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NCDOT Ferry Division sponsors photo contest

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Photographers of all skill levels are being asked to show their best work in capturing the link between eastern North Carolina and the ferries that take people to the coast. Full story...
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McCrory to leave charter school company transparency to NC School Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory this summer demanded transparency for the way charter schools spend public money. A bill he signed today guarantees public access to some of that information, but lets companies that run the schools keep private other information about their spending. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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McCrory names Collier as acting SBI director

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Bernard Collier II as acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation as part of a legislative reorganization of North Carolina's law enforcement. Full story...
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Youngster bitten by shark off Folly Beach

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A young boy is recovering after being bitten by a shark off Folly Beach. Media outlets in Charleston report that the 10-year-old was nipped several times by the shark while riding a boogie board in the surf on Wednesday. Full story...
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NC lottery winner will continue to flip burgers

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After more than 40 years of running a restaurant, a Greensboro man says he's staying at the grill even though he won a prize in North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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Veteran Charlotte police office charged with sex offenses

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 26-year veteran of the department is facing multiple sex charges following an investigation. Police said Wednesday that Officer Reginald K. Harris is charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature. Officials say the charges stem from an investigation that began last month. Full story...
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US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work

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A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves. Full story...
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NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

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A key General Assembly leader says North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation. But House and Senate Republicans have agreed to nothing so far. Full story...
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Commercial fishing groups suing over sea turtles

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videoCommercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit this week because they want regulations for sea turtle protection applied to all fishermen, even folks just out for some fun for the day. Full story...
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Art Pope steps down as state budget director

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videoArt Pope, who has been a lightning rod of criticism within state government's highest ranks, is stepping down as Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director. Full story...
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Aid group: North Carolina woman with Ebola weak but improving

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The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. David Writebol, still in Liberia, says the family was considering funeral arrangements, but now feels relieved and cautiously optimistic. He praised her treatment in Liberia. Full story...
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Two-year-old, teen shot to death in Halifax County

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Authorities in Halifax County say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just hours before a 2-year-old girl was killed when shots were fired into her home. Full story...
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NC Boys and Girls Club worker facing sex charges

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A worker at the Lenoir County Boys and Girls Club is facing several sex-related charges involving a teenage boy. Police in Kinston say 39-year-old Telas Ray Staten is charged with felony counts of statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and crimes against nature. The police report identified the alleged victim as a male between the ages of 13 and 15. Full story...
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McCrory says info lacking on relocated children

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Gov. Pat McCrory says state officials have been kept largely out of the loop about a wave of children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in North Carolina. McCrory called a news conference Tuesday to complain about a lack of information from the federal government about roughly 1,200 children who this year were relocated with a sponsor in North Carolina. Full story...
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