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    People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.

    State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

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    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process. More>>

    NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

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    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>>

    NC WEATHER: Hot and sticky for rest of week, relief for the weekend

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    Yet another day below 90 in the Triangle yesterday, but hotter weather are in the forecast the rest of the work week.  Cooler air will move in over the weekend. More>>

    Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street. Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
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    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning. More>>

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State Video included

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    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage.... More>>

    NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking tech Video included

    The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research) The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research)
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    Two N.C. State researchers have come up with a way to track a football at all times. More>>

    POLL: What is your favorite K-12 comedy?

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    The awkwardness of growing up, the perils of "fitting in" and the complicated first relationships combine for the perfect comedic recipe.
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    Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
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    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County. More>>

    WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

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    The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. More>>

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

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    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies. More>>

    Work underway on Durham civil rights mural

    A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history. A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history.
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    Durham's civil rights history is going on display on the side of a building. More>>

    Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice. Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
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    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice. More>>

    NC justices uphold ruling leading to utility rates

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    The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers. More>>

    Police: Robbery victim shot in back trying to run away

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    It happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at The Lodge at Mallard Creek on Chelsea Jade Lane. More>>

    Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests Video included

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    As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police... More>>

    Charlotte woman charged in infant's death

    A Charlotte woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her infant son. More>>

    Asheville topless rally moves to visible location

    A topless rally is moving to a new location in Asheville this year that some say will be more visible to tourists and visitors. 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>>

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    • Work underway on Durham civil rights mural

      Work underway on Durham civil rights mural

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:19:26 GMT
      A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history.A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history.
      Durham's civil rights history is going on display on the side of a building.
      Durham's civil rights history is going on display on the side of a building.
    • Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

      Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:00:14 GMT
      Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
      Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
      Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
    • Missing FL teen may be in NC

      Missing FL teen may be in NC

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:04 GMT
      Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
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