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Unclaimed $1.5B jackpot could put hole in S. Carolina budget

The winner of a $1.537 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too.

North Carolina House Democrats press for gun restrictions

Gun-control advocates in the North Carolina legislature are pressing again for weapon restrictions they say will reduce the risk of mass shootings and other firearm violence.

NC student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive.

Flu responsible for 52 deaths in NC this season

A total of 52 people in North Carolina have died from the flu this season, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Hungry bear goes for ride after getting stuck on NC trash truck

Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina.

NC State basketball player charged with assaulting female

North Carolina State backup guard Eric Lockett has been charged with assault on a female.
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‘Swatting’ hoax call leads SWAT, police to swarm Myrtle Beach house

A door bell camera captured the dramatic moments a South Carolina man gave himself up to officers after someone made a 911 call that turned out to be a hoax.

FEMA head Brock Long, investigated over vehicle use, resigns

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is resigning, months after an investigation found he misused government vehicles to travel to his home in North Carolina.

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