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Heavy Rains Prompt Flood Watch for eastern North Carolina Video included

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Heavy rain likely the next few days with a possible flooding threat.
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High School football practice kicks off across Eastern North Carolina Video included

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It's been a long wait but finally football season is here. Today was the first official day of high school football practice and the conditions certainly were not ideal. More>>

ECU partners with Pitt County Schools to keep athletes safe Video included

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Friday marked the official start to high school football practice in North Carolina.
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Tropical Storm Bertha moves across the Caribbean

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Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. More>>

No tax free holiday on school supplies Video included

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It's time to get out the back-to-school shopping list, but this year there's one thing that won't be on your list -- a tax break. More>>

Food stamp fraud, does it exist? Video included

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Food stamps under fire. Most counties receive hundreds of complaints of people using theirs to buy drugs, cigarettes and things not essential for life. But the numbers of actual fraud might surprise you.   More>>

2 investigations lead to 8 drug-related arrests in Greenville

Kristian Parrisher, Teldrick Spencer, and Tevin Spruill are arrested in Greenville on marijuana charges. Kristian Parrisher, Teldrick Spencer, and Tevin Spruill are arrested in Greenville on marijuana charges.
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A joint operation to combat street level narcotics in Greenville led to eight arrests on Thursday.The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force, Greenville Police Department's Tactical Anti-Crime Unit, and GPD's Center City Unit were all involved in the investigation. More>>

UNC board caps tuition increases at 5 percent

The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina system is capping tuition increases at 5 percent annually for each campus. More>>

Two arrested in Goldsboro arson case

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Goldsboro Police have arrested and charged two people with several counts of felony arson. More>>

McCrory orders that laws be enforced on coal ash

Gov. Pat McCrory has issued an executive order directing North Carolina's environmental agency to enforce all applicable laws to try to force Duke Energy to clean up its coal ash dumps. More>>

Kinston man reflects on his time playing in James Brown's band Video included

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Robert "Dick" Knight may seem like your average person, but he's lived an extraordinary life. More>>

New report addresses security concerns at North Carolina universities Video included

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Emergency call poles and cameras on buildings are just some of the visible measures of security at ECU. More>>

Advance tickets for the NC State Fair on sale now

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Advanced tickets for the 2014 North Carolina State Fair went on sale Friday. More>>

New shop gives those with disabilities a new way to succeed Video included

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The first of it's kind shop is now open in Winterville. More>>

Charter School Advisory Board members resign

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Two members of the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board who had been the target of ethics complaints have resigned. Baker Mitchell and Paul Norcross resigned Wednesday. More>>

Second rabies case reported in Newport

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The Carteret County Health Department is investigating a second case of rabies in the past month. More>>

Edgecombe Community College begins ‘weekend college’

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A local community college is allowing students to learn on the weekend. More>>

Dunkin Donuts host coffee with a cop in New Bern Video included

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The New Bern Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Friday at 10am at Dunkin Donuts on Neuse Boulevard. More>>

Ayden leaders take some heat as they try to tackle flooding issues Video included

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The Town of Ayden heard from frustrated residents as they held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns about flooding and storm water infrastructure. More>>

Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

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The Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says. More>>

Campus security report released Thursday Video included

UNC Campus Security Initiative releases the final report calling on updating policies at all 17 campus locations. UNC Campus Security Initiative releases the final report calling on updating policies at all 17 campus locations.
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UNC system schools release its report on campus security. More>>

Teachers question merits of '7% raise' Video included

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School officials and teachers spent the day crunching numbers a day after the legislature released its budget.We spoke to a few of them and most are not happy.  More>>

Good crop yield leads to stable produce prices Video included

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For farmers all across the East, good weather is critical to high crop yield. More>>

UNC Board of Governors considers tuition cap Video included

The UNC Board of Governors is considering a tuition cap for the University of North Carolina system that would lock increases at 5 percent annually. More>>

Community Crossroads: Washington Video included

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For the final stop of our Community Crossroads series, 9 On Your Side visited Washington, N.C., sometimes called the “Heart of the Inner Banks”. More>>

Audit: NC Medicaid savings could be at risk

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An audit says state health officials' failure to get federal certification for a new Medicaid payment system could put at least some of the planned savings of $10 million a year at risk. More>>

Man arrested for B&E at Greenville restaurant

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The Greenville Police department arrested a man in connection to a breaking and entering at a city restaurant earlier this month. More>>

Greenville Police looking for 3 men for stealing checks

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The Greenville Police Department is looking for three Hispanic men who used checks stolen from a construction company. Police say the construction company reported 33 stolen checks, and only three have been accounted for so far. More>>

Man found dead near wrecked car in Charlotte

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Police in Charlotte are investigating the shooting death of a man found near a vehicle that had crashed into some woods. More>>

Man shot to death at Charlotte apartment complex

Police are looking for those responsible for the shooting death of a man at a Charlotte apartment complex. More>>

NC budget details education increases, other cuts Video included

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.

The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools. More>>

NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

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North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections. A Senate committee unveiled legislation Thursday that would adjourn their annual session Saturday, then return in less than two weeks to consider overriding any bills Gov. Pat McCrory vetoes. More>>

Wilson police investigate late night shooting

UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones Video included

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Police make an arrest in the shooting death of a 7-year-old in Wilson. More>>

New Lejeune gate to open Thursday

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A new gate is set to open at Camp Lejeune on Thursday. More>>

NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

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North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state.
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Attempted rape suspect arrested in Greenville after cutting victim with a kitchen knife

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A Greenville man is in jail charged with attempted rape and an assault, among other charges, including assault with the intent to kill. More>>

Greenville Police, community send tough message to criminals Video included

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Wednesday, Greenville police are hosting the first call-in as part of their new focused deterrence program. More>>

Greenville Fire and Rescue hosts Junior Fire Marshal Academy

David Sawyer conducts weather seminar at Junior Fire Marshal Academy Video included

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The week long day camp runs from July 28th through August 1st, from 9 am - 4 pm daily at the Station 6 Fire Training Grounds. More>>

Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach Video included

Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach. Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
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The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach. More>>

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout Video included

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall. More>>

Lawmakers earning an "F" grade this session

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
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A poll released this month puts lawmakers in a bad light.  More>>

Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

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Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday. More>>

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

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U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. More>>

Law enforcement try to curb violent crime in the East Video included

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According to SBI statistics, violent crime affects communities throughout the East. More>>

Budget impasse costly to NC taxpayers Video included

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Getting North Carolina’s budget done costs taxpayers a lot more money than planned. More>>

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  • Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement

    Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:47:46 GMT
    The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.
    A Kingsport grandmother can't live in her own home tonight.That's because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff's deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport.
    A Kingsport grandmother can't live in her own home tonight.That's because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff's deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport.
  • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

    Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:02:42 GMT
    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
  • Ax crashes through car windshield north of Boston

    Ax crashes through car windshield north of Boston

    Massachusetts State Police said an ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield.Massachusetts State Police said an ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield.
    It was a scary moment for a Rhode Island couple on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashes through their windshield.
    It was a scary moment for a Rhode Island couple on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashes through their windshield.
  • MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:45:42 GMT
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
  • SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    SAFETY ALERT: Saltwater bacteria kills 1 in Sarasota

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:50:00 GMT
    WFLA file photo.WFLA file photo.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
    A death in Sarasota County has health officials reminding people about a bacteria in Florida's coastal waters that has the potential to cause serious illness, even death. Other counties in Tampa Bay have reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus.
  • Columbus Police Search For Owner Of $14,000 Stolen Statue

    Columbus Police Search For Owner Of $14,000 Stolen Statue

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:47:18 GMT
    A statue worth $14,000 was found at a Columbus area scrap yard, and police are searching for the owner.
    A statue worth $14,000 was found at a Columbus area scrap yard, and police are searching for the owner.
  • FWC sets traps for tegus in Hillsborough County

    FWC sets traps for tegus in Hillsborough County

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:31:20 GMT
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are going on a Tegu trapping excursion Wednesday morning. 
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are going on a Tegu trapping excursion Wednesday morning. 
  • Former Chilton County school employees arrested on 87 charges involving sexual contact with minors

    Former Chilton County school employees arrested on 87 charges involving sexual contact with minors

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:24:32 GMT
    David and Rebecca Hubbard are facing a total of 87 charges related to having sex with minors. David and Rebecca Hubbard are facing a total of 87 charges related to having sex with minors.
    Two former Chilton County educators are facing a total of 87 charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies relating to their alleged victimization of four minors.
    Two former Chilton County educators are facing a total of 87 charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies relating to their alleged victimization of four minors.
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