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Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline

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Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. More>>

Paratrooper meets daughter as Fort Bragg soldiers return Video included

Families wait at Fort Bragg for the return of paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry. (Brandon Herring, WNCN) Families wait at Fort Bragg for the return of paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry. (Brandon Herring, WNCN)
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More than 100 paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg returned from Afghanistan Monday afternoon.

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Michael Brown forum at Duke stirs emotions Video included

Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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Duke University professors lead a panel discussion about race, the role of police and how social media coverage of street protests in Ferguson Missouri shaped the Michael Brown shooting death story. More>>

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid Video included

North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb but still lost out to a Texas... More>>

Spring Lake registered sex offender who claims innocence due in court Video included

Nathan Cooley turns himself in on child sex charges. Nathan Cooley turns himself in on child sex charges.
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A registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Spring Lake is expected in court Tuesday afternoon. More>>

2 men in prison for 30 years seek new trial in NC

Half brothers who have spent 30 years in prison for the killing and rape of an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina are asking to be released. More>>

Trooper injured in crash on Lake Wheeler Rd. during vehicle pursuit

Officials respond to the scene of a crash involving a Highway Patrol trooper. Officials respond to the scene of a crash involving a Highway Patrol trooper.
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A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was injured Monday in a single-car accident on Lake Wheeler Road. More>>

Union, NAACP plan 3 Labor Day rallies across NC Video included

Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day. More>>

What's happening to Common Core in NC? Video included

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The General Assembly passed a law this summer opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. More>>

2 killed after train hits car in Wake County Video included

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Authorities say two people have died after their car was struck by a freight train in Wake County. More>>

Beach goers reminded to keep it clean over holiday weekend Video included

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As we head into the Labor Day weekend and most of us head to the beach, we're reminded to keep it clean while enjoying the sand and sun. More>>

Week of protests wraps up at NC Capitol

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About 150 people gathered to march around North Carolina's Capitol as a coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wraps up a week of demonstrations. More>>

Spring Lake police still seeking man in sex assault case Video included

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Spring Lake police are continuing to search for a registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. More>>

Spring Lake murder suspect arrested, 2nd sought

Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shaquan Parker was arrested at Victory Chapel Church located at 409 N. Bragg Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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Police arrested one of two men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Spring Lake man. More>>

Seahawk statue back at UNC-Wilmington

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

Man claiming to be wanted Spring Lake sex offender claims innocence Video included

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A man claiming to be a wanted Spring Lake registered sex offender called WNCN Wednesday saying he was innocent of recent sexual assault accusations. More>>

1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

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An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season. More>>

EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner Video included

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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>>

Appeal by soldier convicted of murder to be heard Video included

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The soldier convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of two soldiers in Kuwait will get to appeal the verdict in a military court this fall. More>>

Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

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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>>

Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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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. More>>

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots Video included

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Health officials recommend everyone gets vaccinated as early as September.  More>>

4 UNC players suspended over 'violations of team policy' Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place. More>>

Cary woman accused of lying to police in nurse's murder Video included

Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary. Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.
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A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week. More>>

Fayetteville man charged with cutting off roommate's ear with butcher knife

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Deputies say a Fayetteville man has been charged with maiming after he cut off part of his roommate's ear Tuesday night. More>>

Anti-abortion groups to rally at Hagan's office

Anti-abortion leaders are planning a rally outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office in Charlotte to highlight her position on proposed abortion legislation. More>>

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

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Same-sex couples who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban say it's past time for them to have the same privileges as traditional married couples. More>>

Durham teen charged in Aug. 9 murder

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A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting of a man in Durham. More>>

K9 to Sniff Out Explosives at Buncombe Co. Schools

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The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office introduced its new K9 officer today. Sampson is the first police dog in the entire country to be trained in Person Borne weapons and explosive detection. He'll use this training in a school setting. More>>

Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

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The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ... More>>

Flags at half-staff honoring first African-American commander of Highway Patrol Video included

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Governor McCrory issued a flag order in effect for Wednesday, August 27 lowering all North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of the late Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr. with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week Video included

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge.
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NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials are moving to fine Duke Energy over groundwater pollution leeching for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington. More>>

Judge: No timeline in 'modern' Oakwood home decision Video included

Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood. Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood.
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The fate of a contemporary home under construction in an historic downtown Raleigh neighborhood is in now in the hands of a judge. More>>

Michael Brown shooting sparks interest in body cameras for NC police forces Video included

Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Fayetteville officials raising awareness about human trafficking Video included

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Fayetteville and Cumberland County held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking in the area. More>>

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  • The alligator weighed 756 pounds and was 13 feet 1 3/4 inches long. It's belly girth and tail girth was 67 1/4 inches and 45 1/2 inches, respectively, according to a press release.

    Heavy Gator Tips Scales to Break MS Weight Record

    Heavy Gator Tips Scales to Break MS Weight Record

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:53:33 GMT
    If you'd like to teach this reporter a thing or two about gator hunting or you just want to give a comment, call 601-664-8839.Tipping the scales at 756 pounds, a Mississippi gator sets a new state record.On Saturday at 12:40 pm, MDWFP officials certified a new record weight for a male alligator taken by a hunter.The alligator was taken by permit holder, Robert Mahaffey of Brandon and his two assistants, according to a press release.It was harvested from an area of the Mississippi River in the...
    If you'd like to teach this reporter a thing or two about gator hunting or you just want to give a comment, call 601-664-8839.Tipping the scales at 756 pounds, a Mississippi gator sets a new state record.On Saturday at 12:40 pm, MDWFP officials certified a new record weight for a male alligator taken by a hunter.The alligator was taken by permit holder, Robert Mahaffey of Brandon and his two assistants, according to a press release.It was harvested from an area of the Mississippi River in the...
  • Sheriff: man used "Street Chat" app to threaten to kill a child in Unicoi County school

    Sheriff: man used "Street Chat" app to threaten to kill a child in Unicoi County school

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:43:57 GMT
    A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday.    Sheriff Mike Hensley said the "adult Hispanic male" used the new app "Street Chat."A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday. Sheriff Mike Hensley said the "adult Hispanic male" used the new app "Street Chat."
    A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday. Sheriff Mike Hensley said the man used the new app "Street Chat."Sheriff Mike Hensley said his department made the arrest with the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after a day-long investigation.
    A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday. Sheriff Mike Hensley said the man used the new app "Street Chat."Sheriff Mike Hensley said his department made the arrest with the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after a day-long investigation.
  • Man Stabs Pitbull Inside Pet Store

    Man Stabs Pitbull Inside Pet Store

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:45:58 GMT
    Police are investigating the stabbing of a pit bull inside a PetSmart Sunday.

    Police are investigating the stabbing of a pit bull inside a PetSmart Sunday.

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