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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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Drug companies announce NC expansions, new jobs

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Two pharmaceutical companies already in North Carolina say adding several hundred jobs in the state through the rest of the decade. Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday a business unit of DPx Holdings will create 488 more jobs at its Greenville location by the end of 2019 as part of a $159 million capital investment. The subsidiary is called Patheon and provides contract development and manufacturing assistance to the pharmaceutical industry. Full story...
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

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Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte

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North Carolina has convinced Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. to move nearly 1,300 jobs to the Charlotte area by relocating its New Jersey headquarters and consolidating management operations from several other states. Full story...
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1 NC city, 2 in SC among tops for unmarried moms

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A new US Census report finds that a North Carolina city is No. 2 in the country for its percentage of recent unmarried mothers, and two South Carolina cities are in the Top 10. Full story...
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Trial starts in killing of NC school board member

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Jury selection will begin in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a member of the North Carolina state Board of Education. Full story...
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Group to discuss plans to help Greenville workers

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A coalition that supports Greenville public works employees about their working conditions will discuss its plans to help the workers. Full story...
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East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser

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East Carolina University won't say why it fired the student newspaper's adviser, but is asking people to trust that it's not related to the paper's decision to print full-frontal photos of a streaker at a football game. Full story...
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Raleigh man to be sentenced on gun export charges

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A former U.S. Marine who smuggled dozens of pistols into the United Kingdom is scheduled to be sentenced in a federal court in Greenville. Full story...
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NC city hears out unhappy sanitation workers

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Greensville officials say they're making slow but steady progress in resolving a dispute that saw dozens of sanitation workers walk off the job in a one-day protest last month. Full story...
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