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1 hr ago | ABC11

Proposed penalties in North Carolina State Fair accident announced

The North Carolina Labor Department has released its findings and proposed fines for an accident at the North Carolina State Fair last year that injured several people.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC

6 hrs ago | The Cary News

Novozymes plans to hire 100 at new R&D facility in Cary

The Danish company could qualify for more than $1 million in state and local incentives if it hires the employees and invests at least $36 million in the planned Cary lab, according to an announcement by Gov. Pat McCrory's office.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Agriculture, Science, Franklin County, NC, Franklinton, NC, Chemistry

10 hrs ago | Chapel Hill News

6 men running to be next Orange County sheriff

Six men are running for Orange County sheriff to succeed Lindy Pendergrass, who is retiring after serving 32 years and eight consecutive terms.

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Related Topix: Orange County, NC, Todd, NC, Duke University, Davis, NC

14 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

Wake County DA: rooting for underdogs

The Wake County District Attorney is the most powerful prosecutor in the state, charged with litigating the most high-profile criminal cases as well as graft and corruption that may occur within state and county departments.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Eastern Wake News

Search warrants: Holdena s children saw him shoot their mother and grandparents

Deputies charged Holden, 30, of 6494 Stag Trail near Wendell, with two counts of murder.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC, Violent Crime

ABC News

Indictment: Prosecutor Targeted in Kidnapping Plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

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Burlington Times News

SBI investigation into nude student photos spreads to other counties, including Alamance

An investigation into nude photos of Wake County students on the photo-sharing site Instagram has spread to Alamance County.

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Related Topix: Alamance, NC, Alamance County, NC, Education Etc.

WITN

Indictment Says Suspects Intended to Kidnap Prosecutor, But Went To Wrong House

An indictment says a group who are accused of kidnapping a Wake Forest man went to the wrong house, and were planning to kidnap his daughter -- who is a Wake County prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC

Eastern Wake News

Wake County sees 'alarming' increase in teacher resignations

School leaders said that 612 of Wake's 9,000 teachers have resigned since the beginning of the school year, compared with 433 during the same time a year ago.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC, Kelly, NC

News Observer

Triangle firefighters, police train to revive drug overdose victims

A detail photo of a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Carrboro, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Healthcare Law, Law

News Observer

Wake County to allow home-based businesses in outbuildings

County rules have long allowed people in unincorporated areas to use their homes as the base for a range of small businesses that don’t disrupt the surrounding neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Mon Apr 21, 2014

ABC11

Despite claim of reduced backlog, many in North Carolina still wait for food stamps

Earlier this month, officials with the state Department of Health and Human Services told reporters the agency met a federal deadline to clear a backlog of food stamp applications or face the loss of $88 million in funding from the US Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science

WRAL.com

Warrant: Nude student photos online show sex acts

Photos of nude boys and girls who authorities believe attend several Wake County high schools began showing up on the social media site in February, prompting a Wake Forest mother to call police after learning about it from her daughter.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wake Forest, NC, Alamance, NC

News Observer

Eighth person arrested in kidnapping of prosecutor's father

Jakym Camel Tibbs is wanted by the FBI in connection with the kidnapping of a Raleigh-area man earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh, NC

The Cary News

Community Notes: April 23

The Cary theater is looking for volunteer ushers who are at least 17 years old. The theater is at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC

News Observer

Wake County's teacher loss points to looming shortage

Kelly Nystrom is a teaching veteran and a fifth-grade teacher at a very good Wake County school, Underwood Elementary in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Kelly, NC, Raleigh, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Beverly Perdue

ABC11

Missing Baby Found, Father Faces Kidnapping Charge

Now her father is headed back to Wake County to face a first-degree kidnapping charge.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake seeks fix for habitual callers to 911

Paramedics sometimes refer to them as "frequent fliers" - habitual callers to 911 who require a trip to the emergency room even though they're not in an emergency medical crisis.

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Chapel Hill News

ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law

A U.S. Dept. of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.

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Related Topix: Prison, ACLU, Federal Prisons, Chatham County, NC

Sat Apr 19, 2014

News Observer

Republicans Jim Fulghum, Apryl Major run in District 15 primary

But Fulghum's spot on the Republican ticket is not assured, as Apryl Major, who ran as a write-in candidate for the House in 2012, is also vying for the seat representing parts of Raleigh and northern Wake County.

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Related Topix: US News, Raleigh, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

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