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    Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

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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>>

    Humidity, rain stick around NC until Thursday cold front

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    After a damp and humid Monday, today will be more of the same.  Hot weather will arrive tomorrow and be around until a cold front moves through late Thursday.

    A stationary front that help produce areas of heavy rain yesterday will start to dissolve today
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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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    Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. 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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    13 headstones, including historic 'Slave' stone, vandalized in Gaston Co. cemetery Video included

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    Thirteen headstones, including a historic one marking the last slave born in Gaston County, were damaged on Friday night, police say. More>>

    NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

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    Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot. More>>

    Spring Lake homicide marks return to full authority for police Video included

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    The shooting death of Cary McLean in Spring Lake on Saturday is the first homicide in seven years that the town's police force has had the authority to investigate on its own. More>>

    NC Senate to debate Medicaid reform Tuesday Video included

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    North Carolina lawmakers plan to discuss Medicaid reform when the Senate convenes Tuesday. More>>

    Program looks to help children of fallen service members Video included

    The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program. The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program.
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    A summer program aims to help teens who have lost a parent in the line of duty. More>>

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    • Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

      Texas school district continues to poach NC teachers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:14:13 GMT
      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.
      The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina.
      The Houston Independent School District in Texas is once again poaching teachers from North Carolina.
    • The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day

      The Clueless Chick: National Hot Dog Day

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:00:20 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal

      Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:28:15 GMT
      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.
      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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    • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

      US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:11:19 GMT
      A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.
      A six-month review of federal job-training programs concludes that the government needs to better engage U.S. employers, improve the use of data, and boost apprenticeship programs so workers can earn while they train.
    • Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

      Mexican billionaire says 3-day work week would make us healthier

      Monday, July 21 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:37:44 GMT
      One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week.
      One of the richest men in the world believes we all work too much and we should be working only three days a week.
    • Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

      Obama calls for immediate access to crash site

      Monday, July 21 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:00:27 GMT
      President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week.
      President Barack Obama is calling for international investigators to have "immediate and full access" to the site in eastern Ukraine, where a passenger jet was shot down last week.
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    • Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief

      Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:20:30 GMT
      Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday.
      Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday.
    • 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.
    • Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay

      Durham worker says he was let go after receiving back pay

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:32:25 GMT
      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.
      A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive.
      A Durham man said he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he'd waited six weeks to receive.
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