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Archive - Oct 2012

House of Raeford to pay fine for child labor violations at Teachey plant

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The Department of Labor says an investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division of House of Raeford Farms Inc. found minors performing hazardous duties prohibited by the Fair Labor Standards Act's child labor provisions. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Robert Phifer dies spurring founding of NC Museum of Art

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On October 16, 1928, Robert Phifer, an art collector and native North Carolinian, died. He bequeathed seventy-five paintings and over $1 million to the North Carolina Art Society. The next year the first in a series of temporary art exhibition spaces opened in the Agriculture Building in Raleigh. Full story...
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GOP-leaning group plans new $11 million ad blitz

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A Republican-leaning independent group supporting GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is set to launch a major new television advertising blitz targeting women. Full story...
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Obama out to seize momentum from Romney in debate

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The pressure is on President Barack Obama to deliver a Goldilocks performance in the second debate: Not too cool, as he was in his first, listless encounter with Mitt Romney. And not too hot, as some critics styled Vice President Joe Biden in his faceoff with Paul Ryan. Full story...
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Democrats begin bus tour in western NC

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North Carolina politicians are joining national Democrats aboard a familiar political campaign vehicle - the charter bus. Full story...
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NC man mowing grass killed; SC man charged

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A North Carolina man cutting the grass at a church has been struck and killed and a South Carolina man has been charged. Full story...
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Man burned to death in Pittsboro

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Chatham County officials are investigating the death of a man who caught fire in a parking lot near a fishing pier. Full story...
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Squash tourney in Wilmington this weekend

The Wilmington Athletic Club will be hosting a squash tournament on Saturday. Entries are still being accepted. The club boasts the only U.S. certified squash professional in the area. The tournament date coincides with World Squash Day. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Lightning strike believed to cause Oak Island house fire

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videoIt was a scary situation for police on Oak Island after spotting flames shooting from the roof of a house Monday night. No one was home when fire crews responded around 9:30 and quickly put out flames in the back of the home's attic. Full story...
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