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Sheriff: Parents who kidnapped son caught 2,000 miles away

Authorities say two North Carolina parents kidnapped their own infant son from social services, then apparently drove across the country in a stolen minivan.
NC Zoo reopens today after ice melts from walkways
1 year ago
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NC Zoo reopens today after ice melts from walkways

One of North Carolina's top tourist attractions is reopening after being closed for a week by winter's snow and ice.
26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo
2 years ago
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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer.
NC Zoo picks names for four new lion cubs after contest ends
2 years ago
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NC Zoo picks names for four new lion cubs after contest ends

The NC Zoo has selected the names for its four new lion cubs after going through nearly 2,000 names submitted for a contest.
NC couple charged in shooting of 3-year-old
3 years ago
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NC couple charged in shooting of 3-year-old

An Asheboro couple is facing charges stemming from the accidental shooting of a 3-year-old girl. The Randolph County Sheriff's Office charged 27-year-old William Monroe Simmons and 26-year-old Melisa Ann Mumpower with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor and felony child abuse in connection with the shooting.
NC 2-year-old shoots self after finding dad’s gun
3 years ago
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NC 2-year-old shoots self after finding dad’s gun

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after Randolph County deputies say he found a handgun inside his home, put it in his mouth, and the weapon fired.
McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor
3 years ago
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor.