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NC minister facing indecent liberties charge

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 64-year-old Methodist minister with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident involving two young girls. A statement from police on Tuesday said 64-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was arrested after officers were called to Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening. Full story...
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NC sheriff says citizens should arm themselves

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The sheriff of Harnett County is telling residents to start arming themselves in light of what he describes as a recent spike of violent crime. WTVD in Durham reports Sheriff Larry Rollins told an audience at a community meeting on Monday to protect themselves, adding that he doesn't go anywhere without a gun. Full story...
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NC couple pleads guilty in sweepstakes fraud

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A North Carolina couple has pleaded guilty for their roles in leading a sweepstakes scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Full story...
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Candidate who submitted resignation in Klingon gets enough support for Senate run

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A third candidate appears to have met qualifications for an official write-in candidate for North Carolina's US Senate seat in November. Full story...
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Man must pay back $288k for fake boat distress call

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videoA man who made a fake "mayday" call to the Coast Guard last year is heading to prison. A federal judge today sentenced Homer Lewis Blackburn of Atlantic Beach to 18 months in prison. He will also have to pay $288,390.80 to cover the cost of the Oct. 8, 2013, hoax. Full story...
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UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

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The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus. WTVD reported that the board also voted Friday to cap the amount of tuition revenue diverted to financial aid at 15 percent. Full story...
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Two Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

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Two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Africa will be treated at a specialized unit of an Atlanta hospital. Full story...
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