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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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This Day in NC History: North Carolina becomes twelfth state

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On November 21, 1789, the General Assembly, meeting in Fayetteville, ratified the United States Constitution, making North Carolina the twelfth state. Full story...
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Tools to make Christmas gifts taken from NC school

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Leaders at a Durham school say thieves have stolen several large tools from their vocational building, meaning students will have trouble finishing the Christmas presents they were making for family and friends. Full story...
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Auditors: End advance word for community colleges

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North Carolina's top auditor says the country's third-largest community college system should stop tipping off campus administrators weeks before a record check is coming. Full story...
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McCrory announces inauguration events

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videoPat McCrory's inauguration as North Carolina governor will be spread out over two weekends early next year. Full story...
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NC judge considers if deported man gets custody

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A North Carolina judge is considering whether a man deported to Mexico will regain custody of his three sons. Full story...
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UNC computer employee arrested on weapons charge

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An information technology employee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been arrested on a weapons charge. Full story...
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Coast Guard searching for missing man

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video The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man who was last seen going underwater and not resurfacing. The 57-year-old was surf fishing on the south end of Portsmouth Island near Morehead City on Monday. Full story...
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