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    Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Watch for eastern North Carolina Video included

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    Heavy rain likely the next few days with a possible flooding threat.
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    ECU partners with Pitt County Schools to keep athletes safe

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    Friday marked the official start to high school football practice in North Carolina.
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    No tax free holiday on school supplies Video included

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    It's time to get out the back-to-school shopping list, but this year there's one thing that won't be on your list -- a tax break. More>>

    Food stamp fraud, does it exist? Video included

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    Food stamps under fire. Most counties receive hundreds of complaints of people using theirs to buy drugs, cigarettes and things not essential for life. But the numbers of actual fraud might surprise you.   More>>

    New report addresses security concerns at North Carolina universities Video included

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    Emergency call poles and cameras on buildings are just some of the visible measures of security at ECU. More>>

    Tropical Storm Bertha moves across the Caribbean

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    Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. More>>

    2 investigations lead to 8 drug-related arrests in Greenville

    Kristian Parrisher, Teldrick Spencer, and Tevin Spruill are arrested in Greenville on marijuana charges. Kristian Parrisher, Teldrick Spencer, and Tevin Spruill are arrested in Greenville on marijuana charges.
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    A joint operation to combat street level narcotics in Greenville led to eight arrests on Thursday.The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, Greenville Police Department's Tactical Anti-Crime Unit, and GPD's Center City Unit were all involved in the investigation. More>>

    UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

    The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus. More>>

    Two arrested in Goldsboro arson case

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    Goldsboro Police have arrested and charged two people with several counts of felony arson. More>>

    McCrory orders that laws be enforced on coal ash

    Gov. Pat McCrory has issued an executive order directing North Carolina's environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps. More>>

    Kinston man reflects on his time playing in James Brown's band Video included

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    Robert "Dick" Knight may seem like your average person, but he's lived an extraordinary life. More>>

    High School football practice kicks off across Eastern North Carolina Video included

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    It's been a long wait but finally football season is here. Today was the first official day of high school football practice and the conditions certainly were not ideal. Rain poured down all day across Eastern North Carolina and even though it may have moved somepractices inside it still couldn't slow down the three-time defending state champs from Havelock. They lost plenty of division one talent in the offseason including running backs Derrell Scott and Taylor Woods but coach Jim Bob Bryant... More>>

    Advance tickets for the NC State Fair on sale now

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    Advanced tickets for the 2014 North Carolina State Fair went on sale Friday. More>>

    New shop gives those with disabilities a new way to succeed Video included

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    The first of it's kind shop is now open in Winterville. More>>

    Charter School Advisory Board members resign

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    Two members of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board who had been the target of ethics complaints have resigned. Baker Mitchell and Paul Norcross resigned Wednesday. More>>

    Second rabies case reported in Newport

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    The Carteret County Health Department is investigating a second case of rabies in the past month. More>>

    Edgecombe Community College begins ‘weekend college’

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    A local community college is allowing students to learn on the weekend. More>>

    Dunkin Donuts host coffee with a cop in New Bern Video included

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    The New Bern Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Friday at 10am at Dunkin Donuts on Neuse Boulevard. More>>

    Ayden leaders take some heat as they try to tackle flooding issues Video included

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    The Town of Ayden heard from frustrated residents as they held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns about flooding and storm water infrastructure. More>>

    Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

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    The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says. More>>

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    • Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement

      Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:47:46 GMT
      The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.
      A Kingsport grandmother can't live in her own home tonight.That's because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff's deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport.
      A Kingsport grandmother can't live in her own home tonight.That's because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff's deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport.
    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:02:42 GMT
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
      A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
    • Ax crashes through car windshield north of Boston

      Ax crashes through car windshield north of Boston

      Massachusetts State Police said an ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield.Massachusetts State Police said an ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield.
      It was a scary moment for a Rhode Island couple on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashes through their windshield.
      It was a scary moment for a Rhode Island couple on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashes through their windshield.
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    • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

      2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

      Friday, August 1 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:23:47 GMT
      Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...
      Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison...
    • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

      Ebola moving faster than control efforts

      Friday, August 1 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:50:46 GMT
      Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
      An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met...
    • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

      US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

      Friday, August 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:59:07 GMT
      U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had...
      A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.
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