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    Man charged in murder of 7-year-old Wilson boy

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    Wilson Police said Thursday they have arrested a man and charged him with murder in the case of a 7-year-old boy who was shot and killed in his home. More>>

    Rain, humidity returning to NC for the start of August

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    Higher humidity and rain will return to the forecast for central North Carolina this weekend. More>>

    NC budget details education increases, other cuts

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    The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools. More>>

    Police: Man found dead in military uniform was Ft. Bragg soldier

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    Fayetteville police said Thursday that a man in a military uniform who was found shot and killed Wednesday was a soldier at Fort Bragg. More>>

    Raleigh family needs help paying for 8-year-old's funeral

    Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh. Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh.
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    The family of an 8-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh earlier this week needs help paying for the child’s funeral. More>>

    Deal still not reached on NC coal ash bill

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    Lawmakers say they have still not reached agreement on legislation requiring Duke Energy to limit pollution leaking from its coal ash dumps across the state. More>>

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    Deputies in standoff after chase with dump truck on southbound I-77

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    The incident happened after a reported chase southbound on I-77 that ended in the Troutman area where a dump truck appears to have wrecked in the wood line near a rest stop. More>>

    Deputy wounded in shootout recovering in Fayetteville hospital Video included

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    The deputy who was shot in the torso during the gun battle Wednesday remains at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where is sedated and in stable condition. More>>

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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    Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West... More>>

    Samaritan doctor sickened with Ebola lets Charlotte missionary take serum

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    "Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol," said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. More>>

    UNC files petition to move Willingham case to federal court

    Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels. Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels.
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    A former academic specialist at UNC is asking that her lawsuit against the university be moved to federal court. More>>

    Audit: Medicaid's NCTracks fails to meet milestones

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    An audit raises further questions about North Carolina’s Medicaid payment system. More>>

    1 arrested, 1 sought in Spring Lake murder

    Police have charged Shante Nicole Ellis, 25, with felony conspiracy in the death of McLean. Police have charged Shante Nicole Ellis, 25, with felony conspiracy in the death of McLean.
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    The Spring Lake Police Department has arrested one person, and continues to search for a second suspect, in connection with the July 19 murder of Carey Terrelle McLean. More>>

    1 killed in Ray Road shooting in Harnett County

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    The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of Ray Road. More>>

    NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

    North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections. More>>

    Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game Video included

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    A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly. More>>

    Union mom accused of neglect after leaving baby in car outside store

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    A Union mom who was in a grocery store for about 15 minutes, leaving her 16-month-old alone in her truck, was arrested on Wednesday, according to police. More>>

    Homemade drone helping in search for missing Dundee mother

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    It's been nearly a week since Jennifer Huston, 38, of Dundee vanished after running errands in Newberg Thursday evening, and ever since, the search for her has been growing to include more people and more methods of searching - including a drone. More>>

    More swimming advisories due to bacteria posted at some NC beaches

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    Advisories against swimming are in effect at two ocean-side sites and one sound-side site in Carteret County due to high bacteria levels. More>>

    NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

    North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state. More>>

    Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

    Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month. More>>

    Vigil held to remember UNC professor killed near campus Video included

    Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC. Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC.
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    As many as a dozen organizations in the Chapel Hill Chinese community played a role in a vigil Wednesday night for a slain UNC professor. More>>

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

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    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

    Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget Video included

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    Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
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    Jamie Parsons on parents' arrest: 'Momma knew they were coming' Video included

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    Federal agents picked up the couple around 6 a.m. and drove them to a federal courthouse in Winston-Salem where they will face fraud charges.
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    Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC Video included

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    Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

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    • NC budget details education increases, other cuts

      NC budget details education increases, other cuts

      Thursday, July 31 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:56:52 GMT
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      The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
      The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools.
    • Audit: Medicaid's NCTracks fails to meet milestones

      Audit: Medicaid's NCTracks fails to meet milestones

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:33:29 GMT
      An audit raises further questions about North Carolina’s Medicaid payment system.
      An audit raises further questions about North Carolina’s Medicaid payment system.
    • NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

      NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

      North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections.
      North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections.
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    • 2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:29:17 GMT
      Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:14:50 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
    • Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:21:02 GMT
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
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      Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

      Thursday, July 31 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:40:13 GMT
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
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