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OSHA inspection finds safety problems at Bragg

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The U.S. Labor Department has found more than 35 safety and health violations during a recent inspection at Fort Bragg, including some that exposed civilian workers to hazards such as power saw blades. Full story...
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Former NC minister sentenced in child porn case

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A former pastor of a Catholic church in Asheville has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice because he deleted pornographic images of children from the home computer of the parish music minister. Full story...
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Elderly Windsor man kills wife, turns gun on himself

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Authorities say an 87-year-old man shot and killed his 86-year-old wife in their Windsor home, then turned the gun on himself. Full story...
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3 arrested after child tossed into pool is injured

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Investigators say three adults have been arrested in Beaufort County after a 4-year-old child was seriously injured as they tried to throw her off a roof into a swimming pool last month. Full story...
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Duplin Co. dog-fighting 'legend' gets five years in prison

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A 78-year-old North Carolina man described as a legend in the dog-fighting world will spend five years behind bars, the maximum a federal judge could impose. Full story...
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NC police, citizens pay respects to fallen officer

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Winston-Salem Police Officer Russell Willingham has been laid to rest after he died in a wreck while on duty. Full story...
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Ex-Duke student sues school over assault case

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A former Duke University student is suing the school over what she calls hostile treatment after she was raped at a fraternity party. Full story...
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Lowe's destroyed by tornado to reopen in September

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The Lowe's Home Improvement store in Sanford that was destroyed by a tornado earlier this year is on an even faster track to reopen than officials thought. Full story...
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Heat advisory issued for nearly half of NC

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The heat goes on in North Carolina. The National Weather Service on Thursday issued heat advisories for 47 of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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NC readies for pre-kindergarten storm

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North Carolina educators are preparing for a massive influx of new pre-kindergarten students despite a 20 percent cut in state funding. Full story...
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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

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Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges. Full story...
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NTSB issues report in crash that killed NC doctor

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A preliminary report from federal investigators says a crash that killed a Mooresville doctor occurred when his plane lost its propeller during a test flight after the plane had crashed a few months earlier. Full story...
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Roommate mutilation case delayed until October

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The case of a Catawba County man accused of shooting his roommate to death and mutilating his body has been delayed until October. Full story...
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NC textile firm sued over $145,000 in compensation

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The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a closed Lincolnton textile company, asking it to pay back nearly $145,000 into its deferred compensation plan. Full story...
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