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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>>

Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

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Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. More>>

Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

Fayetteville agencies join forces to help human trafficking victim Video included

Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize. Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize.
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A woman who was forced into prostitution in Fayetteville is getting help, and her story is both an example of how Fayetteville can help trafficking victims and how the city could still improve.
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Police investigate small explosion on board Durham 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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Police say a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board a commuter bus Tuesday night in downtown Durham.
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Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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Raleigh mom arrested after her son helped her shoplift from Walmart

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Police say a Raleigh woman was arrested Monday after she convinced one of her sons to help her shoplift from a Walmart in Garner. More>>

2 suspects wanted in Fayetteville shooting, robbery

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Police are searching for two suspect connected to a robbery and shooting Saturday in Fayetteville. More>>

NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

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Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue. More>>

Vance Co. baptist church destroyed in fire

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A church in Henderson is a total loss after fire fighters say is caught fire Tuesday evening. More>>

White flags mysteriously placed on Brooklyn Bridge Video included

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Authorities are reviewing footage to determine who placed white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, replacing two American flags.

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Durham student excels in school while caring for mom Video included

Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance. Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance.
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Durham's Kayla Kinard manages to excel in school while caring for her ailing mother.
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State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately Video included

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The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)

McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago. More>>

McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

Orange Co. votes not to add voting on Sunday, will expand hours Video included

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The Orange County Board of Elections voted against Sunday voting at a packed meeting Tuesday, but did vote to expand hours during the week.
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Cary teen competes for chance to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect. Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect.
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A Cary teen and a tumbling group from Wilmington are among three groups competing Wednesday on NBC's Today Show for a chance to go straight to the "America's Got Talent" live shows. More>>

Food trucks feed the hungry at Durham Rescue Mission Video included

Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there. Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there.
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Food truck owners in Durham are giving back through what they're calling a "Pay It Forward" lunch. More>>

Report says suspect pointed gun at Durham officer prior to shooting

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham. Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham.
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A preliminary investigation report says that a Durham police officer who shot a suspect in the head last week shot the man after he pointed a rifle at the officer. More>>

NC children better at math, reading than in 2005

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A new Kids Count report released this week has good news for North Carolina children.
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77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo Video included

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Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
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NC tax breaks OK'd for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Fort Bragg blood center in urgent need of blood

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The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is in need of blood donors, particularly donors with Type O blood. More>>

Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers Video included

In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh. In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh.
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The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina. More>>

Vandals damage a dozen graves in Gaston County

Gaston County police say vandals have damaged about a dozen headstones in a cemetery near Stanley. More>>

Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. More>>

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

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The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign. More>>

The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day Video included

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Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin. More>>

Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

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Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal Video included

Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school.
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Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. More>>

Mother, daughter injured in Fayetteville crash

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A mother and her 6-year-old daughter were injured Monday in a single-car crash in Fayetteville. More>>

AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

Man resigns as middle school teacher after child sex charges

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Jim Barringer III, 51, resigned from China Grove Middle School on Monday after he was arrested last week. More>>

Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay Video included

Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work.
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A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive. More>>

Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief Video included

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Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday. More>>

NC pension changes near final legislative approval

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The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

13 headstones, including historic 'Slave' stone, vandalized in Gaston Co. cemetery Video included

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Thirteen headstones, including a historic one marking the last slave born in Gaston County, were damaged on Friday night, police say. More>>

Garner baseball team needs donations to make 'once in a lifetime' trip Video included

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A youth baseball team in Garner needs financial help to make a historic trip. More>>

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot. More>>

Spring Lake homicide marks return to full authority for police Video included

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The shooting death of Cary McLean in Spring Lake on Saturday is the first homicide in seven years that the town's police force has had the authority to investigate on its own. More>>

NC Senate to debate Medicaid reform Tuesday Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. More>>

Program looks to help children of fallen service members Video included

The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program. The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program.
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A summer program aims to help teens who have lost a parent in the line of duty. More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

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One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week. More>>

Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

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A new analysis of sea level rise concludes that billions of dollars in property and infrastructure is at risk in extreme floods expected along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years. More>>

1 dead, 1 injured in New Hope Rd. crash

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A truck ran off New Hope Road in Raleigh early Monday leaving the driver dead and the passenger injured, according to authorities.
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Winston-Salem police: 1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting

A teen has been killed and two women have been injured in a shooting in Winston-Salem. More>>

Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

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President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week. More>>

Designer Zankhna on how to dress smart this summer Video included

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Do you ever look in your closet and say, "I have nothing to wear"? You might be amazed how easy it can be to mix and match existing items from your closet to spruce up and make summer outfits even more exciting and colorful. More>>

Body of missing 11-year-old drowning victim found Video included

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 The body of an 11-year-old drowning victim who went missing in the ocean Saturday was located Monday morning.
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Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

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Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a... More>>

Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine

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Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation to grieving relatives who still must wait for... More>>

Iraq: Death toll from Baghdad attack rises to 31

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Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians. More>>

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

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Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses ahead... More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

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  • NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

    NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:11:02 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

    NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:46:55 GMT
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    Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
    Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
  • State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

    State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:10:06 GMT

    The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

    The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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  • Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St.

    Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:08:26 GMT
    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.
    Police say one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
    Police say one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
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