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Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

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Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. Full story...
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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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Man, grandson killed in Rocky Mount house fire

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Officials in Rocky Mount say a man and a 5-year-old boy have been killed in a house fire. Spokeswoman Tameka Kenan-Norman said firefighters were dispatched to a single-story home shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night. When they arrived, they found a house and minivan engulfed in flames. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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Mom charged with baby's 2013 death

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videoA Charlotte woman is accused in the death of her baby in Brunswick County. Katherine Ann Jennings, 33, is in jail charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Lee to take oath of office for NC Senate

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator will be sworn in to office Tuesday. Michael Lee will take the oath of office to serve in the 9th District NC Senate seat during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Council Chambers. Full story...
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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

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Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin said in an email that Romney was headlining the private event in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Blue Ribbon Commission looks to prevent youth violence

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video Safety, wellness and education are three focus areas the Blue Ribbon Commission are now directing its attention towards to prevent violence among area youth. Back when the organization started in 2008, leaders focused on reducing out-of-school suspensions, the high school dropout rate, and engaging an army of volunteers to come into the youth enrichment zone and help serve the community. Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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NC civilian employee union opposes military cuts

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A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts. Full story...
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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

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As the start to school approaches, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom? Lincoln Elementary teacher Shane Terzaken says even teachers get butterflies before the big day while they wait for their students to file in.video Full story...
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UPDATE: Lightning likely cause of flames at St. James Plantation home

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Lightning is likely to blame for flames that sparked at a St. James Plantation home late last night, according to the fire marshal leading the investigation.video Full story...
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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

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videoAs students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious. Liz from thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Full story...
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