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NC Amber Alert – 2 Missing Children [CANCELLED]

NC Amber Alert – 2 Missing Children [CANCELLED]

AMBER / SILVER Alert
THIS ALERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED RALEIGH — The Salisbury Police Department is searching for two missing children: Igh’Jhlan Silver and Prasjhas Reid. Igh’Jhlan Silver is a 2-year-old, Black, Female, approximately 2 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 28 pounds. She has Black hair, and Brown eyes Prasjhas Reid is a 3-year-old, Black, Male, approximately 2 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 26 pounds. He has Brown hair, and Brown eyes The victims are believed to be with Kevin Antonio Smith. Kevin Antonio Smith is described as 25 years old, Black, Male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds. He has Black hair, and Brown eyes Officals say they may be in a Gray 2023 Nissan Altima with a NC license plate number KHB-1698. If you have any information regarding this case, ca...
Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Sheriff Office Warns of Scam Targeting People with Incarcerated Family Members

Scam Warning
Adobe Stock ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam targeting people with an incarcerated family member. According to a press release, the scam works like this: The scammer calls a family member using either a blocked caller ID or one that says something official like, “State of North Carolina,” and tells them that their loved one could be released from jail with an electronic ankle monitor (sometimes called electronic house arrest or EHA) for either a flat fee of several hundred dollars and/or a monthly 'monitoring' fee. The Sheriff's Office says that one victim advised them that their loved one could be released from jail with an ankle monitor for a $618 charge. Another potential victim reported receiving a call regarding a fa...
TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

Alerts, Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. DOT will close US-64, near Albemarle Rd on February 1st, 2024, for road maintenance. Starting Thursday, Feb 1st, 2024, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. a stretch of US-64 near Albemarle Rd will be closed for road maintenance. Detours will be in place. For US-64 westbound - Turn right on Brookway Rd, turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 W Exit For US-64 Eastbound - Turn right on Mack Rd then turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 E Exit To view the alert on the NC DOT TIMS site, visit this link: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=688857
MISSING / ENDANGERED ALERT  – ROGER DALE HOWERTON

MISSING / ENDANGERED ALERT  – ROGER DALE HOWERTON

Alerts
RALEIGH 1/13/2024 1:38 PM - The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Missing Endangered Alert.Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for ROGER DALE HOWERTON, who is believed to be suffering from a cognitive impairment. Anyone with information about ROGER DALE HOWERTON should call Detective J. D. Carter at the Randolph County Sheriff's Office at (336) 318-6699. Descrption ROGER DALE HOWERTON, 72-year-old, white male, 5' 10'' /185 pounds, with BALD Hair and BLUE eyes. Last Seen Wearing VERTICAL STRIPED RED SHIRT, NAVY BLUE RAIN COAT, BLACK JEANS, BROWN LOAFERS WITH WHITE BOTTOMS, AND GOLD WATCH. ALSO CARRYING BLACK WALLET Last Seen Last seen at 6086 Fred Lineberry Rd, Randleman, NC, 27317. Male left in a black 2012 GMC Sierra truck with black leather cover o...
TRAFFIC ALERT – Moving Closure on I-73/74

TRAFFIC ALERT – Moving Closure on I-73/74

Alerts
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. Dept of Transportation (NCDOT) is warning drivers of a rolling roadblock on I-73/74 near Old Farmer Rd, Sunday (11/19/2023) between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:30am. Incident Details Location: I-73 (I-73/74) Both Directions in Randolph County at Mile Marker 73 to 74, In Asheboro, Near Old Farmer Road Start: 11/19 @ 9:30 AM End: 11/19 @ 11:30 AM Description: A contractor for Duke Power (Lee Electric) will be upgrading existing power lines that are currently crossing I-73/74 at the overpass of Old Farmer Rd. A rolling roadblock will be used until the work is complete. This work will take place on Sunday (11/19/2023) between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:30am and should only last momentarily once the rolling roadblock is set up. E...
NWS Warns of Freezing Conditions in Randolph County for Tuesday Night

NWS Warns of Freezing Conditions in Randolph County for Tuesday Night

Alerts, Weather
ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service Office in Raleigh has issued a Freeze Watch for Randolph County for Late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with temperatures expected to dip into the low 30's. According to forecasters at the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh, a cold front will move through the region tonight, followed by light rain from an upper disturbance overnight through Tuesday evening. High pressure will then build into the area behind the cold front, bringing the coldest air so far this season. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible in Randolph and surrounding counties late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. ...
Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam

Scam Warning
Stock Photo - (Karen Roach / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office would like to get the word out to citizens about a phone scam in which scammers claim they are with the Sheriff's Office and attempt to get citizens to "pay a fine" or be arrested. The Sheriff's Office says they have received multiple reports of someone calling citizens in the county pretending to be a Deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, stating the individual missed a mandated appearance for Jury Duty and need to pay a fine to avoid being arrested. These scammers are using a technique called "spoofing" to make it appear that they are calling from the Sheriff's Office. They then tell the citizen to look up the number to "verify" where they are calling from, and warn them ...
Increased Fire Danger Tuesday Warns NWS

Increased Fire Danger Tuesday Warns NWS

Alerts
Special Weather Statement issued February 20 at 3:04PM EST by NWS Raleigh ...INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR TUESDAY... Westerly winds will gust up to 20 to 30 mph across central North Carolina from late morning to early evening Tuesday, while relative humidity is expected to drop to as low as 25 to 35 percent. This combination of gusty winds and low humidity will quickly dry out fuels such as leaves and tree litter. this may lead to adverse fire behavior. People are encouraged to reconsider conducting burns Tuesday, as fires can quickly spread out of control under these weather conditions. If you do burn, use extreme caution and monitor the situation closely.
Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Alert | DMV/DOT Emails with Payment Link

Scam Warning
(Editor's Note: The previous version of this news release contained an incorrect version of customer email protocols. The correct version indicates DMV will send customer emails on some occasions regarding driving violations but not for payment of fines or fees.) ROCKY MOUNT N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles routinely receives complaints from customers who have been targeted by scammers claiming to be representatives of either the DMV or the N.C. Department of Transportation. Recently, several law enforcement agencies have reported that many unsuspecting DMV customers are receiving scam emails from a group claiming to be from the “Department of Transportation” and encouraging targeted individuals to click on a link to pay a fine for an alleged driving violation...
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

Alerts
Image Provided by CDC FOOD SAFETY ALERT (CDC) - The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. ...