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Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital. There is no immediate word of damage or casualties and seismologists have not yet issued a calculation of its power or epicenter. More>>

Durham Rescue Mission provides meals, baskets to needy

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The Durham Rescue mission and dozens of volunteers are preparing Easter meals and putting together baskets for those in need for the annual Easter Community Pig Pickin’ Dinner and Easter Basket Giveaway. More>>

Cleveland County shelter to stop using gas chamber

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Cleveland County will stop using a gas chamber for euthanasia of unwanted animals. More>>

Henderson apple growers optimistic about cold

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The colder than usual winter may have helped save the apple crop in western North Carolina. More>>

Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments

Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments. More>>

Bodie, Cape Hatteras lighthouses to open

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Two of North Carolina's best-known lighthouses are opening to the public for the summer season. More>>

Wake Schools: 600 teachers have quit this school year Video included

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Wake County Public Schools held a press conference Thursday to talk about the alarming increase in mid-year teacher resignations. More>>

Training continues as cut looms for Fort Bragg's 440th AW Video included

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Despite a plan to inactivate the 440 Airlift Wing, the unit carries on with its training based at Pope Field on Fort Bragg. More>>

Fayetteville police release photos in Food Lion shooting

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Fayetteville police released photos of two persons of interest in the shooting of a 39-year-old man Wednesday at the Food Lion on Rose Hill Road. More>>

Cold snap threatens North Carolina apple crop

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Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.
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Cary police canvass area of reported sexual assault Video included

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Cary police canvassed the area where man is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman Saturday. More>>

Durham man arrested in Indiana on sex assault charge

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A Durham man wanted for sexually assaulting a juvenile was arrested Wednesday in Indiana, police said. More>>

Chapel Hill council considers redevelopment, affordable housing Video included

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Chapel Hill Town Council is considering a proposal to stimulate development in one of the town’s oldest and largest commercial areas. More>>

NCDOT truck driver charged in fatal collision

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A man driving an N.C. Department of Transportation excavator truck is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after colliding with a van driven by an off-duty Tarboro police officer. More>>

McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward' Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

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McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash Video included

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Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
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Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago. More>>

Central prison correctional officer resigns amid drug charges

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A correctional officer at Central Prison in Raleigh resigned Thursday after facing drug charges. More>>

NC judge considers if districts can sue on tenure

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A judge in Greensboro is considering whether two school districts can sue the state over North Carolina's teacher tenure law. More>>

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

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The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain. More>>

Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

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President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. More>>

Gov. McCrory announces jobs initiative plan for veterans Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory announced a major jobs initiative plan to help military veterans get jobs after serving their country. More>>

Another arrest made in Wake Forest kidnapping case Video included

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Quan Thompson has been arrested in the case of a Wake Forest man who was kidnapped because his daughter is a Wake Co. prosecutor.
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Raleigh lauded for commitment to solar power

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Raleigh is applauded for its commitment to solar power in a news conference Thursday.
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Viral video: Medic raps instructions for kids

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When it comes to teaching injured kids proper cast maintenance, a rapping Army medic tells them all they need to know in just a few rhymes. More>>

Duke's Jabari Parker will enter NBA Draft Video included

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Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA Draft, the school announced Thursday.
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2 more flu deaths in North Carolina

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Two more North Carolinians have died from the flu, according to numbers released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. More>>

Hope Mills can pursue claim against dam builder

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The case of the Hope Mills Lake dam that failed almost four years ago continues in court now that a judge has ruled the town can pursue a negligence claim against one of the builders. More>>

Former Randolph County teacher faces charges

No one has been arrested in the incident. No one has been arrested in the incident.
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A former Randolph County teacher has been arrested on charges in connection with sexual contact with or illegal photography of students. More>>

Lucettegrace pastry chef Daniel Benjamin visits WNCN Today Video included

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Pastry chef Daniel Benjamin from lucettegrace joined WNCN Today Thursday morning to show off one of his delicious desserts and to talk about an upcoming culinary event in Durham. More>>

Ft. Bragg soldier accused of Philadelphia robbery

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An Army paratrooper at Fort Bragg has been arrested and charged with being involved in a robbery in Philadelphia in 2002. More>>

Fayetteville leaders reflect on lessons learned from 2011 tornado outbreak Video included

Fayetteville's emergency management coordinator talks about the tornado that touched down in the city in 2011. Fayetteville's emergency management coordinator talks about the tornado that touched down in the city in 2011.
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Three years after an outbreak of 28 tornadoes touched down in North Carolina, some local leaders say they learned lessons that helped improve their response to the devastation. More>>

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>>

Strong winds in Cumberland Co. were microburst, not tornado

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Strong winds ripped through Cumberland County Tuesday morning, knocking down trees and rattling a mobile home.
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Father of Newtown teacher speaks against gun violence in Chapel Hill Video included

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The 'Everytown' movement started by Bloomberg comes to Chapel Hill Wednesday.
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McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

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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>>

Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

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The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter. More>>

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

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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>>

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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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>>

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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Willingham calls UNC 'defensive' in response to report

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Mary Willingham says the three experts who reviewed her findings for UNC should have had access to all the data she used.
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Harnett Co. gun range stops all rifle activities after judge's ruling Video included

Drake’s Landing had until Wednesday to appeal the judge’s decision. Drake’s Landing had until Wednesday to appeal the judge’s decision.
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All rifle activities have been stopped at a Harnett County shooting range after a judge’s decision was passed down last month. More>>

Va. Tech has paid fines related to campus shooting

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Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 people on the school's campus. More>>

Boy who got drug from Durham's Chimerix released from hospital Video included

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Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. More>>

Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

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A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
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Cary Police release sketch of man accused of sexual assault

Sketch of man accused of sexual assault in Cary Sketch of man accused of sexual assault in Cary
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Cary police have released a sketch of the man accused of sexually assaulting a young woman Saturday.At about 9 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the Hawthorne at the Parkway complex in Cary, where the 20-year-old woman reported that a man who had been behind her in traffic followed her home, pulled up to her in the parking lot and warned her of damage to her vehicle.After thanking him she headed to her apartment, where the same man pushed her inside as she was unlocking the door.The suspect ... More>>

Committee weighs how to protect water in Jordan Lake

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The threat of pollution in Jordan Lake has stirred up debate in the Triangle and the Triad. 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>>

More NC Senate candidates release money totals

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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>>

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

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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>>

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>>

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>>

LGBT couples speak out against NC tax code Video included

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Same-sex couples in North Carolina are speaking out against a tax code they say unfairly penalizes gay and lesbian couples. More>>

Delta flight lands safely after being diverted to RDU

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham

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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>>

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>>

McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC Video included

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Tax day is becoming increasingly political in North Carolina, and conservatives on Tuesday used the day to praise their major tax overhaul while critics said it will burden the middle and lower classes. More>>

Feds: NC has made 'significant strides' in food stamps backlog Video included

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A federal administrator said North Carolina has “made significant strides” in providing services to families in need of food stamps, according to a letter dated April 15. More>>

RST Fiber installs gigabit connection in Wake Forest Video included

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Crews with RST Fiber broke ground Tuesday morning on the Triangles first high speed fiber network.

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  • McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:35:12 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

  • McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:54:45 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCroryGov. Pat McCrory
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
  • Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:01 GMT
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
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