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Dozens of police break up brawl at church

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A dispute over leadership at a Henderson County church has turned from angry words to fist fights. About 30 police officers from five agencies were called to break up fights Sunday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Fletcher. Full story...
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Hit-and-run kills horse, injures riders

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A hit-and-run driver has killed a horse and injured its riders in a collision near Cherryville. Full story...
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Duke, UNC hospitals aim for greater transparency

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Hospitals at Duke University and the University of North Carolina are trying to make the relationship between drug companies and health providers more transparent. Full story...
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Asheville lowers fluoride levels because of concerns

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Asheville has lowered the amount of fluoride in its water system in response to concerns about how excess levels of the substance can affect people's teeth. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the city has reduced the fluoride in its system by 30 percent. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier shot; gunman is at large

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says a soldier was shot and wounded, and authorities are working to find the gunman. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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Teen on trial in ex-Robeson County teacher's death

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A Lumberton teenager is going on trial in the death of a retired Robeson County teacher shot and as he dropped off his garbage at a trash bin behind a convenience store. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Both Rhino and Rox closed this weekend; Rox closing for good in September

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Rox owner Paul Ponte tells a local newspaper that he's closing his bar across the street this weekend out of concern that there could be follow up violence and retaliation for last weekend's stabbings. Full story...
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COMMENTARY: First we were "ignorant"; Now Commissioner Thompson says we're "whores"

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When asked about being in the media spotlight of late and the commission being transparent, Thompson told the local newspaper, "They are whoring themselves out for ratings.” Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW Professor says chancellor search is a sham; University denies claim

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Dr. Diane Levy, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at UNCW, claims the university's search for a new chancellor is all but over, and that the effort to appear transparent with websites and committees is for perception only. Full story...
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