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Wild ginseng poacher heads to jail as Feds crack down

Bryson City - Billy Joe Hurley, 46, of Bryson City, North Carolina was broke and quite simply just trying to make a living. Unfortunately he chose to continue to illegally poach wild ginseng, putting the species at risk, despite several arrests and warnings.

Dinosaur stolen from North Carolina museum

Raleigh - Two 21-year-olds allegedly stole a Edmonotosaurus — a dinosaur — from the the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences last week. The two also allegedly stole history props from a different museum the same day.

New NC voting law challenged in court Special

Winston-salem - The legal battle over North Carolina's controversial Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) escalated Monday as lawyers, civil rights advocates and witnesses gathered in a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

North Carolina's 'climate change battle' rages on

It started in 2011, when Willo Kelly, a resident of the Outer Banks in North Carolina attended a meeting held in a government conference room. There, she learned that by the end of the century, sea levels along the coast would rise as much as 39 inches.

Opossum Drop: Animal cruelty for NC New Year's festivities Special

Brasstown - When most of us celebrate the New Year, opossums don't usually come to mind. However, in North Carolina and other areas in the South, some people think differently than we do.

NC man charged with human trafficking, holding woman captive

Zebulon - A North Carolina man has been charged with human trafficking after allegedly holding a German woman against her will in a secret room located in a warehouse in Zebulon, North Carolina.

Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.

82,000 tons of coal ash spills from plant into N. Carolina river

Eden - As many as 82,000 tons of coal ash have spilled into a North Carolina river from a disused coal plant run by the nation's largest electricity provider.

'American Idol' star Clay Aiken to run for US Congress

Fayetteville - Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken has formally declared his candidacy for US Congress as a Democrat looking to unseat a Republican incumbent in his home state of North Carolina.

Report expected next week on death of teen in police custody

Durham - A report on an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation of North Carolina into the death of 17 year old Jesus Huerta is expected to be released next week; though many questions still remain according to the teens family.

Reward for information about endangered wolf killings

Six endangered red wolves have been shot in the last month in North Carolina, prompting the federal government to advertise a reward made up of contributions from conservationist organizations.

Boy found handcuffed with dead chicken around neck—Parents jailed

Monroe - Two foster parents, a nurse and a DSS Supervisor, were arrested and criminally charged in connection with an incident, in North Carolina, of a child found shivering and handcuffed to a front porch with a dead chicken around his neck.

GOP's Don Yelton resigns after racial remarks

Asheville - The GOP precinct chair of Buncombe County, North Carolina, resigned on Thursday after the state's Republican Party called for his resignation following racially insensitive remarks made during an interview.

NC Officials defend, disavow covert Moral Monday surveillance

Raleigh - North Carolina law enforcement officials conducted covert surveillance during political protest meetings and collected intelligence on individuals they deemed "anarchist," court testimony has revealed.

Knocking their socks off: Men charged in HanesBrands robbery

Kernersville - If you're looking for those socks that went missing from the dryer, you might want to start in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Montgomery wins primary as panel investigates campaign talk

Winston Salem - Winston-Salem City Council candidate Derwin Montgomery swept to victory in yesterday's primary even as a committee investigates allegations of improper campaigning.

Local citizens protest police threats to arrest Christians

Raleigh - A large group of Raleigh, North Carolina, citizens protested at a recent city council meeting against local police for threatening recently to arrest Christians if they fed the homeless at a city park.

Cursive writing will soon become a lost skill Special

Do you remember any of these items: slide rule, cassette tape, 8-track tape, vinyl music, a dot-matrix printer, typewriters, and a wind-up alarm clock?

NC Gov signs bill to protect fast food from lawsuits & soda bans

As cities like NYC are working to increase people’s access to healthy foods and discourage the consumption of unhealthy foods, North Carolina policy-makers have shown they have a different priority—protecting the fast food industry and its profits.

Lesbian couple finally marry 47 years after first meeting

Greensboro - After 47 years, almost to the day they met, lesbian couple, Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin wed under the chuppah ignoring the North Carolina laws that disallow same sex marriage.

Tesla vs Dealers: North Carolina bill may ban state Tesla sales

Raleigh - Tesla Motors is fighting a bill backed by North Carolina’s 7,000 auto dealers that would make it illegal for the car manufacturer to sell its award-winning electric cars through its Internet-based model.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay: Thin Blue Line 2013 - charity ride season is here Special

Charlotte - The Thin Blue Ride Line ride, running from from Cox Harley-Davidson in Rock Hill, SC to Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, NC, starts off my season of great rides and stands out as my favorite for many good reasons.

Op-Ed: Background checks for welfare applicants?

When a world where parents must endure background checks to gain employment should we allow background checks for welfare applicants. If one cannot gain employment or feed their family what will happen next?

North Carolina lawmakers propose bill to declare state religion

North Carolina state legislators have proposed a bill that will allow the state declare an official religion in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and nullify any federal ruling against Christian prayer by state bodies

Burglary suspect returns to apologize and is held at gunpoint

A North Carolina widow subjects apologetic burglar to staring down the barrel of her gun. The burglar had returned to apologize but this didn't matter, he was being held until the sheriff arrived.

Student threatened with expulsion after admitting she was raped

Chapel Hill - A University of North Carolina student has been told she may be expelled by the university after she spoke out about being raped by a fellow student.

Op-Ed: New cyberbullying law in North Carolina limits free speech

A new law in North Carolina aimed at protecting teachers from cyberbullying prohibits the creation of fake Internet accounts under teacher's names by students and criminalizes posting unedited pictures or accurate statements which lead to harassment.

Skiing in North Carolina style Special

North Carolina does not typically conjure up images of a white winter wonderland, but something many do not know about this destination, popular for its sandy Atlantic Beaches, wind surfing, and golf is it has a winter wonderland waiting to be enjoyed.

Gun Appreciation Day leads to five gun show shootings

A portion of the American population celebrated Gun Appreciation Day by attending guns shows across the country, resulting in some of the attendees perhaps appreciating paramedics and first responders more than guns, at least temporarily.

Surveillance video captures robbers breaking into N.C. home

Raleigh - A homeowner in North Carolina captured almost six minutes of footage showing three individuals breaking and entering his home. The homeowner posted the video on YouTube and the couple is hoping the video brings the thieves' identities.
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April is safe digging month and in recognition of that  North Carolina-811 hosted a lunch in Gastoni...
April is safe digging month and in recognition of that, North Carolina-811 hosted a lunch in Gastonia on April 20th
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Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth ...
Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.
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The weekend of September 11th and 12th the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo played host to the Great Train E...
The weekend of September 11th and 12th the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo played host to the Great Train Expo.
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Salt marsh on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Salt marsh on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth ...
Festival in the Park is an annual art and amusement festival hosted at Freedom Park in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, NC.
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The lake fountain glows red  green  and white.  Here s the red glow.
The lake fountain glows red, green, and white. Here's the red glow.
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Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
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A Bank of America branch.
A Bank of America branch.
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screen shot of Fort Bragg  N.C.
screen shot of Fort Bragg, N.C.
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The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
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Located just 30 minutes north of Charlotte  NC the Catawba College Indians call Salisbury home.
Located just 30 minutes north of Charlotte, NC the Catawba College Indians call Salisbury home.
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Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee  Charlotte  North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
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St. Patrick s Day Parade in Charlotte  NC
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Charlotte, NC
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Concord Mills carousel and dinning area.
Concord Mills carousel and dinning area.
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Ronald McDonald in the St. Patrick s Day parade in Charlotte  North Carolina.
Ronald McDonald in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Located just 30 minutes north of Charlotte  NC the Catawba College Indians call Salisbury home.
Located just 30 minutes north of Charlotte, NC the Catawba College Indians call Salisbury home.
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Bing Map of CIA Harvey Point Defense Training Facility
Bing Map of CIA Harvey Point Defense Training Facility
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Merry Christmas to everyone.  People took time to take photo ops in this beautiful sleigh ornament a...
Merry Christmas to everyone. People took time to take photo ops in this beautiful sleigh ornament a lawn in McAdenville, North Carolina, 2013.
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Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville  North Carolina.
Saturday September 11th was the first day of the Corn Maze in Statesville, North Carolina.
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