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Woman recovering after Stoneville car wreck

STONEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities said a driver is recovering after hitting a tree service truck on Monday.

Troopers said the woman drove the car off the road, overcorrected and hit the truck on Hwy 770 in the Rockingham County part of Stoneville.

She was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by an ambulance. Her name and condition was not immediately available.

Monroe man accused of threatening judge’s life

WENTWORTH, N.C. – A Monroe man is accused of threatening to kill a judge who held him on a contempt for court charge.

Deputies said Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, was in district court Wednesday on charges of threatening and harassing phone calls to Remington Arms in Mayodan on Aug. 23.

Authorities said Haidar was held in contempt of court and sentenced to 48 hours in jail by District Court Judge Fred Wilkins.

Haidar allegedly told jail personnel after arriving that he was going to kill Judge Wilkins.

Deputies said he was charged with threatening an executive court officer, placed under a 48 hour hold and given a $1,000,000 secured bond. He has court planned for Oct. 23rd.

Rockingham Co. deputies arrest suspects in stolen vehicle

MADISON, N.C. — Rockingham County deputies said a man and woman were arrested and charged after officials found them in a stolen vehicle.

Deputies said they found a Mitsubishi Outlander that appeared to be stranded Friday night on U.S. 220 at Gold Hill Road in Madison.

Deputies said they stopped to try to assist and learned that the vehicle, which had a South Carolina registration, was reported stolen out of Pensacola, Fl.

Two men ran into the woods, one of whom was later caught and arrested, deputies said. The other is still sought.

A female in the vehicle was also arrested on arrest warrants out of Alabama. Deputies said she originally gave them a fake name.

Marshall David Sharpe, 39, and Danielle Marie Maulde were both charged. Sharpe was wanted on four outstanding warrants out of Forsyth and Rockingham counties.

Deputies did not say what charges the suspects face. A second woman in the vehicle was not charged, deputies said.

Sen. Phil Berger will not challenge Kay Hagan

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State Senator Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said Monday he will not challenge incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan for her seat in Congress, WTVD-TV reported.

There had been widespread speculation Berger would run against Hagan. He said Monday that he will seek reelection to the North Carolina Senate instead.

“…after careful consideration and consultation with family, friends and supporters, I have decided now is not the time for me to undertake such a campaign,” said Berger in a statement.

Berger is currently North Carolina Senate President. He said he feels he can do the most good for North Carolina in the state senate representing Guilford and Rockingham counties.

Source: WTVD-TV

Man critically injured in Rockingham Co. moped accident

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A man was critically injured in a moped accident on Sunday night near Stoneville.

Troopers said Fausto Hernandez, 48, of 207 Brown St., Stoneville, was riding his moped in the southbound lanes of US 220 near Mountain Road around 8 p.m. A vehicle also headed south struck the moped from behind.

Hernandez was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle said Hernandez was operating the moped with the lights off. The moped has been sent to the State Bureau of Investigation to determine if the lights were working.

Troopers say there were no other factors in the crash.

No charges have been filed.

Rockingham County tops McMichael 44-0

Picking up in the third, Rockingham’s quarterback Daniel Cardwell calls his own number, a 25-yard run.

On the next play, Cardwell went to Jamond Jordan for a 15-yard pass.

Then Zach Welch runs it in and Rockingham County is up 17-0. The team would go on to win 44-0.

Suspects sought in Mebane armed robbery

MEBANE, N.C.– Police are looking for two men responsible for an armed robbery attempt early Saturday morning.

According to a press release, officers arrived on 408 Giles Street at 12:10 a.m. The men entered a building behind the house carrying a small black semi-automatic handgun and an AK-47 style rifle.

One of the suspects was wearing a blue bandana covering part of their face. The other wore a red bandana. They were both wearing dark colored coveralls.

Three shots were fired. No one was injured.

The suspects took an unknown amount of money and left the area on foot.

Anyone with any information can call the Mebane Police Department at (919) 563-9031 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100.