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Cumberland County is considering its outdoor smoking ban. Cumberland County is considering its outdoor smoking ban.

Cumberland Co. considers smoking ban in more outdoor places Video included

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Cumberland County leaders are considering expanding the county's smoking ban, and it could affect more places where people light up outdoors.


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Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. More>>

DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

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A prosecutor said suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. More>>

Sen. Burr planning for re-election bid in 2016

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. More>>

Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint

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The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that it says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016. More>>

Durham-based LED maker Cree files patent infringement suits

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Cree Inc., a maker of energy-efficient lighting, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two competitors. More>>

Volunteer firefighter killed when tanker overturns in Franklin Co. Video included

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A 2,500-gallon fire tanker rolled over around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday near the Lake Royale gated community in Franklin County.
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Man dies after being hit by 2 cars in Durham

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A man died Tuesday after being hit by two cars while trying to cross a street in Durham. More>>

25% of parents don't buckle up their kids, study finds

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This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, a national campaign to ensure that children are properly secured while riding in a vehicle.
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Cross-dressing suspect robs Creedmoor SunTrust Bank

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Police are searching for a male suspect who dressed as an elderly woman to rob a SunTrust Bank Tuesday in Creedmoor. More>>

Hurricanes unveil green LED lighting for pre-season opener Video included

LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN) LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN)
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The puck drops Sunday for the Hurricanes' pre-season opener, and Caniacs will notice the view in PNC Arena is a little brighter. More>>

Durham VA listens to veterans' concerns Video included

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The Durham VA panel on Tuesday included the medical center director and chief of staff. More>>

Cary's Mills Park schools to remain traditional Video included

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The Wake County Board of Education decided Tuesday to keep Mills Park Elementary and Middle School on a traditional calendar. More>>

Gov. Christie calls Hagan 'rubber stamp' for Obama at Tillis event Video included

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumped with state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis at an event Tuesday in downtown Wilmington.
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Young heart patient's family to donate 'extra money' to others on transplant list Video included

Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart) Hudson Bond''s father and mother check on the 2-month-old at Duke Children's Hospital. (Hudson's Heart)
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A Durham family has surpassed their fundraising goal to help pay for medical bills for their 2-month-old son in need of a new heart. More>>

Flu vaccines already on the way Video included

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Doctors in the Triangle are trying to get a jump start on this year's flu season. More>>

Durham judge calls parents 'idiots,' jails mom for outburst Video included

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Rishawna Morrison, 31, of Winston-Salem, spent 30 days in jail after yelling and fighting deputies at the end of a two-and-a-half day custody and child support hearing in Durham on Aug. 7. More>>

2 injured in collision involving car, school bus near Fuquay-Varina High School Video included

Police say a car and a school bus collided at the intersection of North and Stewart streets near Fuquay-Varina High School. Police say a car and a school bus collided at the intersection of North and Stewart streets near Fuquay-Varina High School.
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Two children suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a car and a school bus collided in Fuquay-Varina. More>>

Duke providing free screenings for men this weekend

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Durham men can receive free health screenings Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Urology and the Lincoln Community Health Center, More>>

DWI crackdown yields 2,757 arrests in NC

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Arrests in Wake County were the highest for the state, with 316 total arrests for driving while impaired in the 18 days. More>>

3 Panther Creek students injured in Cary crash identified

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Three students from Panther Creek High School were injured Tuesday in an accident involving a SUV and a dump truck.
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Contest gives public chance to win space trip

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A new contest gives people a chance to win a flight to space. More>>

NC unveils new process for picking poet laureate

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North Carolina is looking for nominations for the next poet laureate after a decision by Gov. Pat McCrory on the position over the summer caused an uproar in the arts community. More>>

Raleigh Police release sketch of peeping Tom

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A woman reported a man trying to look in her window on Brimwater Drive Aug. 10. More>>

N. Raleigh neighborhood hopes to nix Publix Video included

People living nearby argue that the proposed shopping center does not fit the current zoning code. They feel large supermarkets and superstores have no place in that type of neighborhood. People living nearby argue that the proposed shopping center does not fit the current zoning code. They feel large supermarkets and superstores have no place in that type of neighborhood.
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The future of a North Raleigh Publix is the focal point in a larger debate about the city's zoning code and how it should be applied. More>>

Durham manager gives updates on police recommendations

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Durham City Manager Tom Bonfield issued an updated status report Tuesday on the recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board.Bonfield released a 22-page, point by point update on where each issue stands.Read Bonfield's full update hereBonfield listed 34 HRC recommendation followed by the management recommendation, the action item and the status.He also listed Civilian Board's 10 recommendations, with updates.The report is a follow-up to concerns in ... More>>

ZEBULON: Bullet grazes 13-year-old boy in Zebulon

Bullet grazes 13-year-old boy in Zebulon, 2 charged

Police arrested Cedano Lee Moore, 22, and Barry Darnell Sills, 47, and charged them with attempted murder. Police arrested Cedano Lee Moore, 22, and Barry Darnell Sills, 47, and charged them with attempted murder.
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Two men were arrested after a 13-year-old boy was grazed by bullet Monday night in Zebulon. More>>

Environmentalists question NC fracking supporters

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A conservation group is questioning some people who turned up at a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. More>>

I-440 West ramp to Poole Rd. to close for Fortify weekend work

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The Interstate-440 West ramp onto Poole Road will be closed this weekend as part of the Fortify rebuild project in Wake County. More>>

Kinston father charged with killing 1-month-old son

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Police have arrested a Kinston man in the death of his 1-month-old son earlier this year. More>>

NC farmers urged to test corn to prevent contamination

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N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food. More>>

NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

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Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases. More>>

Report: NC among states most tied to income tax

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The income gap that's been growing for years increasingly is undermining public treasuries in North Carolina and other states, a new report by the investment rating agency Standard Poor's says. More>>

Armed robbery suspect arrested after neighbors spot him fleeing

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A 17-year-old has been charged with robbery after Knightdale police say neighbors spotted him running from the scene of the crime. More>>

NCDOT, environmental group talk on Bonner Bridge

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The two sides facing off in a dispute over a replacement for the Bonner Bridge says talks are underway to break the impasse. More>>

Governor's mansion to go orange for hunger awareness Video included

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The Executive Mansion will be lit orange Monday night in recognition of Hunger Action Month and to raise awareness of hunger issues.
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Duke study: Water contamination tied to wells, not fracking Video included

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A new study by scientist from multiple schools, including Duke University, says problems with the wells and not hydraulic fracturing itself, was the primary cause of drinking water contamination issues in parts of Pennsylvania and Texas. More>>

Duke Energy to spend $500M for more solar power

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The country's largest electricity company plans to spend $500 million to expand its solar electricity use in North Carolina with three generating facilities of its own and power purchased from five others built by... More>>

$84K budgeted for 15 new navigational signs in Cary Video included

The town budgeted for the signs in 2012 with a Florida company winning the job from a pool of 16 bidders. The town budgeted for the signs in 2012 with a Florida company winning the job from a pool of 16 bidders.
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Navigating through certain parts of Cary is about to get easier. The Town of Cary will install 15 new signs to help people get to places like WakeMed Soccer Park, Booth Amphitheatre and Bond Park. More>>

Letter found with body of App State student, police say Video included

The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone. The body of Anna Smith was discovered in a heavily wooded area in Boone.
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The Boone Police Department said a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide. More>>

Wife of exonerated NC man files restraining order Video included

Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes. Darryl Hunt was freed from prison in 2004, thanks to DNA evidence and the confession of another suspect to the 1984 murder of Deborah Sykes.
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Court records indicate the wife of Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated in the 1984 murder of a Winston-Salem newspaper editor, has filed a domestic violence restraining order against him. More>>

1 shot along Fayetteville St. near NCCU

Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham. Police respond to a shooting on Fayetteville Street in Durham.
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Police are investigating a shooting Monday on Fayetteville Street near North Carolina Central University. More>>

NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) Sen. Kay Hagain (D) and House Speaker Thom Tillis (R)

A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. More>>

Software firm AvidXchange to add 600 jobs in NC

A Charlotte software company that automates how companies pay their bills is being offered nearly $9 million if it adds 600 new jobs. More>>

7-year-old NC boy gets support in cancer battle

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Fueled by requests on social media, letters and packages from all over the world brought joy to a 7-year-old boy confined to his home over the last year as he endured more than 15 chemotherapy treatments for synovial sarcoma. More>>

'Hard-working' neighbor killed in Sanford house fire Video included

Work boots sit outside the charred home of Jack Rollins, who died in an overnight fire. Work boots sit outside the charred home of Jack Rollins, who died in an overnight fire.
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A Sanford woman says her neighbor of 30 years died early Sunday morning in a house fire More>>

15-year-old hit by car on Raleigh Blvd. Video included

Police respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on Raleigh Boulevard. Police respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on Raleigh Boulevard.
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A teenager was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on Raleigh Boulevard. More>>

International Festival returns to Raleigh this weekend Video included

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In just a few days the world will be at your fingertips when the International Festival returns to Raleigh. It's a celebration of different cultures that make up our area. More>>

NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

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The North Carolina NAACP is planning a rally in Wilmington to call attention to voting rights More>>

Bonner Bridge to close briefly for deck scan

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The Bonner Bridge will be closed briefly so workers with the state Transportation Department can scan the deck of the span over the Oregon Inlet. More>>

Woman charged with murder after stabbing man in neck

Jakeya Karynne Davis, 34, of Durham, is charged with murder in the death of Marcus Anthony Keith. Jakeya Karynne Davis, 34, of Durham, is charged with murder in the death of Marcus Anthony Keith.
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Police say a Durham man was stabbed to death Saturday during what appears to have been an argument. More>>

GOP presidential prospects tout faith in the national anthem

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Two possible Republican presidential candidates are touting the nation's religious heritage as part of a webcast marking the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
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Families of NICU patients reunited with life-saving doctors Video included

UNC mascot Ramses holds a former NICU patient at the North Carolina Children's Hospital. UNC mascot Ramses holds a former NICU patient at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
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Former patients of UNC Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were reunited Sunday with the doctors and nurses who cared for them.
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Disabled participates get a helping hand to finish Canes 5k Video included

Volunteers with Ainsley's Angles help disabled participants finish the Canes 5k. Volunteers with Ainsley's Angles help disabled participants finish the Canes 5k.
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Volunteers with Ainsley's Angels helped more than a dozen people with various disabilities complete the second annual Canes 5k race. More>>

Groups aiming to help NC legislative Democrats

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Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence N.C. General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars largely from companies and politically-minded organizations. More>>

Man drowns Saturday while rafting the Ocoee River

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A man died while rafting on the Ocoee River Saturday afternoon in Polk County. More>>

1 killed in Durham Co. single-vehicle wreck

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One person was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. Route 70 in Durham, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said. More>>

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

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Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts. More>>

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