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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.

Reward offered in Holly Springs McDonald's employee kidnapping

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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>>

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

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A Texas school district is once again holding a job fair for teachers in Raleigh. 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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Is minimum wage enough? Video included

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The push for a higher minimum wage gets a boost from a nationwide campaign. It is called, “Live the Wage.” In the span of a week, elected officials and community leaders vow to live off $77. More>>

Pedestrian hit, killed by truck on S. Saunders St. Video included

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 one person is dead after a truck hit a pedestrian Tuesday night in the area of South Saunders Street and Pecan Road in Raleigh.
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Special honor for troubled state crime lab

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North Carolina’s crime lab is now the only system in the country to obtain dual international accreditation.   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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McCrory signs bills on Common Core, health care

Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)
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Gov. Pat McCrory signed several bills Tuesday, including one abolishing Common Core in North Carolina and another that was sponsored by the late Dr. Jim Fulghum of Wake County. More>>

Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus Video included

Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. More>>

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River Video included

North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February. More>>

Food trucks feed the hungry at Durham Rescue Mission Video included

Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there. Four different food trucks gathered at the Durham Rescue Mission Tuesday to give free lunches to the men staying there.
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Food truck owners in Durham are giving back through what they're calling a "Pay It Forward" lunch. More>>

Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. More>>

Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds Video included

A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job. More>>

Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

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Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-... More>>

Community rallies to stop move of Franklin Co. principal Video included

Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school.
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Parents, students and teachers protested a decision to move the Terrell Lane Middle School principal to another school. More>>

AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

Parts of Durham once again flood as business owner looks for relief Video included

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Several inches of rain created flooding in parts of Durham on Monday. More>>

NC police chiefs in Wilmington for conference

NC police chiefs in Wilmington for conference Video included

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North Carolina police chiefs are down in Wilmington for a conference. More>>

NC pension changes near final legislative approval

The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing changes to North Carolina's government retirement system in part to prevent the system from having to pay for some large pension spikes for high-income workers. More>>

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate Video included

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall. More>>

Garner baseball team needs donations to make 'once in a lifetime' trip Video included

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A youth baseball team in Garner needs financial help to make a historic trip. More>>

Program looks to help children of fallen service members Video included

The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program. The children of fallen service members learn survival skills through the Gold Star Teen Adventures program.
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A summer program aims to help teens who have lost a parent in the line of duty. More>>

The sky is the limit for private UAV users Video included

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With unmanned aerial vehicles becoming more affordable, more people are taking to the skies but what do you need to know before taking flight? More>>

Sharks in the sound: researchers study aims to ease fears Video included

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Millions of people enjoy North Carolina waters every year. But few of those people stop to think what they may be swimming in. More>>

1 dead, 1 injured in New Hope Rd. crash

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A truck ran off New Hope Road in Raleigh early Monday leaving the driver dead and the passenger injured, according to authorities.
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NC Rep. Fulghum dies after cancer diagnosis

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State Rep. Jim Fulghum has died, weeks after announcing he was being treated for cancer. Molly Fulghum Heintz says her father died at his Raleigh home on Saturday evening. More>>

Senator Hagan and Speaker Tillis agree on dates for two debates

Two dates have been set for debates between Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis. Two dates have been set for debates between Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis.
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Senator Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis have agreed on three debates and have now set the dates for two of them.Democratic incumbent, Kay Hagan, will defend her seat against Republican Thom Tillis during the upcoming mid-term elections in November. More>>

Investigators identify 2 men found dead inside Fuquay-Varina house Video included

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Two bodies were found inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

Duke intervention program aims to help obese women Video included

A study conducted at the Duke Global Health Institute shows a weight management program reduced depression in African-American women. A study conducted at the Duke Global Health Institute shows a weight management program reduced depression in African-American women.
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A study conducted at the Duke Global Health Institute shows a weight management program reduced depression in African-American women.
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2-year-old boy hit by car in Pender County, dies

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Authorities are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed in Pender County. More>>

Wake Co. Rep. Jim Fulghum dies following cancer diagnosis Video included

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The daughter of Rep. Jim Fulghum says the lawmaker died Saturday, just weeks after he withdrew from his state Senate campaign.
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NC teacher assistants' future key in budget talks Video included

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
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The most high-profile fight between the House and Senate in extended North Carolina budget negotiations is over how large they want teacher pay increases to be.
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Man stabbed to death in downtown Clayton Video included

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Police arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing Saturday night in Clayton.
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AIDS researcher killed on Malaysian flight remembered by Duke colleague Video included

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Joep Lange, a former president of the International AIDS Society, visited Duke last month. He died in Ukraine Thursday. More>>

Deployment delayed for Fort Bragg troops Video included

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Nearly 70 Fort Bragg troopers captured memories and hugs with their families as they prepared for deployment to Afghanistan Saturday morning until they learned their deployment was delayed.


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Man's body found near Fayetteville Street in Raleigh Video included

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Raleigh police said a body was found Friday near the intersection of Fayetteville and Bragg streets. More>>

NC lottery director says there is room for growth Video included

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As North Carolina's Education Lottery has grown, so have the demands on its revenue.
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Raleigh police make arrest in 1971 murder

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Raleigh police arrested a man in connection with an October 1971 murder on E. Bragg Street. More>>

Durham construction workers receive paychecks, questions remain Video included

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After more than a month of waiting, some construction workers in Durham have their paychecks, as WNCN uncovers new information about the company's owner. More>>

Carolinas opinion mixed on offshore drilling

Opinions are mixed in the Carolinas to the Obama administration decision opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore energy exploration. More>>

Ex-NC chief pleads guilty after investigation

The former police chief of Boiling Spring Lakes has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an investigation involving his son, who is a convicted felon. More>>

NC man accused of threatening to kill girlfriend

Deputies in Cumberland County have arrested a Fayetteville man after investigators say he set fire to his girlfriend's bed while she was lying in it. More>>

Fort Bragg airman killed in exercise identified

Officials at Fort Bragg have identified the airman who died after he was run over by a government vehicle during an Air Force training exercise. More>>

Deal keeping former Cambridge Arms apartments open gets mixed reactions Video included

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An agreement that will allow a notorious apartment complex in Fayetteville to remain in business is getting mixed reactions. More>>

Police: Fayetteville man set fire to bed of sleeping girlfriend

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Michael Dwan Hall, Jr. of Fayetteville is charged with trying to set fire to his girlfriend's bed while she slept. More>>

NC health officials urge vigilance for mosquitoes Video included

Health officials in North Carolina want residents to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquito bites after Florida announced its first two locally acquired cases of chikungunya. More>>

NC declines Raleigh offer for Dix property

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The State of North Carolina has declined the city of Raleigh's $45 million offer for Dorothea Dix property, the state said in a letter. More>>

Siler City man arrested with 8.5 pounds of pot

Police say Wilber Harden Foster Jr. was found to be in possession of 8.5 pounds of marijuana. Police say Wilber Harden Foster Jr. was found to be in possession of 8.5 pounds of marijuana.
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Police arrested a 62-year-old Siler City man Thursday after he was found to be in possession of about 8.5 pounds of marijuana. More>>

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