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43 min ago | The Cary News

Daybook: April 27-May 3

The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will host the fifth annual Herbfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC

4 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Undercover officers catch store clerks keeping winning lottery tickets

"Can you scan these and see if there are any winners?" he asks. The clerk scans the first ticket and freezes, staring at the screen that shows it's a $1,000 winner.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Rutherford County, NC

10 hrs ago | Independent Weekly

In Wake Dems' DA primary, Boz Zellinger displays weakness

Zellinger is an assistant Wake DA. 2) SEANC has mailed two thoroughly scurrilous flyers to its members attacking Zellinger's opponent, Lorrin Freeman.

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14 hrs ago | News Observer

NC accuses bookkeeper helped Concord company by embezzling taxes

Barbara Butler, named in three arrest warrants obtained by the state Department of Revenue, was listed in those as Barbara Beard Butler and on Wake County arrest records as Barbara Jean Butler.

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Related Topix: Concord, NC, Harrisburg, NC

18 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Cary resident petitions for better planning as town grows

"We couldn't be happier with the way things are," he said. "We're a little concerned with where things are going."

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22 hrs ago | The Cary News

Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville top list of safest cities in NC

Four western Wake County towns ranked in the top 10 of a list of the 50 safest cities in North Carolina compiled by a home-security company.

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Related Topix: Morrisville, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Apex, NC

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

N.C. prosecutor kidnap plot: Home attacks on justice officials on the upswing

Residents look on as workers repair a neighbor's front door at an apartment complex in Atlanta on April 10, after federal agents rescued kidnap victim Frank Arthur Janssen of Wake Forest, N.C. Authorities say Janssen's kidnapping was related to his daughter's prosecution of North Carolina prisoner Kelvin Melton, who is serving a life sentence for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Wake Forest, NC

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

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

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

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

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