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Elon Poll: Hagan has slight lead on Tillis in Senate race

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Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll.. More>>

Accused Durham Craigslist killer was on probation Video included

Police arrested and charged Jarrion Hood, 18, of Durham, with murder in the death of 18-year-old Jawad Raziai. Police arrested and charged Jarrion Hood, 18, of Durham, with murder in the death of 18-year-old Jawad Raziai.
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The man accused of killing a Raleigh during a Craigslist robbery was out on probation at the time of the homicide, according to court documents. More>>

Fayetteville man murdered after argument turns violent Video included

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Deputies say a Fayetteville man was shot and killed Thursday night after an argument turned violent and now one man is facing a second-degree murder charge in the shooting. More>>

Corinth Holders comes out in big numbers for WNCN Blitz Video included

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The WNCN Blitz team rolled into Corinth Holders High School Friday as the popular morning pep rally continued. More>>

Suspected cop killer Eric Frein captured after 48 days in Penn.

Eric Frein is accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another. Eric Frein is accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another.
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Pennsylvania State Police, ending a seven-week manhunt, have captured a man accused of ambushing two troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other. More>>

Billy Graham to mark 96th birthday with evangelistic message

n this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, is interviewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File) n this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, is interviewed at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
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The Rev. Billy Graham, in a message to be broadcast next week on his 96th birthday, says he's looking forward to heaven. More>>

Cumberland Co. parents push for more details in son's death Video included

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Parents of Chris McCray say they do not believe their son simply ran into traffic in Fayetteville on Monday. More>>

UNC issues travel ban to 3 countries over Ebola fears Video included

Student Moses Richards and his parents left Liberia when he was 5 years old but he visits relatives there regularly. Student Moses Richards and his parents left Liberia when he was 5 years old but he visits relatives there regularly.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has banned students from traveling to three West African countries because of Ebola concerns. More>>

Parents, Wake schools dispute facts of purported incident

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School students Jahnna Brino and Kiala Golden said they were unfairly searched at school. Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School students Jahnna Brino and Kiala Golden said they were unfairly searched at school.
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Some Wake County parents said their children were unfairly searched, some even handcuffed, at Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School last Friday. More>>

Durham's Chimerix to go public at $29 a share

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Durham-based Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical company with a drug being tested on Ebola patients, announced Thursday that it will sell stock at $29 a share. More>>

5th suspect sought for questioning in robbery, murder

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Deputies are searching for a fifth suspect in a fatal shooting and armed robbery Aug. 30 outside a home in Fayetteville.
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Attorney defends Nash Co. suspect Video included

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Nash County police have arrested two brothers in connection with a shooting outside the Nash County courthouse on Tuesday, the Nash County Police Department said Thursday. More>>

Dog-training therapy program benefits mentally ill Video included

The training lasts for 12 weeks at The Farm at Penny Lane in Pittsboro. The training lasts for 12 weeks at The Farm at Penny Lane in Pittsboro.
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A dog-training therapy program is proving to be a win-win in Chatham County.


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Durham police offer tips after Craigslist killing Video included

Durham police are offering tips after a Raleigh teen was killed while trying to buy a phone advertised on Craigslist. Durham police are offering tips after a Raleigh teen was killed while trying to buy a phone advertised on Craigslist.
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Durham Police want to urge residents to be cautious when buying or selling items offered on the Internet after a Raleigh teen was killed Tuesday night while trying to purchase a phone advertised on Craigslist. More>>

McCrory considering Medicaid expansion

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's assessing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for mostly poor children and the disabled.McCrory told a meeting of corporate CEOs in Raleigh on Thursday that he's weighing having Washington pick up nearly the full cost versus expanding bureaucracy. McCrory has said for months he's willing to consider offering Medicaid to more of the working poor after containing costs and improving service delivery to the 1.8 million already covered.B... More>>

Incorrect premiums sent to 42,000 Blue Cross customers

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North Carolina's largest health insurer said Thursday that as many as 42,000 customers received letters with the incorrect premium amount. More>>

More than $100M spent on Senate race between Hagan, Tillis Video included

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A Senate race has topped the $100 million mark for the first time in United States history. More>>

NC man pleads guilty to attempting to support ISIS

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A Rowan County man pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to provide support to ISIS, the Department of Justice announced. More>>

Charges dropped against UNC-Greensboro workers

Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against three former University of North Carolina-Greensboro employees who had been accused of falsifying time sheets. More>>

NC Highway Patrol release Operation Stop Arm violation numbers Video included

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol ended their Operation Stop Arm campaign on Oct. 24 and released the resulting traffic and criminal violation numbers Thursday morning. More>>

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

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A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings. More>>

Raleigh man arrested in fatal hit-and-run

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A Raleigh man is facing multiple charges after hitting and killing a motorcyclist in Raleigh on Wednesday evening, police said. More>>

3rd suspect charged in death of Moore Co. potter

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Deputies arrested a third suspect Thursday in connection with the murder of a Moore County potter in August. More>>

Client shouldn't be suspect in courthouse shooting, attorney says Video included

Nash County authorities named Morris a suspect in the shooting Tuesday afternoon. Nash County authorities named Morris a suspect in the shooting Tuesday afternoon.
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The attorney for a man wanted in connection with the Nash County courthouse shooting said he isn't sure why his client is a suspect. More>>

Weekend snow possible in NC mountains

The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of western North Carolina. More>>

Boil water advisory lifted in Johnston Co.

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The Johnston County Department of Utilities lifted a boil water advisory Thursday morning for the Ingrams and Meadow water districts. More>>

VA hospital employees in Fayetteville plan rally

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Employees at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville plan a rally in support of better working conditions and reopening of the facility's emergency room. More>>

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

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Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years. More>>

McCrory, head of Duke Energy to speak at forum

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Gov. Pat McCrory and the head of Duke Energy are among the scheduled speakers at a CEO forum in Raleigh that will focus on leading transformation. More>>

Loophole allows sex offenders to live near schools, day cares Video included

A loophole allows some registered sex offenders to live near schools and child care centers. A loophole allows some registered sex offenders to live near schools and child care centers.
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A loophole in a state law is allowing some sex offenders to lawfully live near schools and child care centers, WNCN Investigates found.
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Romney rallies with Tillis in NC Senate campaign Video included

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor attended a rally with Tillis Wednesday afternoon at a Raleigh sheet-metal fabrication plant. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor attended a rally with Tillis Wednesday afternoon at a Raleigh sheet-metal fabrication plant.

Mitt Romney's campaign this fall for Republican gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates brought him to North Carolina to support Thom Tillis' bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. More>>

UNC student group expresses frustration with Wainstein Report Video included

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A student group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill voiced its frustrations surrounding the results of the investigation into the school's academic scandal. More>>

Harnett Co. voters weigh bond for school construction Video included

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During this year's election, Harnett County voters will have the option to vote for or against a bond referendum for school construction. More>>

Raleigh teen killed in Craigslist robbery Video included

Police arrested and charged Jarrion Hood, 18, of Durham, with murder in the death of 18-year-old Jawad Razai. Police arrested and charged Jarrion Hood, 18, of Durham, with murder in the death of 18-year-old Jawad Razai.
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Durham police said an 18-year-old from Raleigh was killed while trying to purchase a phone advertised on Craigslist. More>>

Man let go in courthouse shooting because of alibi Video included

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A man arrested in a relation to a dramatic shooting at the Nash County Courthouse has been released, officials said Wednesday morning. More>>

Publix holds grand opening of Cary store

The Cary store will employ 135 people with 100 of those being local. The Cary store will employ 135 people with 100 of those being local.
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Publix opened its first location the Triangle Wednesday when it held the grand opening of its Cary store. More>>

Bill Clinton to campaign for Hagan in Raleigh

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign for Sen. Kay Hagan at Raleigh's Broughton High School Friday. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign for Sen. Kay Hagan at Raleigh's Broughton High School Friday.
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Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to campaign for Sen. Kay Hagan at Raleigh's Broughton High School Friday. More>>

UNC pays outside PR firm $782,000

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Carolina retained Edelman Public Relations, a national firm, in May 2014 “for ongoing overall strategic communications support.” More>>

Experts: Republicans will keep control of NC General Assembly

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Two people who follow North Carolina politics closely expect the General Assembly to remain in Republican hands after the election. More>>

Speed, alcohol not a factor in fatal Cameron Village collision

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A motorcyclist killed in a traffic collision at Raleigh's Cameron Village was traveling the posted speed limit when he collided with a vehicle that drove into his path. More>>

Speed a factor, alcohol suspected in fatal Centennial Pkwy. crash

Raleigh police are investigating a crash on Centennial Parkway. Raleigh police are investigating a crash on Centennial Parkway.
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Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a single-car crash that killed one and injured another early Tuesday morning near the Farmers Market. More>>

Suspect arrested in 2003 fatal stabbing in Durham

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A suspect in a 2003 murder at a Durham apartment complex was arrested Wednesday in Kansas, police said. More>>

Cousin of accused Nash Co. shooter offers alibi Video included

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A cousin of the man arrested for shooting two people at the Nash County courthouse Tuesday came to his defense, offering an alibi. More>>

Mother, 2 children injured in Moore Co. crash

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A mother and two children were injured in a crash Wednesday morning involving a Toyota and a Ford truck at the 15-501 and Stanton Hill Road intersection just north of Carthage in Moore County. More>>

Utah boy who celebrated holidays early dies of leukemia Video included

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A 4-year-old boy with leukemia died at his home in West Jordan, Utah, More>>

Suspect of cross-country rape spree arrested in NY Video included

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A fugitive accused of a cross-country rape, kidnap and robbery spree was nabbed after crashing his car into a river and whipping out a handgun in upstate New York, officials said.
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1 charged in armed robbery near NC State Fair

Officers arrested Kamonti Blackwell-Price and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Officers arrested Kamonti Blackwell-Price and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
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Raleigh Police arrested one person in connection with an armed robbery near the North Carolina State Fair. More>>

'Law & Order: SVU' strikes chord with porn star from Duke

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The former Duke University student who plunged into the porn industry watched with intense interest Wednesday when NBC's “Law Order: Special Victims Unit” aired a segment based loosely on her life. More>>

Cary Publix now open for business

The Publix in Cary official opened for business Wednesday. The Publix in Cary official opened for business Wednesday.
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Publix officially opened its Cary store location Wednesday morning. The store is located at 1020 Bradford Plaza Way in Cary, near the intersection of High House Road and Davis Drive. More>>

Judge hears NC challenge to Alcoa's rights to dams

A dispute between North Carolina officials and Alcoa Inc. over the right to control the water and electricity coming from the state's second-largest river system is before a federal judge. More>>

W. Johnston High student charged with sex offenses with child

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A West Johnston High School student was arrested Friday, accused of inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl. More>>

Sterilization victim says eugenics 'engrained' in NC history

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A woman forcibly sterilized as a teenager says no amount of compensation can "wipe clean" the scars left by the state's eugenics program.
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Homicide Unit investigating fatal Highway Patrol accident, police say Video included

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Highway Patrol said a 17-year-old was killed Monday night after being hit by a patrol vehicle on the All American Freeway near the Cliffdale Road overpass in Fayetteville. More>>

1 dead, 1 injured in attempted robbery in Durham Video included

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Durham police said one person died in a double shooting Tuesday on Pebblestone Drive. More>>

Ellmers, Aiken trade jabs as Congressional race heats up Video included

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The candidates for North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District were out Tuesday meeting voters, while also trading barbs about their opponents. More>>

Spooky lab in Durham teaches kids chemistry through fun Video included

The hands-on experience lets kids play with bubbling potions of dry ice and the chance to make their own glow in the dark slime. The hands-on experience lets kids play with bubbling potions of dry ice and the chance to make their own glow in the dark slime.
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Durham's Museum of Life and Science is giving kids a chance to try out their skills as a mad scientist this Halloween. More>>

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.
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An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site. More>>

1 arrested, 1 sought in Nash Co. courthouse double shooting Video included

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Two people were shot in front of the Nash County Courthouse Tuesday, Sheriff Dick Jenkins confirmed. More>>

Pope: Big Bang, evolution 'do not contradict' idea of creation

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Big Bang theory and evolution in nature "do not contradict" the idea of creation, Pope Francis has told an audience at the Vatican. More>>

Asheville orders review of police operations

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Asheville's city manager is ordering a review of police force operations in light of recent reports of problems which include low morale and forced overtime. More>>

1 killed, 1 injured in Centennial Pkwy crash in Raleigh Video included

Raleigh police are investigating a crash on Centennial Parkway. Raleigh police are investigating a crash on Centennial Parkway.
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Raleigh Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early Tuesday morning on Centennial Parkway near the North Carolina State Farmers Market. More>>

McCain, Graham to rally North Carolina Republicans

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are coming to North Carolina to give a boost to GOP Senate nominee Thom Tillis in a race that could decide which party controls the chamber. More>>

Feds say AT&T misled smartphone users

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The FTC says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use in a billing cycle.  More>>

Fuquay-Varina man killed in motorcycle crash

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A Fuquay-Varina man was killed Monday in a motorcycle crash on Old Fairground Road. More>>

National Guard chaplain shaves head before chemo Video included

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A chaplain for the North Carolina National Guard who is facing more chemotherapy for breast cancer decided to have her head shaved rather than watch her hair fall out. More>>

Motorcyclist dies after being struck at Raleigh's Cameron Village

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A motorcyclist has died after being struck at Cameron Village on Monday in Raleigh. More>>

Fayetteville State gets $10M in utility upgrades

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The taxpayers will not have to pay a penny for the more-than $10 million in utility improvements scheduled for Fayetteville State University. More>>

Another cannon raised from Blackbeard's ship

Another cannon has been raised from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the North Carolina coast. More>>

2 being monitored in Charlotte area for Ebola

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Two patients are being monitored for Ebola in Mecklenburg County.? More>>

Tires burst on plane from Charlotte at Detroit airport

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A runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been temporarily closed after two tires burst on a plane after it landed. More>>

Gov. Martin donates personal items to NC History Museum Video included

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Former Gov. Jim Martin donated several of his personal items Monday to the North Carolina Museum of History. More>>

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  • Elon Poll: Hagan has slight lead on Tillis in Senate race

    Elon Poll: Hagan has slight lead on Tillis in Senate race

    Friday, October 31 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-10-31 12:34:52 GMT
    Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll..
    Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll..
  • McCrory considering Medicaid expansion

    McCrory considering Medicaid expansion

    Thursday, October 30 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-10-30 21:54:30 GMT
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's assessing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for mostly poor children and the disabled.McCrory told a meeting of corporate CEOs in Raleigh on Thursday that he's weighing having Washington pick up nearly the full cost versus expanding bureaucracy. McCrory has said for months he's willing to consider offering Medicaid to more of the working poor after containing costs and improving service delivery to the 1.8 million already covered.B...
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's assessing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for mostly poor children and the disabled.McCrory told a meeting of corporate CEOs in Raleigh on Thursday that he's weighing having Washington pick up nearly the full cost versus expanding bureaucracy. McCrory has said for months he's willing to consider offering Medicaid to more of the working poor after containing costs and improving service delivery to the 1.8 million already covered.B...
  • Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

    Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

    Thursday, October 30 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-10-30 08:54:44 GMT
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    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.
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