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North Carolina leads country in producing turkeys, sweet potatoes
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:54:34 -0800

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There’s a good chance there was a little North Carolina in your Thanksgiving dinner. WCNC.com reported that North Carolina produced 1.2 billion pounds of turkey last year, making it number one in the country in pounds produced. When it comes to turkeys raised, North Carolina is second only to Minnesota. Butterball’s headquarters […]

Missing Rowan Co. man's car found burned
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:25:42 -0800

The car belonging to a 20-year-old Rowan County man reported missing two weeks ago was found burned in another North Carolina county more than 100 miles away.

VINTAGE ORANGEBURG COUNTY/DAY 10: North’s first mayor, namesake key in bringing railroad to area
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0800

Confederate veteran John F. North realized the importance of rail in bringing people and industry to an area, something he capitalized on as one of the founders of the small Orangeburg County town named in his honor.

PHOTO GALLERY: National Register adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:54:50 -0800

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced Friday that 17 individual properties and districts across the state have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The properties below were reviewed by the North Carolina National Register Advisory Committee and were subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation […]

1 person dead in weekend fire in Sampson County
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:10:10 -0800

NEWTON GROVE, N.C. (AP) — One person has been found dead following a weekend house fire in Sampson County.,

Former UNC football player files lawsuit
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:20:45 -0800

Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying it failed to provide him and other athletes a quality education by guiding them toward sham classes.

Inmate confesses to Goldsboro teen's 1996 death
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:41:49 -0800

Authorities say a convicted murderer has confessed to killing a 16-year-old teenager who was found in a field in 1996.

Punishment or torture: Death in solitary
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:26:40 -0800

Michael Anthony Kerr's death has become a symbol for mental health advocates of the state's inappropriate use of solitary confinement.

12 days later, Sampson County man realizes he's a lottery winner
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:35:08 -0800

It took 12 days for William McCrea to become a millionaire. That's how long the Sampson County man left his winning lottery ticket on his dresser, then in his truck, before realizing he won.

Republicans retain firm grip in N.C. General Assembly
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 04:56:34 -0800

Republicans retained a firm grip on both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial returns. But at least four Republican incumbents in the North Carolina Hou