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Durham Rescue Mission offers Thanksgiving meal to those in need Video included

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For many in the Triangle, Thanksgiving is a day for a rare, home-cooked meal. More>>

Christmas trees big business in NC mountains

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Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are already well on their way to stores and tree stands across the country.
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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad from Tazza Kitchen's executive chef

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Here is Tazza Kitchen Executive Chef Callie Phelps' recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad. Enjoy! More>>

'Can-like' Cranberry Sauce from Poole's sous chef

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Here is Charlotte Coman's, Sous Chef at Poole's, recipe for Can-like Cranberry Sauce. More>>

1 killed, 1 critically injured in Durham Freeway crash

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One person was killed and another critically injured in a crash Wednesday night on the Durham Freeway near the Mangum Street Bridge. More>>

Funeral arrangements set for incoming NC sheriff

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Funeral arrangements are set for the Washington County man who was elected to become the next sheriff, but died before he could take office. More>>

Duke Energy could move coal ash to Lee, Chatham counties Video included

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With more than 150 million tons of coal ash across the state that may have to move, Duke Energy has to start somewhere. More>>

2 arrested in Cedar Creek murders Video included

Brandon Miguel Avery, 20, of 6653 Hillbrook Road in Hope Mills, and Brandon Matthew Stewart, 22, 2180 Baywood Road in Fayetteville, were arrested and charged in the death of James Bryant Nov. 24 and James Stocks Nov. 23. Brandon Miguel Avery, 20, of 6653 Hillbrook Road in Hope Mills, and Brandon Matthew Stewart, 22, 2180 Baywood Road in Fayetteville, were arrested and charged in the death of James Bryant Nov. 24 and James Stocks Nov. 23.
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Authorities arrested two men Wednesday in connection with two homicides in the Cedar Creek area of Fayetteville. More>>

Recent Cedar Creek murders leave two families waiting for answers Video included

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As families come together for Thanksgiving this year, two families in Cumberland County are mourning a recent loss, and they are waiting for answers about who murdered their loved ones. More>>

YMCA set to move in with Cary mega church Video included

The new Cary location is set to open in 2017. The new Cary location is set to open in 2017.
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A brand new YMCA will soon call Northwest Cary home. Growing development in that area is nothing new, but it's who the YMCA is partnering with that is new. More>>

How Lincoln - not the Pilgrims - started Thanksgiving

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This Thursday, most Americans across the country will sit down with family and friends to share nearly the exact same meal.But the Thanksgiving menu wasn't always so set in stone, NBC News reports. At the holiday's inception, turkey was a mere part of the meal, not a necessary centerpiece. Mincemeat pie would have made an appearance. And green-bean casserole was undreamed-of.The story of how modern Thanksgiving came to be is filled with myth, commercialization, regional influences and a dash ... More>>

RDU plays host to holiday reunions Video included

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A winter storm isn't stopping many from heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday. More>>

St. David's employee accused of taking inappropriate photos of students Video included

Police have charged Scott Anthony Mann, 37, with indecent liberties with a child. Police have charged Scott Anthony Mann, 37, with indecent liberties with a child.
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An employee at St. David's School in Raleigh is accused of taking inappropriate photos of students at the school located at 3400 White Oak Road, Raleigh Police said Wednesday. More>>

Police trying to ID suspects cashing in stolen lottery tickets

Fayetteville police released images of two individuals attempting to cash in the lottery tickets taken during the course of the robbery. Fayetteville police released images of two individuals attempting to cash in the lottery tickets taken during the course of the robbery.
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Fayetteville police need help identifying two subjects it said attempted to cash in lottery tickets stolen from an Exxon gas station Nov. 20. More>>

Holiday shopping rush begins even earlier this year

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The holiday rush begins earlier this year, with Kmart opening the shopping season Thanksgiving day at 6 a.m.  More>>

Wake bus driver charged with indecent exposure Video included

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Joel MacDonald, 41, of Chapel Hill was not on duty when the incident happened. More>>

Ferguson protesters block Durham Freeway, rally in Moore Square Video included

Ferguson protesters block the Durham Freeway at the Mangum Street exit. Ferguson protesters block the Durham Freeway at the Mangum Street exit.
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Demonstrators gathered Tuesday at CCB Plaza in Durham and Moore Square in Raleigh.
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Thousands to travel this holiday despite weather Video included

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Whether by car or by air, nearly 46 million people are expected to travel this holiday season. More>>

Knightdale substitute teacher accused of having sex with student Video included

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Christopher Nathaniel Smith, 24, worked at Knightdale High School, and police said the offense happened at his home in Raleigh in October. More>>

Accident shuts down road in Wake Forest

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Power crews are repairing a utility pole on Durham Road in Wake Forest after a truck veered off the road and hit the pole Wednesday. More>>

Raleigh man faces sex charges

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A Raleigh man was charged with sexual offense with a student, Raleigh police reported Wednesday. More>>

Locals invite Camp Lejeune Marines for holidays

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About 500 Marines from Camp Lejeune are fanning out to enjoy the thanks that families in three North Carolina communities want to show them. More>>

Southern Pines woman charged with filing fake police report

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A Southern Pines woman was charged Tuesday with filing a false police report about a Nov. 19 break-in at her apartment. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier killed in NC wreck

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A soldier from New York has died in a wreck in North Carolina. More>>

Ferguson officer: 'Only emotion I ever felt was fear'

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Officer Darren Wilson said he followed his training when he shot Michael Brown. More>>

Wake Forest PD warns of phone scam, IRS impersonators

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The Wake Forest Police Department is warning residents of people impersonating IRS investigators. More>>

Winter storm warning for some NC mountains

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There's definitely snow on the way to Grandmother's house in the northern mountains of North Carolina for Thanksgiving. More>>

3 reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously

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Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low.All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season.
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2 FBI agents shot at barricaded home near Ferguson

The scene where two FBI agents were shot near Ferguson. The scene where two FBI agents were shot near Ferguson.
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Two FBI special agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said. More>>

Fire breaks out at Fayetteville auto shop

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A fire broke out at the Bell Service Center at 3448 Cumberland Road in Fayetteville Wednesday morning. More>>

State warns of overcharging at the register Video included

To prevent overcharging Briggs Hardware in Raleigh says its employees check the prices of newly arrives products before they enter them into the system. To prevent overcharging Briggs Hardware in Raleigh says its employees check the prices of newly arrives products before they enter them into the system.
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State inspectors are warning consumers to keep a close eye on the prices they pay for items at stores. More>>

Durham school kids help in national toy test Video included

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Some kids at Durham school are helping others make smarter choices when buying toys this holiday season. More>>

Durham company's app takes the tediousness out of deleting photos Video included

The Cleen app works by allowing users to swipe down to delete a photo, swipe up to save it or swipe left to rate it later. The Cleen app works by allowing users to swipe down to delete a photo, swipe up to save it or swipe left to rate it later.
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Deleting photos from our smartphones can be a chore, but it's a necessity.
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Ex-Tar Heels basketball player faces rape charge

Melvin Scott, 32, was arrested on charges of second-degree rape. Melvin Scott, 32, was arrested on charges of second-degree rape.
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A former University of North Carolina men's basketball player has been charged with second-degree rape. More>>

Raleigh's Fortify Project to bring big changes soon Video included

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Big changes are coming for one section of Raleigh's Beltline. More>>

UNC counselor's employment ended on day Wainstein report released Video included

Jaimie Lee's employment ended at UNC the day the Wainstein report was released. Lee was an academic counselor for student athletes. Jaimie Lee's employment ended at UNC the day the Wainstein report was released. Lee was an academic counselor for student athletes.
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A UNC academic counselor who figured prominently in Kenneth Wainstein's report ended her employment at the school the day the report was issued. More>>

Fort Bragg soldiers enjoy annual Thanksgiving feast Video included

The 2BCT dining facility served nearly 900 Thanksgiving meals Tuesday. The 2BCT dining facility served nearly 900 Thanksgiving meals Tuesday.
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From hours of prep work in the kitchen to the special decorations in the dining room, it took a bit of extra time to make Thanksgiving meals special on Fort Bragg this week. More>>

NC officials vote to certify election results

North Carolina officials are meeting to certify results for last month's elections. More>>

Fayetteville police searching for missing 45-year-old woman Video included

Elease Murphy Blue was last seen after she was discharged from a Fayetteville medical facility, police said. Elease Murphy Blue was last seen after she was discharged from a Fayetteville medical facility, police said.
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Fayetteville police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 45-year-old woman missing since Nov. 20. More>>

Former state employee charged with embezzling charity-intended money

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A former state employee was arrested Tuesday by the State Bureau of Investigation for embezzling funds intended for charity. More>>

Speaker of the House nominee says jobs are NC's top issue Video included

WNCN's Beau Minnick with Rep. Tim Moore. WNCN's Beau Minnick with Rep. Tim Moore.
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A change in leadership is on the horizon inside North Carolina's General Assembly.... More>>

Troopers, police search for Raleigh driver who fled the scene of crash Video included

A troopers stands guard as law enforcement searchingfor a man who fled the scene of an accident. A troopers stands guard as law enforcement searchingfor a man who fled the scene of an accident.
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A manhunt is underway for the driver of a vehicle who fled his car after crashing it along New Bern Avenue. More>>

Florida student arrested for running high school prostitution ring

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A Florida high school student is accused of running a prostitution ring that involved selling underage girls for money and alcohol, authorities said. More>>

NAACP's Barber calls Ferguson decision 'indictment' of system Video included

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The Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina NAACP, had harsh words Tuesday after the decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson. More>>

AG Cooper fights quicker water rate hike

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Roy Cooper is trying to block the state's largest private water utility from being able to raise customer rates more quickly and with less public pushback. More>>

Fuquay-Varina police chief to retire

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Fuquay-Varina Police Chief Larry Smith announced Monday that he plans to retire after 10 years of service to the town effective March 31. More>>

NC State holds moment of silence for Ferguson

News of the silent vigil spread on social media. News of the silent vigil spread on social media.
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N.C. State University's free expression tunnel served as the backdrop for a moment of silence on Tuesday, hours after it was announced a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager this summer. More>>

Fire destroys mowing equipment at Zebulon Country Club

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The golf course at Zebulon Country Club will have to be trimmed with borrowed mowers after a fire broke out Tuesday morning at the club. More>>

New NC report says charitable giving down, details gifts

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North Carolinians cut back even more on charitable giving for the second year in a row, according to new statistics from the North Carolina Secretary of State's Office.The 2013-2014 North Carolina Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division Annual Report reports that charities licensed by the state collected $21,437,796.33 during the 12-month period recorded.The number is the lowest in four years.In 2012-2013, North Carolinians gave over $32 million.“Clearly, we are seeing t... More>>

1 dead in house fire near Angier

A sheriff's deputy blocks Highway 55 and Kennebec Church Road after a house caught fire. A sheriff's deputy blocks Highway 55 and Kennebec Church Road after a house caught fire.
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A spokeswoman for Fuquay-Varina said a man died Monday night when the house he was in caught fire near Highway 55 and Kennebec Church Road. More>>

Ferguson still smoldering after night of protests Video included

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Ferguson was devastated by the reaction to the Michael Brown decision. More>>

Durham middle school collects food for those in need

Rogers-Herr Middle School students collect food donations for those in need. Rogers-Herr Middle School students collect food donations for those in need.
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Eight students form Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham are doing their part to fight hunger in the Triangle. More>>

Cumberland deputies search for woman using stolen debit card

The woman in these photos is accused of using a stolen debit card. The woman in these photos is accused of using a stolen debit card.
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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman wanted for breaking into a vehicle parked in a church parking lot on Oct. 5 and using a stolen debit card. More>>

Raleigh woman wins prestigious Stevie Award Video included

Maura Horton has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Consumer Products category. Maura Horton has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Consumer Products category.
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Maura Horton has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year- Consumer Products category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. More>>

Busy Bee Chef David Mitchell's Pimento Cheese

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Chef David Mitchell, of Busy Bee in downtown Raleigh, shares his pimento cheese recipe for the holiday season. More>>

NC's charitable giving report to be released

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North Carolina's secretary of state is releasing financial information about charities that use a professional fundraiser or have to register with her office for another reason. More>>

How to recover items lost at RDU

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Traveling can be stressful, especially during the holidays, and hectic airports mean many people leave items behind. More>>

No charges against police officer in death of Michael Brown Video included

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The grand jury has a reached a decision on the case of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer, who shot an unarmed black teenager. More>>

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision Video included

Police and protesters clash in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury decision not to indictment Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (NBC News) Police and protesters clash in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury decision not to indictment Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (NBC News)
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A crowd gathered in Ferguson erupted in anger, throwing things at police and knocking down a barricade as a county prosecutor announced that police Officer Darren Wilson will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>

FSU shooter sent government conspiracy package to Spring Lake mayor

Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey says he was one of eight intended recipients of a package from the gunman in a shooting at a Florida State University library. Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey says he was one of eight intended recipients of a package from the gunman in a shooting at a Florida State University library.
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Spring Lake's mayor says he was one of eight intended recipients of a package fro the gunman in last week's shooting at FSU.

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Final group in Fort Bragg brigade returns from Afghanistan Video included

This soldier was seeing his baby for the first time after returing from Afghanistan on Monday. This soldier was seeing his baby for the first time after returing from Afghanistan on Monday.
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The final large group of members of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team returned to Fort Bragg on Monday.
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Expert says Monkey Joe's bounce house should be secured to prevent collapse Video included

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A bounce house at the Monkey Joe's located on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh collapsed Saturday afternoon. More>>

Group looks for ways to re-use coal ash Video included

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Cleaning up coal ash in North Carolina has been a top priority for lawmakers since February. More>>

Southern Pines 'Santa' looking for bike donations ahead of Christmas Video included

Earl Wright works on a bike in his workshop in Southern Pines. Earl Wright works on a bike in his workshop in Southern Pines.
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Hundreds of children in Moore County could miss out on a chance to have a bike of their own this Christmas, unless donations come through. More>>

Media groups sue UNC for personnel information Video included

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The news organizations want UNC to disclose the nine campus employees fired or disciplined for their roles in a scheme allowing fake classes and generous grades. More>>

2nd man found shot to death in Cedar Creek area Video included

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The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating a homicide near the Cedar Creek area of Cumberland County. More>>

Duke denies Rowan Co. community's water tainted by coal ash Video included

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Residents in a small community outside Salisbury say they fear the plant that was once their livelihood may be contaminating their water and making them sick. More>>

AG Cooper warns of scammers posing as Duke Energy Video included

Electric bills spike when cold temperature drop. Electric bills spike when cold temperature drop.
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North Carolina's attorney general is warning Duke Energy customers to watch for a new phone scam in which the caller claims the customer's power bill is overdue. More>>

Rape allegations a 'wake-up call' for University of Virginia Video included

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The University of Virginia has been rocked by allegations of widespread rape in the fraternity system after a Rolling Stone article. More>>

Gas prices in NC hit $2.74 a gallon

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The price of gas is well below $3 per gallon in North Carolina as Thanksgiving approaches. More>>

Duke to hold 2015 commencement at Bulls' stadium

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Duke officials have worked out an agreement with the Durham Bulls to use the Bulls' home field to host the event May 10. More>>

From Herons Kitchen: Caramelized Cauliflower Gratin

Steven Greene, the Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Herons in Cary. Steven Greene, the Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Herons in Cary.
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Executive Chef and Culinary Director Steven Greene of Herons Restaurant at The Umstead Spa and Hotel in Cary provided his Caramelized Cauliflower Gratin recipe for the holidays.
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  • Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

    Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup

    Thursday, November 27 2014 10:46 AM EST2014-11-27 15:46:43 GMT
    The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something...
    As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the...
  • US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

    US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

    Thursday, November 27 2014 12:48 AM EST2014-11-27 05:48:42 GMT
    A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.
    A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year.
  • Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night

    Thursday, November 27 2014 12:34 AM EST2014-11-27 05:34:47 GMT
    National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer...
    Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.
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  • Thanksgiving travelers could witness bad behavior on planes

    Thanksgiving travelers could witness bad behavior on planes

    Wednesday, November 26 2014 12:32 PM EST2014-11-26 17:32:18 GMT
    Who does this? One of the many images submitted to the "Passenger Shaming" Facebook page.Who does this? One of the many images submitted to the "Passenger Shaming" Facebook page.
    3.55 million Americans are expected to take an airplane to their Thanksgiving destination this year. Among this large number of travelers will most likely be some passengers with very bad manners.
    3.55 million Americans are expected to take an airplane to their Thanksgiving destination this year. Among this large number of travelers will most likely be some passengers with very bad manners.
  • 23 stores that will NOT open on Thanksgiving

    23 stores that will NOT open on Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 14 2014 7:05 PM EST2014-11-15 00:05:45 GMT
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    If you think Thanksgiving is for family, not shopping, these stores agree.Even though it means missing an opportunity to gain sales, dozens of retailers are again taking a stand and keeping their doors shut to give their workers a break and their reputations a boost.They're pushing back against "Black Friday creep," in which the historic kickstart to the holiday shopping and deal season has been getting earlier and earlier until stores started opening on Thursday.According to a National Retai...
    If you think Thanksgiving is for family, not shopping, these stores agree.Even though it means missing an opportunity to gain sales, dozens of retailers are again taking a stand and keeping their doors shut to give their workers a break and their reputations a boost.They're pushing back against "Black Friday creep," in which the historic kickstart to the holiday shopping and deal season has been getting earlier and earlier until stores started opening on Thursday.According to a National Retai...
  • November Mugshots

    November Mugshots

    Monday, November 17 2014 1:42 PM EST2014-11-17 18:42:39 GMT
    November mugshots in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
    November mugshots in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
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