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Man accused in Jewish Center shootings has NC ties Video included

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Frasier Glenn Cross, 73 is a former KKK leader who now faces murder charges and once agitated in the Triangle. More>>

DHHS meets USDA deadline to clear food stamp backlogs

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North Carolina is in the clear from government threats over pulling more than $88 million dollars in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services Department. The USDA said today the state department met the March 31st deadline to clear its backlog of food stamp applications. At one point over 30,000 pending cases plagued the state.Regional administrator Robin Bailey said the state will still be monitored for the next two months and expects to get weekly reports to make sure the depa... More>>

North Carolina and EPA win in controlling emissions Video included

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A federal appeals court upholds the power of the Environmental Protection Agency in controlling polluted emissions from power plants.  More>>

Raleigh named as least open minded city for daters

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North Carolina's capital fails at being a great place to pick up certain types of dates. More>>

4 now charged in connection to body found on Ft. Bragg Video included

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Four people have been charged with kidnapping and assault after a man’s body was located along Plank Road on Fort Bragg. More>>

Volunteer EMS worker wins $250,000 in lottery scratch-off game

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A Martin County EMS volunteer from Pitt County wins the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money lottery game. More>>

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. More>>

5 accused in NC abduction to have bond hearing

Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

South Carolina biologist track Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes

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Teams at the Francis Marion National Forest are using technology to tag and track the rattlesnakes, not all that different, but much bigger, than a microchip in your pet. More>>

NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. More>>

Suspect pleads guilty in 2012 Smithfield apartment shooting

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One of three men charged in connection with a September 2012 Smithfield shooting that injured a woman and paralyzed her 8-year-old son pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder. More>>

Sterilization victims asked to come forward

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The state is asking victims of the 1933 Eugenics Board come forward to be compensated after North Carolina doctors wrongfully sterilized them. More>>

Two years after disappearance, family of Kelli Bordeaux maintains hope Video included

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It has been two years since Fort-Bragg-based Army medic Kelli Bordeaux was last seen.
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Teacher pay report leaves teachers frustrated

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State lawmakers met Monday to discuss teacher pay proposals but some on the committee felt left out. More>>

"No Need to Speed" campaign kicks off

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Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are gearing up for the "No Need to Speed" and "Operation Slow Down" campaigns. More>>

Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

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Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
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Police charge 1 in fatal Fayetteville shooting Sunday night

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One man died Sunday in Fayetteville after being shot, pulled from his car and left in the road, authorities said.


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2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

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Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered More>>

3-year-old shot to death in Charlotte Video included

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a 3-year-old boy has died after an apparently accidental shooting. More>>

Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court Video included

North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. More>>

NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears Video included

There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. More>>

2 die during Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon Video included

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Two men in their 30s died Sunday during the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon, race officials confirmed. More>>

Cops check for link between body in bin and fire Video included

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Investigators in Alamance County are trying to figure out if a woman found dead in a plastic storage bin is linked to a suspicious fire at a Burlington home. Police say two women are missing from the house which burned Friday. Authorities say the fire was reported about two hours after a highway worker found the body in the bin about 6 miles away. Burlington Police say they aren't certain the woman in the bin was a resident of the home and they haven't determined her identity. They also hav... More>>

RDU opens renovated Terminal 1 Video included

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After nearly two years and $68 million, a new and more modern Terminal 1 is now open at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. More>>

More than 1,000 get hepatitis A shots in Charlotte

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Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
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Environmentalists concerned over the Triangle's water quality Video included

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As one of the fastest growing metro regions in the country, both commercial and residential development continues its upward momentum here in the Triangle. But at what cost?   More>>

Partially decomposed body found in Alamance County Video included

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Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose partially decomposed body was found inside a storage container in Alamance County south of the town of Graham.
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Baseball player, 12, dies after hit by line drive

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A middle school baseball player from Wilmington has died after being hit by a line drive during practice. More>>

NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father

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A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a smuggled mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.
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NC agency apologizes for exposing victims' info

Officials with the N.C. Department of Public Safety have worked to take down a website that included names and personal information of thousands of crime victims who applied for financial assistance from the state, More>>

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Three outside experts hired by the University of North Carolina say research data from a reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the... More>>

New Hanover authorities say 3 bodies found in home

Investigators in New Hanover County are looking into the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home inside a retirement community. More>>

State lawmakers attempt to restore school vouchers Video included

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Two state lawmakers are planning to appeal an injunction in order to get thousands of children from low-income families into private schools.  More>>

North Carolina Zoo announces birth of baboon

The North Carolina Zoo is announcing its newest addition. More>>

Rock'n'Roll Marathon exhibits open in Raleigh; expect road closures Sunday Video included

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Thousands flock to the Rock'n'Roll Marathon health expo on Friday in Raleigh.
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2 NC women sentenced for Medicaid fraud

Two Charlotte-area women have been sentenced to prison for their roles in Medicaid fraud schemes that federal prosecutors say cheated the federal government out of millions of dollars. More>>

Officials: Charlotte pizza worker has hepatitis A

Mecklenburg County health officials say recent customers of a Charlotte pizza restaurant should get a hepatitis A vaccine. More>>

Friday is deadline to register for May NC primary Video included

A new law means North Carolina residents are no longer allowed to register to vote during early voting. So they're just about out of time if they want to cast ballots for the May 6 primary. More>>

Victim in Wendell triple shooting had restraining order against shooter Video included

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Two people were killed and one person was injured in a shooting Wednesday night near Wendell, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said. More>>

3 arrested after shots fired at Northgate Mall in Durham Video included

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Durham police said three people were arrested after shots were fired Thursday in the parking lot of Northgate Mall. More>>

Rising UNC tuition funds aid for some students

The guardians of North Carolina's public university system are digging into financial aid for higher education as some students plan to demonstrate against costs that push them into debt. More>>

Duke Energy to stop using tree-stunting chemical

Duke Energy says it has temporarily stopped using a chemical product that keeps limbs away from power lines by stunting tree growth. More>>

US Chamber of Commerce backs Tillis in NC race

Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives seem to have settled on a favorite to face the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Kay Hagan. More>>

FBI seized cash from mayor's home

Search warrants show that the day former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested on public corruption charges, FBI agents seized dozens of items from his home and offices, including cash, computers and financial records. More>>

Man, woman found shot to death in Wake County

Deputies in Wake County have arrested a man in connection with the shooting deaths of a man and woman near Wendell. More>>

Unemployment rate drops in the east

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The state unemployment rate dropped in 95 counties across North Carolina according to new data released by the state Division of Employment Security. More>>

Soldier who lost leg given keys to home in Fuquay-Varina Video included

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Staff Sgt. Ollie Hughes and his family are given a home in Fuquay-Varina on Thursday.
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Attorney of Vortex victims sending a message with lawsuit Video included

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Four people who were injured in the Vortex accident at the North Carolina State Fair have filed a lawsuit seeking $150 million in punitive damages against the owners and company of the ride. More>>

Kidnappers threatened to torture, kill Wake Forest father Video included

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A 63-year-old man who disappeared from his Wake Forest home April 5 was rescued Wednesday in Atlanta by the FBI, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. More>>

Charlotte worker rescued from cell tower Video included

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Firefighters rescued a worker trapped on top of a Charlotte cell tower on Thursday. More>>

Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married

Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements. More>>

Documents: FBI seized cash from mayor's home

Search warrants show that the day former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested on public corruption charges, FBI agents seized dozens of items from his home and offices, including cash, computers and financial records. More>>

NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes Video included

A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. More>>

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores Video included

Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. More>>

WNCN investigation gets answer on state's coal ash appeal Video included

Cliffside Steam Station, located on the Rutherford and Cleveland County line. (Duke Energy) Cliffside Steam Station, located on the Rutherford and Cleveland County line. (Duke Energy)

The state of has joined Duke Energy in appealing a judge's order requiring the utility to take immediately clean up its coal ash ponds. More>>

FBI: Team has rescued NC kidnap victim in Atlanta Video included

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The FBI says its elite Hostage Rescue Team has safely rescued a North Carolina man in Atlanta missing for days in a kidnapping plot. More>>

Race builds for super-fast broadband in NC cities

A telecommunications giant says it could start offering broadband Internet service in North Carolina that's ten times faster than anything now available. More>>

High school mourns the loss of Danielle Locklear Video included

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Sadness, confusion and anger were the moods at South View High School Wednesday after news broke Tuesday about the death of 15-year-old freshman Danielle Locklear. More>>

ACLU renews challenge against gay marriage ban Video included

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The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the law firms filed a new lawsuit to overturn North Carolina's ban against Amendment One. More>>

NC offer to sell Dix land more than Raleigh bid

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has rejected Raleigh's opening offer to purchase the old Dorothea Dix mental hospital so it can turn the site into a regional park. More>>

Some NC lawmakers want governor's order canceled

Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled. More>>

NC prison ousts 7 employees over inmate death

Seven employees at a Taylorsville prison have lost their jobs amid an ongoing investigation into the death of a mentally ill inmate who had been held in solitary confinement. More>>

Judge orders promotion, pay for UNCW professor

A federal judge has ordered The University of North Carolina Wilmington to promote an associate professor who sued the school, and to pay him $50,000 in back pay. More>>

Haw River, which feeds Jordan Lake, ranked among 'most endangered' in U.S. Video included

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A new report ranks the Haw River as one of the 10 most endangered in the United States.
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NC State Fair Vortex victims seek $150 million in lawsuit Video included

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Four people who were injured in the Vortex accident at the North Carolina State Fair have hired Willie Gary as their attorney and plan to file a $150 million lawsuit against the owners of the ride. More>>

Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor Video included

Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring. More>>

NC rejects Raleigh bid for Dix property, asks for higher price Video included

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The state of North Carolina has rejected a bid by Raleigh to buy the Dorothea Dix property and countered with a higher price. More>>

Edisto, Haw rivers considered endangered

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A national conservation group has named two rivers in the Carolinas as among the nation's 10 most endangered.
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2 seriously injured in Raleigh head-on collision

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Raleigh police said two people sustained serious injuries from a head-on collision on Sunnybrook Road Wednesday morning. More>>

Va. man facing murder charge in NC chase, crash

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Authorities say a man who led law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase that ended in a fatal crash in Guilford County is being charged with murder. More>>

Holy Week schedule from Catholic Diocese of Raleigh announced

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Bishop Michael Burbidge will be presiding over several services throughout Holy Week. More>>

Gas prices take 15-cent jump in North Carolina Video included

Motorists across North Carolina are hoping the oil industry will soon put the brakes on rising gasoline prices. More>>

NC gets triple-A rating before selling bonds

The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds. More>>

Wake introduces Manning as men's hoops coach

Wake Forest's slumping basketball team hopes it doesn't need a miracle. Just Danny Manning. More>>

Social media aided in probe of Md. rabies death

Public health experts say social media played an invaluable role in last year's investigation of the death of a man in Maryland who got rabies from a transplanted kidney. More>>

Former NC 911 dispatcher facing child porn charges

A former Mecklenburg County 911 dispatcher is accused by authorities in Gaston County of possessing and distributing child pornography. More>>

NC tax collections largely in line through March

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North Carolina's overall tax collections are essentially staying in line with what lawmakers agreed were needed to operate state government this year. The legislature's top staff economist told legislators this week that collections are just $12 million ahead of projections for the nine months ending March 31. Barry Boardman says while personal income tax withholdings are down by $221 million, higher-than-expected sales and corporate income taxes are $190 million higher. Boardman attributes... More>>

Magic Johnson promotes educational program in Durham Video included

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Former NBA star Magic Johnson is working with Durham Public Schools by offering a program that helps at-risk youth to earn their high school diploma. More>>

Stay issued on subpoenas in NC election law case

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A federal magistrate judge has delayed enforcement of her ruling directing North Carolina legislators to hand over some emails and other documents about last year's election overhaul law to groups who've sued to overturn portions of the law. The stay issued by Judge Joi Peake late last week comes after lawyers for the state and Gov. Pat McCrory formally objected to her decision two weeks ago that legislators couldn't ignore subpoenas demanding the records. State attorneys insist lawmakers a... More>>

Former NC 911 dispatcher facing child porn charges

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A former Mecklenburg County 911 dispatcher is accused by authorities in Gaston County of possessing and distributing child pornography. Police say 44-year-old Christopher Mauldin of Dallas is charged with multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a minor. An investigation began in November after the State Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip. Officials say investigators then tracked Mauldin's movements on the Internet for a... More>>

6 injured in Wake Co. school bus crash Video included

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As many as six people have been transported with injuries after a pick-up truck rear-ended a school bus from Wake Early College.
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NC deputy pulled from fiery I-95 crash grateful to policeman who saved him

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A Northampton County deputy nearly killed in a crash while on duty wants to personally thank the off-duty police officer from Virginia who saved his life. Deputy Michael Sledge ran under a tractor-trailer More>>

Judge: prosecution can seek death penalty in Durham boy's death

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A judge in Durham ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against a Durham man accused of fatally shooting a 9-year-old boy earlier this year. More>>

North Carolina's obesity rate higher than national average

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A new Gallup poll shows nationwide, the U.S. obesity rate increased to 27.1% in 2013, the highest Gallup and Healthways have recorded since tracking began in 2008. The obesity rate in North Carolina is a tick above the national average at 28.1%. More>>

Man charged with threatening Raleigh mayor Video included

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A man accused of threatening Raleigh's mayor through her website has been indicted on a federal charge. More>>

Body found in NC home after deputies hears shot

Authorities say a body was found Monday in a Garner home that officers had surrounded for several hours. More>>

NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots

North Carolina Republicans expanded their majorities at the General Assembly at 2012. A survey assembled every two years by a nonpartisan research group finds they are wielding more influence in the legislative process, too. More>>

Athlete advocacy group files complaint against UNC

A student-athlete advocacy group is pursuing a civil-rights complaint against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More>>

NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals

Leading North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are announcing their fundraising totals so far this year before they're required to tell election regulators next week. More>>

Tillis gets anti-abortion group backing in NC

House Speaker Thom Tillis has received the endorsement of an influential national anti-abortion group in the race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. More>>

Raleigh stay-at-home mom picks Final Four teams Video included

Courtney Breeding NCAA Tournament bracket is one of the best in the country. Courtney Breeding NCAA Tournament bracket is one of the best in the country.
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One Raleigh stay-at-home mom is in the Top 10 among millions of Yahoo Sports' Tourney Pick'em entrants after she picked the Final Four teams and even the two teams battling for the National Championship. More>>

Man arrested in Baltimore in connection with Halifax Co. murder

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The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has taken into custody a Weldon man charged in connection with a March 24 murder. More>>

State targeting underage drinking

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Across the state,the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is launching an initiative to crack down on underage drinking More>>

WNCN investigates coal ash in NC Video included

Duke Energy says it will take at least two years to clean up the entire mess left by a collapsed pipe at its retired Dan River Steam Station, as well as sites near Asheville and Charlotte. More>>

Harnett Co. shooting range appeals judge's order in agritourism dispute Video included

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A Harnett County business has filed an appeal regarding the decision by a superior court judge that it can not operate a shooting range on its farm property. More>>

Barking of K-9 saves Hoke Co. officer, family from fire Video included

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A K-9 barks and alerts an officer and his family that their home is on fire.
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2 NC Senate debates scheduled before early voting

Two televised debates and possibly a third will air later this month so North Carolina voters can learn more about some of the eight Republican U.S. Senate candidates. More>>

NC Central employee improperly paid for rentals

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An N.C. Central athletics employee received money improperly for rentals of school facilities.
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1 dead, 2 injured in Raleigh wreck Sunday night

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One person is dead and two others were transported to the hospital after a wreck on I-40 eastbound in Raleigh Sunday night, authorities said. More>>

Onslow County man wins $200,000 in new lottery game

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A man from Hubert is the first player to win the top prize playing the $200,000 Grant game. More>>

St. Augustine's football player dies unexpectedly Video included

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A football player at Saint Augustine’s University died Sunday after becoming ill on campus, the university said in a statement. More>>

Charlotte City Council to select new mayor

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The Charlotte City Council will choose a new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. More>>

Veteran journalist and NABJ co-founder Stone dies Video included

Longtime journalist and educator Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists, has died. He was 89. More>>

Fire at U.S. Post Office in Raleigh may delay mail delivery

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A small fire at the U.S. Post Office processing center in Raleigh could have an impact on delivery Monday. More>>

Durham leaders honor victims, families of violent crimes Video included

Durham police Chief Jose Lopez speaks to a room of victims of crime and their families. Durham police Chief Jose Lopez speaks to a room of victims of crime and their families.
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National Crime Victim's Rights Week is an effort to talk about what progress has been made and what future goals need to be set to combat crime. More>>

Cary residents shave heads for cancer research Video included

A volunteer has his head shaved in honor of Ian William Peterson, who passed from leukemia in 2013. A volunteer has his head shaved in honor of Ian William Peterson, who passed from leukemia in 2013.
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Shaving for a cure -- that was the mission for some folks in Cary Sunday afternoon. More>>

Irises display brings attention to mental health awareness Video included

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The display is a re-creation of Van Gogh's painting, "The Irises," a masterpiece he made when he was institutionalized with a mental illness. More>>

Body found on side of road at Fort Bragg

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Military Police are investigating after a body was found along a road at Fort Bragg.
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Police searching for escaped prisoner in Raleigh Video included

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The Raleigh Police Department said it is looking for a prisoner who escaped from custody Saturday near 3000 New Bern Avenue. More>>

Wake Forest hosts inaugural 'Dirt Day' event Video included

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Get up, get out and get dirty. That was the motto behind the first ever "Dirt Day" event in Wake Forest Saturday morning.
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Triangle residents celebrate National Donate Life Month Video included

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April is National Donate Life month. Saturday afternoon, two Triangle organizations are really trying to drive that message home. More>>

Wake Co. authorities respond after man claims to have radioactive material Video included

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Emergency crews are on the scene of a hazmat situation in the 11000 block of Holmes Hollow Road north of Raleigh. More>>

Pinebluff man arrested for 2013 Southern Pines murder Video included

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Police in Southern Pines charged a 22-year-old man Friday in connection with an October 2013 murder on Turner Street More>>

Search warrant reveals alleged assault on missing Hope Mills teen Video included

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A search warrant filed at the Cumberland County courthouse shows someone reported an assault on missing 15-year-old Danielle Locklear that allegedly happened days before she was last seen. More>>

NC vehicle inspector sentenced for fake tests

A vehicle emissions inspector has been sentenced to two months in federal prison for a scheme that gave passing scores to vehicles that violated pollution limits. More>>

NC seeks volunteers to spruce up 5 historic sites

North Carolina is looking for volunteers to spruce up five Civil War historic sites as part of Park Day, which is being held at about 100 sites across the country. More>>

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