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    Mother of infant found buried at home charged

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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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    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>>

    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>>

    Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

    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>>

    Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel

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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>>

    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>>

    State: Ex-Tarboro town manager used funds inappropriately

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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

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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

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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

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:23:20 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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