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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.

3,100 students embroiled in North Carolina cheating scandal

Raleigh - Embroiled in a staggering academic fraud-related scandal that lasted nearly 20 years and fueled by indifference and lack of oversight, the University of North Carolina (UNC) is reeling from the fallout.

Op-Ed: New coal ash leaks found at Duke Energy's Buck Power plant

Back in mid-November, two environmental groups, Waterkeeper Alliance and Yadkin Riverkeeper, discovered a stream of orange goop oozing out below the normal waterline along a quarter-mile-long stretch of the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

Interview with Melissa Etheridge Special

The compelling singer, best known for classic hits like "I'm The Only One" and "Come To My Window," has just released a brand new album and is currently on tour. She granted Digital Journal this exclusive interview.

Assault by cake reported at North Seattle KFC

Seattle - Working at Kentucky Fried Chicken can be like a cakefight, definitely not a cakewalk, anyway for employees of one restaurant in Seattle, Washington.

Op-Ed: Kay Hagan's GOP opponent condescending tone fuels 'War on Women'

Raleigh - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan held an hour-long debate last week with her GOP opponent, Thom Tillis. During the debate, Tillis addressed his Democratic opponent as "Kay," clearly a disrespectful tone. Tillis is the Speaker of the North Carolina House.

Op-Ed: North Carolina pays $10B for Medicaid whether it 'opts in' or not

Charlotte - The state of North Carolina made a decision to "opt-out" of the Medicaid expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act for purely political reasons. Those political beliefs come with a hefty price tag for North Carolina, a whopping $10 billion by 2022.

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.
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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.
Don t miss the displays at the homes in McAdenville where the locals go to great lengths to impress....
Don't miss the displays at the homes in McAdenville where the locals go to great lengths to impress. Believe.
North Carolina skiers on the Lowing Flyer Mile run at Sugar Mountain ski resort  North Carolina.
North Carolina skiers on the Lowing Flyer Mile run at Sugar Mountain ski resort, North Carolina.
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain  in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and h...
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain, in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and hoar frost coating trees for miles.
The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
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
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.
A float honoring World War II submarine vets in the St. Patrick s Day parade in Charlotte   NC
A float honoring World War II submarine vets in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, NC
The lake fountain glows many changing colors  surrounded by decorated trees all reflecting in the wa...
The lake fountain glows many changing colors, surrounded by decorated trees all reflecting in the water.
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.
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.
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.
St. Patrick s parade in Charlotte  NC
St. Patrick's parade in Charlotte, NC
An over view from Charlotte  North Carolina  Cars and Coffee.
An over view from Charlotte, North Carolina, Cars and Coffee.
The outside of Carolina BBQ  a restaurant located in Wilmington  NC
The outside of Carolina BBQ, a restaurant located in Wilmington, NC
Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
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.
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
The North end of the line for both the CATS tolley and the  Blue Line  of the light rail system.
The North end of the line for both the CATS tolley and the "Blue Line" of the light rail system.
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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