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Dr. Campbell: New drug may be heart health game changer

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A new drug may reduce risk for death in congestive heart failure (CHF) and many scientists consider this to be a blockbuster game changing therapy.

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15-year-old hit by car on Raleigh Blvd. Video included

Police respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on Raleigh Boulevard. Police respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on Raleigh Boulevard.
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A teenager was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on Raleigh Boulevard.

Woman charged with murder after stabbing man in neck

Jakeya Karynne Davis, 34, of Durham, is charged with murder in the death of Marcus Anthony Keith. Jakeya Karynne Davis, 34, of Durham, is charged with murder in the death of Marcus Anthony Keith.
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Police say a Durham man was stabbed to death Saturday during what appears to have been an argument.

Families of NICU patients reunited with life-saving doctors Video included

UNC mascot Ramses holds a former NICU patient at the North Carolina Children's Hospital. UNC mascot Ramses holds a former NICU patient at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
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Former patients of UNC Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were reunited Sunday with the doctors and nurses who cared for them.

Disabled participates get a helping hand to finish Canes 5k Video included

Volunteers with Ainsley's Angles help disabled participants finish the Canes 5k. Volunteers with Ainsley's Angles help disabled participants finish the Canes 5k.
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Volunteers with Ainsley's Angels helped more than a dozen people with various disabilities complete the second annual Canes 5k race.

'Hard-working' neighbor killed in Sanford house fire Video included

Work boots sit outside the charred home of Jack Rollins, who died in an overnight fire. Work boots sit outside the charred home of Jack Rollins, who died in an overnight fire.
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A Sanford woman says her neighbor of 30 years died early Sunday morning in a house fire

1 killed in Durham Co. single-vehicle wreck

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One person was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Route 70 in Durham, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said.

Miro exhibit opens at Duke University art museum

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An exhibition of more than 50 works by artist Joan Miro (hwahn meer OH') is opening at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Arrest made in murder of 20-year-old Raleigh man Video included

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Raleigh homicide detectives have arrested and charged Darius Lamont Watkins, 19, with the murder of Casty St. Louis.   

3 sought in UNC strong arm robbery Video included

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus police responded to a strong arm robbery early Sunday morning and the university is operating under an alert condition. The robbery does not pose an immediate threat to health or safety, campus police said.

1 dead, 1 injured after Hope Mills domestic disturbance Video included

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Cumberland County deputies are investigating a domestic disturbance that resulted in one death and one injury.

Durham burglary suspect surrenders to police

Durham police are asking for assistance in locating 18-year-old Traquan Marquez Adams in connection with home break-ins. Durham police are asking for assistance in locating 18-year-old Traquan Marquez Adams in connection with home break-ins.
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Durham police are asking for assistance in locating 18-year-old Traquan Marquez Adams in connection with home break-ins.

Willie Nelson among Farm Aid performers in Raleigh Video included

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The annual Farm Aid concert is in Raleigh with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and others.

Durham group targeting 'alcopops' in convenience stores Video included

Boone said around 40 percent of high schools students admit to consuming alcohol in the last 30 days. Boone said around 40 percent of high schools students admit to consuming alcohol in the last 30 days.
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A group in Durham is trying to cut down on underage drinking one store at a time.

20-year-old man shot to death in Raleigh Video included

Officers were dispatched to the 6300 block of Shadowland Crossing in the River Birch at Town Center apartments in response to a reported shooting at approximately 6:45 p.m Officers were dispatched to the 6300 block of Shadowland Crossing in the River Birch at Town Center apartments in response to a reported shooting at approximately 6:45 p.m
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Police are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday evening in Raleigh.

Domestic violence underreported in US, a growing issue among men Video included

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The issue of domestic violence has taken center stage due in part to the release of a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face in a hotel elevator. Women, though, are not the only victims.

Pickup collides head-on with Durham school bus

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Two children and one adult were taken to the hospital following an accident Friday involving a Durham Public Schools bus.

2 Gray's Creek High students charged after threatening violence in video Video included

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Two students at Gray's Greek High School were charged after authorities said they posted a video online threatening to shoot other students.

Red Springs officer arrested on drug charges

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The State Bureau of Investigation says a Red Springs police lieutenant is accused of fraudulently obtaining narcotic painkillers in four counties.

NCSU police: Reported sexual assault did not happen Video included

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Campus police say that a kidnapping and sexual assault that allegedly occurred late Thursday night never actually happened.

'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

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A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.

Fayetteville bicycle rodeo moves to Sept. 27

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A bicycle rodeo scheduled for Saturday in Fayetteville has been moved to Sept. 27 because of inclement weather.

WNCN Blitz visits Cardinal Gibbons Video included

Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally. Students were energized during Friday morning's WNCNBlitz pep rally.
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The WNCN Blitz team moved to Cardinal Gibbons Friday morning as the Crusaders get ready for their showdown with Broughton High School.

Art Pope fires back at critics of new Raleigh grocery store Video included

"We're able to open up a store, bring jobs to the community, bring great value, great shopping within walking distance of the community." Pope said. "We're able to open up a store, bring jobs to the community, bring great value, great shopping within walking distance of the community." Pope said.
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Former state budget director Art Pope hopes his new grocery store will fill a void in a neighborhood with little access to fresh food.

3 children injured when school bus hits truck

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Three children suffered minor injuries Friday morning when a school bus crashed head on with a pickup truck in Durham.

NC Central to honor young alumni achievers

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N.C. Central University is recognizing its young alumni for outstanding achievement and leadership.

Modern Oakwood home construction can continue, judge rules Video included

Some neighbors in Oakwood complained Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood. Some neighbors in Oakwood complained Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood.
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A judge says the owners of a "modern" home in the Oakwood neighborhood can finish building their dream home without interruption.

Cameras installed in 31 Durham Sheriff's Office vehicles Video included

Cameras were also put inside the vehicle to record the detainee compartment, the sheriff's office said. Cameras were also put inside the vehicle to record the detainee compartment, the sheriff's office said.
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The Durham County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it installed 31 in-car cameras in its vehicles.

Mills Park parents irate about change to Cary schools Video included

Mills Park Elementary students hold signs opposing calendar changes at the school. Mills Park Elementary students hold signs opposing calendar changes at the school.
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Parents and teachers want to keep their Mills Park school on a traditional calendar.

Activate Good helps turn 9/11 anniversary into a positive

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Activate Good helped turned the 13th anniversary of 9/11 into a positive in Raleigh.

Man shot while sitting on porch in Fayetteville

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Police say a man is in serious condition after he was shot Thursday while sitting on his front porch in Fayetteville.

OSHA proposes fine against Cary company after plant accident

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Officials are proposing a $70,000 fine for a Cary company that owns a manufacturing plant where a machine crushed a worker's hand.

Court case for Hornets' Hairston moves to Nov. 14

Former UNC guard P.J. Hairston said he plans to stay away from Durham after an altercation in the city attracted negative attention ahead of his rookie season in the NBA. (Charlotte Hornets) Former UNC guard P.J. Hairston said he plans to stay away from Durham after an altercation in the city attracted negative attention ahead of his rookie season in the NBA. (Charlotte Hornets)
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The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for Nov. 14.

Motorcyclist hit, killed on S. Saunders St. in Raleigh

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Police say a man died Thursday after the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a van on South Saunders Street.

St. Aug students reflect on 9/11 Video included

George Boykin III has vivid memories of that tragic day.  He was an officer in New Jersey when he got the call about the terrorist attacks.  George Boykin III has vivid memories of that tragic day. He was an officer in New Jersey when he got the call about the terrorist attacks.
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Students from St. Augustine's university gathered to remember 9/11 Thursday.

Fayetteville officials hold mock hazardous waste spill exercise Video included

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Downtown Fayetteville was the scene of a mock hazardous waste spill Thursday morning as various agencies practiced their response.

UNC student affairs completes probe into football 'incident'

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UNC said its Office of Student Affairs has concluded its probe into an Aug. 4 incident involving football players at Aloft Hotel.

Facebook offers family $10k for calling photo of young heart patient 'scary, gory' Video included

Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart) Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)
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Kevin Bond says Facebook offered him $10,000 in ad money after the website deemed a photo of his 2-month-old son "scary, gory."

Photos released in Cary gas station robbery

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Cary police on Thursday released photos and video of a man wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station.

Greek Festival is this weekend in Raleigh

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Good food and music are some of the highlights of attending the 2014 Greek Festival, which takes place this weekend at the Jim Graham Building on the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Community support needed to build brigade memorial on Fort Bragg

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The 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is the only brigade on Fort Bragg without a monument honoring its soldiers who died in service.

City threatens to cut off water, renters insist they paid dues Video included

Dozens of renters in Bentwood Park say they received a notice that the city was planning to turn off their water even though they say they've paid their dues. Dozens of renters in Bentwood Park say they received a notice that the city was planning to turn off their water even though they say they've paid their dues.
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Renters in a Durham complex say the city threatened to cut off their water because the homeowners association has not paid its utility bill.

Facebook calls photo of 2-month-old heart patient 'scary, gory' Video included

Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart) Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)
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A Greensboro father says Facebook rejected his ad because it deemed a photo of his 2-month-old son "scary, gory or sensational."

US needs 'complex strategy' against ISIS, Duke prof says Video included

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The eyes of the nation will turn to President Barack Obama Wednesday as he will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

NFL commissioner visits Wake Forest High amid controversy Video included

Goodell's visit comes in the midst of a storm of controversy surrounding how he and the league handled the suspension of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. (Emma Wright/WNCN) Goodell's visit comes in the midst of a storm of controversy surrounding how he and the league handled the suspension of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice. (Emma Wright/WNCN)
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell paid a visit to Wake Forest High School Wednesday to discuss Heads Up Football with the Cougars football team.

17-year-old girl missing from Durham found safe Video included

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Durham police are trying to locate a missing 17-year-old girl last seen at Northern High School around noon Sept. 3.

NC groups remember Sept. 11

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Many organizations around North Carolina are remembering Sept. 11 through community service.

Wake Forest businesses closed after possible fuel spill

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Several businesses are closed because of a possible fuel spill in Wake Forest.

Lost in the Trees puts touring on hold for 'foreseeable future'

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Chapel Hill-based Lost in the Trees announced it will take a break from touring following its show at the Haw River Ballroom.

NC State cuts Hofmann Forest sale price by $19M, has 2 potential buyers

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N.C. State University plans to sell most of the Hoffman Forest to a company that specializes in sustainable timber management.

SW Raleigh community center receives 9/11 helping hand a day early Video included

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Employees from Mr. Handyman volunteered at the Garner Road Community Center on Wednesday. 

CEO sleep out is Thursday in Durham

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The CEO sleep-over is Thursday night in Durham.

The Clueless Chick: How to throw the perfect little league party Video included

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September is National Little League Month, which means it is the perfect time for a baseball-themed party.

The Clueless Chick: Baby safety tips Video included

Baby safety tips from Jennifer Durbin. Baby safety tips from Jennifer Durbin.
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We all know how important it is to keep baby safe, which is why September has been named National Baby Safety Month.

Cleveland High hosts WNCN Blitz Friday Video included

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A fantastic and enthusiastic crowd came out at Cleveland High as WNCN Blitz's Friday morning pep rally moved to the Johnston County school.

Durham adds T-mobile for 911 texting

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T-Mobile uses can now text to 9-1-1 in Durham. 

Road near Raleigh dialysis center now open Video included

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Crews in Raleigh are working around the clock to clear flood water on Durham Drive near Tryon Road so dialysis patients can get the treatment they need Wednesday morning.

Fayetteville man dies after being shot during robbery attempt

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Fayetteville police said a man who was shot Tuesday on Callahan Circle after he attempted to resist being robbed by two suspects died Wednesday morning from his injuries.

Drivers worry Six Forks traffic trouble spot could get worse Video included

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Plans for a new 18-story office tower on Raleigh's Six Forks Road is already giving some people a traffic headache.

Water main break closes N. Columbia Street in Chapel Hill

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A water main break Tuesday in Chapel Hill has left residents on Carr Street without water until repairs can be completed.

Reward offered for help in solving Durham armed robbery

When the employee was getting change, the suspect drew a gun and demanded money, Durham police said. When the employee was getting change, the suspect drew a gun and demanded money, Durham police said.
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Durham police announced a CrimeStoppers reward is being offered for information that helps lead to the arrest in the armed robbery of a Subway restaurant Sept. 7.

Man crossing tracks hit, killed by Amtrak train in Durham Video included

Police respond to the area where a man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train. Police respond to the area where a man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train.
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Police say a man was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a passenger train in Durham.

Fired St. Aug's football coach claims 'retaliation' by university Video included

Michael Costa was fired after 13 seasons as St. Aug's head football coach. Michael Costa was fired after 13 seasons as St. Aug's head football coach.
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St. Augustine's University's head football coach Michael Costa and defensive coordinator Tremayne Henry could hardly believe their eyes.

Shooting suspect found in dryer after dreadlocks exposed Video included

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A man wanted for shooting three people was found Tuesday hiding in a clothes dryer with his dreadlocks hanging out of the machine.

Combat aviation paratroopers leave Fort Bragg for Afghanistan Video included

The 51 paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, will fill roles in Operation Enduring Freedom. The 51 paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, will fill roles in Operation Enduring Freedom.
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Dozens of paratroopers based at Fort Bragg said goodbye to their families and departed for Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Survivor of abuse says getting out is not simple Video included

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The Ray Rice video has sparked a national conversation about domestic abuse.

Military wife launches eCommerce solution for busy moms Video included

Whitney Nordmoe, a military wife with a 3-year-old son, launched Dean & Grace for busy moms who struggle to find time for shopping. Whitney Nordmoe, a military wife with a 3-year-old son, launched Dean & Grace for busy moms who struggle to find time for shopping.
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Recognizing a growing need for quick and easy shopping, a military wife and mother said her busy schedule turned into a new business venture.

Police searching for man missing since Sept. 4

Damon Roderick Scott, 40, was reported missing Tuesday after his family have been unable confirm if he reached Ohio, police said. Damon Roderick Scott, 40, was reported missing Tuesday after his family have been unable confirm if he reached Ohio, police said.
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Fayetteville police are asking for assistance in locating a man last seen Sept. 4 after purchasing a bus ticket to Ohio.

YOUNGSVILLE: Mother, son indicted on embezzlement charges

Mother, son indicted on embezzlement charges

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A mother and son who worked for the Town of Youngsville were indicted on felony charges related to embezzling from the town.

2 vehicles drive into swollen creek in Warrenton Video included

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Two vehicles fell into a swollen Reedy Creek Monday in Warrenton after waters washed away a 60-foot section of Airport Road.

Missing Johnston County teen returns home

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A missing Johnston County teens returned home 24 hours after being reported missing.

Fayetteville student busted for selling stolen gun

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Daniel Bollar, 17, of Lieber Street in Fayetteville was arrested Monday after police say he tried to sell a stolen pistol.

New high-rise coming to North Hills Video included

The 18-story high-rise will be built next to the Captrust building which was built in 2009, during the recession. The 18-story high-rise will be built next to the Captrust building which was built in 2009, during the recession.
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The look of North Hills is about to change with the addition of a new $82 million high-rise tower.

Public input sought for proposed $73M Union Station project in Raleigh Video included

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A public input meeting will be held Tuesday night at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh about the proposed $73 million Union Station Project.

Threat of enterovirus concerns Triangle parents, doctors say Video included

13-year-old Will Cornejo is treated at a Colorado hospital for the enterovirus. (NBC News) 13-year-old Will Cornejo is treated at a Colorado hospital for the enterovirus. (NBC News)
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Many in North Carolina are concerned about the enterovirus, although it has not reached the state yet.

Driver walks away after flipping car into Raleigh pond Video included

A car flipped into a pond off Calvary Road in Raleigh. A car flipped into a pond off Calvary Road in Raleigh.
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The driver of a car walked away from what could have been a fatal crash Monday after the car flipped into a pond in Raleigh.

Ray Rice assault video shines light on domestic violence Video included

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An infamous elevator surveillance video of Ray Rice punching his girlfriend, and now wife Janay Palmer, is shining a spotlight on cases of domestic violence.

Cumberland family loses $16,000 in IRS scam

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Cumberland County officials say someone is claiming to be employees of the Internal Revenue Service attempting to collect back taxes.

Fayetteville police continue search for 'extremely dangerous' man Video included

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The search continued Monday for a man Fayetteville police are calling armed and extremely dangerous.

Police search for missing Johnston Co. teen

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The Wilson's Mills Police Department said Lakeisha Bell was reported missing Sunday night by her family.

As death toll grows, UNC team launches Ebola outbreak tracker

A team from UNC developed a website for tracking the spread of Ebola. A team from UNC developed a website for tracking the spread of Ebola.
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As WHO warns that thousands of new infections are expected in the coming weeks, a team from UNC has launched a website for tracking the spread of Ebola.

Silver alert canceled for missing Chapel Hill man

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A silver alert for Richard Leslie Silva Chapel Hill man last seen Sept. 5 at a retirement community was canceled Monday.

Hedgepeth's dad calls UNC ceremony 'heartwarming' Video included

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Students at UNC Chapel Hill will observe a moment of silence to mark the second anniversary of the death of Faith Hedgepeth.

2 killed, 1 critically injured in Moore Co. crash

Two people were killed Monday morning and another was critically injured when a car turned into the path of a tractor-trailer truck. (Frank Staples, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue) Two people were killed Monday morning and another was critically injured when a car turned into the path of a tractor-trailer truck. (Frank Staples, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue)
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Two people were killed Monday morning and another was critically injured in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer truck.

Husband kills wife, then self in Sampson Co. murder-suicide

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The Sampson County Sheriff's Office says a 55-year-old woman was killed Friday by her estranged husband, sparking a manhunt that led to schools in two districts being put on lock down.

Dog Olympics are Saturday at NC State

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NC State's annual Dog Olympics are Saturday at the vet school.

2 injured in Smithfield drive-by shooting

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Two men were shot outside a house while walking down a street late Sunday night in Smithfield after an exchange of words with a group of men in a car, police said.

DURHAM: 2 suspects sought in Chick-fil-a armed robbery

2 suspects sought in Chick-fil-a armed robbery

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A reward was being offered Monday for information leading to the arrests of two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Durham Chick-fil-a.

Fuquay-Varina man killed in I-40 car with flat tire

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Rickie Neal Richardson Jr. of Fuquay-Varina was killed in a tragic wreck on I-40 early Sunday morning when the car he was riding in had a flat tire and then was hit from behind.

Chapel Hill police searching for 90-year-old man

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Chapel Hill police are asking for assistance in locating a 90-year-old man suffering from a cognitive impairment last seen Sept. 5 at a retirement community.

Phil Fills In: Sergio's Pizza in Raleigh Video included

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It's been awhile but the "Phil Fills In" segment is back. Phil took a trip to Sergio's Pizza in Raleigh to find out the secret to some of the best pizza in the Triangle.

Dr. Campbell: Respiratory illness outbreak spreading across the U.S. Video included

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A respiratory illness outbreak is spreading throughout the Midwest and flooding hospitals with sick children.

Goldsboro man charged with first-degree rape of a child

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Christopher Willis on Friday, Sept. 5 and charged him with first-degree rape. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brian Christopher Willis on Friday, Sept. 5 and charged him with first-degree rape.
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A 19-year-old Goldsboro man was in jail Monday morning after being accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.

4 taken to hospital after mobile home fire in Durham

Four people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a fire broke out at a mobile home on Enfield Drive in Durham. Four people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a fire broke out at a mobile home on Enfield Drive in Durham.
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Four people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a fire broke out at a mobile home on Enfield Drive in Durham.

Family wants answers after Cumberland Co. drowning Video included

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A Cumberland County family is demanding answers after their loved one drowned Sunday.

Cary driver hits trees, smashes car

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A car wreck on Cary Parkway and Waldo Rood Blvd. knocked down trees and had one person headed to the hospital.

Ex-Marine thrives as Louisburg farmer after losing job Video included

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A non-profit group is helping unemployed vets across the country go from the battle field to the farm. It's called the Farmer Veteran Coalition. The group has proved to be helped to Louisburg farmer Robert Elliot. He's been farming for a year and a half. It's an avenue he chose to explore after his service in the Marine Corps and getting laid off from the Department of Defense in 2011."I didn't really have any job pro...

Teen drowns in Little River near Fayetteville

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A body has been found in a river just north of Fayetteville in Cumberland County, authorities confirmed Sunday night.

Clayton Police still seek leads on car break-ins Video included

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A rash of car break-ins have been occurring in both Wake and Johnston counties recently. Clayton is the latest victim of these break-ins.

2 killed in Raleigh when driver hits car with flat tire

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A Raleigh man was killed early Sunday morning when his car, which had a flat tire, was struck from behind.

Raleigh's 'T0W3RS' emerges from year of evolution at Hopscotch

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Last summer, Derek Torres found himself as the last man standing in T0W3RS, a psych-pop indie band out of Raleigh.

Johnston Co. teen drivers raise awareness of safe teen driving Video included

The program is a team of student leaders who will take what they learned at the workshop back to their school to education and motivate their classmates about safety behind the wheel. The program is a team of student leaders who will take what they learned at the workshop back to their school to education and motivate their classmates about safety behind the wheel.
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Some Johnston County residents are making sure that teens are safe while driving.


17-year-old girl dies in 2-vehicle Fayetteville collision

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One person died in a two-vehicle collision in Fayetteville Friday night.

Local artists making most of Hopscotch opportunities

"They definitely accommodate the local artists and treat us like these dudes who are playing 1000-person shows every day," said Professor Toon. "They definitely accommodate the local artists and treat us like these dudes who are playing 1000-person shows every day," said Professor Toon.
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One of the recurring themes for the Hopscotch Music Festival is the effort that goes into highlighting local talent.

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

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Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, a 28-year-old paratrooper from Northborough, Massachusetts, was a grenadier with B Company, 1st Battalion, 

Law Enforcement warns about dangers of 'Street Chat' app Video included

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An app aimed at students is drawing the attention of local law enforcement.

Charges expected against teen boy after Fayetteville church fire

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Fayetteville police said Friday charges are forthcoming against a 13-year-old boy suspected of setting a church on fire.   

Hopscotch off to a soggy start

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A steady downpour didn't seem to dampen the spirits of anyone at the kickoff of the Hopscotch Music Festival on Thursday night.

Sampson Co. Sheriff's Office investigating murder-suicide Video included

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Schools in two districts in Sampson County were put on lockdown temporarily Friday as law enforcement searched for a murder suspect.

Robbers tie up 2 in Durham, rob home

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A Durham couple was tied up when their house was robbed Friday.

Hedgepeth documents show brutality of murder of UNC student Video included

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Documents released Friday shed new details on the brutal murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, and also showed the depth of the hunt for her killer.

2 wanted in Durham home invasion, multi-county chase Video included

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Authorities are looking for two suspects involved in a home invasion early Friday morning in Orange County that lead to a chase through three counties.

Fort Bragg soldier found dead on post, investigation underway

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Fort Bragg officials are investigating the death of Pvt. 1st Class Darrell Robinson after he was found dead on post on Aug. 31.

3 Harnett Co. schools closed Sept. 5

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Three Harnett County schools will be closed Friday due to water pressure issues.

Durham city leaders discuss police department recommendations Video included

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Durham City leaders met Thursday to discuss ways to stop racial profiling within the police department.

Sinkhole stops traffic on Raleigh's Hammond Rd.

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Part of Hammond Road in Raleigh is shut down after a sinkhole opened on the side of the road.

Duke Energy's release of coal ash site plans prompts 'high hazard' classification Video included

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State regulators have raised the hazard classification for two dams at a coal ash pond in Lumberton.

Killer of UNC's Hedgepeth left profane note, police say Video included

Investigators said Faith Hedgepeth had gone out to a local night club with friends the evening before her death. Police said they believe the killer knew Faith Hedgepeth and most likely lived nearby. Investigators said Faith Hedgepeth had gone out to a local night club with friends the evening before her death. Police said they believe the killer knew Faith Hedgepeth and most likely lived nearby.
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Authorities released new information Thursday in the 2012 murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth.

Wake Schools happy with test results Video included

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New state-wide test scores released Thursday show that two-thirds of Wake County students are doing better in school now than they were two years ago when Common Core was introduced.

26 arrested in strike for higher wages Video included

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The ongoing battle to raise the minimum wage heats up in the Triangle today as fast food workers in our area will walk off the job not only to fight for higher wages, but union representation as well.

Minister sentenced to 12 years in prison for child porn

Timothy Jack Strickland, 42, was found to possess more than 124,000 images of child pornography after interacting with a Federal Bureau of Investigation officer, authorities said. Timothy Jack Strickland, 42, was found to possess more than 124,000 images of child pornography after interacting with a Federal Bureau of Investigation officer, authorities said.
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A Mount Olive minister was sentenced to 151 months in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Historic Raleigh cemetery completes repairs

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Mount Hope Cemetery in Raleigh held a ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate the completion of repairs at the 34.3-acre, 142-year-old cemetery.

2 wanted in theft of lawn equipment

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Two men are wanted in connection with the theft of more than $8,000 in lawn care equipment, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.

Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run on Raleigh's Capital Blvd.

Capital Boulevard northbound was closed immediately following the incident. Capital Boulevard northbound was closed immediately following the incident.
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A pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run Wednesday near the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Calvary Drive in Raleigh.

Fayetteville police seek sexual assault suspect

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Fayetteville police are looking for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Sunday in the Johnson Street corridor.

Bat is 19th case of rabies in Orange Co.

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Orange County has had 19 cases of rabies this year, up from 12 in 2013 and 2012.

Woman who drove pickup into cop car arrested

Deleshia Denise Wilson, 30, was facing several charges in connection with an incident on July 28 in the parking lot of 308 South Alston Avenue. Deleshia Denise Wilson, 30, was facing several charges in connection with an incident on July 28 in the parking lot of 308 South Alston Avenue.
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A Durham woman wanted on numerous charges, including assault on a government official and felony hit-and-run, was arrested Wednesday evening in Raleigh.

Raleigh's Hopscotch features 140 bands

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Thousands of music fans from across the globe will once again descend on downtown Raleigh for one of the nation's most eclectic music festivals.

Family of dad killed in Fayetteville seeks answers Video included

Aiyanna Reed, 7, and Ronald “Tre” Reed III, 10, said they miss their father. They feel they have waited too long already for someone to come forward. Aiyanna Reed, 7, and Ronald “Tre” Reed III, 10, said they miss their father. They feel they have waited too long already for someone to come forward.
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It has been more than three weeks since Ronald Reed Jr. died in a hit-and-run in Cumberland County, and his family is still waiting and hoping to find out who was responsible.

DURHAM: Dogs rescued from garage of burning home

Dogs rescued from Durham fire

Two dogs were rescued from a garage of a burning home early Thursday morning in Durham. Two dogs were rescued from a garage of a burning home early Thursday morning in Durham.
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Two dogs were rescued from a garage of a burning home early Thursday morning in Durham.

25 animals rescued from Warren Co. property Video included

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Authorities took 25 animals from property in Warren County Wednesday after animal control found horses living in poor condition.

3 held at knifepoint during Cary home invasion

Cary police released this image of the home invasion suspect. Cary police released this image of the home invasion suspect.
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A woman reported to Cary police she, her son and grandchild were robbed at knifepoint Monday during a home invasion.

Dunn man sentenced to 20 years for cocaine charges

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A Dunn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty drug charges.

Half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison Video included

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North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday.

Former Marine to close coffee shop due to 'Chapel Hill prices' for rent

Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life. Matt Victoriano's military background influenced every aspect of his Durham coffee house and bar, Intrepid Life.
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Despite reaching his fundraising goal to stay open, a Durham business owner says he'll still have to close his coffee shop and look for a new location.

Chimerix experimental drug shows promise in fighting Ebola virus

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A Durham-based company, which provided a life-saving drug earlier this year to a 7-year-old boy from Virginia, plans to discuss potential therapies and vaccines that could help with the Ebola outbreak.

FAYETTEVILLE: Tree limb falls on SUV during storm in Fayetteville

Tree limb falls on SUV during storm in Fayetteville Video included

A large tree limb fell on top of an SUV at a home on Murray Hill Road during a storm Tuesday evening in Fayetteville. A large tree limb fell on top of an SUV at a home on Murray Hill Road during a storm Tuesday evening in Fayetteville.
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A large tree limb fell on top of an SUV at a home on Murray Hill Road during a storm Tuesday evening in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE: Family escapes mobile home fire in Fayetteville

Family escapes mobile home fire in Fayetteville

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A Fayetteville family was able to escape from a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning.

Cumberland Co. residents uneasy about proposed chicken plant Video included

Opponents of the plant wore red and waved red cloths to express their dislike for comments during the meeting. Opponents of the plant wore red and waved red cloths to express their dislike for comments during the meeting.
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Opponents of a possible chicken processing plant filled an informational meeting Tuesday night in Cumberland County.

RTP researchers working on Ebola vaccines Video included

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North Carolina researchers are leading the charge in creating a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

Calendar changes considered at 5 Wake County schools Video included

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To ease overcrowding, Wake County Schools may calendar changes at four elementary schools and one middle school for the 2015-2016 school year.

Persons of interest used Georgia murder victim's credit cards in NC, SC

Police said the two persons of interest used a murder victim's credit card in Dunn. Police said the two persons of interest used a murder victim's credit card in Dunn.
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Raleigh police released photos taken in Dunn of two persons of interest in a 2010 Georgia murder.

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.

New Durham DA Echols sworn into office Video included

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Durham's new district attorney will be sworn into office publicly Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Raleigh council member Crowder to resign to battle cancer

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Raleigh City Council member Thomas Crowder has testicular cancer and will resign from the council, he said Tuesday.

NC State receives $2 million for agriculture leadership program

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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University will receive a $2 million gift from the daughter of a former Sampson County teacher.

New cricket spreading in NC, NC State researchers say Video included

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Researchers from N.C. State University finds that non-native camel cricket species have spread into homes across the eastern United States.

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.

NC court upholds ban of fan from UNC sports events

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's lifetime ban of a fan who allegedly harassed female soccer players.

Raleigh's International Festival set for Sept. 19-21

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The International Festival, a celebration of the rich variety of cultures that make up our region, returns to downtown Raleigh Sept. 19-21.

GOLDSBORO: 1 killed in Labor Day shooting in Goldsboro

1 killed in Labor Day shooting in Goldsboro

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The Goldsboro Police Department was investigating a shooting Monday night after a 20-year-old man was killed.

1 dead in single-car crash on I-40 in Johnston Co.

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One person is dead after a van flipped several times Monday morning in Johnston County.

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.

Woman shot in Sanford, deputies say

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Deputies say a woman was shot Monday evening at 2601 Andrews Rd. in Sanford.

Water main break shuts down UNC's Greenlaw Hall

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Repairs are underway after a water main broke early Sunday evening outside Greenlaw Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools composting reduces trash by 90 percent Video included

A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch. A student at Smith Middle School composts what is left of her lunch.
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The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district has turned to composting to cut the amount of trash it sends to the landfill by 90 percent.

No charges to be filed in Carrboro pedestrian-involved crash

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Police say no charges will be filed in a pedestrian-involved crash Thursday night in Carrboro.

UNC player's mother awaits investigation into alleged hazing

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The mother of the football player involved in an alleged hazing incident at UNC said the family is "worried about justice" for her son.

UNC changes sexual violence policy after student complaints Video included

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UNC has announced new policies for dealing with sexual violence.

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.

Durham startup breaks the carrier contract conundrum Video included

Right now the "Big Four" -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile -- make up 93 percent of the wireless market share. Right now the "Big Four" -- AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile -- make up 93 percent of the wireless market share.
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A Durham-based company's unique formula could be the key to saving customers hundreds of dollars if they decide to break their cell phone carrier's contract.

UNC investigating possible football hazing incident Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the A-Loft 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 A-Loft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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UNC is investigating a possible hazing incident with the football team.

UNC launches new safety app

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UNC-Chapel Hill is launching a new app to help keep students and employees safe.

Aqua NC testing 'dirty' water in Wake Forest neighborhood Video included

Wendy Callahan took this photo of an Aqua NC truck in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood. Wendy Callahan took this photo of an Aqua NC truck in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood.
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A WNCN Investigates report is prompting action after a Wake Forest family complained its tap water was brown in color.

Off-duty firefighter helps save neighbor's home in Cary Video included

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A Cary family says they have their neighbor to thank for saving their home after they believe lightning struck their house.

Wake Forest neighborhood says drinking water is 'dirty' Video included

Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment. Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment.
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Neighbors in the Crescent Ridge neighborhood say their water is discolored and often leaves behind a trail of sediment.

Downtown Durham traffic to be hit by major project

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Traffic across downtown Durham will be disrupted beginning in September.

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