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Group wants gun policy changed at Harris Teeter

Grocery store chain Kroger is getting a push from a group of mothers to ban guns from its stores, including Harris Teeter locations. More>>

Gun buyback event in Fayetteville Saturday

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The group “Fayetteville Clergy to Stop Violence,” in conjunction with the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayetteville Police Foundation, will hold a gun buyback event Saturday. More>>

Fayetteville Salvation Army collecting toys, clothes for kids Saturday

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The Crown Complex is teaming up with the Salvation Army of Fayetteville for Cumberland County's first “Stuff A Bus” event on Nov. 22. More>>

October jobless rate in NC drops to 6.3 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling. More>>

2nd child in NC dies from the flu

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A second child has died from the flu this year, North Carolina health officials reported Friday. More>>

NC Republicans to pick new Speaker Saturday

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The Republican caucus will meet Saturday morning in Randolph County to pick a new Speaker of the House. More>>

Holidays packed with new, enticing films Video included

The Hunger Games return for the holidays The Hunger Games return for the holidays
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The release of the "Hunger Games" movie this weekend signals the start of the holiday movie season. More>>

Durham Rescue Mission needs turkey donations

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The Durham Rescue Mission is asking the community to help provide turkeys for its upcoming annual community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. More>>

UNC dean steps down following academic probe

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The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is stepping down at the end of the current school year. More>>

Film about Cherokee language opens at museum

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A film about the effort to save the Cherokee language is making its premiere at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. More>>

US judge allows county commissioners to resume prayers

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A federal judge in North Carolina says sectarian prayers can resume before meetings of the Forsyth County commissioners. More>>

Mental health a growing concern for children of veterans Video included

Allen Moran said he works to deal with the impact of his deployments, but it eventually affects his family. Allen Moran said he works to deal with the impact of his deployments, but it eventually affects his family.
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Military homecomings are a time for celebration, but those celebrations often fade into difficult times for military families. More>>

No clear definition of hazing poses enforcement dilemma, expert says

A former member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at North Carolina State University said he took a shot of tequila at a fraternity party only to find out it was bodily fluids. A former member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at North Carolina State University said he took a shot of tequila at a fraternity party only to find out it was bodily fluids.
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An expert in the field of hazing says a lack of federal guidelines makes it difficult for police to identify incidents of hazing and bring charges.

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Court: Some NC legislator emails must be released

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Peake said their correspondence with third parties is largely fair game. More>>

Solar power backers: leave friendly NC laws alone

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Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide. More>>

Cosby removed as advisor at High Point University

This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows actor-comedian Bill Cosby in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows actor-comedian Bill Cosby in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
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High Point University has removed Bill Cosby's name from its board of advisors amid of allegations of sexual assault made against him by four women. More>>

NC seeks more info on Hagan family company grant

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A North Carolina agency wants more information from a company co-owned by Sen. Kay Hagan's husband about a federal stimulus grant it received and became an issue in Hagan's unsuccessful re-election bid. More>>

Undocumented mother says immigration reform is life changing Video included

An undocumented worker, Juana said the President Barack Obama's executive active reform will be good for her family. An undocumented worker, Juana said the President Barack Obama's executive active reform will be good for her family.
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A Durham mother says the president's announcement was the best news she'd heard since coming to the U.S. from Mexico 18 years ago. More>>

Bond for Raleigh woman whose son died in accident set at $150,000 Video included

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Laura Lynne Smith, 49, of Raleigh has bond set at $150,000 after her son died in a crash on Creedmoor Road. More>>

Franklin Co. school bus driver arrested for DWI, blows .10 Video included

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Franklin County Schools says a school bus driver was arrested Thursday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Triangle immigrants await president's executive action Video included

Jorge Garcia Aranda moved to the United States with his family when he was 9 years old. Jorge Garcia Aranda moved to the United States with his family when he was 9 years old.
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One man eager to see how President Barack Obama's plans for immigration impact his family is Jorge Garcia Aranda, a deferred action recipient. More>>

Fayetteville police seek information in 2005 barber shop murder Video included

Creg Johnson was found shot to death Nov. 20, 2005, inside Line Up Barber Shop on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville. Creg Johnson was found shot to death Nov. 20, 2005, inside Line Up Barber Shop on Yadkin Road in Fayetteville.
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The family of a Fayetteville man gunned in 2005 inside a barber shop plans to pass out flyers Thursday in hopes of finding new information about his death. More>>

Morrisville police crack down on airport prostitution Video included

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Police in Morrisville are going undercover to crack down on prostitution near the airport, but often the women involved are not being arrested. More>>

Arrest made in UNC social media threat

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The UNC campus police have made an arrest in the case of a social media threat. More>>

Man accused of killing dog, posting it on Facebook

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Authorities have charged a Snow Camp man with felony animal cruelty after he shot and killed a family's dog, then bragged about it on a social media site. More>>

Check out these Black Friday ads already released

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Here are some key Black Friday ads, already released. More>>

Black Friday shoppers skeptical of deals

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A new study by the National Retail Federation found that more people are taking a wait-and-see approach to holiday shopping, because they aren't sure the deals will be worth their time. More>>

Cumberland deputies search for 2 in series of thefts

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men wanted in connection with a series of thefts throughout Cumberland County. More>>

WNCN hosts 3rd annual "Stock the Sled" toy drive

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For the third consecutive year, WNCN has partnered with the Capital City Clauses to “Stock The Sled!” This day-long community event continues WNCN's tradition of collecting thousands of toys for local children in need each holiday season.
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NC board suspends license over Boone motel deaths

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A North Carolina board has suspended the license of a contractor who did faulty work on a pool heater later found to be the source of leaking carbon monoxide that killed three Boone hotel guests. More>>

NC Rep. Butterfield is next Black Caucus chairman

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North Carolina U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years. More>>

Minivans not as safe in crashes as you think, tests show

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A new series of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed troubling results for minivans that are often perceived as some of the safest vehicles on the road. More>>

AAA to release Thanksgiving travel forecast

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Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will enjoy the lowest gas prices in years.
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Eden man accused of impersonating deputy

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An Eden man has been accused of posing as a deputy and taking $1,000 from another man he claimed he could get out of a pending criminal charge. More>>

Historical societies to learn about social media

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North Carolina historical societies have the chance to learn about 21st century technology at an upcoming workshop. More>>

Wake Forest University student to pack meals

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Students and volunteers at Wake Forest University are gathering to help provide nutrition for Forsyth County school children. More>>

US judge weighs Forsyth officials resuming prayers

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A federal judge in North Carolina will hear arguments to again allow sectarian prayers before meetings of the Forsyth County commissioners. More>>

Cold weather doesn't stop outdoor work in Raleigh Video included

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said freezing temperatures won't stop crews from working the roads. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said freezing temperatures won't stop crews from working the roads.
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The cold temperatures make for a long day for anyone who has to work outside. More>>

Moore Co. commissioners support appeal to same-sex marriage ruling Video included

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Commissioners in Moore County voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting an appeal to federal court decisions overturning North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages. More>>

Board member says special needs charter school 'needs help' with funding Video included

A teacher at Dynamic Community Charter School works with 9th grader David Catoe, who has higher functioning Asperger's syndrome. A teacher at Dynamic Community Charter School works with 9th grader David Catoe, who has higher functioning Asperger's syndrome.
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A Raleigh charter school that serves special needs students began notifying parents Wednesday that it is at risk of closing if it doesn't raise enough money to cover budget shortfalls. More>>

Raleigh robbery spree suspect sentenced to 21-30 years Video included

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A man charged in connection with a string of kidnappings and ATM robberies in Raleigh in September and October 2013 was sentenced Wednesday to at least 21 years in prison. More>>

UNC law professor addresses gay marriage appeal Video included

“The basic question is whether or not the law can be plausibly defended,” William Marshall, a constitutional lawyer at UNC, said Wednesday. “The basic question is whether or not the law can be plausibly defended,” William Marshall, a constitutional lawyer at UNC, said Wednesday.
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The court battle over the future of gay marriage in North Carolina is far from over, even though many same-sex couples rushed to get married after a federal judge's ruling Oct. 10. More>>

UNC provost details reforms to trustees Video included

Jim Dean, executive vice chancellor and provost, gave the presentation to the University Affairs Committee. Jim Dean, executive vice chancellor and provost, gave the presentation to the University Affairs Committee.
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Trustees at UNC will hear details Wednesday about reforms put in place during recent year in the wake of academic scandal at the university. More>>

Alexander still bests Bradshaw in state Senate race after recount

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The Wake County Board of Elections said it completed the recount in Senate District 15 which resulted in no change in the outcome of the race. More>>

Clever Joe Boxer holiday ad features 'Jingle Bellies' Video included

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Those creative folks who came up with the clever Kmart ads "Jingle Balls," "Ship Your Pants," and "Big Gas Savings" are at it again. More>>

6 suspects in custody in Goldsboro murder case

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Police in Goldsboro have six suspects in custody in the death of a woman who they say was ambushed as she rode in a van on Halloween. More>>

Wake Co. charity holds soup fundraiser

John Welch with the Urban Ministries of Wake County said his organization helps about 24,000 people every year. John Welch with the Urban Ministries of Wake County said his organization helps about 24,000 people every year.
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A group that feeds the needy in Wake County is saying, “Thank You” to those who make it possible. About 300 people were expected to give a donation in order to take part in the Urban Ministries of Wake County's 10th annual Stone Soup Supper fundraiser at the White Memorial Presbyterian Church. More>>

Researchers at UNC concerned that MERS research halted Video included

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There's a new virus – a respiratory one called MERS – that many fear could become the next big outbreak.  More>>

Deputy killed when truck overturns on his car

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Authorities say a Union County sheriff's deputy was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto his car in Monroe. More>>

Man accused of threatening Raleigh mayor sentenced to 21 months

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A man who pleaded guilty to charges related to issuing threats against Mayor Nancy McFarlane was sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

Raleigh woman now faces felony charges after son killed in accident Video included

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Laura Lynne Smith, 49, of Raleigh now faces felony charges. More>>

Police find 3rd Appalachian State student dead

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Boone police say an Appalachian State University senior has been found dead at an off-campus residence, the third reported death this semester. More>>

Jesus Huerta's sister blames police a year after his death

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A year after her brother's death, the sister of a Durham teen who died while handcuffed in the backseat of a police cruiser says she still blames the police department for his death. More>>

Autopsy reveals Durham priest was strangled

Kent Torrey Hinkson was reported missing by his family Aug. 4, 2014. Kent Torrey Hinkson was reported missing by his family Aug. 4, 2014.
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An autopsy report shows a Durham priest whose body was recovered in Eno River State Park in Durham was strangled. More>>

Singers re-create Band Aid song for Ebola

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Pop singers and musicians including One Direction, Bono and Ellie Goulding have joined forces to record a charity song to raise funds to ease Africa's Ebola crisis. More>>

NC State pulls fraternity recognition following hazing probe

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A fraternity at N.C. State has been suspended following an investigation into allegations of hazing. More>>

Chef Evan Sheridan's Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

Recipe provided by Pastry Chef Evan Sheridan of Herons. (Photo provided by The Umstead Hotel and Spa) Recipe provided by Pastry Chef Evan Sheridan of Herons. (Photo provided by The Umstead Hotel and Spa)
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Pastry Chef Evan Sheridan of Herons, the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, shares his own family recipe for a Caramel Apple Crumb Cake.
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Cost to NC to defend marriage amendment is almost $27K Video included

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The state of North Carolina has been billed almost $27,000 in legal fees to defend the ban on same-sex marriage according to documents obtained by WNCN. More>>

Some classes canceled at NC A&T due to leaking pipes

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Some classes were canceled Wednesday morning at North Carolina A&T after cold temperatures overnight led to water leaking in some of the buildings on campus. More>>

NC panel updating rising seas report to meet

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The state panel that's updating a report that originally predicted a sharp rise in sea levels along North Carolina's coast is meeting in Morehead City. More>>

Reward offered in shooting of 69-year-old man Video included

Durham police invesigate the shooting of a 69-year-old man in the 200 block of Lodge Street. (Chris Hemric/WNCN) Durham police invesigate the shooting of a 69-year-old man in the 200 block of Lodge Street. (Chris Hemric/WNCN)
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A CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in connection with the Nov. 12 shooting a of 69-year-old man on Lodge Street. More>>

Durham suspects tied to other armed robberies

Anthony James Ballard, 17, and Brandon Louis Dent, 21, are both charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Anthony James Ballard, 17, and Brandon Louis Dent, 21, are both charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
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Two men arrested Nov. 13 for robbing Durham convenience stores now face additional charges for other robberies. More>>

Parents show frustration with reassignment plan to Wake school board Video included

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The public got a chance Tuesday to deliver feedback directly to the Wake County Board of Education on its proposed reassignment plan. More>>

Fayetteville doctor remembers man who died of Ebola this week Video included

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The doctor who died of Ebola at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week had a connection to Fayetteville.
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Officer shot in standoff with burglary suspect

Police Chief Harold Medlock said officers responded to burglary around 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of Rosehill Road. Police Chief Harold Medlock said officers responded to burglary around 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of Rosehill Road.
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Fayetteville police say a suspect is dead and an officer was shot during a standoff while responding to a burglary in progress.
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NC Medicaid forecasting small surplus this year

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North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year. More>>

Former Raleigh assistant city manager faces charges Video included

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Lawrence Edward Wray, 70, was arrested in Raleigh on Willow Run South Drive. More>>

NC appeals court upholds video gaming convictions

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A North Carolina appeals court upheld the convictions of two people for violating a state ban on video sweepstakes games. More>>

NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. More>>

Recounts underway in 14 NC contests

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Recounts are underway in 14 contests across North Carolina. More>>

Customer service holograms developed to grow businesses Video included

PRSONAS CEO David Rose explains how one of the company's virtual presenters works. PRSONAS CEO David Rose explains how one of the company's virtual presenters works.
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PRSONAS can program a hologram -- or virtual presenter -- to sell any product, while taking customer service to a new level.
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Special needs charter school says it lacks funding to stay open Video included

A teacher at Dynamic Community Charter School works with 9th grader David Catoe, who has higher functioning Asperger's syndrome. A teacher at Dynamic Community Charter School works with 9th grader David Catoe, who has higher functioning Asperger's syndrome.
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A Raleigh charter school that serves special needs students is in danger of closing because it might not have enough money to make it until the end of the year. More>>

Durham police arrest 16-year-old in beating death

Police arrested Myquan Deshun Spears, 16, of Durham Nov. 18 and charged him with Sadler's murder. Police arrested Myquan Deshun Spears, 16, of Durham Nov. 18 and charged him with Sadler's murder.
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Durham police arrested a 16-year-old in the beating death of a man on Weaver Street Oct. 22. More>>

Government storing baby blood data raises privacy concerns Video included

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What the government is doing with your child's DNA after the children are screened for diseases that is raising ethical concerns. More>>

Report: violent crime up 20 percent in Durham Video included

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The Durham Police Department said violent crime is up 19 percent during the first nine months of the year. More>>

Warrant: Kidnapped Md. girl, 12, used Kik to communicate with suspect

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A Raleigh man charged with kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old girl used the Kik app to communicate with her and find out where she lives. More>>

Meredith College sets fundraising record

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Meredith's endowment is now $93 million, the highest in college history. More>>

Chatham Park development seeks to add 45 acres

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The developer for Chatham Park near Pittsboro has acquired an additional 45 acres, all inside the existing footprint of the approved district. More>>

Apartments for veterans to open in Durham Video included

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A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday morning at the Denson Apartments for Veterans in Durham. More>>

NC man accused of starving animal to death

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A North Carolina man is facing charges after being accused of intentionally starving a dog to death. More>>

Human remains found in Cumberland County

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office sent what appears to be human skeletal remains to the State Medical Examiner's Office aft the remained were discovered Sunday in Cumberland County. More>>

Huerta family to remember slain son in private

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The family of Jesus Huerta is asking for privacy as the anniversary of his death approaches. More>>

Fayetteville Army veteran wins lottery twice

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An Army veteran in Fayetteville has proved that luck is on his side after winning not once, but twice in the North Carolina Lottery. More>>

Grief counselors available after 4 teens killed in crash

A flat-bed carries away the wreckage of a car that four teens were in when they crashed head-on with a school bus in Robeson County. A flat-bed carries away the wreckage of a car that four teens were in when they crashed head-on with a school bus in Robeson County.
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Grief counselors will be on hand at Fairmont High School and South Robeson High School to offer counseling services for students following a head on collision that killed three Robeson County students and one alumni Monday. More>>

Snow, bitter cold ahead for NC mountains

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Winter has pushed into the North Carolina mountains bringing frigid temperatures, blustery winds and ice-coated roads that have delayed or closed schools. More>>

Garner teen charged with making false bomb threat

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A 17-year-old girl from Garner is accused of reporting a false bomb threat to a public building.
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Greensboro fires man charged in vet's hotel death

The City of Greensboro has fired the man charged with murder in connection with the fatal assault of a man at a hotel. More>>

Wake Schools bus driver charged with off-duty DWI

Wake County Schools bus driver Donne Lee Ballentine was suspended after he was charged with driving while intoxicated. Wake County Schools bus driver Donne Lee Ballentine was suspended after he was charged with driving while intoxicated.

A bus driver for the Wake County Public School System has been suspended after he was charged with driving while intoxicated while off the job. More>>

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  • Black Friday shoppers skeptical of deals

    Black Friday shoppers skeptical of deals

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    A new study by the National Retail Federation found that more people are taking a wait-and-see approach to holiday shopping, because they aren't sure the deals will be worth their time.
    A new study by the National Retail Federation found that more people are taking a wait-and-see approach to holiday shopping, because they aren't sure the deals will be worth their time.
  • Minivans not as safe in crashes as you think, tests show

    Minivans not as safe in crashes as you think, tests show

    Thursday, November 20 2014 9:11 AM EST2014-11-20 14:11:55 GMT
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    A new series of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed troubling results for minivans that are often perceived as some of the safest vehicles on the road.
    A new series of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed troubling results for minivans that are often perceived as some of the safest vehicles on the road.
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    AAA to release Thanksgiving travel forecast

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    Americans hitting the road for Thanksgiving will enjoy the lowest gas prices in years.
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