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    Former NC film commissioner expects ‘exodus’ of productions Video included

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    The man who led North Carolina's film office for seven years before leaving his post last month is speaking out for the first time on the future of the industry in the state. More>>

    DA files for death penalty, search warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' death Video included

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    Sharman Howard Odom was indicted two weeks ago by a Catawba County Grand Jury in the death of Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Daniels on June 27. More>>

    Man jumps into woman's car, makes her drive, steals her money but gives her $5 for gas

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    Police say a local woman was traumatized when a man ran into traffic on Statesville Boulevard Wednesday night, jumped into her car and made her drive away. According to the police report, the incident More>>

    Seahawk statue back at UNC-Wilmington

    The Seahawk statue stolen last month has been returned to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. More>>

    Mother says developmentally disabled daughter was attacked on school bus

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    The Union County School District is investigating after a teen's family says she was attacked on a bus heading home from school earlier this week. More>>

    Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

    The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. More>>

    McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

    Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)

    Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. More>>

    EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner

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    Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution. More>>

    Man killed in home invasion in Robeson County

    A Lumberton man has died after struggling with two men who broke into his home. More>>

    Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC) Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC)

    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. More>>

    Judge agrees SBI agent's firing should be upheld

    Former SBI agent Duane Deaver Former SBI agent Duane Deaver
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    An administrative law judge says the state's firing of a state crime lab agent linked to dozens of misreported lab results should be upheld. More>>

    Fire at Charlotte church was intentionally set, investigators say Video included

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    Investigators in Charlotte say they're looking for the arsonist who set a church on fire early Tuesday morning. More>>

    Man who discovered online threat against Charlotte mall speaks out Video included

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    An online publication claimed that an ISIS terrorism supporter issued threats against the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte on Twitter. More>>

    13 NC kids killed since 1999 by drivers passing school buses Video included

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    NC drivers pass stopped school buses every day, violating state laws requiring drivers to yield when a bus's stop arm is extended.
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    Gov. McCrory raises concerns over Coal Ash Commission Video included

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    Gov. Pat McCrory says he'll sign a "coal ash cleanup" bill in response to this year's massive spill, but he says he has strong issues with the legislation.
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    Highway Patrol: Drivers passing stopped school buses is an 'epidemic' Video included

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    The State Highway Patrol is focusing on school bus violators in North Carolina as the traditional school year begins. More>>

    American Legion helps veterans in crisis Video included

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    A spokesperson with the American Legion said after the scandal with the Veterans Administration in May, the organization said they needed to do more than ask people to resign. More>>

    Former mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced in early September Video included

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    The presentence investigation report will detail Cannon's level of cooperation, and any factors the government weighed in his sentencing. More>>

    Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues Video included

    President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV) President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)

    Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust. More>>

    NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

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    DENR moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington. More>>

    UPDATE: Man charged with DWI following school bus accident

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    Officers charged a man with driving while impaired following a school bus accident that sent one student to the hospital early Tuesday.
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    Report: Charlotte pastor hit with additional child sex charges

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    Sixty-four-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was charged two additional felony charges on Tuesday, adding to the 28 original felony charges. More>>

    Asheville man charged after colliding with motorcyclist

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    An Asheville man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with a motorcycle and killed the operator More>>

    DENR warns Duke Energy about coal ash at Sutton plant

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    The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources ahas sent Duke Energy Progress a notice of violation for the Sutton Electric Plant in New Hanover County. More>>

    Charlotte approves incentive deal for Sealed Air

    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.

    Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. 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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