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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.

'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.
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One of three different stamps that each have a difference phrase on teh outside.
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 Bland Street Station for both the Trolley and the Blue Line.
The Bland Street Station for both the Trolley and the Blue Line.
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.
Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
Over view of Charlotte Motor Speedway during Fall Auto Fair 2014.
Photo op with the snowman downtown McAdenville  North Carolina.
Photo op with the snowman downtown McAdenville, North Carolina.
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.
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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February 2009. Outer Banks, NC
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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Crowds at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina showing the typical above freezing temperatures on the sign.
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Visitors debate whether they have time to cross under the water arches without getting soaked.
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Various forms of rescue workers gathered to learn more about gas line hazards from the North Carolina-811 on Tuesday April 20th.
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The front enterance to the Imagination Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Ronald McDonald in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Vehicles and scenes from the June Cars and Coffee, Charlotte, North Carolina
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One of many impressive homes decorated in the 2013 year in Christmas Town USA, McAdenville, NC.
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Snow Hill, NC, April 19, 2011 -- preliminary damage assessments in Snow Hill, North Carolina. FEMA is responding to the severe storms and deadly tornadoes of April 16, 2011 that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across the state. David Fine/FEMA
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