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Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC

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Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

Amtrak services delayed in Morrisville due to freight train derailment Video included

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Amtrak services are delayed in Morrisville due to a freight trail derailment, authorities said.


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Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

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Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. More>>

Durham police searching for missing woman, 4-year-old boy

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Durham police are asking for assistance in locating a missing 4-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman last seen July 18 at the bus station on Pettigrew Street. More>>

NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case. More>>

Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500 Video included

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Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants. More>>

NC military who were victims of scheme will have debts forgiven Video included

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North Carolina military service members who were victims of a financing scheme will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared. More>>

Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling Video included

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Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. More>>

Worker files complaint with Dept. of Labor after being let go Video included

Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work.
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A Durham man who says he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he waited weeks to get, has filed a complaint with the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Employment Discrimination Bureau. More>>

Debate over seismic testing off NC coast on the horizon Video included

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A plan by the federal government could change the landscape of the North Carolina coast. While millions of people flock to our beaches each year, the Obama administration has approved the use of seismic testing to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, including here in North Carolina.From
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'Puppy mill' regulations removed from proposed state budget Video included

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Senate leaders say they did not consider language regulating dog breeders in the state budget because of "unethical" actions of lobbyists for the bill. More>>

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. More>>

Police: Scammer pretended to be pastor with daughter who posed nude

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A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now under arrest. More>>

Section of Cary's Carpenter Upchurch Road to close

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Carpenter Upchurch Road at Green Hope High School in Cary will be closed for three weeks starting Thursday, officials said. More>>

8-year-old hit on Rock Quarry Rd. 'darted' into traffic, police say

Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road.
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Police say an 8-year-old who was hit by a car Monday on Rock Quarry Road had "darted" into traffic. More>>

4 arrested for shoplifting $4K in merchandise in Wilmington

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Police in Wilmington have arrested four people who they say went on a shoplifting spree and took $4,500 in merchandise from a variety of stores. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident

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A pedestrian who was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville was identified Monday as Fernando Rodriguez, 23, of Fort Bragg. More>>

Roundabout to be installed near Green Hope High School

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A portion of Carpenter Upchurch Road will be closed for three weeks for the installation of a roundabout and right turn lane. More>>

Raleigh mother accused of biting, breaking ribs of 16-week-old baby

Mary Peele is facing child abus charges after police said she bit her 16-week-old baby. Mary Peele is facing child abus charges after police said she bit her 16-week-old baby.
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A Raleigh mother is facing child abuse charges after police said she bit and broke her 16-week-old’s ribs. More>>

3 injured in Harnett Co. shooting

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Three people were injured in a shooting a Kangaroo store in Harnett County Monday afternoon. More>>

Duke expert: NC ban on gay marriage won't stand

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A Duke professor says North Carolina's ban on gay marriage won't hold up after Monday's federal court ruling in Virginia. More>>

Jury deliberating in Lovette murder trial

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Jury deliberations resumed Tuesday in the trial of Laurence Lovette, a Durham man accused of killing a Duke graduate student. More>>

Friends say Charlotte woman infected with Ebola 'very weak and tired'

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A Charlotte woman who volunteered to save the lives of Ebola patient in Liberia is now fighting the disease herself.
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. More>>

Winston-Salem State to host teacher program

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Winston-Salem State University preparing to establish the next generation of black male teachers. More>>

NC Senate leaders hint at budget details Video included

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North Carolina's Senate leader said Monday that he hopes to have a final budget to vote on this week. More>>

Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital Video included

Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide. Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide.
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A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural North Carolina town finished his protest march to the nation's capital. More>>

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Fayetteville

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A pedestrian who was hit Monday on Raeford Road in Fayetteville has died as a result of his injuries.
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1 shot on New Bern Ave. in Raleigh

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Police say a man was shot Monday near a convenience store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. More>>

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

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An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus felt a deep calling to work in Liberia and was exhausted after months of treating patients with the deadly disease. More>>

Lawmakers announce major reform plan for VA health care Video included

Lawmakers say a $17 billion plan will help veterans get quicker VA help. Lawmakers say a $17 billion plan will help veterans get quicker VA help.
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The U.S. House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees announced a plan Monday to reform the Veterans Affairs health care system.   

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Pretrial programs cut down on overcrowding; but are they worth it? Video included

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The two men of the men accused of beating a UNC professor to death had both been released from jail less than a month before the murder. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Charlotte-based Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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

Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

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Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. More>>

Va. ruling sets up contentious battle over gay marriage in NC Video included

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said it is time to stop defending the state's amendment prohibiting gay marriage. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said it is time to stop defending the state's amendment prohibiting gay marriage.
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Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office will no longer defend North Carolina's gay marriage ban.
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Father killed, daughter injured when plane hits them on beach

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A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. More>>

Capped enrollment at Wake schools affecting where families choose to live Video included

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Wake County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina, but that population boom is causing some unexpected problems for the real estate market. More>>

Duke Energy deal with ElectriCities could lower power bills

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Duke announced its deal Monday with the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency, which includes 32 towns in the eastern part of the state.  More>>

Federal court rules against Va. gay marriage ban

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The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage violate the U.S. Constitution.  More>>

8-year-old hit by car in Raleigh Video included

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An 8-year-old was taken to the hospital Monday after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. More>>

Duke professor who studied Southern women honored at White House

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Former Duke professor Anne Firor Scott was honored Monday at the White House. More>>

Fayetteville, Raleigh, Durham among U.S. cities flourishing after recession

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A new ranking by the financial website WalletHub gives high marks to North Carolina cities, including Fayetteville, Raleigh and Durham, for their economic recovery since the Great Recession. More>>

Durham man charged with murder in 18-year-old's death

Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum. Lequan Wilson is charged with murder in the death of Marquise Mangum.
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Police arrested a Durham man Monday morning in connection with the July 3 shooting death of an 18-year-old.

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Stolen dinosaur replica returned to Raleigh museum Video included

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A model of a baby dinosaur that was stolen from the Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to the museum, officials said at a news conference Monday. More>>

Garner man killed attempting to cross US 70

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A Garner man was killed after being struck by a car on U.S. 70 in Wake County Monday morning, according to authorities. More>>

Surprising list of nations with alcohol problems focuses on E. Europe

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The nations with the highest rates of alcohol consumption per person are located in Eastern Europe.
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NC Senate to vote on Medicaid plan Monday Video included

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North Carolina Senators are expected to take a final vote on a bill that would overhaul Medicaid in the state. More>>

'Freedom for All' exhibit goes to NC plantation

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A traveling exhibit about the Emancipation Proclamation is being displayed at a North Carolina plantation that relied on slave labor. 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>>

NC Legislative leaders say they have budget framework Video included

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Republican legislative leaders said they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget. More>>

Charlotte woman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

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A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works.
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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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NC flags lowered to honor Korean War armistice

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?All North Carolina state flags are lowered to half-staff for Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. More>>

Pedestrian hit, killed in Fayetteville

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Police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle on Morganton Road in Fayetteville. More>>

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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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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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>>

NC budget hole grows based on new tax cut analysis

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North Carolina income tax collections for 2014 are expected to fall $205 million short of earlier projections following Republican-backed tax cuts approved last year. More>>

Garner youth baseball team in nationals in Calif.

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A youth baseball team from Garner is competing in the Mustang-9 PONY League World Series in California after winning the East Zone tournament last Saturday. 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>>

In Fayetteville, friends reunite for first time since Vietnam Video included

Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years. Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years.
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Two friends who had not seen each other since serving in Vietnam reunited in Fayetteville Friday.
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Fundraiser to help Raleigh charter school for disabled students open Video included

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A public school in Raleigh for disabled children is set to open next month but organizers desperately need donations to get the school up and running.


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Preddyfest founder not letting shooting injuries slow him down Video included

Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford. Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford.
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A Franklin County man shot in the face two weeks ago isn’t letting his injuries keep him from organizing his music festival. More>>

NC Zoo plans to keep 4 gorillas, secure 3 more

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The North Carolina Zoo is keeping four gorillas that were about to be shipped out, and looking to bring in three more in the spring. More>>

Durham Police seek help in GameStop robbery

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Durham police are trying to identify a male who robbed GameStop at 1533 Glenn School Road on Tuesday, July 1. More>>

NC man faces dozens of sex charges

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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. More>>

Onslow Co. man charged with child abuse after spanking

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A Jacksonville man is charged by Onslow County authorities with child abuse after they say he spanked a young girl with several objects. More>>

No leads in 2013 death of Apex man walking from Raleigh bar

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The Raleigh Police Department has exhausted all leads and tips in a high-profile case from August 2013, when Weston Vandemerwe of Apex was hit on a ramp to the Raleigh Beltline. More>>

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

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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>>

Massive consignment sale happening at NC State Fairgrounds Video included

The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost. The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost.
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Parents know children grow out their clothes very quickly.It is no surprise the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is a huge event. More>>

Fayetteville police arrest suspect in PNC Bank robbery

Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville. Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville police arrested a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the PNC Bank on Ramsey Street. 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>>

Fayetteville couple finds dead, possibly rabid, bat in bedroom

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The bat is the 11th case of rabies in Cumberland County this year. More>>

Charter school bill heads to governor's desk

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A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor. More>>

Groups express concern about coal ash bill

A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River. A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.

Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution. More>>

Police release identity of 7-year-old killed in Wilson shooting Video included

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Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

Man pleads guilty in NC Ponzi scheme

A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. More>>

2 of 3 teens wanted in Durham bus explosion turn themselves in

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Beverly Thompson with the City of Durham said on Friday that city manager Thomas Bonfield announced at a meeting Thursday that two of the three teens wanted in connection with a small explosion on a Durham bus had turned themselves in. More>>

Penn. company illegally trying to purchase mineral rights in NC Video included

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It has been less than three months since North Carolina lawmakers approved fracking in the state and now one out-of-state company ready to get the ball rolling.


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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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Recovery efforts resume at Fort Bragg trench collapse

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Crews at Fort Bragg are continuing recovery efforts to find a civilian worker who died Thursday during a trench collapse. More>>

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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North Carolina fugitive caught after 13-day search

A man who escaped from a Richmond County sheriff's deputy earlier this month has been captured. More>>

Clayton Youth Theater prepping for opening night Video included

The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.” The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.”
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Some Johnston County teenagers channeled their inner Broadway Thursday night. 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>>

NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

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The North Carolina House Thursday rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers. 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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School systems anxious for new budget as school year begins

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Three weeks into the new fiscal year, there is still no new state budget and Wake County school board members are anxiously watching for a new plan for teacher raises. More>>

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

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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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Federal judge denies new trial for MacDonald

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A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. More>>

GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. More>>

NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

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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>>

Police: Shot that killed 7-year-old did not come from inside home Video included

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A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. More>>

Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements. Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.
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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. 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>>

Mobile Sept. 11 museum honoring firefighters visits Raleigh Video included

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A mobile museum honoring Sept. 11 and the role of firefighters is in Raleigh this week.
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Jack White, Neil Young, Willie Nelson to headline NC Farm Aid Video included

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Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. More>>

UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees Video included

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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees. More>>

Inmate charged in Wayne Co. inmate's death

Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.  Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.
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A Neuse Correctional Institute inmate accused in an altercation that left another inmate dead has now been charged with murder. More>>

Robeson County housing director suspended

The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies. More>>

Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. More>>

Man arrested in NC standoff claims to be man in viral video

A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28. A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28.

Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. More>>

NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? More>>

Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

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Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon Video included

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A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. More>>

Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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Durham mom hopes 2 job offers help her get kids back Video included

Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help. Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help.
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A Durham mother who lost custody of her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist received good news Wednesday that may help her get her kids back.
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Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St. Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
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Police say a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

Fayetteville man charged with attempted murder in July 19 shooting

Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting. Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting.
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The Fayetteville Police Department as identified a suspect in connection with a July 19 shooting in the 800 block of Bedrock Drive. More>>

Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters. Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters.
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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. More>>

NC man found dead on front steps of home

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Raleigh police are offering a reward leading to an arrest in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt and kidnapping of a Holly Springs McDonald’s employee. More>>

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A 10th case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken people for weeks as been confirmed in North Carolina. More>>

Veterans group schedules convention in Asheville

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A national veterans group calling for peace at home and overseas is bringing its message to Asheville for its annual convention. More>>

NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades. More>>

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
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    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
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