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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

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Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration. Full story...
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Union County man charged with second-degree murder

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A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge. Multiple media outlets reported that the indictment was handed up Monday afternoon against 25-year-old Joshua Houser. Kilah Davenport died March 13. Full story...
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New hotel to be built at Biltmore in Asheville

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Biltmore is building a second hotel at Biltmore Estate that's expected to create about 230 jobs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported construction is expected to begin by mid-October. The Village Hotel will have 209 guestrooms and is expected to open in November 2015. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Carla Bromstead

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videoThis week's Teacher of the Week started working in the classroom as a volunteer in her 20s. "As soon as I started volunteering in the classroom, I knew it was for me," said Mary C. Williams Elementary teacher Carla Bromstead. Full story...
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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal shooting

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videoPolice have identified the victim in a shooting on 9th and Orange Streets in Wilmington. Police say 26 year old Martineze Vaughn died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

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videoFederal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Full story...
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Former police chief testifies in own defense; closings tomorrow

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video Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis. Today Lewis took the witness stand in his own defense at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville. Full story...
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Officials working to identify man found under Whiteville bridge

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video Columbus County detectives are investigating the discovery of a body found in a Whiteville creek. Full story...
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Surf City doctor's license suspended for drug use, substandard care, conduct

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videoA Surf City doctor's license has been suspended after the NC Medical Board says he violated several standards for being a doctor in North Carolina, including drug abuse, substandard care and conduct issues. Full story...
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Flu shots available in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department starts offering flu shots today. The clinic is at the department, which is located at 2029 S. 17th Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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UPDATE: Onslow Co. home invasion victims identified

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videoTwo people are dead after what investigators say was a home invasion in Hubert early Tuesday morning. A news release says the home owner, Jeremiah Hilton, was killed by one of the suspects, and another person in the home shot and killed one of the suspects, Willie Ware. Full story...
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Catlin, Jordan square off in first debate

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videoThe fall campaign season is upon us. Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 met for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR. Rick Catlin and Betsy Jordan squared off in a candidate's forum, and both candidates started off talking film incentives. Full story...
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UPDATE: NAACP holds memorial for Bladenboro teen

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The North Carolina NAACP will hold a community meeting and memorial service for a Bladen County teen found dead last month.video Full story...
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Wake County schools experience three deaths in a week

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Officials with the Wake County Public School System are offering sympathies after the deaths of three students in separate incidents in the past week. Full story...
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Money for NC private school vouchers begins moving

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The first of millions of taxpayer dollars in payments have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional on several levels. Full story...
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