NC WFMY Great Lee Kinard Passes Away “Walter Cronkite of Greensboro”

GREENSBORO, NC. (THECOUNT) — WFMY News 2 is reporting the sad news that longtime anchor, Lee Kinard, passed away Saturday morning before 7 a.m. He was 86.

Kinard, who started working at WFMY on April 16, 1956, died Saturday surrounded by family at Moses Cone Hospital. Family members said the “Walter Cronkite of Greensboro,” was just shy of celebrating his 87th birthday November 5th. He and his wife Anne had just recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.

Kinard was known locally as “the father” of the Good Morning show.

“Respectfully, Lee was the Walter Cronkite of Greensboro… but his influence, service and love of community extended beyond the news desk. He was a pioneer and will be remembered,” said WFMY President & GM Larry Audas. Continue reading

TN Teen Shot Dead By Half-Brother During Somerville Argument Over Little Debbie Honey Bun

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN — (THECOUNT) Tennessee teenager, Marcus Jones, was allegedly shot dead by his half-brother, Jerome Howse, during an argument over a Little Debbie Honey Bun, according to authorities in Fayette County, Tenessee.

Jones, 18, was found dead from a gunshot wound around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at a house located on Feathers Chapel Dr., in Somerville, TN.

Howse, 34, was later arrested after police conducted an interview at the scene. He’s been charged with second-degree murder and illegal gun possession. Continue reading

Tim McGraw Collapses On Country To Country Stage Faith Hill Pulls Plug On Ireland Concert

Country singer, Tim McGraw, frightened Country to Country festival in the U.K. concertgoers after collapsing mid-song during a Soul2Soul tour performance in Ireland.

McGraw was performing in Dublin Sunday night when suddenly he gasped and then collapsed in a heap while performing. House security and roadies could be seen dragging the crooner off stage.

McGraw’s wife, singer Faith Hill, can be seen in a video on a fan’s Instagram page saying, “He’s been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage.” A representative for McGraw issued a statement saying McGraw was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine. Continue reading

Was Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson ARRESTED?

A promotion on Facebook claimed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was “jailed in prison” for a product known as Alpha Fuel XT. But before you rush on social media, read on..

Besides the claim that Johnson has been arrested, the promotion has caused many to seek out Alpha Fuel XT. Apparently, it was nothing more than a scam using shock advertising to get gullible folks to buy a product.

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According to the articles, Dwayne Johnson’s responses to importing HGH is “not a complete denial” Upon further detail in the articles, the denial is that Johnson did not import HGH, but he did import in a supplement known as Alpha, a advanced testosterone booster. Continue reading

Jerry Weintraub Mega Producer DEAD At 77

Jerry Weintraub, one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers, has died. He was 77.

Weintraub’s health had been failing as of late, and he passed at his Palm Springs home with family by his side.

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Weintraub’s been a giant in music and movies for decades — producing, promoting, and managing for everyone from Sinatra to Led Zeppelin … to Bob Dylan, Elvis and John DenverContinue reading