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Friends can't rescue teen in Harnett pond

Pond off Flyway Drive near LillingtonA teen drowned Monday evening while swimming in a pond near Lillington, authorities said.

Erwin veteran honored with postage stamp

Gordon Roberts, Medal of Honor recipientPostage stamps depicting dozens of Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War were unveiled Monday, including one stamp depicting Army veteran Gordon Roberts of Erwin.

Memorial Day events honor those who died for our freedom

Memorial Day Ceremony in Chapel HillIn parks and cemeteries across the nation, at Arlington National Cemetery and in downtown Raleigh and Fayetteville's Freedom Memorial Park, people paused Monday to mark Memorial Day, the annual holiday to the nation's war dead.

Lessons learned: Balloon Fest organizer to make changes next year

Balloon Fest 2015Organizers said the inaugural WRAL Freedom Balloon Festival was a success beyond their expectations. But big success didn't come without its share of problems.

Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg signA Fort Bragg soldier was among the latest fallen servicemen to be honored on Memorial Day.

Local news courtesy of WRAL.