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New TV ads heat up NC Senate race Video included

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The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator. More>>

Pollution in Jordan Lake still a heated topic Video included

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A Legislative research commission held its final meeting Wednesday on pollution in Jordan Lake.
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McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. More>>

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. More>>

Raleigh Papa John's employees load dough into personal vehicles Video included

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Pizzas are no stranger to the backseat of a car, but most of the time they’re tucked inside a box and in a warming bag. More>>

Groups aim to combat child abuse Video included

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Child abuse affects hundreds of children in Eastern Carolina every year. More>>

FBI offers reward for info on 2 suspects in Wake Forest kidnapping Video included

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Two more people have been charged in the case of Frank Janssen, who was kidnapped in Wake Forest.
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
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Ex-NC teacher accused of showing obscene videos

A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students. More>>

Kenly man accused of kidnapping, duct-taping Pikeville man

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A Kenly man is accused of kidnapping a Pikeville man and tying him up with duct tape and covering him in spray paint, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham Video included

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. More>>

More NC Senate candidates release money totals

Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

Police offer reward in Holly Springs fatal shooting

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Holly Springs police is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the March 23 shooting death of an Apex man in Holly Springs. More>>

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. More>>

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>>

Durham city council has questions about proposed high rise Video included

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Durham city leaders have questions regarding the site of a planned high rise in downtown. 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>>

Man dies after vehicle backs into him at Fayetteville church

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A pedestrian was seriously injured outside Village Baptist Church in Fayetteville Sunday morning after a vehicle backed into the man. 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>>

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