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New Hanover High School student-athlete dead

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videoNew Hanover High running back Rachone Johnson died on Saturday night. Johnson became a starter for the Wildcats midway through the 2014 high school football campaign. Full story...
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Two wanted in murder of Hoke County motel manager

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Authorities in Hoke County are looking for a pair of 21-year-olds in connection with the death of the manager of a Raeford motel. Several media outlets report warrants have been issued for Samantha Lynn Shilts and Tyler Mark Pierce charging them with first-degree murder and common-law robbery. Full story...
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Driver killed when Amtrak train hits van

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State transportation officials say a woman was killed when her van was hit by an Amtrak passenger train in Mebane. Multiple media outlets report a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation said the Piedmont passenger train was traveling west when it hit the van at a railroad crossing around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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NC health officials: Two adults died from flu

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State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach golf course worker killed

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A maintenance worker at an Ocean Isle Beach golf course has died after the equipment he was driving went into some water on the course. Multiple media outlets reported that 46-year-old Jose Morales of Calabash died when the maintenance equipment he was driving went into the water at the Tiger's Eye golf course late last week. Full story...
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Independent investigator hired to look into Bladen County teen's death

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An attorney representing the family of a Bladen County teenager says they have hired an independent investigator to look into his death after an autopsy report said he died because of hanging. Attorney Allen Rogers said Thursday the family is questioning the autopsy report and is considering an independent autopsy. Full story...
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Man arrested for deadly hit and run

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Wilmington Police have made an arrest in this weekend's fatal hit and run. Richard Pait, 24, of Bladenboro is booked in the New Hanover County jail on a $20,000 bond. Full story...
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Wake County schools experience three deaths in a week

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Officials with the Wake County Public School System are offering sympathies after the deaths of three students in separate incidents in the past week. Full story...
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NC high school player dies after collapse

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A high school football player in North Carolina has died after he collapsed before a game last weekend. Wake County Schools announced Monday that Isaiah Langston of Rolesville High School died after collapsing on the field before Friday night's game with Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. Full story...
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NC man charged in teenager's hit-and-run death

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Authorities say a Clayton man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy waiting for a school bus at his home. Multiple media outlets report 28-year-old Efren Vences was in court on Wednesday, and he apologized for the death of Keith Jones. Vences is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. Full story...
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