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    Hotter to end the weekend

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    After a beautiful start to the weekend, we'll have more sunshine Sunday before the heat, humidity and chance for storms returns Monday.  More>>

    Botched home birth may have caused NC infant death Video included

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    North Carolina authorities say the newborn baby found buried in a suburban Raleigh yard may have bled to death after a botched home delivery. More>>

    Make-A-Wish helps build tree house for Moore Co. girl Video included

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    A Moore County girl has a new place to play thanks to Make-A-Wish of Central North Carolina.


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    Group protests conditions of women's prison in Raleigh

    The protest started in the late afternoon just outside the facility on Bragg Street. The protest started in the late afternoon just outside the facility on Bragg Street.
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    A group protested the conditions of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh saying the facility lacks hot water and air conditioning. More>>

    UNC police investigate armed robbery near Memorial Hall Video included

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    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill police are asking for public's help in identifying two people wanted in connection with an armed robbery Friday night near Memorial Hall. More>>

    175-year-old Hillsborough inn faces demolition Video included

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    A Hillsborough building with 175 years of history could soon come down board by board. More>>

    Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

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    Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government. More>>

    Cary woman describes 'snap reaction' prior to husband's death, murder charge

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    A Cary woman jailed for a year for the death of her husband is out and sharing her side of the story, while documents released by her attorney question the extent of her role in his death. More>>

    Israeli troops raid rocket launching site in Gaza

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    Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early Sunday to... More>>

    Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

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    Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. More>>

    Retired Air Force officer in NC admits to bribery

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    A retired Air Force officer living in North Carolina is admitting he took kickbacks for inside information on contracts for a classified Air Force project and took home documents that could damage national security. More>>

    Feds: Woman sent nude pics of son, 4, to boyfriend

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    A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend. More>>

    Tillis gets $1.6M in 2nd quarter for NC Senate bid

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    Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign says it had its best fundraising quarter to date, yet it was still less than half of what Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan raised during the second quarter. More>>

    Analysis: Lavrov's absence clouds Iran nuke talks

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    Decisions by the foreign ministers of Russia and China to skip talks on Iran's nuclear program this weekend are further denting expectations that the stalled negotiations will produce a deal by July 20. More>>

    Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

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    It's a sign of how much is at stake in next week's runoff election and how narrow the expected margin of success is that a Republican congressional election has devolved into one candidate claiming his Facebook page was hacked to make it look like he was fibbing about his education. More>>

    4 civilians killed in artillery fire in Ukraine

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    Artillery fire killed at least four people in an overnight attack on a residential area in eastern Ukraine, spurring more people to flee the besieged city of Donetsk and its suburbs on Saturday to take their chances... More>>

    Search for Gastonia woman, who faked drowning, tops $50,000

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    Authorities in North Myrtle Beach are still crunching the final numbers, but so far the search for Amy Arrington stands at more than $50,000. More>>

    McCrory appoints new poet laureate for NC

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    Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a new poet laureate for North Carolina. More>>

    Ride-sharing services no longer welcome at RDU Video included

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    Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are no longer welcome at RDU International Airport. More>>

    Fayetteville mayor proposes youth curfew Video included

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    The anti-violence rally in Fayetteville earlier this week prompted Mayor Nat Robertson to think about how he could use policy to reduce violent crime in the city. More>>

    Cary woman pleads guilty in strangling death of husband Video included

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    A Cary woman accused of strangling her husband is now out of jail and on probation. More>>

    Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

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    A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime. More>>

    Rex Hospital lockdown due to threatening phone call Video included

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    Part of the Rex Hospital medical campus was on lockdown Friday because of a threatening phone call, authorities said.


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    Man arrested in June 1 Siler City shooting death

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    The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office charged a 42-year-old man with murder in connection with a fatal shooting June 1 outside Siler City. More>>

    'Supermoon' visible this weekend

    The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) The full moon rises behind statues of angels fixed at the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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    People will be able to experience this summer’s phenomenon known as the “supermoon” this weekend. More>>

    Judge intends to free man in Durham murder misconduct case Video included

    A North Carolina judge is considering bail for a man imprisoned 20 years after a double murder conviction marked by misconduct by Durham police and the prosecutor disbarred after the Duke lacrosse case. More>>

    Final arguments held in hearing on NC voting laws

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    Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that a sweeping overhaul to the state's voting laws will cause irreparable harm if left in place for the November elections. More>>

    NC budget meeting canceled until next week

    Lawmakers debate proposed budgets from the House and Senate. Lawmakers debate proposed budgets from the House and Senate.

    Another public meeting to keep trying to work out differences between the House and Senate on North Carolina's new budget has been scrapped. More>>

    Gay blood drive held in Durham Video included

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    Cities across North Carolina are taking part in a nationwide effort to bring attention to the ban against gay men from donating blood. More>>

    Police ID body found in car in Fayetteville parking lot Video included

    The body of a man was discovered in the back of a 2004 Malibu in a parking lot in Fayetteville Thursday night. The body of a man was discovered in the back of a 2004 Malibu in a parking lot in Fayetteville Thursday night.
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    Fayetteville Police officers are investigating a death after a body was recovered in the back of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Thursday night. More>>

    Home Depot fires dad in Ga. toddler death case

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    The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son's death in a hot SUV. More>>

    NC Commerce division gets grant for job training

    The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions in the state Department of Commerce has received a federal grant to expand its programs to train workers who lost a job in high-demand industries. More>>

    NC police chief offers amnesty for illegal guns

    The police chief in Fayetteville is offering people who possess an illegal firearm to give them up without the threat of legal action. More>>

    Asian restaurant owners targeted in robberies, home invasions Video included

    The owner of New Jumbo China was followed home, robbed and pistol whipped. The owner of New Jumbo China was followed home, robbed and pistol whipped.
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    Crooks behind a string of robberies and violent home invasions in eastern North Carolina are targeting the owners of Asian restaurants, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms and Explosives. More>>

    2 families displaced after Fayetteville apartment fire

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    The Red Cross is assisting two families in Fayetteville after a fire broke out at an apartment at the Stewart Creek Community Thursday. More>>

    Dr. Campbell: EKG screening of high school athletes Video included

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    When a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly drops dead while playing sports, it's tragic and hard to accept. Some estimate that nearly 100 young athletes die every year in the U.S. from a preventable sudden cardiac arrest—if their underlying disorder had been previously identified. More>>

    Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

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    A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was,... More>>

    Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle in Cary

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    A Charlotte-bound train hit an unoccupied vehicle Thursday in Cary, Amtrak confirmed. More>>

    Shooting victim is ex of woman honored at Fayetteville anti-violence rally Video included

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    A man shot this week in Fayetteville was the ex-boyfriend of a woman who was honored at an anti-violence rally just hours earlier. More>>

    Durham police chief says officers not trained to lie to search homes Video included

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    Durham's police chief called a claim by some officers that they lied in order to search a home an "isolated incident." More>>

    Families rally in Raleigh against 'parental alienation' Video included

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    A rally to raise awareness about parental and grandparent alienation was held outside the Wake County courthouse Thursday. More>>

    Common Core compromise bill approved by NC Senate

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    The Senate voted 33-12 in favor of a compromise measure with the House that its top Senate proponent says would repeal Common Core for the state's K-12 standards.
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    Raleigh Powerball winner to fund scholarship with prize money

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    A Raleigh woman who won $2 million in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing said she will dedicate some of her prize money to education. More>>

    • PoliticsMore>>

    • Tillis gets $1.6M in 2nd quarter for NC Senate bid

      Tillis gets $1.6M in 2nd quarter for NC Senate bid

      Saturday, July 12 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:45:18 GMT
      Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign says it had its best fundraising quarter to date, yet it was still less than half of what Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan raised during the second quarter.
      Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign says it had its best fundraising quarter to date, yet it was still less than half of what Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan raised during the second quarter.
    • Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

      Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

      Saturday, July 12 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:22:27 GMT
      It's a sign of how much is at stake in next week's runoff election and how narrow the expected margin of success is that a Republican congressional election has devolved into one candidate claiming his Facebook page was hacked to make it look like he was fibbing about his education.
      It's a sign of how much is at stake in next week's runoff election and how narrow the expected margin of success is that a Republican congressional election has devolved into one candidate claiming his Facebook page was hacked to make it look like he was fibbing about his education.
    • Final arguments held in hearing on NC voting laws

      Final arguments held in hearing on NC voting laws

      Friday, July 11 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:56:13 GMT
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      Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that a sweeping overhaul to the state's voting laws will cause irreparable harm if left in place for the November elections.
      Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that a sweeping overhaul to the state's voting laws will cause irreparable harm if left in place for the November elections.
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    • Orange Co. sheriff cautions buyers, sellers about online scams

      Orange Co. sheriff cautions buyers, sellers about online scams

      Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:25:13 GMT
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      An Orange County man's negative experience on Craigslist is serving as a cautionary tale for consumers looking for that too-good-to-be-true deal.
      An Orange County man's negative experience on Craigslist is serving as a cautionary tale for consumers looking for that too-good-to-be-true deal.
    • Durham is national leader in texting to 911

      Durham is national leader in texting to 911

      Thursday, July 3 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:24:27 GMT
      Texting is a 20-year-old technology; but when factoring in 911, it’s the newest innovation in emergency response.“We average one thousand 911 calls a day,” said James Soukup, director of the Durham Emergency Communications Center.Being a dispatcher is a job where every second counts, and the more ways you can communicate with that operator increases the odds of lives being saved.“It’s here now, and it’s up to the 911 centers to get the technology to be able to use it,” Soukup said. “There are...
      Texting is a 20-year-old technology; but when factoring in 911, it’s the newest innovation in emergency response.“We average one thousand 911 calls a day,” said James Soukup, director of the Durham Emergency Communications Center.Being a dispatcher is a job where every second counts, and the more ways you can communicate with that operator increases the odds of lives being saved.“It’s here now, and it’s up to the 911 centers to get the technology to be able to use it,” Soukup said. “There are...
    • Families take stories of cancer, birth defects to NC lawmakers

      Families take stories of cancer, birth defects to NC lawmakers

      Sunday, June 29 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-06-29 17:34:44 GMT
      Kim Brewer, who lives near Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station, said her daughter Ava was born with Chiari malformation.Kim Brewer, who lives near Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station, said her daughter Ava was born with Chiari malformation.
      Settled just outside Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Salisbury is the town of Dukeville, where families say dozens of people have died from brain tumors.
      Families living near Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station say dozens of people in their neighborhood have died from brain tumors.
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    • Feds: Woman sent nude pics of son, 4, to boyfriend

      Feds: Woman sent nude pics of son, 4, to boyfriend

      Saturday, July 12 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-12 17:07:26 GMT
      A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend.
      A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend.
    • Tillis gets $1.6M in 2nd quarter for NC Senate bid

      Tillis gets $1.6M in 2nd quarter for NC Senate bid

      Saturday, July 12 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:45:18 GMT
      Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign says it had its best fundraising quarter to date, yet it was still less than half of what Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan raised during the second quarter.
      Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign says it had its best fundraising quarter to date, yet it was still less than half of what Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan raised during the second quarter.
    • Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

      Some NC voters face 2nd round of primary elections

      Saturday, July 12 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-12 15:22:27 GMT
      It's a sign of how much is at stake in next week's runoff election and how narrow the expected margin of success is that a Republican congressional election has devolved into one candidate claiming his Facebook page was hacked to make it look like he was fibbing about his education.
      It's a sign of how much is at stake in next week's runoff election and how narrow the expected margin of success is that a Republican congressional election has devolved into one candidate claiming his Facebook page was hacked to make it look like he was fibbing about his education.
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    • Kinston, NC locals say vine resembles Jesus on cross

      Kinston, NC locals say vine resembles Jesus on cross

      Saturday, July 12 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:00:52 GMT
      Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole.Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole.
      Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole."It's very interesting. It does look like Christ on the cross, and even with the crown of thorns on his head," said Rick Vernon, a retired pastor.Vernon admits he's even gone by without noticing it, but does say it could carry a spiritual message for some."Especially for Christians that it reminds them, just the shape of it, and the way that it looks, o...
      Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole."It's very interesting. It does look like Christ on the cross, and even with the crown of thorns on his head," said Rick Vernon, a retired pastor.Vernon admits he's even gone by without noticing it, but does say it could carry a spiritual message for some."Especially for Christians that it reminds them, just the shape of it, and the way that it looks, o...
    • Lemur photobombs sleeping baby picture

      Lemur photobombs sleeping baby picture

      Friday, July 11 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:49:04 GMT
      Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas offers patrons the chance to walk among the animals, but one mom got more than she bargained for.
      Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard, Kansas offers patrons the chance to walk among the animals, but one mom got more than she bargained for.
    • Student records unbelievable sight in ocean

      Student records unbelievable sight in ocean

      Friday, July 11 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:24:00 GMT
      The sight was amazing, and a little spooky. A massive school of anchovy turned the water black just off the coast of La Jolla this week.
      The sight was amazing, and a little spooky. A massive school of anchovy turned the water black just off the coast of La Jolla this week.
    • U.S. & WorldMore>>

    • Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

      Afghan rivals clinch deal, easing political crisis

      Saturday, July 12 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-13 03:37:54 GMT
      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.
      Afghanistan's two rival candidates reached a breakthrough agreement Saturday to a complete audit of their contested presidential election and, whoever the victor, a national unity government.
    • 9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

      9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

      Friday, July 11 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:37:35 GMT
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      A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
      A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
    • Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

      Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

      Friday, July 11 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:43:14 GMT
      A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before the attack and faced previous...
      A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.
    • World Cup 2014More>>

    • Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong

      Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong

      Saturday, July 12 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-07-12 04:15:19 GMT
      Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the eve of the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina this weekend.
      Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the eve of the tournament's final match between Germany and Argentina this weekend.
    • Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

      Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

      Saturday, July 12 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-07-12 04:05:36 GMT
      President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup's final match this weekend, her country has proved doubters of Brazil's ability to organize a big event wrong.
      President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup's final match this weekend, her country has proved doubters of Brazil's ability to organize a big event wrong.
    • ON THIS DAY: Zidane gives France 1st World Cup win

      ON THIS DAY: Zidane gives France 1st World Cup win

      Friday, July 11 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:34:20 GMT
      By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 12 in World Cup history: Zinedine Zidane's headers help France beat subdued Brazil in 1998 home final.
      By PAN PYLAS and ANNE-MARIE BELGRAVE Associated Press On July 12 in World Cup history: Zinedine Zidane's headers help France beat subdued Brazil in 1998 home final.
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    • 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.
    • 175-year-old Hillsborough inn faces demolition

      175-year-old Hillsborough inn faces demolition

      Friday, July 11 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-12 03:36:21 GMT
      A Hillsborough building with 175 years of history could soon come down board by board.
      A Hillsborough building with 175 years of history could soon come down board by board.
    • 9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

      9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

      Friday, July 11 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:37:35 GMT
      Courtesy KWSF FacebookCourtesy KWSF Facebook
      A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
      A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
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    • Public welcome at WNCN's Education Town Hall July 16

      Public welcome at WNCN's Education Town Hall July 16

      Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:27:08 GMT
      WNCN will host an Education Town Hall on July 16 in Raleigh – and you are invited.The live discussion will be at the Burning Coal Theater at 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. The Burning Coal Theater is part of the historic Murphey School in downtown Raleigh.The event will be broadcast live from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and continue live on WNCN.com after 7:30 p.m. However, guests are asked to arrive by 6:15 p.m. The event will include State Superintendent June Atkinson and many members of the House and ...
      WNCN will host an Education Town Hall on July 16 in Raleigh – and you are invited.The live discussion will be at the Burning Coal Theater at 224 Polk Street in Raleigh. The Burning Coal Theater is part of the historic Murphey School in downtown Raleigh.The event will be broadcast live from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and continue live on WNCN.com after 7:30 p.m. However, guests are asked to arrive by 6:15 p.m. The event will include State Superintendent June Atkinson and many members of the House and ...
    • Portion of Cary Pkwy to be closed for railroad crossing improvements

      Portion of Cary Pkwy to be closed for railroad crossing improvements

      Monday, July 7 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:57:59 GMT
      A portion of Cary Pkwy will be closed through mid-August while improvements are made to the railroad crossing at the Old Apex Rd. intersection.
      A portion of Cary Pkwy will be closed through mid-August while improvements are made to the railroad crossing at the Old Apex Rd. intersection.
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