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Country traditionalist Ray Scott has a 'guitar for sale' Special

Not literally, as far as I know. 'Guitar for Sale' is in fact the title of the North Carolina-born singer/songwriter's new studio album, set to drop next month. He answered some questions put to him by Digital Journal.

Wildfires rage in Boulder, Colorado and western North Carolina

A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.

Solar power sees a big growth spurt in the Southeastern U.S.

There are now 29 states in the U.S. with renewable energy initiatives, backed by residents who want to see more use of clean energy. Florida and North Carolina are two states where solar power is experiencing rapid growth.

Op-Ed: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina oppose Amazon's wind farm

Elizabeth City - Now that the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East in North Carolina is ready to start generating electricity, the state's GOP lawmakers are wanting the project halted by the new Trump administration because it's a threat to national security.

Forest fires in Appalachia prompt mass evacuations

Durham - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory had already declared a state of emergency covering 25 drought-ridden western counties with over 20 wildfires, but by Saturday evening, the situation went from bad to worse.

Death toll in U.S. rises as Hurricane Matthew moves out to sea

Post-tropical cyclone Matthew headed out to sea on Sunday after pummeling North Carolina with heavy rains that resulted in record-breaking flooding. The death toll from the storm is still rising.

South Carolina kills millions of bees while spraying for Zika

Summerville - A heartbreaking incident in South Carolina this past week highlights the delicate balance that exists between protecting the environment and vector control to protect our health.

Florida's Gulf coast braces for hit from Tropical Storm Hermine

The Florida Gulf coast is bracing for a hard punch from Tropical Storm Hermine which forecasters say could make landfall as a hurricane. The path of the storm is expected to impact residents along the East Coast as far north as North Carolina.

Court: N.C. Racially discriminatory Voter ID law struck down

North Carolina's 2013 voter ID law was struck down on appeal for being passed with "racially discriminatory intent," on Friday. At the same time, in Wisconsin, a similar ruling was handed down in U.S. District Court.

The new PayPal: No longer going it alone Special

Brooklyn - PayPal is well-known for processing payments — $600 million daily — but it has much loftier goals, according to its president and CEO Dan Schulman: it intends to become a multi-service, global financial behemoth.

Cinematographer Laura Beth Love on 'Sharknado' and more Special

Got a horror or science fiction film that needs to look amazing? Get on to those White Pages and find Laura Beth Love's number. The in-demand cinematographer from North Carolina has worked on numerous projects and has also won awards.

Krispy Kreme shares jump after European conglomerate buys chain

New York - Shares in North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme doughnuts soared Monday after a Luxembourg coffee investment giant announced plans to buy the 1,100-store chain.

XHamster porn site protests North Carolina anti-LGBT law

Porn site XHamster.com thinks North Carolina's anti-LGBT bathroom law is obscene, and they are taking action. As of Monday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, users in the state are seeing nothing more than a black screen, thanks to the state's lawmakers.

Citing anti-LGBT law, PayPal scraps planned N. Carolina expansion

PayPal announced Tuesday that it is scrapping plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina in protest of a new state law legalizing discrimination against LGBT people.

Lizard found in organic salad winds up as class mascot

Princeton - Buy an organic salad, get a free lizard. That's what happened when Sally Mabon unwrapped a bundle of tatsoi greens — she and her kindergartener, Faye, wound up with a three-inch-long green anole lizard tucked inside.

Florida: Mother shoots, kills daughter she mistook for intruder

Orlando - A Florida woman woke up right before midnight Tuesday and shot at and killed a person she thought was an intruder. But it was no intruder; instead she allegedly shot her 27-year -old daughter, who was pronounced dead on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Town rejects solar panels amid claims they 'suck up' sun's energy

Woodland - During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm. One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.

25 injured in North Iredell High School roof collapse in N.C.

Olin - Almost two dozen students and adults were injured Saturday afternoon at North Iredale High School in North Carolina after concrete from an overhang fell on them following a truck accident. Three people suffered life-threatening injuries.

Sugar Mountain Chondola Grand Opening — November 14, 2015 Special

Banner Elk - Sugar Mountain spent summer 2015 busy bringing skiing in North Carolina into the modern era, installing the first Chondola in the state. Time from base to the 5300' summit will be under 5 minutes.

Wind farm coming to US 'Dead zone for wind power'

Elizabeth City - The southern United States is about to get something never seen before in the South. On a large tract of farmland near Elizabeth City, North Carolina, a $600 million commercial-scale wind farm is being built.

North Carolina deck collapse injures 14

Emerald Isle - The collapse of a deck on a North Carolina beach house has injured 14 people, two of them with critical injuries, Saturday night as the family was getting set to take a group photo.

11 shark attacks in Carolinas scare beachgoers, puzzle experts

A shark attacked a man on Wednesday off North Carolina's coast, bringing the number of attacks in the Carolinas to 11 for 2015. Experts agree that the number of attacks is strange, but are still searching for why this is happening.

Half-eaten catches signal return of sharks to Outer Banks

Complaints by fishermen who are reeling in half-eaten fish, as well as an apparent increase in shark attacks along the North Carolina coast are making headlines. Everyone planning on going to the beach has been freaking out, wondering what's going on.

17-year-old boy in shark attack off N.C. coast is victim No. 6

As families head to the beaches of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina for the Fourth of July holiday coming up, they will have to proceed with caution. A shark attack on a 17-year-old boy on Saturday brings the total to six people in two weeks.

Church shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been captured

Suspect Dylann Roof, age 21, was captured during a traffic stop in Shelby North Carolina this morning. This is almost four hours from the scene of the crime.

Senior prank prompts evacuation, lands two behind bars

Troutman - A high school in North Carolina was evacuated Tuesday as the result of a senior prank which prompted a bomb search, police say. Two students were arrested in connection with the incident.

Drug suspect puts GPS bracelet on cat, fools officials and flees

Highland Springs - A Virginia man who was being held on a drug charge and wearing a GPS tracking device may have fled the state, and possibly the country because he may have found a novel way to confound authorities.

Duke Energy to appeal $25.1 million fine by NC regulators

Charlotte - North Carolina-based Duke Energy announced today it is prepared to contest a $25.1 million civil penalty issued by the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources on March 10.

Train collides with truck in North Carolina; 55 injured

Halifax - Monday afternoon an Amtrak train that left from Charlotte, N.C. heading to New York derailed in Halifax County, N.C. after hitting a tractor-trailer stuck on the tracks at a railroad crossing. The accident was also caught on tape.

North Carolina woman's scary road rage ouburst caught on video

Randleman - Randolph County Sheriff's deputies posted online Monday, footage recorded on a highway in North Carolina by a woman as she drove with her granddaughter in the backseat. The clip shows another driver, a woman, in a shocking display of road rage outburst.
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There have been six shark attacks off the coasts of North and South Carolina in the past two weeks.
There have been six shark attacks off the coasts of North and South Carolina in the past two weeks.
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A group of women who entered the St. Patrick s Day Parade in Charlotte  NC
A group of women who entered the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Charlotte, NC
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Dolphin washed ashore after being maimed
Phillips pounds on the glass and on the body of the car
Phillips pounds on the glass and on the body of the car
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Installations and improvements to Sugar Mountain ski Resort during the summer preparing for the 2015...
Installations and improvements to Sugar Mountain ski Resort during the summer preparing for the 2015 Ski Season.
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee  Charlotte  North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee  Charlotte  North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in bloom in late March of 2010.
The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in bloom in late March of 2010.
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee  Charlotte  North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
The trolley is entering the Charlotte Conference Center in Uptown Charlotte. The Trolley passes stra...
The trolley is entering the Charlotte Conference Center in Uptown Charlotte. The Trolley passes straight through the inside of the building.
Google map of CIA Harvey Point Defense Training Facility
Google map of CIA Harvey Point Defense Training Facility
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A college game
A college game
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.
Visitors debate whether they have time to cross under the water arches without getting soaked.
Visitors debate whether they have time to cross under the water arches without getting soaked.
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee  Charlotte  North Carolina
Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
In February 2014  82 000 tons of coal ash were spilled into the Dan River from a coal ash containmen...
In February 2014, 82,000 tons of coal ash were spilled into the Dan River from a coal ash containment pond at a Duke Energy coal-fired power plant in North Carolina.
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Folks from the Renessance Festival participating in the St. Patrick s Day Parade in Charlotte  NC
Folks from the Renessance Festival participating in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Charlotte, NC
The NASCAR Hall of Fame  set to open in May of 2010.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, set to open in May of 2010.
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.