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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>>

    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>>

    UNC files petition to move Willingham case 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>>

    Police: Man found dead in military uniform was Ft. Bragg soldier

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    Fayetteville police said Thursday that a man in a military uniform who was found shot and killed Wednesday was a soldier at Fort Bragg. 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 Video included

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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>>

    Audit: Medicaid's NCTracks fails to meet milestones

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    An audit raises further questions about North Carolina’s Medicaid payment system. More>>

    1 arrested, 1 sought in Spring Lake murder

    Police have charged Shante Nicole Ellis, 25, with felony conspiracy in the death of McLean. Police have charged Shante Nicole Ellis, 25, with felony conspiracy in the death of McLean.
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    The Spring Lake Police Department has arrested one person, and continues to search for a second suspect, in connection with the July 19 murder of Carey Terrelle McLean. 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    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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    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>>

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    • Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

      Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:57:13 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 41 people and leaving about 100 missing...
    • 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.
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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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