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NC early voting begins for May 6 primary election Video included

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Polls open in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina. More>>

Candidates similar on issues in NC Senate debate Video included

The four leading candidates for North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary did little to differentiate themselves on the issues in their second televised debate. More>>

Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum... More>>

Veterans find healing for PTSD with new therapy Video included

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Some veterans who struggle with PTSD are finding help through
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Roanoke Rapids woman wins $500 a week for life! prize

Lottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prize Lottery winner Jamelia Mailey claims her prize
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A Roanoke Rapids woman says she plans to purchase a new home and take some vacations after winning the top prize in the lottery’s $500 a week for Life! game. More>>

Man accused in Jewish Center shootings arrested with black prostitute in Raleigh Video included

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Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, is charged with killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center in Kansas on April 13. More>>

Protest calls for ouster of Peace Univ. president Video included

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The leadership of President Debra Townsley is under fire at Peace University in Raleigh.
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North Carolina Zoo gets environmental distinction

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The North Carolina Zoo, in Asheboro, NC, got a big honor for its environmental efforts.
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Gaston County restaurant owner faces drug charges

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Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers.
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NC strawberry growers expect strong season

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North Carolina strawberry growers are expecting a strong season despite the late spell of cold weather.
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Hero soldier recounts details of deadly attack

Gov. McCrory congratulates former Sgt. Kyle White Gov. McCrory congratulates former Sgt. Kyle White

For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning. More>>

NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries Video included

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North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. More>>

More than $100k in penalties issued in NC State Fair accident Video included

Five people were injured on the Vortex when the ride jolted into motion at the 2013 N.C. State Fair. Five people were injured on the Vortex when the ride jolted into motion at the 2013 N.C. State Fair.
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The Department of Labor issued more than $100k in penalties in connection with an accident at the State Fair in 2013 that injured five people.
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Raleigh police release photos of robbers of sweepstakes parlor

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Raleigh police released images of two suspects said to have shot a man at an Internet sweepstakes parlor in Raleigh Wednesday on Crabtree Boulevard. More>>

Campbell University president to retire in 2015 Video included

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Campbell University says President Jerry Wallace will retire in 2015, ending an 11-year tenure highlighted by the opening of a medical school and the resurrection of the football program.
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9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

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As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said. More>>

Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion Video included

Duke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing... More>>

Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused her to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she did not have the proper paperwork. More>>

Student kicked out of prom for wearing red jeans

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A high school senior at Cherryville High School in Cherryville, NC says she was kicked out of her prom for wearing, red skinny jeans. More>>

Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping Video included

The U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home The U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home
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Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang. More>>

Suspect wanted in Fayetteville Food Lion shooting

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Fayetteville police have identified a suspect in connection with a shooting April 16 in a Food Lion parking lot.
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Body found near Cape Fear River in Fayetteville

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Fayetteville police confirmed a body was found near the Cape Fear River Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Health food advocates aim to alleviate Raleigh's 'food deserts' Video included

In southeast Raleigh -- one of the USDA's food deserts -- people often walk to the Food Lion to get their groceries. In southeast Raleigh -- one of the USDA's food deserts -- people often walk to the Food Lion to get their groceries.
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While legislators continue to discuss how to bring an oasis to the food deserts that plague the state, health food advocates are doing what they can to make residents in these areas of Wake County healthier. More>>

Willingham to leave UNC, says work environment has become 'unpleasant' Video included

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The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes at UNC Chapel Hill will leave the university at the end of the semester.
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Grandparents killed in fire near Creedmoor Video included

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Sam Long and mom Madelene Long died Tuesday morning when a fire ripped through their home near Creedmoor. More>>

$10M park, amphitheater opening at North Hills Video included

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A new music venue will open in Raleigh this weekend, and its developer hopes the $10 million space will be much more to North Hills' visitors. More>>

Union deputies find body during search for jogger

Union County sheriff's deputies have found a body while they investigate a missing jogger. More>>

SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe Video included

The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County. More>>

4 NC GOP Senate hopefuls meet on stage for debate

Four of the eight Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina are meeting on the same stage for a live debate two weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

UNC reading specialist Willingham resigning

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester. More>>

Man pepper sprayed after stealing Duke student's backpack

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A man was pepper sprayed and then arrested Monday after he stole a backpack from a Duke student and tried to run away.
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Durham city council approves $4M incentive for 26-story high rise Video included

An artist's rending of a 26-story high rise in downtown Raleigh. An artist's rending of a 26-story high rise in downtown Raleigh.
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Millions of tax payer dollars will help developers fund a 26-story high rise in Durham. More>>

Pittsboro couple joins Obamas for White House Easter Egg Roll Video included

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President Obama and the first lady kicked off the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday with more than 30,000 people assembling on the south lawn.
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Panel searching for WSSU chancellor to meet Monday

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One of North Carolina's public universities is launching its hunt for a new leader.The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the search committee for a new chancellor at Winston-Salem State University holds its first meeting Monday. More>>

Man shot to death in Concord

Concord police are investigating the shooting death of a man, More>>

NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work Video included

North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. More>>

NC legislators to issue report on food deserts Video included

A legislative committee plans to issue its recommendations on how to deal with food deserts, areas that have limited access to grocery stores. More>>

McCrory coal ash announcement miffs GOP lawmakers Video included

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Some North Carolina lawmakers say they were surprised and miffed by fellow Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's announcement that he's seeking legislation to beef up government oversight of coal ash dumps.
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Missing Fayetteville girl found safe, police say

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A 10-year-old Fayetteville girl reported missing on Saturday was located safe, police said.
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Garner police issue arrest warrant for father involved in Amber Alert Video included

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Garner police obtained a warrant for the arrest of the father of a 10-month-old child who has been missing since Saturday morning.
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Meth lab found in Clayton home Video included

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The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said two people were arrested Friday after deputies found what was described as an “elaborate setup” for making methamphetamine at a home in Clayton. More>>

Second runner who died during Raleigh marathon identified Video included

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The second of two men who died running in Raleigh’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon was Jason Schlosser of High Point. More>>

College cost cut for some veterans draws praise in Fayetteville Video included

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Helping veterans and businesses is the goal of a new plan from Governor Pat McCrory. More>>

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

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The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.
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Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

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A new federal report says North Carolina workers are finding more doors opening to jobs. 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>>

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

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North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.
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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.
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Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line Video included

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Duke Energy is telling shareholders that costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.
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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. More>>

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    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:52 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
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    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:57 GMT
    A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
    A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
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    Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:13 GMT
    Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.
    Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.
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