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    Police investigate small explosion on board Durham bus Video included

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    Police say a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board a commuter bus Tuesday night in downtown Durham.
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    Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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    A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

    Durham student excels in school while caring for mom Video included

    Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance. Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance.
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    Durham's Kayla Kinard manages to excel in school while caring for her ailing mother.
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    90s, more storms return before Thursday cold front

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    It has been one week since most of central North Carolina was in the 90s, but that changes Wednesday as most of us wait on a cold front Thursday. More>>

    Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

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    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the... More>>

    Bodies of Malaysia jet victims to leave Ukraine

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    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands. More>>

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

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    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

    Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St. Video included

    Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St. Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
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    Police say one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
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    Fayetteville agencies join forces to help human trafficking victim Video included

    Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize. Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize.
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    A woman who was forced into prostitution in Fayetteville is getting help, and her story is both an example of how Fayetteville can help trafficking victims and how the city could still improve.
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    Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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    Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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    Raleigh mom arrested after her son helped her shoplift from Walmart

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    Police say a Raleigh woman was arrested Monday after she convinced one of her sons to help her shoplift from a Walmart in Garner. More>>

    2 suspects wanted in Fayetteville shooting, robbery

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    Police are searching for two suspect connected to a robbery and shooting Saturday in Fayetteville. More>>

    NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

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    Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue. More>>

    Vance Co. baptist church destroyed in fire

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    A church in Henderson is a total loss after fire fighters say is caught fire Tuesday evening. More>>

    White flags mysteriously placed on Brooklyn Bridge Video included

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    Authorities are reviewing footage to determine who placed white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, replacing two American flags.

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    State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately Video included

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    The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

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    Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

    Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)

    McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago. More>>

    McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

    Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)
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    Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

    Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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    A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

    Orange Co. votes not to add voting on Sunday, will expand hours Video included

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    The Orange County Board of Elections voted against Sunday voting at a packed meeting Tuesday, but did vote to expand hours during the week.
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    Cary teen competes for chance to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

    Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect. Cary's Nathan Heck, 13, is one of four domino artists from different states who comprise Domino Effect.
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    A Cary teen and a tumbling group from Wilmington are among three groups competing Wednesday on NBC's Today Show for a chance to go straight to the "America's Got Talent" live shows. More>>

    Food trucks feed the hungry at Durham Rescue Mission Video included

    Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there. Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there.
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    Food truck owners in Durham are giving back through what they're calling a "Pay It Forward" lunch. More>>

    Report says suspect pointed gun at Durham officer prior to shooting

    Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham. Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 1500 block of Mathison Street in Durham.
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    A preliminary investigation report says that a Durham police officer who shot a suspect in the head last week shot the man after he pointed a rifle at the officer. More>>

    NC children better at math, reading than in 2005

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    A new Kids Count report released this week has good news for North Carolina children.
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    77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo Video included

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    Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
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    NC tax breaks OK'd for 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

    An information technology consulting company plans to create 250 jobs in Charlotte within five years as it hopes to serve the city's big banks. More>>

    Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

    An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

    Fort Bragg blood center in urgent need of blood

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    The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is in need of blood donors, particularly donors with Type O blood. More>>

    Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers Video included

    In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh. In May, the Houston Independent placed an ad in the News & Observer about a job fair on May 31 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Raleigh.
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    The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina. More>>

    Vandals damage a dozen graves in Gaston County

    Gaston County police say vandals have damaged about a dozen headstones in a cemetery near Stanley. More>>

    Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

    Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. More>>

    Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

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    The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign. More>>

    The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day Video included

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    Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, which means it's the perfect excuse to fire up the grill for a little mid-week cookout. And what would National Hot Dog Day be without hot dog inspired party ideas from our party planning expert Jennifer Durbin. More>>

    Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

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    Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

    Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal Video included

    Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school.
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    Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. More>>

    Mother, daughter injured in Fayetteville crash

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    A mother and her 6-year-old daughter were injured Monday in a single-car crash in Fayetteville. More>>

    AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

    Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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    Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

    Man resigns as middle school teacher after child sex charges

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    Jim Barringer III, 51, resigned from China Grove Middle School on Monday after he was arrested last week. More>>

    Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay Video included

    Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck for more than six weeks of work.
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    A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive. More>>

    Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief Video included

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    Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday. More>>

    NC pension changes near final legislative approval

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    The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

    Garner baseball team needs donations to make 'once in a lifetime' trip Video included

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    A youth baseball team in Garner needs financial help to make a historic trip. More>>

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    • NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

      NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:46:55 GMT
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      Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
      Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back in Senate legislation that its Republican supporters say would level the playing field across the state in generating revenue.
    • State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

      State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:10:06 GMT

      The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

      The state auditor’s report determined that the former town manager “made nearly $366,000 of purchases" that were inappropriate.

    • Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

      Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

      Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)
      McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago.
      McCrory and Senate Republicans met privately Tuesday as they sought to resolve their differences over budget adjustments supposed to be settled three weeks ago.
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    • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    • Largest companies by revenue in each state

      Largest companies by revenue in each state

      Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
      Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
      Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    • Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist

      Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:48:05 GMT
      A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed.
      A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed.
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