. Victims like Lara Miller in Hickory, NC shared their experiences of being manipulated for […]

Three North Carolina cities, including Concord, were ranked among the safest and cheapest metros in the South to live in by GoBankingRates. The study is based on the cost of living and the rates of property crime and violent crime. Raleigh and Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, also made the list. Concord, ranked No.8 on […]

North Carolina

A middle school in North Carolina has removed the mirrors from its bathrooms in an effort to prevent students from leaving class to film TikTok videos. Southern Alamance Middle School noticed an unusually high number of bathroom breaks and saw a significant decrease after removing the mirrors. The school aims to limit distractions and create […]