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AG Cooper addresses NC Sheriffs' Conference in New Bern Video included

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is in New Bern working with local and state law enforcement to make North Carolina a safer place.  More>>

Dollar Tree buying NC based Family Dollar for $8.5 billion Video included

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion. More>>

Wilson community holds vigil for slain 7-year-old boy Video included

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Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home. More>>

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

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A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group... More>>

NC teachers offered more money to move to Texas Video included

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North Carolina teachers are being offered substantially higher salaries to move and teach in Texas. More>>

Red Cross holds blood drive to supplement summer donations dip Video included

The Red Cross held a blood at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh. The Red Cross held a blood at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh.
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The summer months means a shortage of blood donations for the American Red Cross.
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Raleigh police look for leads regarding woman seen screaming in car

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Police are looking for information concerning a woman who was seen and heard screaming while in the back seat of a car Sunday afternoon.
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Former firefighter uses comedy to cope with tragedy Video included

Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007.
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Comedian Travis Howze turned to comedy as a way to cope after losing nine of his fellow firefighters in a fire in 2007. More>>

1 stabbed on Durham's Holloway Street Video included

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A suspect is in custody after a man was stabbed multiple times Saturday in Durham, police said.
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Legislative leaders say they have budget framework

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
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North Carolina legislative leaders say they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget. More>>

1 shot at Cook Out in Durham Video included

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A bystander was injured during a shooting early Saturday at the Cook Out Restaurant on Cole Mill Road. More>>

DATA offers free shuttle bus to Durham Farmers' Market Video included

The Bull City Connector bus only has one route on Saturdays and that is to the Durham Farmers’ Market. The Bull City Connector bus only has one route on Saturdays and that is to the Durham Farmers’ Market.
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A Durham bus service wants to make it easier for folks to get their hands on fruits and vegetables.
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Man Rescued From Waterfall In Polk Co

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Rescue crews in Polk County were called to Big Bradley Falls for a climber injured at the base of the falls Saturday. More>>

Science on the job: Teachers learn from tech firms

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A lot of teachers are spending the summer working at temporary jobs away from the classroom.
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1 suspect arrested for severe beating of man during Fayetteville home invasion Video included

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Fayetteville police arrested one of three suspects that severely beat a man Friday during a home invasion. More>>

Fayetteville police capture Lenior Co. murder suspect

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Fayetteville police captured a man Friday evening wanted for murder in Lenior County. More>>

Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out Video included

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Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much. More>>

Body of worker killed in Ft. Bragg trench collapse recovered Video included

Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker. Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker.
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Fort Bragg officials said the body of a civilian contractor killed in a construction accident was recovered Friday evening. More>>

Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail Video included

Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right) Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right)
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An Orange County dispatcher sounded shocked Wednesday afternoon when a 911 caller described finding University of North Carolina professor Feng Liu beaten and dying on a street near the UNC campus. More>>

Coast Guard rescues boaters off Bald Head Island

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 10 people after their pontoon boat began taking on water southeast of Bald Head Island. More>>

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied. Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied.

A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial. More>>

Pitt County ahead of medicaid app schedule Video included

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Pitt County reports they are seeing the highest productivity levels in the state for processing Medicaid applications on NC Fast. More>>

3 teens charged in Durham bus explosion Video included

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Three teens have been charged in a Durham bus incident after a bottle caused a small explosion. More>>

Harnett Co. neighbors sound off on fracking Video included

Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier. Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier.
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People in North Carolina, who could see some of the first wells for natural gas fracking, are sounding off.
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Durham police search for missing woman

Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11. Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11.
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?Durham Police are trying to locate a woman who has been missing for about two weeks. More>>

2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher Video included

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A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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UNC inviting ex-athletes back to complete degrees

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North Carolina is inviting former athletes who left before completing coursework to return and earn their degrees.
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Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas

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Millions of dollars in health insurance rebates will be coming to consumers in South Carolina and North Carolina from companies the government says spent too much of premium dollars on profits and red tape last year.
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Federal judge denies new trial for MacDonald

Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied. Former Army captain, Jeffrey MacDonald's latest appeal for a new trial has been denied.
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A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. The 70-year-old former Army captain is serving three life sentences in the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife, Colette, and 5-year-old Kimberley and 2-year-old Kristen in their Fort Bragg home. More>>

Panthers to unveil 2014 team, stadium upgrades

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The Carolina Panthers are giving their fans an early treat by holding their annual Fan Fest at their newly renovated home.
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2 charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

Victim of attack near UNC Campus Victim of attack near UNC Campus

A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two men face multiple charges in the incident. More>>

Man shot in leg near Poole, Fisher roads in Raleigh

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A man was shot in the leg Thursday near the intersection of Poole and Fisher roads in Raleigh. More>>

Event in Fayetteville aims to help homeless, especially veterans Video included

A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless. A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless.
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Hundreds of homeless or nearly homeless people were in Fayetteville’s Festival Park on Thursday to get some assistance.


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Durham police identify 3 teens who caused bus explosion

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The three teens left a bottle on a bus Tuesday night that caused a small explosion. More>>

Worker dies when trench collapses at Fort Bragg Video included

Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.
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NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

Facebook image of Hill with some money. Facebook image of Hill with some money.
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On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond .. More>>

NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.

The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds. More>>

Wake Forest man Tased twice by police after resisting arrest

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Wake Forest police Tased a 20-year-old man twice Wednesday after he resisted arrest. More>>

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    Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:06:51 GMT
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential...
    A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for...
  • 'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

    'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:55:55 GMT
    Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
    Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
  • Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:58:09 GMT
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
  • Fist bumps less "germy" than handshakes

    Fist bumps less "germy" than handshakes

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:37:24 GMT
    A nice firm handshake has long been a mark of good manners and elevated social skills, but it's also a very germy way to greet your fellow humans.
    A nice firm handshake has long been a mark of good manners and elevated social skills, but it's also a very germy way to greet your fellow humans.
  • Man dies after lightning hits California beach

    Man dies after lightning hits California beach

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:45:42 GMT
    A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
    A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
  • Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

    Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:49 GMT
    Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess.
    Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in...
  • Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:20 GMT
    For the first time in more than 30 years, paleontologists are preparing excavate a sinkhole-type cave in northern Wyoming that contains the ancient remains of tens of thousands of animals.
    For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...
  • 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:47:13 GMT
    Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
    Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
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  • Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

    Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:38:30 GMT
    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.
    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:22:55 GMT
    Tracy CoxTracy Cox
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ...
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ...
  • Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:58:09 GMT
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
    A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral.
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