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$29K seized from vehicle in Davidson County

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Photo courtesy, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Deputies say they seized more than a dozen bundles of cash from a vehicle that was passing through Davidson County.

According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a 2005 Dodge pickup truck with California tags for “impeding the flow of traffic” around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on I-85 South at mile marker 91.  A Texas man was driving the vehicle, deputies said.

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Traffic to shift to new outside lanes of I-85 in Davidson County tonight

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. DOT will begin shifting traffic Thursday night to the newly-constructed outside lanes of Interstate 85 North from the Business I-85 off-ramp in Davidson County.

The shift will begin around 8 p.m. Thursday and conclude by 6 a.m. Friday, DOT officials said.

To move traffic safely and efficiently, officials say crews must close multiple lanes of I-85 North, as well as several ramps, including the entrance ramp from I-85 North to Business I-85 (exit 87) and the Linwood exit ramp from I-85 North (exit 88).

The ramp closures will not take place at once. They will occur one after another during the traffic shift period, starting with the I-85 Business entrance ramp.

Drivers heading north on I-85 who want to access I-85 Business during the closure should exit the interstate at the Linwood exit (exit 88), turn left onto Hargrave Road and take the I-85 Business North entrance ramp.

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Police: Teen killed in train accident may have been listening to MP3 player

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police have identified the person who was fatally struck by a train Tuesday night in Thomasville as an 18-year-old from the area.

The victim was identified as Paul Anthony Taylor of Swanee Lane. Police say he was a student at Thomasville High School.

The collision was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 400 block of East Main Street.

According to police, an Amtrak engineer says he blew the train’s horn multiple times after he saw Taylor walking on the southbound tracks.

The engineer attempted to make an emergency stop after the teen did not respond to the whistle, but the train was not able to stop in time, police said.

Police say evidence indicates Taylor may have been listening to an MP3 player, therefore he may not have heard the train or horn.

The train was traveling at about 79 mph before it attempted to stop, police said.

The train was carrying passengers from New York to Charlotte.

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Muggsy Bogues to speak at DCCC today

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Former NBA star and Wake Forest University standout Muggsy Bogues will be speak at Davidson County Community College Wednesday morning.

The hour-long event is set to begin at 11 a.m. at college’s Conference Center at its Thomasville campus.

It is open to the public.

Bogues’ presentation, which is part of the college’s Campus Speaker Series, is titled “Succeed on Your Own Terms.”

At 5’3″ tall, Bogues led a successful NBA career playing for multiple franchises including the Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors.  Upon retirement, he ranked at No. 16 overall among all-time assist leaders in the league.

Officials: Man hit by train, killed in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Authorities said a man on the railroad tracks was hit and killed by an AMTRAK train Tuesday night in Thomasville.

Officials said the incident was reported shortly after 7 p.m. near the “Big Chair” in downtown. The identity of the victim has not been released.

The train is reportedly still in Thomasville, blocking N.C. 109 at Main Street.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details were immediately available.