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She’s free! 260-pound mama turtle attacked by shark off Hunting Island released to sea

UNC students will be moved to hotels in groups, but only for a couple of nights when remediation work is done in their part of the buildings.

OPINION: There have been plenty of hollow Republican warnings about Medicaid expansion even as NC missed out on billions of federal dollars that would have helped struggling rural hospitals, generated jobs and strengthened the state’s economy.

What to Watch on Sunday: Who will be sacrificed in the ‘Succession’ season finale?

Law enforcement in Burlington released the body camera footage of this controversial Oct. 4 arrest after a bystander’s video prompted concerns of police brutality.

OPINION: Decisions by our state lawmakers affect 1.1 million young children under the age of nine. We depend on our elected officials to represent those who don’t have a seat – or a high-chair – at the table.

Someone stole Orville Wright’s head from Outer Banks memorial, NC officials say

Steve Wiseman’s AP ballot: Georgia loss, LSU win spawn changes to top 10

OPINION: As downtowns revive, cities must take the next step and put pedestrians ahead of vehicles. Narrow the streets. Widen the sidewalks. Make room for walkers.

OPINION: Officials at NC State and other embattled universities are using a sly maneuver in collaboration with the NCAA to hide their schools from scrutiny.


On the same day he won a @macfound  Genius Grant, the Rev. William Barber also was arrested at a protest.

Presidential adviser and daughter will make 3 stops in NC to see hurricane relief efforts, thank first responders and promote vocational training.

Wednesday’s testimony to NC officials ended on an emotional note when congressional candidate Mark Harris teared up as his son, John Harris, read a statement about his parents’ actions. #ncpol  #ncgov  More from this week's #NC09  election hearing >>

OPINION: First by gerrymandering and now by a high-handed vote, something new has been taken from North Carolinians. It’s called democracy.

#BREAKING: Video shows police officer slamming a student to the floor before arresting her

With four bullet wounds, Cherica Adams managed to give "911" her location, most of Rae Carruth's address and license-plate number, saving the life of her unborn child while losing her own. (2/3)

Sen. Thom Tillis voted with President Trump on the national emergency declaration Wednesday. North Carolina military bases are losing millions to the border wall.

Meet Robert Simmons. He escaped his neighborhood with his kitten hugging his neck. Here's the story behind this photo. #HurricaneFlorence  #hurricaneflorence2018  #kitten 

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J. Cole's new doesn't have a lineup yet but will be a multi-stage event in the NC, where he grew up. #DreamvilleFest