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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.

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.
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One of many impressive homes decorated in the 2013 year in Christmas Town USA  McAdenville  NC.
One of many impressive homes decorated in the 2013 year in Christmas Town USA, McAdenville, NC.
A marching band in the St. Patrick s Day parade in Charlotte  North Carolina.
A marching band in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, 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.
Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh  North Carolina  ...
WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh, North Carolina, in October.
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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
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.
The Medic Honor Guard on display at the Charlotte St. Patrick s Day parade.
The Medic Honor Guard on display at the Charlotte St. Patrick's Day parade.
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
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
Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte  North Carolina
Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina
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.
The bird avary houses three different birds in individual cages in the gardens
The bird avary houses three different birds in individual cages in the gardens
The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
The Medic Honor Guard vehicle.
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.
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.
The 2010 St. Patrick s Day Parade coming down Tryon Street in Charlotte  NC
The 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade coming down Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC
A college game
A college game
Bank of America in Charlotte  North Carolina
Bank of America in Charlotte, North Carolina