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    DWI crackdown yields 2,757 arrests in NC

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    Arrests in Wake County were the highest for the state, with 316 total arrests for driving while impaired in the 18 days. More>>

    Environmentalists question NC fracking supporters

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    A conservation group is questioning some people who turned up at a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. More>>

    Judge sets no bond for Kinston father charged with murdering son Video included

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    A father accused of killing his one month old son, Caden Williams, made his first court appearance in Lenoir County. More>>

    Kinston father charged with killing 1-month-old son

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    Police have arrested a Kinston man in the death of his 1-month-old son earlier this year. More>>

    NC farmers urged to test corn to prevent contamination

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    N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food. More>>

    NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

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    Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases. More>>

    Report: NC among states most tied to income tax

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    The income gap that's been growing for years increasingly is undermining public treasuries in North Carolina and other states, a new report by the investment rating agency Standard Poor's says. More>>

    NCDOT, environmental group talk on Bonner Bridge

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    The two sides facing off in a dispute over a replacement for the Bonner Bridge says talks are underway to break the impasse. More>>

    Duke Energy to spend $500M for more solar power

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    The country's largest electricity company plans to spend $500 million to expand its solar electricity use in North Carolina with three generating facilities of its own and power purchased from five others built by... More>>

    Letter found with body of App State student, police say Video included

    The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone. The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.
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    The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide. More>>

    Wife of exonerated NC man files restraining order Video included

    Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes. Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes.
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    Court records indicate the wife of Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated in the 1984 murder of a Winston-Salem newspaper editor, has filed a domestic violence restraining order against him. More>>

    Software firm AvidXchange to add 600 jobs in NC

    A Charlotte software company that automates how companies pay their bills is being offered nearly $9 million if it adds 600 new jobs. More>>

    7-year-old NC boy gets support in cancer battle

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    Fueled by requests on social media, letters and packages from all over the world brought joy to a 7-year-old boy confined to his home over the last year as he endured more than 15 chemotherapy treatments for synovial sarcoma. More>>

    Bonner Bridge to close briefly for deck scan

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    The Bonner Bridge will be closed briefly so workers with the state Transportation Department can scan the deck of the span over the Oregon Inlet. More>>

    NC police find ID cards for ASU student with body Video included

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    Police in the hometown of Appalachian State University say they're trying to identify a dead body found at the town's edge. More>>

    Hundreds cram last NC fracking hearing in west

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    North Carolina officials hear more worries that opening the state to drilling for natural gas will leave water wells polluted by toxic chemicals. More>>

    McCrory approves $12M from taxpayers to NC factory

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    Gov. Pat McCrory is approving $12 million in taxpayer money to help one of the largest industrial employers and worst polluters in western North Carolina get cleaner and stay in production. More>>

    Woman impaled by flying pole outside NC school Video included

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    A wind-blown fence post flew through a car's engine compartment and speared an unsuspecting motorist as she left a North Carolina high school. More>>

    Largest ECU student entrollment causes overcrowding Video included

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    East Carolina University enrolls the largest number of students in history and many of them are living in cramped quarters. More>>

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg officer arrested for assault

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police has arrested one of its officers on assault charges after they say he used excessive force on a suspect in custody. More>>

    2nd grader saves family from kitchen fire Video included

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    The family of 7-year-old Sage Lewis says it was the little girl's quick action that saved their lives when a fire started in the kitchen of their home. More>>

    Calif. kids golf coach with Pinehurst ties wanted students killed

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    A golf coach in Northern California who has been involved with a kids tournament in Pinehurst has pleaded guilty to molesting three of his students and then plotting to kill them from jail, according to the Associated Press. More>>

    Cooper on campaign to educate college consumers

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    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has launched a campaign designed to help college students become smarter consumers. More>>

    Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

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    Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. More>>

    Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

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    A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run was returning Thursday to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973. More>>

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    • NJ Gov. Christie helping Tillis in NC Senate race

      NJ Gov. Christie helping Tillis in NC Senate race

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:59:23 GMT
      Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie's multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters.
      Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting help from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of Christie's multiple-stop swing through the Carolinas to raise money and meet voters.
    • NC unveils new process for picking poet laureate

      NC unveils new process for picking poet laureate

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:10:21 GMT
      North Carolina is looking for nominations for the next poet laureate after a decision by Gov. Pat McCrory on the position over the summer caused an uproar in the arts community.
      North Carolina is looking for nominations for the next poet laureate after a decision by Gov. Pat McCrory on the position over the summer caused an uproar in the arts community.
    • NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

      NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

      Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)
      A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
      A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day.
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