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Archive - 2011

Rep. Coble hopes to leave hospital soon

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US Rep. Howard Coble hopes to be out of a Greensboro hospital soon, after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried

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Drug companies are working to develop a pure, more powerful version of the nation's second most-abused medicine. That has addiction experts worried that it could spur a new wave of abuse. Full story...
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Raleigh firefighter injured during blaze at home

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A Raleigh firefighter has been taken to the hospital with burn injuries after battling a blaze at a local home. Full story...
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Change in GI Bill affects NC veterans in school

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A recent change in federal law could mean huge tuition bills for hundreds of military veterans in North Carolina looking to attend college. Full story...
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Police: Clerk socks would-be robber in gold store

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Police say a would-be robber who demanded money from a store clerk got a fistful. Before he could run off with any cash, the clerk at the We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville punched him in the nose. Full story...
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NC boosts student tracking from cradle to college

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North Carolina's effort to learn what works in public education has state officials looking to collect data on some children still in infancy through the time they graduate from college or get a job. Full story...
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Severe Weather Possible: VIDEO BLOG

Here's hoping everybody had a Merry Christmas! If it was cold(er) weather you asked for, it looks like you just may get your wish.

Electronics for Christmas? Remember you can't just throw away old ones

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Did you get a new TV for Christmas? How about a computer or cell phone? If so, don't throw away your old one. It's been illegal since July. But you have a few options to dispose of your old electronics. Full story...
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NC Christmas tree fire displaces 2 from home

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Two Greensboro residents are spending the holiday with the Red Cross after a burning Christmas tree forced them from their home. Full story...
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Complaints bring halt to NC group's turkey shoots

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The North Carolina American Legion is looking into a Currituck County chapter's regular turkey shoots after complaints by neighbors brought the fundraising activity to a halt. Full story...
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NC city running out of patience with vacant hotel

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Fayetteville officials are running out of patience with the owner of a landmark hotel that's now without tenants, electricity and running water. Full story...
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Professor appeals ruling on lawsuit over NCSU job

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A professor who says her remarks about a Palestinian film cost her a job at North Carolina State University wants the state Supreme Court to review her case. Full story...
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Different celebrations, one Christmas message

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video Big, small, loud, quiet, in English, Spanish or Korean, the message of Christmas is delivered in many ways, but the birth of a baby in a manger has the same meaning for Christians around the world. Full story...
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One dead, two hurt after Chadbourn shooting

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video One person is dead and two more are injured after a shooting this morning in Chadbourn. Although investigators are not releasing many details, neighbors say they are shocked by what happened. Full story...
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Air Jordan release calm in MJ's hometown, not in other places

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video As you surely know, shopping around the holidays can be somewhat chaotic. But this year there was a big rush for one special item across the country inspired by a hometown hero. As the old commercials would say, "It's gotta be the shoes." Full story...
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