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Death certificate: Griffith died of heart attack

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The death certificate for Andy Griffith says the actor's death earlier this week was caused by a heart attack. The certificate says the 86-year-old had suffered the attack 24 hours before he died at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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NC Mental Health director dies in bicycle crash

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The head of North Carolina's mental health division has been killed after his bicycle collided with a tractor trailer in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday

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More than 100 North Carolina National Guard members are returning home on Independence Day to reunite with their family members after being separated for a year. Full story...
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NC lawmakers protect insurance whistleblowers

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North Carolina lawmakers are acting to protect whistleblowers after a hospital sued a former employee who reported what the state auditor later determined were excessive taxpayer charges. Full story...
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Soldier drowns after car crashes in Jordan Lake

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A soldier drowned early Wednesday morning after his car was found in Jordan Lake, according to authorities. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Progress CEO out, gets up to $10.3M after merger

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The Progress Energy chief executive whose sudden departure was announced hours after the merger creating America's largest electric utility is getting a big payout. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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Andy Griffith dead at 86; NC reacts

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video Legendary actor Andy Griffith has died at his home in Dare County. Sheriff Doug Doughtie says in statement Griffith died Tuesday at about 7 a.m. Full story...
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General Assembly extends film incentives, heads home

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Before adjourning their session, state lawmakers gave final approval to extending film incentives today. Full story...
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