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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan meet for 2nd NC Senate debate

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Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis face off again tonight in their race for Hagan's seat in the US Senate. Full story...
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Free flu shots offered at Camp Lejeune, New River

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The Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune is offering free flu vaccinations for active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their family members. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman gets 75 days in jail for toddler's drowning death

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videoA Jacksonville woman has been sentenced to more than two months in jail for the drowning death of her toddler daughter. Full story...
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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

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Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off. Full story...
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Drugmaker provides experimental drug for Ebola use

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A North Carolina drugmaker says it is providing an experimental antiviral drug for patients with Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Chimerix Inc. says physicians sought federal permission to use company's drug, called brincidofovir, which is in late-stage testing for other types of viruses. The company did not identify the physicians making the request. Full story...
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Groups ask US high court to shelve election rules

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Opponents of a voting law backed by North Carolina's Republican leaders urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block parts they say will discourage minorities from casting ballots. Lawyers for civil rights groups and voters expressed their views in court documents filed with the Supreme Court. State officials turned to the nation's high court last week after an appeals court put two key provisions on hold for next month's elections. Full story...
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