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Two suspects charged with killings of elderly men

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Authorities say two men have been arrested after two elderly men living about 15 miles from each other were robbed and killed earlier this week in their homes near Fayetteville. Investigators said in a news release that 22-year-old Brandon Stewart and 20-year-old Brandon Avery are each charged with two counts of murder. Full story...
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Driver flees from fatal one-car wreck in Durham

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Police say the driver and a passenger of a car that wrecked on a Durham freeway ran from the crash, leaving behind one of their passengers who would later die. Investigators said in a news release that a Honda Civic registered in South Carolina lost control while speeding on NC 147 around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and crashed into a guardrail. Full story...
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Christmas trees big business in NC mountains

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Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are already well on their way to stores and tree stands across the country. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that North Carolina ranks second in the nation behind Oregon in Christmas tree production. Federal statistics say the state supplies about 4 million trees worth about $1 billion. Full story...
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Officer shoots at men during Jacksonville chase

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Authorities say two men have been taken to the hospital after they tried to strike a police officer with their car during a chase. Jacksonville Police told local media outlets that an officer from Camp Lejeune officer tried to stop the men around 10 p.m. Wednesday and called on other officers after the vehicle got away. Full story...
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Protesters block Durham road in Ferguson rally

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Those protesting the decision against indicting a white police officer in the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting of a black teen briefly blocked a road in Durham. Hundreds of people attended various rallies in the Raleigh-Durham area Tuesday evening. Full story...
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Labor group in NC protests for higher wages

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A labor group is demanding higher wages and full-time work for North Carolina Walmart workers as the holiday shopping season ramps up. Full story...
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NC House Republicans have choice of 6 for speaker

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Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. There are six announced candidates heading into Saturday's meeting of the House Republican Caucus in Asheboro. The lawmaker they choose will almost certainly become speaker when the full House meets in January for the formal elections. That's because the GOP holds 74 of the chamber's 120 seats. Full story...
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