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Countdown to Shutdown

Countdown to Shutdown

The federal government is getting closer to a partial shutdown. If Republicans and Democrats in Congress can’t agree on emergency funding legislation, the partial shutdown will go into effect after midnight. The battle in Congress has waged largely on the ...

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Uncertainty Ahead for North Carolina under Obamacare

Uncertainty Ahead for North Carolina under Obamacare

Sherry Graham never stopped helping her daughter, giving up a big chunk of her monthly pension and Social Security income to pay the younger woman’s $420 health insurance bill. The Raleigh 72-year-old said she hopes the online marketplace for private ...

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‘Invisible Man’ Returns to Randolph County

‘Invisible Man’ Returns to Randolph County

 Students in Randolph County will once again have access to Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” in their high school libraries. The Randolph County Board of Education voted 6-1 Wednesday night to overturn a ban on the novel, board attorney Jill Wilson ...

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Deadly Quake in Pakistan Creates an Island

Deadly Quake in Pakistan Creates an Island

A massive earthquake struck a remote, rural area in Pakistan today, killing at least 39 people and creating a new island off the Pakistani coastline. “It was nothing short of a miracle,” Behram Baloch, a resident of the southern port ...

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Police at NCCU Stop Armed Gunman on Campus

Police at NCCU Stop Armed Gunman on Campus

Campus police at North Carolina Central University in Durham shot and killed a man armed with a shotgun in an incident that prompted a three-hour lockdown at the school, university officials said on Tuesday. The lockdown of all campus buildings ...

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Two Floridians Cross Paths in North Carolina

Two Floridians Cross Paths in North Carolina

When Paul Cleaver plummeted 60 feet off a waterfall, a stranger came to his rescue, but was never seen again, and his family could never thank him, until now. In the weeks since the accident in North Carolina, that local ...

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Daily Show Presents ’50 Shades of Graham’

Daily Show Presents ’50 Shades of Graham’

Some people just can’t take “No War” for an answer. Take Lindsey Graham. At least that’s what Jon Stewart did last night and the direction Stewart took him was to the wood shed. Jon mused that most people would be ...

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Berger Will Not Run Against Senator Hagan

Berger Will Not Run Against Senator Hagan

One more prominent Republican is taking a pass on North Carolina’s much-watched U.S. Senate race in 2014, but the field of challengers remains far from settled. State Senate leader Phil Berger announced Monday he will not make a bid to ...

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