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Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

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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>>

Greenville "Superblock" to bring $200 million to city tax base

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As the first of several new businesses open in Greenville's "Superblock," local business owners are expecting the project to bring jobs and millions to the city's tax base. More>>

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>>

Heavy Downpours Possible This Evening Video included

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Rain chances remain above normal for much of the work week.
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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>>

New group forms in fight to get Vidant Pungo Hospital re-opened Video included

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It's now been 3 weeks since Vidant Pungo Hospital shut its doors. More>>

Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus

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>>

Belhaven mayor meets with Va. gov as walk to D.C. continues Video included

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Belhaven mayor Adam O'Neal made a stop at the Virginia governor's mansion in Richmond on Tuesday, as his walk to Washington D.C. continues. More>>

Pitt County deputies charge men in sweepstakes bust

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Deputies say they've charged three men in a Pitt County sweepstakes bust. More>>

Suspect wanted in Dover vehicle theft

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Deputies want your help to identify the suspect in a motor vehicle theft. More>>

Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

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>>

Tropical depression moving westward across Atlantic

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A tropical depression moving west across the Atlantic is expected to fall apart over the next few days.
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New Bern police looking for runaway

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Police in New Bern need the public’s help to find a runaway juvenile. More>>

Columbia men charged in Monday robbery

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Deputies say they’ve arrested two men for robbing a man at a Columbia intersection. More>>

Mother of infant found buried at home charged

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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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Armed robbers hit Jacksonville internet cafe

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Deputies say they’re investigating an armed robbery. More>>

East Carolina Athletics, WNCT-TV Announce Television Partnership Video included

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The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner IMG College, have agreed to terms with WNCT-TV on a three-year contract which will re-establish a broadcast relationship dating back to 1989 and enable the region's CBS affiliate to regain its standing as the "Official Station of the Pirates." More>>

SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

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Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park. More>>

Red Cross in urgent need of blood donors Video included

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The American Red Cross reports blood donations are down approximately 8% over the last 11 weeks. More>>

Greenville attorney found guilty of 35 misconduct violations

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David Sutton went before the North Carolina State Bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission.  More>>

Two people arrested multiple drug offenses in Beaufort County

Richard Brown and Brandi McMillen were arrested in Beaufort County for multiple drug offenses. Richard Brown and Brandi McMillen were arrested in Beaufort County for multiple drug offenses.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a man and a woman on Friday for multiple drug crimes. The sheriff's office said Brandi McMillen, 39, and Richard Brown, 40, were arrested after selling investigators Oxycodone following an investigation. More>>

Beaufort County man arrested for selling cocaine to undercover deputies

Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego was arrested for selling cocaine. Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego was arrested for selling cocaine.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested a man on Monday for attempting to sell cocaine. The sheriff's office said Wilbert O'Neal, Jr., 31, of Pantego, sold cocaine to investigators. 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>>

Beaufort County man arrested for trafficking opiates

Christopher George Furman of Blounts Creek is arrested by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office for trafficking opiates. Christopher George Furman of Blounts Creek is arrested by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office for trafficking opiates.
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Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a man for trafficking opiates on Friday. The sheriff's office arrested Christopher Furman, 42, of Blounts Creek after serving him with warrants following a traffic stop. 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>>

Carteret couple charged after stabbing each other during fight

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A Carteret County couple is facing charges after deputies say the two stabbed each other during a fight. More>>

Dare County Sheriff's office warns of phone scam

Dare County Sheriff's office warns of phone scam Video included

Phone Scam Phone Scam
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The Dare County Sheriff's office is warning the public about a new scamming strategy using caller ID spoofing technology More>>

Deputies: Duplin County man charged with attempted murder after setting fire

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A Magnolia man is facing attempted first degree murder charges after deputies say he set a home on fire with a resident still inside. More>>

Pitt Commissioners approve merit bonuses for employees

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County Manager Scott Elliott recommended the county use $171,450 in state reimbursements to offer county employees the $150 bonus. More>>

Craven County sees economic stimulus with Minges expansion Video included

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Craven County is getting a major economic stimulus as Minges Bottling Group will build a new, expanded New Bern facility at Craven County Industrial Park. More>>

Tips for rental car insurance

Tips for rental car insurance

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Rental car insurance may be extra confusing this summer travel season. 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>>

Graduate students hold book drive for Belvoir Elementary School Video included

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East Carolina University graduate students are helping a local elementary school promote literacy.
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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>>

McCrory judicial choice once reprimanded by NC Bar

A new District Court judge appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory was previously reprimanded for professional misconduct by the North Carolina State Bar. More>>

Prosecutor: hearing in UNC agents case on hold Video included

This week's scheduled hearing for five people charged with violating North Carolina's sports agent law by providing benefits to former Tar Heels football players has been postponed. More>>

Teachers get creative to fund classroom needs Video included

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A Havelock teacher is taking action when it comes to getting money for her classroom.
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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>>

Wildlife officials warn of black bears in the east Video included

Black bear seen Sunday in Winterville Black bear seen Sunday in Winterville
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After several recent sightings, NC Wildlife officials are asking people to be on alert for black bears. Sunday a mother bear and her cubs climbed a tree in Winterville. More>>

Push to grow Community Watch in Washington Video included

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The Washington Police Department is going back to the basics. In the last seven months they've jump started five community watch programs.  More>>

North State stays alive in State Little League Tournament Video included

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North State beat South Durham 10-5 on Monday to stay alive in the North Carolina State Little League tournament at Elm Street Park. 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>>

Deputies looking for missing teen in Carteret and Craven Counties

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The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing juvenile. Deputies tell 9 On Your Side, Phillip Cody Jones, 16, was last seen at 409 Plantation Drive in River Bend. More>>

Camp Lejeune Marines, sailors to conduct pre-deployment exercises in Virginia

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Residents in Southside and central Virginia could see military aircraft and ground vehicles through July 30th as Marines and sailors prepare for a deployment later this year. More>>

Duplin County deputies searching for missing teens from Rose Hill area

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According to the Duplin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, The Duplin County Sheriff's Office is looking for two female undisciplined juvenile runaways from the Rose Hill area. More>>

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>>

Craven County investigator awarded Badge of Courage Video included

Craven County investigator, Mike Sawyer, is awarded with the Badge of courage. Craven County investigator, Mike Sawyer, is awarded with the Badge of courage.
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An investigator with the Craven County Sheriff's Office was awarded with a Badge of Courage on Monday for saving a child left unattended in a vehicle from potential heatstroke. 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>>

Car hits bear in Craven County

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Highway Patrol troopers responded to an accident involving a bear Sunday night. More>>

Martin County man wanted after community complaints lead to drug bust

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Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office tell 9 On Your Side that tips from concerned citizens led them to a drug bust. Now they need your help finding a man. More>>

"Swinging for Shwachman" raises money, awareness for SDS Video included

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East Carolina linebacker coach Duane Price and his wife Becca hosted the first ever "Swinging for Shwachman" event to raise money and awareness for a syndrome that their 11 year old son, Chilton suffers from. More>>

Deputies arrest suspect in fatal La Grange shooting Video included

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Lenoir County deputies have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with a murder last week in La Grange. More>>

Greenville man facing statutory rape charges due in court Monday Video included

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A Greenville man is under arrest after the Pitt County Sheriff's Office said he sexually assaulted an underage girl. More>>

Jones County: Marine charged after Saturday night road rage incident

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Deputies say a marine is facing several charges after repeatedly ramming his vehicle into another vehicle Saturday night in Jones County. More>>

Pitt County social clubs hold rally to end violence Video included

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Pitt County community groups and social clubs held a rally Sunday evening at C.M. Eppes Recreational Center demanding an end to violence. More>>

Coast Guard medevacs woman near Atlantic Beach

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The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman Sunday about 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach. More>>

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>>

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