Our network

Man assaulted, held at gunpoint in home invasion in Graham

GRAHAM, N.C. — A father in Graham says he came home from the grocery store to find two men with a gun in his living room Wednesday morning.

“He put the gun in my head,” said the father, who wanted to remain anonymous.

He says the men threw him to the ground, assaulted him and then threatened to shoot him if he didn’t hand over cash and his car keys.

“I was really scared, because I don’t know what they were thinking. Maybe he’ll kill me,” said the man.

He did what they asked, then the men took his XBox and left in a car parked at a nearby vacant house.

“I think these people thought he was gone for the day. Then as fate would have it, he showed up at home — and lucky him,” said Cpt. Steve McGilvray, with the Graham Police Department.

McGilvray says the father did the right thing.

Community Sponsors

We do it all!
Your Automatic Choice in Transmission Repair
An honest craftsman You Can Trust!

Sex offender arrested at Graham High School basketball game

ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. – A registered sex offender has been arrested after Alamance County authorities said he attended a high school basketball game.

Brandon William Johnson, 23, of Burlington, was arrested for sex offender on child premises after he allegedly attended a Graham High School basketball game on Wednesday.

The suspect was arrested on the charge of a sex offender being on child premises in violation of state law.

Johnson was placed in the Alamance County Detention Center under a secured bond of $100,000 and has court planned for Thursday.

He was convicted last year of indecent liberties with a minor involving a 15-year-old, according to the North Carolina Department of Justice.

 

Football player has heart surgery, signs with Guilford College

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Signing day is the day so many high school athletes work towards, but only a few actually get to take part in. The best of the best athletes get the opportunity to take their sport to the college level.

Christian Miles is a senior at Williams High School in Burlington. He signed on with Guilford College, but he had to deal with a lot to get to this point.

“Be gracious for what God has given me and thankful for it,” explains Miles.

When Miles was a sophomore he lost a teammate and a friend, Harry Cohen. Cohen died from an accidental overdose. Miles was the backup quarterback.

“I can`t explain what kind of feeling [it was]. It was it was just real bad,” he said.

Towards the end of the season, Miles started to feel bad.

“[I] came home from practice one day, heart was racing, couldn`t breathe, didn`t feel like me. It didn`t stop for like an hour.”

Burlington woman makes quilts for soldiers

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Jackie Reynolds has turned her hobby of sewing quilts into a service project providing quilt blankets for our service men and women overseas.

Over the past year and half, Reynolds has been sewing quilts by hand called “Quilts By Bana” to offer soldiers a piece of home during their tour.

The name Bana comes from her grandson.

“He got nana and banana mixed up so it’s been Bana. So that’s how I sign my quilts cause these boys are all over the place and I thought they don’t need to know who I am just that somebody loves them and is thinking about and praying for them,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said even though she does not have any family members in the military, she felt compelled to give back.

The idea originally began as a gift for one of her daughters, a friend who is in the service.

Community Sponsors

Multiple Solutions From One Local Source.

Davie Co., Alamance Co. schools holding Saturday school

DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — With snow days come make-up days and for some Piedmont students that means Saturday school.

“Yeah it’s a Friday night and it’s a school night,” said South Davie Middle School student Natelie Swanson. “I did enjoy the snow days though!”

Davie County and the Alamance-Burlington School Systems are opening their doors Saturday to make up for the past weeks snow days. School systems try to find balances when it comes to make-up days either building them into the calendar or cutting in to spring and summer vacation.

A plus for those students dreading Saturday school, the school districts will be letting out early.

3.5M gallons of wastewater spills into Haw River

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Authorities said 3.5 million gallons of untreated wastewater has spilled into the Hall River, in what may be the largest leak in Burlington’s history.

The Burlington Times-News reported that the wastewater spilled into the Haw River after a break in a line at a treatment plant.

Officials said the sewage reached the river Monday night and was not stopped until Wednesday afternoon.

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been informed of the spill, according to Eric Davis, water and sewer operations manager.

Davis said the pressurized line at the wastewater treatment plant pumps the sewage from the inflow pump station up to the treatment process area.

Alamance Co. woman working two jobs wins $100,000 in lottery

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Graham woman who currently works two jobs as a cook in Graham won $100,000 playing the North Carolina lottery, lottery officials announced on Friday.

Guadalupe Valtierra won playing the Mega Bucks scratch-off game. She said her winnings will help her pay some bills and buy some items for her home.

Valtierra bought the ticket at The Pop Shoppe on U.S. 70 in Mebane. She said her legs “started to shake” when she realized one of the three tickets she purchased was a big winner. Previously, the largest prize she had won was $20.

After state and federal taxes, Valtierra received $69,201. She said she would use some of the money to buy a new dryer, a new microwave and tires for her car.