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Davidson County coach faces charges

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The head football coach at a Davidson County high school has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child. Multiple media outlets reported that 44-year-old Joseph Ray Cullen Jr., of Mooresville was arrested last week. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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NC school board hears about new take on US history

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A building national debate is showing up in North Carolina over whether high school students should be taught that America is exceptional despite its faults, or whether the country's history should be explained more objectively. Full story...
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New NC laws on Venus flytraps, BB guns take effect today

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videoNorth Carolina laws taking effect Monday will add protections for Venus flytraps, let children in eight counties shoot BB guns unsupervised and allow criminal defendants statewide to have their case decided by a judge instead of a jury. Full story...
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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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