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Nobody was hurt when a pickup crashed into an ENC home, driver charged

A woman is charged with careless and reckless driving after North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials say she crashed into the side of a home between Jamesville and Plymouth early Thursday morning.

Troopers said Tassi Hepburn of Pennsylvania was traveling east on Highway 64 when she crossed the median, went off the road, hit a tree, and then crashed into the home on U.S. Highway 64.

There were also three dogs riding in Hepburn’s pickup.

No injuries were reported, but the driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The home was damaged but is liveable. There was major damage to the pickup.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to