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    NC WEATHER: Heat, humidity return, stay for Labor Day

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    Heat and more humidity will be around for the Labor Day weekend.  A couple of showers or storms will also be possible as we head into next week including Labor Day. 

    With a stationary front hanging around central North Carolina today, skies will be cloudy to partly sunny.  T

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    Creedmoor family grateful after plane misses home Video included

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    One person was injured in a small plane crash in Granville County near the Wake County line late Thursday night. More>>

    New VA secretary recruits doctors, nurses at Duke Video included

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, in a discussion Friday morning at Duke, addressed the problems in the VA that have raised concerns among many American veterans. More>>

    NASCAR's Stewart expresses sadness, pain over death at track Video included

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    NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever." More>>

    Gas prices down, travel up as Labor Day weekend begins

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    Look for busy roads, and lower gas prices, this weekend as North Carolinians enjoy the Labor Day weekend. More>>

    Durham's Hillside High kicks off WNCN Blitz pep rallies Video included

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    For the upcoming high school football season, WNCN Blitz is kicking off its Friday morning pep rallies at Hillside High School in Durham. More>>

    SC woman pleads guilty in Wake Forest kidnapping plot

    Frank Janssen was kidnapped from his Wake Forest home on April 5. Frank Janssen was kidnapped from his Wake Forest home on April 5.

    A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father. More>>

    Man claiming to be Spring Lake sexual assault suspect offers alibi Video included

    Nathan L. Cooley Nathan L. Cooley
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    The suspect in a Spring Lake child sexual assault case failed to turn himself in on Thursday. More>>

    Durham road where child killed concerns neighbors Video included

    Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive. Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive.
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    The DOT reports eight pedestrians have been hit in seven different crashes on Dearborn Drive in Durham since the start of 2009. More>>

    Spring Lake murder suspect arrested, 2nd sought

    Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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    Police arrested one of two men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Spring Lake man. More>>

    Road where child killed has 'appropriate' speed limit, DOT says

    Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive. Jeri Dee Quick, 4, ran into the road and into the path of an oncoming car in the 3500 block of Dearborn Drive.
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    The N.C. DOT says the speed limit is "appropriate" along the stretch of road where a 4-year-old was killed by a car earlier this week. More>>

    Fuquay-Varina bond rating improved to AAA

    Mayor Byrne Mayor Byrne
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    Fuquay-Varina said Standard Poor's, a top credit rating agency, has upgraded the town's credit rating from AA to AAA. More>>

    Performance Fiber in Chatham County closing

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    ?Performance Fiber, a leading producer of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, in Chatham County is closing. More>>

    Family seeks help locating missing Fayetteville man

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    A Fayetteville family is asking for the public's help in locating their missing relative. More>>

    Jury awards $500K in NC man's stun gun death

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    A jury has awarded half a million dollars to the family of a man who died after Charlotte police used a stun gun on him. More>>

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    • Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

      Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:13:38 GMT
      A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
      A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
    • Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

      Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:11:43 GMT
      House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
      House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
    • Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

      Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:44:36 GMT
      The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
      The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
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    • A look back at Hurricane Katrina, 50 photos

      A look back at Hurricane Katrina, 50 photos

      For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where they
      Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
    • Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

      Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

      Friday, August 29 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:52:20 GMT
      Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
      Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.
    • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

      Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

      Friday, August 29 2014 5:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 09:32:09 GMT
      Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
      Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
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