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NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

North Carolina lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh

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Hundreds of people are attending a public meeting in Raleigh on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University on Wednesday, with dozens addressing public officials. More>>

Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. More>>

Public can comment on fracking at Raleigh hearing Video included

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The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.
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Carteret County man named chairman of State Ethics Commission

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Governor Pat McCrory has selected George Wainwright Jr. of Carteret County as the chairman of the State Ethics Commission. More>>

Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl. Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.
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A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning. More>>

Raleigh woman in Israel: 'It's just instant terror' Video included

The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel. The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel.
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A Raleigh woman is witnessing violence in Israel first hand.Robin Graham was born in the triangle, but now chooses to raise her two children in war-torn Israel. More>>

Selma town councilor backs off baggy pants ban Video included

Councilor William Overby removed the proposed baggy pants ban from consideration. Councilor William Overby removed the proposed baggy pants ban from consideration.
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A town councilor in Selma is backing off a proposal to ban baggy pants in public. More>>

Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

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Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens. More>>

Ferguson not alone with militarized police force Video included

The Durham Police Department is just one of dozens of local law enforcement agencies that have military gear and equipment. The Durham Police Department is just one of dozens of local law enforcement agencies that have military gear and equipment.
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Wearing camouflage, vests, helmets, and using flash bombs and tear gas to control protestors, law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, have resembled military more than police officers in recent days. More>>

Fayetteville leaders consider downtown baseball stadium Video included

Fayetteville leaders toured Durham to get a closer look at downtown development success. Fayetteville leaders toured Durham to get a closer look at downtown development success.
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Some Fayetteville leaders would like to copy a few pages from Durham's playbook when it comes to downtown revitalization.
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Police: Fayetteville man stole Percocet from quadriplegic

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Joseph Theodore Cooper, 28, is accused of stealing Percocet from a quadriplegic. More>>

Tillis: NC coal ash bill could rise from the dead Video included

Top Republicans at the North Carolina Legislature are signaling they are close to a last-minute deal reviving a measure that aims to force Duke Energy to curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps scattered across the state. More>>

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles. More>>

Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. More>>

Off-duty firefighter helps save neighbor's home in Cary Video included

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A Cary family says they have their neighbor to thank for saving their home after they believe lightning struck their house.
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Liquid ecstasy overdose leads to concerning gun cache discovery Video included

Fayetteville Police say they seized 47 guns as part of their investigation. Fayetteville Police say they seized 47 guns as part of their investigation.
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Fayetteville police seized nearly 50 guns from the home of a woman accused of giving three children liquid ecstasy last week. More>>

Police search for missing Raleigh teen

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Police are searching for a Raleigh teen who has been missing since Friday night. More>>

Wake Forest neighborhood says drinking water is 'dirty' Video included

Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment. Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment.
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Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment. More>>

Study: Not expanding Medicaid to cost NC billions

A new report suggests the decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal payments over the next... More>>

Downtown Durham traffic to be hit by major project

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Traffic across downtown Durham will be disrupted beginning in September. More>>

Man charged with sexually assaulting 11-year-old in Durham Food Lion

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Officers arrested a man Sunday after he grabbed an 11-year-old girl's buttocks in a Durham grocery store, police said. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier is missing

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A soldier is missing from Fort Bragg in Cumberland County. More>>

Cumberland Co. teacher arrested for assaulting 2 autistic students Video included

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A Cumberland County Schools teacher was arrested Friday for assaulting two autistic students, authorities said. More>>

Police: Charlotte police officers, 1 child shot Video included

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 A Charlotte man is in police custody after a young girl and two officers responding to a report of a domestic shooting were wounded. More>>

NC jobless rate inches up to 6.5 percent for July

North Carolina's unemployment rate has inched higher for July as the number of people with jobs dipped from the previous month. More>>

2 NC State dorms robbed by same suspect, police say

Surveillance video captured a man suspected of breaking into a dorm room in Syme Hall. Surveillance video captured a man suspected of breaking into a dorm room in Syme Hall.
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Several N.C. State students had a rude awakening Sunday morning when an intruder entered their dorm rooms and stole money. More>>

NC food bank grant to help feed kids on weekends

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is receiving a grant to help it feed children on weekends and during school breaks. More>>

2 teens shot outside Durham housing complex Video included

The Durham Police Department said a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were standing near a building in the 1200 block of Dayton Street when a suspect fired multiple shots at them. The Durham Police Department said a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were standing near a building in the 1200 block of Dayton Street when a suspect fired multiple shots at them.
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Two teens were shot Sunday afternoon in the 1200 block of Dayton Street in Durham, police said. More>>

Benefit held to help Sanford business destroyed by fire Video included

Fairview Dairy Bar and The Flame Steakhouse suffered damage in an electrical fire on July 15, 2014. Fairview Dairy Bar and The Flame Steakhouse suffered damage in an electrical fire on July 15, 2014.
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With its windows still boarded up after an electrical fire, a benefit was held Sunday for Fairview Dairy Bar and The Flame Steakhouse. More>>

NC session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length Video included

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This year's General Assembly session is almost done. More>>

Man Arrested For Marion, NC Murder

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McDowell County Sheriff Deputies arrested Andrew Clifton Johnson for murder around 7:00 Sunday morning in Marion, NC. More>>

Annual regulatory changes OK'd by NC legislature Video included

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The annual Republican list of changes to North Carolina regulations for business and the environment is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. More>>

Historic Johnston Co. church moves to new grounds Video included

Blackman's Grove Baptist Church members said there were talks of the move for more than 10 years. Blackman's Grove Baptist Church members said there were talks of the move for more than 10 years.
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A 121-year-old church in Johnston County was moved Saturday to help accommodate a boom in members. More>>

NC General Assembly coming back again next week Video included

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North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants. More>>

Visitor spending increases in 95 NC counties Video included

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State officials say visitor spending increased in 95 of North Carolina's 100 counties in 2013, with three counties topping $1 billion. More>>

No longer grounded, Golden Knights share Army spirit in Fayetteville & beyond Video included

A member of the Golden Knights faces the exit doors before a jump demonstration in Fayetteville on Saturday. A member of the Golden Knights faces the exit doors before a jump demonstration in Fayetteville on Saturday.
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The U.S. Army Parachute Team participated in a ceremony in Fayetteville on Saturday, not far from the team’s headquarters at Fort Bragg. More>>

Suspect in Sampson Co. armed kidnapping arrested in Durham Video included

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A suspect wanted in an armed kidnapping in Sampson County was arrested by Durham Police Saturday morning. More>>

Raleigh police trying to identify metal recycling robbery suspects

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Raleigh police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a Friday morning armed robbery at Raleigh Metal Recycling. More>>

Annual regulatory changes OK'd by NC legislature

The annual Republican list of changes to North Carolina regulations for business and the environment is headed to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. More>>

State tourism spending reaches new record

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North Carolina reports tourism spending reaches a new record.   More>>

Stolen weapons found after Fayetteville woman gives juveniles unknown narcotic

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Fayetteville police found dozens of weapons in a home after a 21-year-old woman gave three juveniles and unknown narcotic-related substance that sent the juveniles to the hospital. More>>

Fort Bragg ceremony marks new FORSCOM commander Video included

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The largest organization in the Army, which is headquartered at Fort Bragg, has a new leader who has been based at Fort Bragg in the past.
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First $1 million prize in new lottery game won by Jacksonville retiree

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Lottery officials say a retiree from Jacksonville won $1 million playing the new $1,000,000 Jackpot game. More>>

Spring Lake gas station robber takes cash, peanuts

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A man robbed a Kangaroo convenience store on Monday, grabbing the cash from the register – and then grabbing some peanuts to go. More>>

Echols named Durham DA Video included

Sudderth could not confirm if anyone involved in the collision was injured. Sudderth could not confirm if anyone involved in the collision was injured.
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Gov. Pat McCrory appointed District Attorney-Elect Roger Echols as the new Durham DA following the retirement of Acting District Attorney Leon Stanback. More>>

New Publix in Cary seeks job applicants

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The Publix Super Market that will open this year in Cary is hiring.The new store will begin accepting applications in person on Monday at 10 a.m., store officials said Friday.People interested in working at Publix must apply in person through Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Homewood Suites in Cary at 100 Macalyson Court.The opening day of the store has not been announced but Publix expects it to open by the end of this year. The store will be approximately 49,000 square feet and will em... More>>

Fayetteville man robbed in his yard

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for two men who robbed a man at gunpoint as he stood in the front yard of his home in Fayetteville Thursday afternoon.Carlton Seymour Bogle, 57, of the 2200 block of Yale Street, told investigators he was standing in his front yard at around 4:30 p.m. when two black males walked onto his property. One of the men asked if Bogle had a car for sale and appeared interested in buying it.Moments into the conversation, one of the men pointed a gun a... More>>

Garner police investigate gas station robbery

Garner police said the Resco Mart on Purser Drive was robbed Thursday night. Garner police said the Resco Mart on Purser Drive was robbed Thursday night.
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Garner police said the Resco Mart on Purser Drive was robbed Thursday night. More>>

Moment of silence held in Durham to protest police brutality

A crowd formed outside Durham's old courthouse Thursday evening. A crowd formed outside Durham's old courthouse Thursday evening.
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A crowd packed the area outside Durham's old courthouse for a vigil to protest police brutality Thursday night. More>>

Fayetteville leaders consider gun buyback to reduce gun violence Video included

Dr. John Godbolt talks about efforts to plan a gun buyback in Fayetteville. Dr. John Godbolt talks about efforts to plan a gun buyback in Fayetteville.
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Some leaders in the Fayetteville community want to try something new to reduce gun violence in the city.
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NC audit: Medicaid provider process could improve

North Carolina's state auditor says the agency running Medicaid and its contractor could do a better job ensuring only qualified providers are approved to offer patient services. More>>

NC governor defends handling Duke shares, sale Video included

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory attributes the omission of Duke Energy shares he previously owned from his annual disclosure form to a misinterpretation by his attorney. More>>

Gay marriage backers ask judge for quick NC ruling

Gay marriage advocates want a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina's ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia. More>>

Durham police trying to identify peeping tom suspect Video included

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Durham police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man it said used a ladder to peer into a woman's bedroom window. More>>

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