TECH-NEWS: HACKERS ARE HOLDING COMPUTER FILES FOR RANSOM TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY

Wednesday, December 6, 2017Officials in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County say hackers are demanding $23,000 in ransom by early Wednesday afternoon to release multiple files they are holding hostage on the county’s servers. The hackers gave officials until 1 p.m. to pay the ransom with 2 Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key that would release the files. Mecklenburg,…

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SCAM WARNING ISSUED BY CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, December 5, 2017SCAM ALERT: Failure to Appear Jury Duty Scam The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from residents that have received fraudulent phone calls claiming that the victim failed to appear for jury duty and/or to respond to a court summons. The scammer tells the victim that he or she can…

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER FOUND DEAD IN PIKEVILLE TENNESSEE

Friday, December 1, 2017PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) confirms with that two people were found dead in their Pikeville home Thursday night. A third person was rushed to the hospital. We later learned the two who died are mother and daughter. The TBI has identified them as Deanna Lawrence (the mother) and…

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HELP MAKE A KID’S CHRISTMAS HAPPIER, COME SEE FIRST CHRISTMAS SHOW OF 2017 – BRING A TOY

Wednesday, November 29, 2017The Palace Theater will host “Make A Kid’s Christmas” Program Thursday night at 7pm.  The show is the first Christmas show of the season and is presented by the Palace and the Salvation Army of Cumberland County.  Admission to the show is an unwrapped toy or $10.  The Salvation Army is collecting…

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