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Volunteers try to protect sea turtle nests from predators searching for meal

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video Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
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Jury finds Brunswick Co. man not guilty of assault on deputies

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video Back in 2007 Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies shot a man, who was also charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer. George Cooper says he never pointed a gun at the officers much less fired it, and today a jury at the Brunswick County Courthouse agreed with him. Full story...
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SC woman going to court over 'truck nuts'

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A Berkeley County woman will get a jury trial for a ticket she was given by police for displaying big plastic testicles on the back of her pickup truck. Full story...
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FDA takes new look at what "gluten free" means

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at how to label foods "gluten free." Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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NC charter schools seeking capital funds lose case

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals is telling charter schools seeking taxpayer money to buy and maintain their buildings and buses to take it up with lawmakers. Full story...
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Testimony focuses on nurse in 2009 NC shooting

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Testimony in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people at a Moore County nursing home is focusing on the lone victim who was not a resident of the facility. Full story...
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NC court: DNA firing OK in Duke lacrosse case

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a lab had the right to fire the man who provided the report on the DNA analysis in the Duke University lacrosse case. Full story...
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CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

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Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey, but the government so far has declined to say who produced the meat or initiate a recall. Full story...
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Carowinds buys land to expand amusement park

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Carowinds amusement park has bought more than 60 acres of vacant land that will be used to expand the park. Full story...
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