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    2 charged with murder in beating death of UNC professor

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    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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    Worker dies when trench collapses at Fort Bragg

    Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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    Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.
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    Police: Shot that killed 7-year-old did not come from inside home

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    A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

    Storms Thursday night in central NC ahead of cold front

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    90s returned to most of central North Carolina Wednesday, but a cold front will help drop temperatures and more rain Thursday.  The weekend though will heat up with Sunday being the hottest. More>>

    Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon Video included

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    A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. More>>

    Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

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    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

    NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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    The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. More>>

    Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

    Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements. Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.
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    The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. More>>

    Wake Forest man Tased twice by police after resisting arrest

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    Wake Forest police Tased a 20-year-old man twice Wednesday after he resisted arrest. More>>

    GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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    An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. More>>

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian... More>>

    Mobile Sept. 11 museum honoring firefighters visits Raleigh

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    A mobile museum honoring Sept. 11 and the role of firefighters is in Raleigh this week.
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    Jack White, Neil Young, Willie Nelson to headline NC Farm Aid

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    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. More>>

    UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees

    UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo) UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)
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    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees. More>>

    Inmate charged in Wayne Co. inmate's death

    Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.  Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.
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    A Neuse Correctional Institute inmate accused in an altercation that left another inmate dead has now been charged with murder. More>>

    Robeson County housing director suspended

    The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies. More>>

    Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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    Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. More>>

    Man arrested in NC standoff claims to be man in viral video

    A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28. A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28.

    Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. More>>

    NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

    Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

    Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

    Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? More>>

    Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

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    Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

    Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

    Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

    Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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    A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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    Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

    WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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    Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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    Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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    The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

    Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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    Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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    2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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    Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

    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 a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

    Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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    Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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    Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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    Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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    Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

    The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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    About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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    No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

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    • NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

      NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:24:38 GMT
      The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state.
      The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state.
    • Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

      Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:59:45 GMT
      Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.
      The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again.
      The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again.
    • GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

      GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:35:22 GMT
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      An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws.
      An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws.
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    • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:05:52 GMT
      Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
      The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.
    • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:55 GMT
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
    • Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

      Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:34:06 GMT
      The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
      An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
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    • 77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

      77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
      (WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-old
      Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
    • 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.
    • 2 charged with murder in beating death of UNC professor

      2 charged with murder in beating death of UNC professor

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:01:42 GMT
      A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
      A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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