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    Man charged in murder of 7-year-old Wilson boy

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    Wilson Police said Thursday they have arrested a man and charged him with murder in the case of a 7-year-old boy who was shot and killed in his home. More>>

    Raleigh family needs help paying for 8-year-old's funeral

    Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh. Jahlen Williams, 8, died Wednesday after being hit by a car Monday in Raleigh.
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    The family of an 8-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh earlier this week needs help paying for the child’s funeral. More>>

    Deputy wounded in shootout recovering in Fayetteville hospital

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    The deputy who was shot in the torso during the gun battle Wednesday remains at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where is sedated and in stable condition. More>>

    Vigil held to remember UNC professor killed near campus Video included

    Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC. Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC.
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    As many as a dozen organizations in the Chapel Hill Chinese community played a role in a vigil Wednesday night for a slain UNC professor. More>>

    Rain, humidity returning to NC for the start of August

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    Higher humidity and rain will return to the forecast for central North Carolina this weekend. More>>

    Willingham files petition to move case against UNC to federal court

    Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels. Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels.
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    A former academic specialist at UNC is asking that her lawsuit against the university be moved to federal court. More>>

    Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC Video included

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    Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

    Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget Video included

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    Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
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    Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death Video included

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    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
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    Man, grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired at home Video included

    Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville. Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville.
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    Three people were killed, including the suspected gunman, when a man fired more than 90 rounds at a home just outside of Fayetteville. More>>

    1 killed in Ray Road shooting in Harnett County

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    The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of Ray Road. More>>

    NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

    North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections. More>>

    Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game Video included

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    A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly. More>>

    More swimming advisories due to bacteria posted at some NC beaches

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    Advisories against swimming are in effect at two ocean-side sites and one sound-side site in Carteret County due to high bacteria levels. More>>

    NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

    North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state. More>>

    Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

    Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month. More>>

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

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    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

    Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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    A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

    Jamie Parsons on parents' arrest: 'Momma knew they were coming' Video included

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    Federal agents picked up the couple around 6 a.m. and drove them to a federal courthouse in Winston-Salem where they will face fraud charges.
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    House approves VA health care overhaul

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    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

    US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

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    A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. More>>

    NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

    North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. More>>

    Ex-sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

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    A former Navy sailor has pleaded guilty to crossing state lines for sex trafficking of a child. More>>

    NC Senate signs off on farm bill

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    The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms. More>>

    Son of American Ebola patient says mom is 'fighting through,' dad remains healthy

    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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    The son of a Charlotte missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease. More>>

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

    Starbucks making good on pledge to hire veterans Video included

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    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops. More>>

    Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed) Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)
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    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
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    • Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game

      Hundreds of teens have died playing this old but popular game

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:53:25 GMT
      A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly.
      A troubling and alarming old game has resurfaced on social media. Teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly.
    • Former aide to Prince Philip charged in sex case

      Former aide to Prince Philip charged in sex case

      Thursday, July 31 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:56:45 GMT
      Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s.
      Prosecutors have charged a former aide to Prince Philip with three indecent assaults against a young girl in the early 1970s.
    • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

      Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 30 dead

      Thursday, July 31 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:28:51 GMT
      Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and...
      Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100 missing...
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    • Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

      Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

      Thursday, July 31 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:40:13 GMT
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
    • Ax flies from truck, smashes car windshield

      Ax flies from truck, smashes car windshield

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:00:15 GMT

      A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper’s truck. 

      A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper’s truck. 

    • CAUGHT ON CAM: Couple nearly hit by lightning bolt in Mexico

      CAUGHT ON CAM: Couple nearly hit by lightning bolt in Mexico

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:49:14 GMT
      They stopped swimming for a few minutes to take a selfie when suddenly a bolt of lightning strikes behind them.
      They stopped swimming for a few minutes to take a selfie when suddenly a bolt of lightning strikes behind them.
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    • 2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      2 teens from NC makes USA baseball roster

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:29:17 GMT
      Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.Creedmoor’s Justin Bullock also faced setbacks in order to make the roster.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
      Two North Carolina natives have the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the U.S.A. national team.
    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:14:50 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
    • Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Canes captain has surgery to fix muscle injury

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:21:02 GMT
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
      The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp.
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    • Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

      Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

      Thursday, July 31 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:40:13 GMT
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
      Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
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