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    Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

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    Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

    Thursday cold front brings storms, little less heat

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    90s returned to most of central North Carolina Wednesday, but a cold front will help drop temperatures and more heavy rain Thursday. More>>

    Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon

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    A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. More>>

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

    Durham mom hopes 2 job offers help her get kids back Video included

    Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help. Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help.
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    A Durham mother who lost custody of her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist received good news Wednesday that may help her get her kids back.
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    Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

    Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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    Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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    A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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    Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

    WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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    Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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    Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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    The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

    Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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    Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

    2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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    Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

    Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St. Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
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    Police say a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

    Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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    Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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    Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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    Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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    Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

    The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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    About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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    No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

    Fayetteville man charged with attempted murder in July 19 shooting

    Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting. Fayetteville police are looking for Kevin Bruton in connection with a July 19 shooting.
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    The Fayetteville Police Department as identified a suspect in connection with a July 19 shooting in the 800 block of Bedrock Drive. More>>

    Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

    Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters. Sealed Air Corp. is moving nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters.
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    North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. More>>

    NC man found dead on front steps of home

    Homicide investigators in Lumberton are looking into the death of a man who was found on the front steps of his home. More>>

    Reward offered in Holly Springs McDonald's employee kidnapping

    Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it. Police say an employee of a McDonald's in Holly Spring was kidnapped from her home early Wednesday morning and forced to return to the restaurant so the suspect could rob it.
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    Raleigh police are offering a reward leading to an arrest in connection with a July 2 robbery attempt and kidnapping of a Holly Springs McDonald’s employee. More>>

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

    10 confirmed cases of chikungunya in NC

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    A 10th case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken people for weeks as been confirmed in North Carolina. More>>

    Veterans group schedules convention in Asheville

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    A national veterans group calling for peace at home and overseas is bringing its message to Asheville for its annual convention. More>>

    NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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    A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades. More>>

    Dr. Campbell - New study suggests that we can delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease Video included

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    Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can be quite devastating to both patient and families. Today in the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. More>>

    Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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    A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

    Fayetteville agencies join forces to help human trafficking victim Video included

    Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize. Sgt. Kellie Berg says human trafficking is more common than many people realize.
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    A woman who was forced into prostitution in Fayetteville is getting help, and her story is both an example of how Fayetteville can help trafficking victims and how the city could still improve.
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    Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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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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    Vance Co. baptist church destroyed in fire

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    A church in Henderson is a total loss after fire fighters say is caught fire Tuesday evening. More>>

    Durham student excels in school while caring for mom Video included

    Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance. Kayla Kinard's mother was hospitalized on her prom night, but her mother still pushed her to go to the dance.
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    Durham's Kayla Kinard manages to excel in school while caring for her ailing mother.
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    • NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

      NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:11:02 GMT
      A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades.
      A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades.
    • NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

      NC counties see sales tax changes in Senate bill

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:46:55 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.

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    • US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

      US job-training review emphasizes data, employers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:40:36 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.
      As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.
    • 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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    • Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

      Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:44:25 GMT
      Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
      Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
    • 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.
    • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
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