A Roadside Gold Heist Took Place An Hour From My House

It may not be as real as Ballaban's Kebab-guy joining ISIS, but an armed roadside gold heist took place earlier this week in Wilson, North Carolina - which is just an hour away from my house. It is, quite literally, highway robbery. » 3/06/15 7:55pm 3/06/15 7:55pm

The Insane Implications Of The Supreme Court's Traffic Stop Ruling

Apparently that the grounds for a cop stopping you in your car are up to interpretation. Even if that interpretation isn't, you know, correct. » 12/18/14 6:01pm 12/18/14 6:01pm

'Suspected' Thief Recorded Dragging Safe Behind Car

North Carolinian police released dashcam video today of a suspected burglar dragging a safe full of prescriptions drugs behind his car. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for all of this, though. » 8/14/14 1:50pm 8/14/14 1:50pm

Local Hoon Absolutely Terrorizes Townfolk With Porsche 911 GT3RS

The small North Carolina town of Weddington lives its days cowering in fear, listening intently for the onslaught of a local villain. A monster is on the loose, terrifying all who come upon it. Yes, friends, it is that which we are all afraid of – a random dude in a Porsche 911 GT3RS. Repent! Repent! » 3/29/14 4:19pm 3/29/14 4:19pm

Drivers In North Carolina Are Just Straight Up Abandoning Their Cars

Another week, another Southern snowpocalypse. Anyone else sick of this winter yet? This time it's poor North Carolina's turn to get obliterated by snow... and they're not reacting well. » 2/12/14 4:17pm 2/12/14 4:17pm

Police Cite Pedestrian After He Was Hit By A Car

A North Carolina man was crossing the street at around 10:00 last night when he was hit by a car. Oddly enough, it was the pedestrian who was cited by the police after the incident. » 10/28/13 12:40pm 10/28/13 12:40pm

Car Crashes Into Woman's House In July, Is Still There

Stephanie Beasley's house has had the same piece of furniture in her living room for over a month now - the front of a Pontiac Grand Prix. » 8/15/13 3:30pm 8/15/13 3:30pm

Tesla Scores Another Victory Against Car Dealers In North Carolina

Another week, another victory for Tesla in their ongoing war with car dealerships. This time it's in North Carolina, whose legislature has backed off on a bill that would have blocked Tesla sales in that state. » 6/27/13 3:32pm 6/27/13 3:32pm

NC Wants Hybrid And Electric Car Owners To Pay A Fee For Efficiency

You'd think electric and hybrid cars said something awful about North Carolina's mom, what with how they want to ban Tesla sales and now this extra fee for hybrid and electric car owners. I don't think the reason is that a Prius suggested that sweet Mrs.Carolina put a Whopper on lay-away, but rather that old favorite… » 5/31/13 4:00pm 5/31/13 4:00pm

Grandmother Leads Family on "Mind-Blowing" Naked Stroll in Charlotte

On Saturday, drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina encountered an unusual sight alongside Providence Road: a family of four, led by their grandmother, was walking along the road, entirely naked. » 5/14/13 6:44am 5/14/13 6:44am

This Woman Called 911 During Highway Chase And Demanded $300K To Pull…

A woman speeding down the highway in North Carolina called 911 while being pursued by the police. She bargained that she would pull over for $300,000. » 12/14/12 12:40pm 12/14/12 12:40pm

Enterprising North Carolina Tow Truck Drivers Are Taking Cars Across…

As cleanup continues, Snor'eastercane Sandy's wrath is still being felt in many locales along the Atlantic coast. On Hatteras Island, North Carolina the hurricane damaged the only bridge on and off the island, and also left parts of the coast weak when a nor'easter hit a week later. » 12/05/12 10:30am 12/05/12 10:30am

Garbage Men Throw Out A Motorcycle Because They Think It's A Couch

Joseph Morning parks his covered motorcycle on the street outside his North Carolina home every single night. But one morning, his girlfriend walked outside to find it gone. » 10/10/12 3:00pm 10/10/12 3:00pm

North Carolina Needs Jalopnik Brains!

You know what's great? You. I mean it— this is not my usual sucking up to the readers before I squeeze out another lame idea I desperately want approval for. By "great" I really should be more specific. I mean "great at identifying cars." » 10/09/12 1:30pm 10/09/12 1:30pm

Community Rallies To Support The Cabbie Beaten To A Pulp By A US Marine

Last week, cab driver Charles Hawkesworth was brutally attacked by one of his late night passengers, a US Marine. Now, as the attacker is finally being charged with a felony, Hawkesworth's North Carolina community is banding together to support him in the best way we can imagine. » 9/13/12 2:30pm 9/13/12 2:30pm

The US Marine Behind This Brutal Attack On A Cab Driver Won't Be…

Island Taxi in Surf City, NC recently installed video cameras in all of their taxis for the safety of their drivers. Early Sunday morning, one caught a passenger, who happened to be a US Marine, beating his driver to a pulp. » 9/11/12 1:30pm 9/11/12 1:30pm

When Rhetoric Fails, Lynch An Obama Doll In The Back Of Your Truck

"Patriot Phipps" claims that he isn't a racist. But amongst the menagerie of effigies hanging from a trailer-borne gallows he pulls behind his truck is a likeness of President Barack Obama. » 9/07/12 2:40pm 9/07/12 2:40pm

Miata-On-Miata Crash Is Why You Don’t Tailgate

One silver Eunos Roadster (JDM MX-5) is closely following a friend's red Miata on North Carolina's famous Deal's Gap. They don't know a 53' Semi is about to block their lane. The ensuing crash is a lesson in tailgating. » 8/16/12 4:00pm 8/16/12 4:00pm

Remembering Andy Griffith And His Ford Galaxie 500

Regrettably, Andy Griffith passed to the great beyond Tuesday. At 86, he could tally a successful life as one of Hollywood's quintessential nice guy actors and North Carolina's favorite mascot. » 7/05/12 10:30am 7/05/12 10:30am