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Lawsuits accuse NCCU chancellor of racism, misuse of money Video included

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A trio of state and federal lawsuits accuse the chancellor of North Carolina Central University, along with the head of the School of Business, of intimidation, retaliation and systemic, widespread racism.  More>>

Friends remember Harnett Central drowning victim Video included

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A Harnett County teen drowned in a pond near Lillington Monday, witnesses said, putting a tragic tone on Memorial Day. More>>

2 arrested in Raleigh SECU armed robbery

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Two men were arrested after police said they robbed the State Employees Credit Union on Centennial Parkway Tuesday afternoon with a gun and a hammer. More>>

New Duke procedure brings new hope for breast cancer survivors Video included

Megan Hoffman Houk as diagnosed in 2006 with stage 3A breast cancer. Megan Hoffman Houk as diagnosed in 2006 with stage 3A breast cancer.
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A new procedure is giving breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomies new hope for breast reconstruction. More>>

Pentagon chief's take on Iraqis undercuts Obama's strategy

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt assessment that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" undermines a central premise of President Barack Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State. More>>

North Carolina weighs tougher penalties for graffiti

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Tougher penalties for people who spray or scribble on public or private property in North Carolina is nearing Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. More>>

Emotional photo of Marine praying with soon-to-be bride goes viral

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A breathtaking photo of a Marine praying with his bride-to-be went viral after it was posted to Facebook by the wedding photographer. More>>

Post Office honors NC state butterfly

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The state butterfly of North Carolina, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service on a stamp. More>>

Clinton police lieutenant charged with passing school bus Video included

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A Clinton police officer was charged by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol with passing a stopped school bus earlier this month. More>>

Restraining order filed against Lee County sheriff

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A federal judge has issued a restraining order against Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter, after Carter had a man arrested while the man was trying to serve Carter a subpoena.In court documents, Robert Wade said Sheriff Carter yelled at him and had him arrested for trespassing and carrying a concealed weapon, after Wade visited Sheriff Carter's home to serve a subpoena. Wade was held on a $2,000 bond.That subpoena is related to a 2010 civil complaint against the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Back... More>>

NC group opposed to House budget pushes other reforms

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The North Carolina chapter of a national conservative advocacy group says it aims to remain intimately involved with policy issues at the General Assembly. More>>

Ex-legislator Kerr dies, served as champion of Eastern NC

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Former North Carolina legislator John H. Kerr III of Goldsboro has died. He was 79. More>>

McCrory signs 'Burt's Law' to protect those in group homes

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a new law increasing penalties related to abuse of adult group home residents meets his goal of ensuring North Carolina does all it can to protects those who can't themselves. More>>

Raleigh company uses local beer to make soap Video included

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A Raleigh company is making soap with all natural ingredients – including craft beer from local breweries across the state. More>>

Mobile home fire in Raleigh injures 1

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One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a mobile home caught fire in Raleigh Tuesday morning. More>>

Switch to single registration sticker will save NC 'significant' money

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In a cost-saving measure, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced Tuesday that they will begin issuing single license plate stickers for vehicles getting their registration renewed. More>>

Memorial Day weekend fatal wrecks down significantly from 2014

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Fatal collisions were down significantly during this year's Memorial Day holiday weekend as compared to last year, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said. More>>

Dr. Campbell - Sunscreen alone is not enough to prevent cancer Video included

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Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. More>>

Charter buying Time Warner Cable in $55.33B deal

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Charter Communications will spend $55.33 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal that would instantly create one of the largest pay-television and broadband operators in the U.S. More>>

Parks Service to study Reconstruction

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With its four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War now past, the National Park Service is turning its attention to Reconstruction. More>>

Vet, 94, still passionate about Marines Video included

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Veteran Joe Zaytoun, even at the age of 94, is still recruiting young Americans to join his beloved Marines. More>>

Veteran, 91, recalls WWII, Vietnam Video included

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Jacques Michienzi, 91, has many medals to show from his many years in the military. More>>

Family devastated after cyclist killed in Durham hit-and-run Video included

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Durham police are investigating after a bicyclist was found dead in a ditch Sunday morning on Angier Avenue. More>>

Memorial Day scams target service members and veterans Video included

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Scammers can use Memorial Day to target veterans. More>>

Hundreds honor fallen soldiers at NC Field of Honor Video included

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A few hundred American flags cover Festival Park in front of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum.  More>>

Memorial Day events being held across the Triangle

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This Memorial Day Weekend has been full of events honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and more will continue Monday on the Memorial Day holiday. More>>

Bicyclist in Durham killed in hit-and-run Sunday

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Durham police are investigating after a bicyclist was found dead in a ditch Sunday morning on Angier Avenue. More>>

Fight over neighborhood gun pit calms in Rockingham County

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The fight over whether a homeowner should be allowed to build a pit on his land to fire his guns is quieting down in Rockingham County. More>>

North Carolina considers law regulating virtual currencies

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Legislators in America's second-largest banking center are considering regulations for Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. More>>

Crowd gathers for State Capitol wreath laying ceremony Video included

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People gathered in downtown Raleigh Monday morning for the annual wreath laying Memorial Day ceremony. More>>

Fayetteville community comes together for Memorial Day concert

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It wouldn't be Memorial Day weekend without a tribute to our fallen heroes. The Fayetteville community came together Sunday night to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. More>>

Wildlife officers making sure boaters stay safe this Memorial Day weekend Video included

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With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, people are not only hitting the roads but also the water. Law enforcement with the Wildlife Resources Commission are urging safety.

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Battleship North Carolina holds 50th Memorial Day observance

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The Battleship North Carolina is celebrating its 50th annual Memorial Day observance with a speech by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr. More>>

Some Memorial Day events held Sunday, most to be held Monday

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Memorial Day services started early in some area communities on Sunday with many other events being held Monday. More>>

Durham church tries to bridge the gap between the community and police Video included

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With the amount of attention on police departments across the nation, a Durham minister is reaching out to show support for "those who keep us safe" and looking to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. More>>

Durham hits economic home run with ACC baseball tourney Video included

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While many headed to the beach for the Memorial Day weekend, Durham has hit an economic home run with the ACC baseball tourney being played at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. More>>

More African-American organ donors needed Video included

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African Americans make up 21.4 percent of North Carolina's population but 53 percent of North Carolinians waiting on an organ transplant.The nonprofit "Donate Life North Carolina" says that as a result, more African-American donors are needed. More>>

Local girls to play in first all-female baseball tournament Video included

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For the first time in American baseball an all female national tournament will be taking place in Florida next week and the Triangle area is well represented. More>>

Police: Fatal shooting at Asheville nightclub

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Authorities say someone has been shot to death inside a nightclub in Asheville. More>>

Smithfield man arrested in double shooting

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A Smithfield man has been charged with two counts of assault wit a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in an early Sunday morning shooting. More>>

Doctors learn lessons from deadly North Carolina flu season

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Doctors in North Carolina say they learned an important lesson after last year's flu vaccine wasn't as effective as usual. They say in times like that, secondary treatments like antiviral medications are even more... More>>

Light on NC solar industry focused on ending preferences

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North Carolina's growing solar industry has an unwanted spotlight upon it from some fiscal General Assembly conservatives fixed on ending its preferential treatment. More>>

Carowinds to close wooden Thunder Road roller coaster

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Carowinds says it will close the Thunder Road wooden roller coaster on July 26. More>>

Duke professors worried about ISIS' takeover of Palmyra Video included

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Just days ago ISIS claimed the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, igniting fears across the world that more ancient artifacts and monuments will be destroyed. More>>

Governor: NC residents should prepare for hurricane season

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Gov. Pat McCrory is advising North Carolina residents to prepare for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1. More>>

NC releases resource guide, updated website for veterans

Some veterans say they have had to wait months to get care at local VA hospitals. Some veterans say they have had to wait months to get care at local VA hospitals.
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Gov. Pat McCrory has announced the release of the 2015 resource guide for veterans, along with an updated website that focuses on federal Veterans Affairs benefits and other issues. More>>

Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

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A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said.
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Ex-officer sentenced for having sex with 15-year-old student

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A 32-year-old former resource officer in Swain County schools has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old student. More>>

Marker commemorating Greensboro Massacre to be dedicated

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A historical highway marker commemorating the deaths of five Communist Workers Party members in Greensboro more than 35 years ago is being dedicated. More>>

DWI checkpoint Saturday morning nabs 12

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A Driving While Impaired checkpoint in Raleigh Saturday morning netted 12 DWI arrests, along with citations or arrest for various other charges. More>>

Durham police looking for man who robbed credit union

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Durham police are looking for a man who robbed the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Boulevard Friday. More>>

Raleigh police searching for suspects in Saturday morning home invasion

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Raleigh police are looking for three suspects involved in a home invasion early Saturday morning. More>>

NC conservation groups show cautionary films on fracking

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Environmental advocacy groups are touring North Carolina with a series of short cautionary films about hydraulic fracturing drilling. More>>

Duke University's bird collision problem Video included

Students say more than 100 birds collided into university windows in just the last year and now there's big push to get that changed. Students say more than 100 birds collided into university windows in just the last year and now there's big push to get that changed.
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Duke University has quite the bird problem on their hands. More>>

Prank in high school yearbook irks Fayetteville family Video included

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A clean-cut high school senior has a comment about being in the 'thug life' beside his yearbook picture. More>>

About 40 dead in firefight on ranch, Mexican official says

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About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a fierce gunbattle between suspected drug traffickers and federal forces on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory. More>>

Beloved man's death leaves hole in Durham community Video included

His given name was Fred Edgerton but everyone around Oakley Square Apartments called him "Mr. Fred." His given name was Fred Edgerton but everyone around Oakley Square Apartments called him "Mr. Fred."
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The murder of a beloved property manager Monday at a Durham apartment complex rocked the community. More>>

House budget includes raises for teachers, hikes in DMV fees Video included

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It took a long night of debate, but North Carolina House lawmakers have approved their $22.2 billion proposal for the state's budget. More>>

Millions expected to travel NC highways for holiday weekend Video included

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Memorial Day weekend is here and many North Carolinians will be hitting the roads to celebrate. More>>

2 Gastonia firefighters hurt while battling house blaze

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Authorities in Gastonia say two firefighters were injured when a roof collapsed as they fought a house fire. More>>

Area businesses offer 'smarter commuting' options during Fortify work

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As work continues and crews get closer to shifting lanes on Interstate 40 as part of the Fortify project, some Triangle-area businesses are helping to make sure their employees avoid the potentially heavy impact on their workday commute. More>>

Confederate re-enactor walks toward Durham

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Civil War re-enactor Philip Brown continued his walk across the eastern part of North Carolina Friday when he headed toward the Duke Homestead. More>>

Husband arrested in wife's murder in Raleigh Video included

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Raleigh police are searching for a man accused of murdering his wife at an apartment complex on Wesvill Court in Raleigh near Rex Hospital Thursday. More>>

More NC budget changes made before House gives initial OK Video included

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The North Carolina House has given initial approval to its proposed state budget for the next two years. More>>

Man charged with child sex crimes in Hoke Co.

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Hoke County authorities have charged a man accused of taking indecent liberties with a child. More>>

Mohawk Industries to add 100 jobs in Eden

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Mohawk Industries is expanding its operations in Rockingham County, adding more than 100 jobs. More>>

Dozens bike to coast for wounded warriors

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Dozens of cyclists are heading to Oak Island, North Carolina as part of The Warrior Ride, a nonprofit organization with a mission of rehabilitation for wounded warriors. More>>

1 injured in Wake Forest shooting incident Video included

Officers responded to shooting call around 7:30 p.m. at 301 W. Chestnut Ave., police said. Officers responded to shooting call around 7:30 p.m. at 301 W. Chestnut Ave., police said.
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A man suffered injuries in shooting incident on W. Chestnut Avenue Thursday evening, Wake Forest police said. More>>

Fayetteville school allowed sex offender on campus, sheriff's office says Video included

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant Wednesday on Freedom Christian Academy in relation to allegations of the sex offender registration act violation and academic fraud. More>>

4 NC brothers sentenced in decade-long sexual abuse case

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Four brothers from a family of eight who face charges, including rape and incest, in connection with a decade-long sexual abuse case have been sentenced. More>>

Police radio captures Omaha officer's fatal shooting

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Even as they were still engaged in a fierce pursuit and gun battle with a fugitive, Omaha officers were desperately trying to save the life of fallen colleague Kerrie Orozco, police radio calls released Thursday reveal. More>>

Son in Duggar TV family apologizes after molestation allegations

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A son in the large, Christian family featured in reality television show "19 Kids and Counting" issued an apology and quit his job on Thursday after reports that he molested underage girls when he was a teenager. More>>

Durham man charged with murder of former Marine Video included

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Durham police have arrested Shatique Kamal Skinner and charged him with murder in the May 18 shooting death of Frederick Edgerton.durham More>>

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

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The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement." More>>

Affordable housing still 'out of reach' in the Triangle-area, report says Video included

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NC Senate approves changing plant from coal to natural gas

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The Senate on Thursday passed the Mountain Energy Act of 2015. That allows Duke Energy to convert an old coal-fired plant in Asheville to a natural gas power plant. More>>

Heart-wrenching obit after son dies of overdose goes viral

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William Clay Shephard died Sunday from a drug overdose, according to his obituary. More>>

Multi-vehicle accident closes Cornwallis Rd. in Durham Video included

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Durham police said a multiple-vehicle accident shutdown Cornwallis Road Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Anti-graffiti bill moves to NC Senate Video included

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 Graffiti vandalism is already a crime in North Carolina but some lawmakers are trying to make it a felony for some people.

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Controversial Chatham Park topic at business leaders' event Video included

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The controversial Chatham Park Development was the hot topic of conversation at Thursday's State of the Research Triangle Breakfast. More>>

Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

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A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a longtime adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi attack.
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More NC House budget changes ahead before floor vote

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More changes are ahead to the North Carolina House state government budget before it hits the floor for debate in an effort to satisfy Republican lawmakers unhappy with fees, tax credits and higher spending. More>>

Gov. McCrory signs new tanning bed bill into law Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law Thursday that will ban all teenagers from using tanning beds in North Carolina. More>>

Students in Willow Spring take part in 'Red Nose Day' Video included

Students at Dixon Road Elementary School in Willow Spring were certainly in the spirit of giving Thursday morning as part of Red Nose Day, an effort to help fight childhood poverty and hunger. Students at Dixon Road Elementary School in Willow Spring were certainly in the spirit of giving Thursday morning as part of Red Nose Day, an effort to help fight childhood poverty and hunger.
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Students at Dixon Road Elementary School in Willow Spring were certainly in the spirit of giving Thursday morning as part of Red Nose Day, an effort to help fight childhood poverty and hunger. More>>

Selma pair split $1 million in lottery winnings

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Darrell Wessinger and Deborah Singletary of Selma are splitting $1 million they won by playing the $4 million Multiplier Spectacular game through the North Carolina Lottery. More>>

Officials warn of rip currents as summer season approaches Video included

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to the summer season. But before you flock to the coast, it's important to realize the threats mother nature can pose. More>>

Inmate jailed for fraud charged with jail fraud scam

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An inmate being held in a North Carolina jail on charges of fraud in Georgia has been charged again with conducting a fraud operation from within the jail. More>>

2 charged in death of infant arrested in Colo. Video included

Vanessa Arianna Sanchez, 20, and Andrew Tyler Tomczak, 21, face first-degree murder and felonious child abuse resulting in serious injury charges, police said. Vanessa Arianna Sanchez, 20, and Andrew Tyler Tomczak, 21, face first-degree murder and felonious child abuse resulting in serious injury charges, police said.
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Fayetteville police detectives are searching for two parents charged with first-degree murder in the January death of an 18-month-old girl. More>>

Omaha new-mom cop gunned down hours before maternity leave

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Omaha cop Kerrie Orozco had put off starting maternity leave until her premature baby girl could come home from the hospital.
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Georgia teacher charged with helping middle-schoolers have sex

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A Georgia middle-school teacher has resigned and is free on bond on charges that he handed out condoms and kept watch while his students had sex in a storage closet, according to court records. More>>

Cops: Woman bit off man's ear then tried to stab him

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A Colorado woman was arrested for allegedly biting a chunk out of a man's ear and chasing him with a knife, police said. More>>

150-pound black bear breaks in to Asheville home

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Authorities say a 150-pound black bear crawled through an open window and into a home in an Asheville neighborhood before wandering off. More>>

Soldier who saved people from fiery crash: 'I'm not Captain America' Video included

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An Army captain from Southern Pines is getting worldwide attention after cellphone video shows him rescuing people from a fiery car crash in Chatham County. More>>

WakeMed nurse tech accused of sex acts with a patient Video included

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A male nurse technician at WakeMed is out of a job after he was arrested on a felony charge that said he engaged in a sexual act with a patient while on the job. More>>

NC state Sen. Bingham says this term will be his last

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A Republican state senator says this two-year term in the North Carolina General Assembly will be his last. More>>

Suspect throws drugs, gun from vehicle during chase

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A 48-year-old man threw drugs and a handgun from his vehicle while leading the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on a chase Tuesday. More>>

20-year-old arrested on felony statutory rape charges

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it arrested a 20-year-old on four counts of felony statutory rape.  More>>

Raleigh proposes new downtown parking fees Video included

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Drivers may soon have to shell out some money to park in Raleigh parking decks downtown at night at on weekends. More>>

Judge's ruling halts fracking permits in NC Video included

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A judge has ordered North Carolina not to issue any fracking permits until the state Supreme Court rules on a legal question about how state panels are formed. More>>

Athens Drive building new stadium in Raleigh Video included

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The new Athens Drive football stadium is scheduled to open in 2016. More>>

Residents outraged NCDOT won't lower speed limit Video included

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Some residents who live along the stretch of road where two people were saved from a fiery crash are outraged the North Carolina Department of Transportation doesn't plan on lowering the posted speed limit. More>>

Debate on NC House budget delayed

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Debate on the North Carolina House budget is being pushed back another day. More>>

Raleigh police chief looks to improve relationships under the microscope Video included

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Raleigh Police Department Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown spoke to the media Wednesday on a variety of subjects, including improving relationships. More>>

Study: N.C. rural roads ranked 14th deadliest

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 Rural roads in North Carolina are ranked 14th deadliest in the nation. That's according to a report out Tuesday from TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C. More>>

Designated drivers needed while boating, too Video included

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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer which means more people will be out on the roads and on the water. More>>

NC residents near coal ash pits warned not to drink well water

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North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water. More>>

In win for consumers, states force concessions from credit agencies

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Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities. More>>

NC ag officials concerned with impact of avian flu Video included

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State agricultural officials are concerned with the spread of the Avian flu and its impact on egg prices. More>>

UNC launches 2 programs to help active-duty military, veterans Video included

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is launching two new programs that will support active duty military and veterans. More>>

Crews fighting fire in Alligator River Wildlife Refuge

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Federal and state fire crews are battling a wildfire at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge across from Manteo on the mainline side of the Outer Banks. More>>

More than a million motorists expected on NC roads, AAA Carolinas says

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An estimated 1,029,500 North Carolina motorists are expected to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with a road trip - the highest numbers in 10 years. More>>

Some performers announced for Raleigh's Wide Open Bluegrass

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The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) released a list of performers for the Wide Open Bluegrass festival in October in Raleigh. More>>

1 killed in Selma house fire Video included

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One person was killed in a house fire in the 800 block of W. Oak Street in Selma, fire officials said Wednesday. More>>

Committee to take public input in UNC president search

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A committee of the UNC Board of Governors plans to ask the public who should be the next leader of the 17-campus system. More>>

Motorcycles to roar through Fort Bragg to honor military

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Fort Bragg is blocking roads on the post to allow a group of motorcyclists to honor active-duty military, veterans and those who died serving their country. More>>

15-year-old boy indicted in grandfather's death

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A 15-year-old Forsyth County boy has been indicted on second-degree murder charges after police say he killed his grandfather, dragged his body to the woods and invited friends over for a party. More>>

Second fiery car rescue in two days in Chatham County Video included

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For the second time in a week, a local man is being hailed a hero after saving a driver from a fiery crash in Chatham County. More>>

John Legend to sing at Raleigh couple's wedding Video included

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A Raleigh couple will be serenaded by Grammy award winner John Legend at their wedding this fall. More>>

NC schools tackling issue of childhood hunger Video included

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Breakfast is a critical start to any child's day. It's the fuel they need to be ready to learn. In the United States, childhood hunger affects one in six Americans.
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FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves Video included

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Millions of dollars that generous donors thought was going to support cancer patients was spent on just about everything but. More>>

NC House budget moving along after earlier close call

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North Carolina House leaders had a better time Tuesday moving along their proposed two-year state government budget, a day after some fellow Republicans nearly sent it back to budget-writers with complaints about tax credits and incentives. More>>

New ACLU app lets users record, report police interactions Video included

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The American Civil Liberties Union unveiled a new smartphone app which it says will allow users to send videos to the organization when they believe law enforcement officers are violating civil rights. More>>

Sister of Wake inmate killed by officer files lawsuit Video included

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The sister of a Wake County man who was killed by a corrections officer inside the Wake County Detention Center is suing the officer who killed him and Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison. More>>

Human remains found in Raleigh, police say Video included

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Raleigh police said human remains were found off W. Millbrook Road Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million Video included

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Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. More>>

Councilors weigh funding options for Dorothea Dix property Video included

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Raleigh city leaders want to take out a bank loan to pay for the Dorothea Dix property, but doing so would deny residents the opportunity to vote on how to fund the project. More>>

DOT not lowering speed on Chatham road where fiery crash happened Video included

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it is unlikely it will change the speed limit on a stretch of a Chatham County road where a fiery car crash happened Sunday. More>>

NC House's proposed budget funds driver's ed Video included

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The budget proposal from the North Carolina House addresses funding for North Carolina's driver's education program. More>>

Valor Games honoring veterans kick off at Smith Center

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Veterans from around the country are competing in the Valor Games this week in the Triangle. More>>

Avett Brothers to open for Rolling Stones in Raleigh

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The Avett Brothers, a popular North Carolina group, will open for the Rolling Stones at Carter-Finley Stadium Wednesday, July 1. More>>

UNC scientists develop device for evaluating concussions Video included

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A device for evaluating concussion, design by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, has caught the eye of the NFL and may one day be widely available. More>>

2-month-old Durham child dies, father charged with murder

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A Durham man is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his 2-month-old daughter. More>>

Recent rainfall may increase mosquito population

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As heat and humidity rise, so does the mosquito population, and after a wetter than normal spring, those blood-sucking bugs may be more noticeable in the coming months. More>>

Rainfall scarce in western North Carolina; no drought yet

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It is too soon to worry about a drought even though rainfall has been below normal in western North Carolina since November, officials said. More>>

Duke plans to build natural gas-fired plant in Asheville

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Duke Energy says it plans to build a natural gas plant to replace its aging coal-fired plant in Asheville. More>>

State Supreme Court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

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North Carolina's highest court is being asked to decide: If a state trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice?
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NC high court weighs new trial in Jason Young case Video included

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North Carolina's highest court is considering whether a Raleigh man convicted of killing his pregnant wife should get a new trial. More>>

Greensboro woman charged with infant daughter's death

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A Greensboro woman has been arrested and charged in the death of her infant daughter last year. More>>

Post commander accused of sex deal for community service

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A Wilmington man who was commander of an American Legion post is accused of abusing his role of supervising probationers, offering them sex in exchange for less time in community service. More>>

Durham activist challenges embattled Duke professor

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A long-time professor at Duke University, under fire for racially-charged comments, is now facing a new challenge. A community activist in Durham is asking political science professor Jerry Hough to participate in, what he's calling, an "intellectual dual" - a debate - on the issue of race.Minister Paul Scott said he works to keep African-American teens out of trouble and said he emailed the professor to challenge him to a debate. This comes after Hough took the the online comments section of... More>>

NC farm bill clears Senate

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The General Assembly's annual bill to address North Carolina's farm industry has cleared the Senate. More>>

NC budget, with a projected $400 million surplus, coming into focus

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The public will get a look this week at how much the North Carolina House wants to spend on state government for the next two years and how House Republicans want to spend the money. More>>

Girl, 10, drowns in pool on cruise line off Carolinas

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A 10-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship off the Carolinas and the ship immediately sailed to a nearby port in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. More>>

NC bill would protect employers from undercover efforts

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A bill supporters say will protect North Carolina employers from workers who purposefully get hired as a subterfuge to try to harm a company is now going to Gov. Pat McCrory. More>>

So. Pines Police arrest man on robbery charges

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Forrest Adam Edmisten, 20, has been arrested and charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. More>>

Fayetteville Police identify car in hit-and-run, seek driver

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Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department have identified the vehicle in a Friday hit-and-run as a 2015 silver or light gray Ford Fusion. More>>

Airbnb agrees to collect taxes in North Carolina

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Airbnb has agreed to collect taxes for Wake County and the state of North Carolina starting June 1, the service announced Monday. More>>

Woman rams Chapel Hill officer, tries to flee in stolen car

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A Durham woman was charged with speeding to elude arrest Monday after she drove away from a Chapel Hill Police officer and rammed him. More>>

Durham city budget would include no tax increases

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Durham City Manager Thomas Bonfield presented a preliminary budget Monday evening that does not include a property tax. More>>

Major changes under way on Chapel Hill's Franklin Street

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Major changes are in the works on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. More>>

Duke honors top middle school students

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Duke University honored hundreds of seventh graders Monday for scoring higher than college-bound high schoolers on the SAT and ACT. More>>

RAW VIDEO: SUV catches fire after head-on crash in Chatham Co. Video included

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Two cars were involved in a horrific accident Sunday afternoon on O'Kelly Chapel Road in Chatham County. More>>

Cary couple remains in hospital after rescue from smashed car Video included

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A Cary couple remained at UNC Hospitals Monday after a shocking crash on a winding road in Chatham County. More>>

Durham residents devastated by murder of property manager Video included

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One person was killed in a shooting Monday morning in the 1800 block of Cheek Road, Durham Police said. More>>

Future of military-style equipment at local agencies uncertain Video included

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President Barack Obama announced Monday that he would prohibit the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local police departments. More>>

Haven House Services holds battle of the bands fundraiser

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Local bands went head-to-head Saturday at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh as part of the “Haven House Battle of the House Bands” competition and fundraiser. More>>

Father in Dunn charged with his son's murder

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The father of a man shot in Dunn has been charged with his murder. More>>

2 displaced after Raleigh townhome fire

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Two people have been displaced after a fire at the Midtown Park Townhomes in Raleigh, fire officials said Monday morning. More>>

Man stabbed to death in Moore County

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Moore County sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of another man. More>>

All American Week kicks off at Fort Bragg Video included

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Fort Bragg's annual All American Week kicked off Monday morning. All American Week is the Division's premiere event to maintain close ties with Division Veterans.
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Big Fortify changes on the way on I-40 East

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Drivers will notice big changes on Monday morning if they travel on eastbound Interstate 40.The South Saunders Street/U.S.70/401/N.C. 50 exit (No. 298) will see a major traffic pattern switch. More>>

4 die in NC mountains when truck driver hits Civic

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Tennessee family of three and a South Carolina motorist are dead after a high-speed crash in the North Carolina mountains. More>>

Duke prof stands by comments contrasting blacks, Asians

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A Duke University professor is standing behind comments he made on The New York Times website that questions whether blacks want to fully integrate into American society. More>>

Cary mother charged with death of infant son

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A Cary mother has been arrested and charged in the death of her 4-month-old son. More>>

Small fire starts outside Raleigh home

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A small fire started outside a Raleigh home Sunday afternoon, bringing firefighters rushing to the scene. More>>

Man charged with murder in Moore Co.

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Michael Tyrone Ryner, 37, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Anthony Kendall Harrison, 32, of West End. More>>

9 killed in biker fight in Texas Video included

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Nine people were killed and others are believed to have been injured in a confrontation among three rival biker gangs at a sports bar in Waco, Texas. More>>

Report finds dramatic drop in Americans affiliated with a religion

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The rise in the number of Americans unaffiliated with any religion is nothing new — and for some denominations, it might even be a good thing, religion scholars say. More>>

Six US Marines who died in Nepal identified

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The six U.S. Marines who died in a helicopter crash while supporting earthquake relief efforts in Nepal were identified Sunday morning. More>>

Historic Raleigh home from 1790s remains for sale

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One of the oldest houses in Raleigh remains for sale after being moved off its location on Wake Forest Road to make way for an apartment complex. More>>

Crowds packed the Raleigh Underground at Cameron Village for one last time Video included

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During the 70s and 80s, the Raleigh Underground in Cameron Village was the place to be and be seen. R.E.M. used to play there as well as The Police, but suddenly the party stopped in the 80s and the underground space had been quiet and vacant since - until Saturday night. More>>

More than 110,000 attended first day of Wings Over Wayne Video included

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More than 110,000 people attended the first day of the Wings Over Wayne Airshow Saturday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. More>>

3 charged in death of missing woman found in Columbus County

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Three people are charged in the death of a Brunswick County woman missing for more than two weeks before her body was found last Wednesday. More>>

NC health mandates get rosier views at General Assembly

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Though their party complains often about health insurance coverage mandates from Washington, Republicans in North Carolina's legislature are OK with adding more requirements upon state-regulated insurance companies. More>>

Durham house burns down, damages home next door

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An abandoned house in Durham caught fire Sunday morning and nearly destroyed a neighboring home, fire officials said. More>>

Chatham Co. deputies: 2 meth labs uncovered

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The Chatham County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday night that they found two methamphetamine labs after serving search warrants at a home at 20 Alton King Road in Gulf. More>>

Charlotte Knights to honor Negro Leagues at game

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The Charlotte Knights are showcasing the Negro Leagues as the team welcomes five former players and league historians. More>>

NC firefighter falls through attic in burning house

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A North Carolina volunteer firefighter has been hospitalized after falling through the attic of a burning house in Matthews. More>>

Woman dies after falling 150 feet at NC state park

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Authorities are investigating after a woman was killed when she fell 150 feet from a peak at Crowders Mountain State Park in Gaston County west of Charlotte. More>>

2007 death of pregnant woman still unsolved Video included

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Jenna Nielsen's murder garnered nationwide attention. More>>

Body found in train coal car in New Bern

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Local authorities and railroad police are investigating after a body was found in a train coal car in New Bern. More>>

Army weighs if ex-Green Beret hero should be dismissed

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An Army officer stripped of a medal for heroism under fire and his right to call himself a Green Beret is fighting for his military career after accusations he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. More>>

US commandos kill senior IS commander in Syria raid Video included

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U.S. commandos mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria overnight, killing a senior Islamic State commander in a firefight, capturing his wife and rescuing a Yazidi woman held as a slave, the Pentagon said Saturday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the raid. More>>

Military museum opens exhibit that simulates combat

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A military museum in Fayetteville is ready to open its newest attraction, an interactive exhibit that simulates combat from D-Day over Normandy to a boat ride in Iraq. More>>

Asheville police wrote 482 tickets without calibrated radar

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An audit has found Asheville Police wrote nearly 500 speeding tickets using radar guns that were not calibrated. More>>

'Moral Monday' leader to outline plans for future protests

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The leader of the "Moral Monday" protests intends to use a speech Saturday to outline plans for the movement's future, including a mass march in July to coincide with a federal hearing about North Carolina's voter rights laws and intensive local organizing at the county level. More>>

Downtown Raleigh neighbors predict growing pains with rezoning Video included

Nearly 2,000 new apartments are set to come online in downtown Raleigh in 2015, Planning Director Ken Bowers said. Nearly 2,000 new apartments are set to come online in downtown Raleigh in 2015, Planning Director Ken Bowers said.
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An explosion of new apartments in downtown Raleigh has some longtime neighbors feeling the growing pains.  More>>

Leaked Fayetteville police shooting raises questions Video included

The dash cam video shows Officer Aaron Hunt fire five shots striking 22-year-old Nijza Hagans four times, killing him. The dash cam video shows Officer Aaron Hunt fire five shots striking 22-year-old Nijza Hagans four times, killing him.
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A lot of questions surround a leaked police dash cam video that shows a deadly officer involved shooting in Fayetteville in January 2013. More>>

Design flaws blamed in fatal Wake Tech bridge collapse Video included

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Investigators looking into a fatal pedestrian bridge collapse on Wake Tech's campus in November 2014 said design flaws are to blame for the incident, however no citations have been issued. More>>

Father: American killed in Afghanistan worked to help poor

The American killed in this week's Taliban attack at an Afghanistan guest house was dedicated to helping the poor, especially women, in less-developed nations, her father said Friday. More>>

Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case

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One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. More>>

Cumberland Co. fox tests positive for rabies, 5th case in 2015

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Officials have said that a fox picked up in Cumberland County and tested for rabies at the State Public Health Lab in Raleigh Friday morning has tested positive. More>>

Two transported to hospital after Cary wreck

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The driver of a red SUV has been cited for speeding following an accident at the corner of Harrison Ave. and Dynasty Dr. in Cary Friday at about 9:15 a.m. More>>

Artsplosure, featuring Elvin Bishop, runs Friday to Sunday Video included

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Artsplosure, which attracts more than 80,000 people to downtown Raleigh each year, begins Friday and runs through Sunday. More>>

Dudley man accused of engaging in sex acts with teen

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A Dudley man has been arrested and charged after engaging in sexual intercourse and other sex acts with a 14-year-old girl, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. More>>

AG Cooper appeals FCC municipal broadband ruling

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North Carolina is asking an appeals court to toss a Federal Communications Commission ruling allowing city-owned broadband services to expand into areas overlooked by commercial Internet providers. More>>

Seal rescued in NC set to be released off Virginia

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A grey seal found malnourished and dehydrated is returning to the sea after a period of rehabilitation in Virginia Beach. More>>

Student injured in chemical fire at Apex High School Video included

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One student suffered minor burns in a chemical fire in a science lab at Apex High School, said Matt Dees, public information officer for Wake County Public Schools. More>>

Hoke Co. High School students facing several sex crimes charges Video included

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A female student at Hoke County High School filed a report with a school resource officer claiming that a 17-year-old threatened to post sexually explicit material of her on social media, the Hoke County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. More>>

Iconic Raleigh concert venue reopens for one night only Video included

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A highly-anticipated, sold out concert is happening this weekend in Raleigh, but it's not taking place where one might expect. More>>

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