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Thousands of passengers to land in Charlotte on Sunday

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On Sunday, thousands of passengers will land in Charlotte throughout the afternoon. Full story...
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Light earthquake rumbles areas of E. Tenn., NC

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.0 magnitude quake with an epicenter in Sevier County hit at about 6 a.m. Saturday. Full story...
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Court convicts UNC professor of drug smuggling

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A court in Argentina has convicted an Oxford educated University of North Carolina professor of attempting to smuggle four pounds of cocaine into the United States. Full story...
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NC Latin Kings gang head convicted by feds

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The head of a North Carolina Latin gang who twice ran for Greensboro's City Council faces a long prison sentence after his conviction on federal racketeering charges. Full story...
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UNC-CH prof convicted of Argentina drug smuggling

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A University of North Carolina professor is complaining his conviction on drug smuggling charges in Argentina is an injustice. Full story...
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Families sue NC county fair over E.coli outbreak

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The first lawsuits seeking to establish liability for a fatal outbreak of E. coli bacteria at the Cleveland County Fair are in the courts. Full story...
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NC DA says probe at UNC-CH has months to go

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A district attorney says criminal investigators will need until at least next year to pore over emails and financial documents in the academic scandal at North Carolina's flagship public university. Full story...
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6 workers leave Caldwell County sheriff's office

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Six employees of the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office have resigned from their posts following an internal investigation. Sheriff Alan Jones hasn't identified the six workers, and said he won't go into detail about the focus of the investigation or what it revealed. The News-Topic of Lenoir reported that the probe linked the sheriff's office to an incident at another agency, leading to the resignations. Full story...
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2 charged after toddler beaten, sexually assaulted

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Authorities have charged two people after they say a 2-year-old child was beaten and sexually assaulted at a babysitter's house in Tarboro. The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office said 41-year-old Cirilo Torido-Bastida of Macclesfield faces two counts of forcible sex offense and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He is jailed under an $855,000 secured bond. Full story...
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NC park at Pilot Mountain reopens after fire

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Pilot Mountain State Park is reopening after a fire this month that burned about 675 acres. The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday that the park in Surry County reopened even as mop-up efforts continue. The principal overlook at Little Pinnacle, the climbing area and some trails remain off-limits to visitors and some damaged trees near the mountain's summit are being removed. Full story...
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