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  1. Officers search for inmate who escaped Greene County prisonRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | WLOS

    Public Safety Department spokesman Keith Acree said in a statement that 34-year-old Timothy Hardee was reported missing early Thursday afternoon. Acree said Hardee was serving a sentence for resisting arrest, injury to property and providing false information to an officer. 1 comment

  2. Another measure to block advance of NC renewables law fallsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WLOS

    North Carolina electric companies must keep planning to generate more power through alternative sources and other measures after an effort to freeze those requirements failed. The House Public Utilities Committee narrowly defeated Wednesday an effort to freeze the percentage of retail sales that utilities must create using sources like solar, wind and animal waste and through efficiency efforts at the current 6 percent.

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  3. Method to catch cars passing NC buses gets Senate panel OKRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | WLOS

    Some North Carolina lawmakers support giving school districts authority to install cameras on school buses and issue $500 fines for those who pass them unlawfully. The Senate Education Committee recommended Wednesday the measure that a bill sponsor says will help reduce student deaths and injuries and cite violators that police aren't able to catch.

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  4. Ferry that ran aground near Ocracoke had lost steering powerRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    Authorities say the ferry that lost steering power and ran aground about a mile south of Ocracoke has been returned to the island. No one was injured when the Silver Lake ran aground Saturday after it drifted into shallow water and got stuck.

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  5. Smokies looking for roving volunteers to help visitorsRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    Roving volunteers are needed to help visitors to the Oconaluftee River Trail and other areas in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for part of the year. The park says volunteers usually work one four-hour shift per week and are needed from mid-April through mid-November.

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  6. Drop boxes for expired medications set up through March 21Read the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    Drop boxes for expired and unneeded prescription drugs are set up across North Carolina through March 21 as part of Operation Medicine Drop, sponsored by Safe Kids North Carolina. Safe Kids organizes the events twice a year, provides a listing of drop-off sites and works with law enforcement to provide security at each location.

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  7. Clemson leader describes building name debate as encouragingRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    The chairman of the Clemson University Board of Trustees says he's encouraged by the debate about whether to change the name of a building of a white supremacist who served as governor. The Greenville News reported board chairman David Wilkins didn't indicate whether the board would participate in the discussion about Tillman Hall, named after Gov. Benjamin Tillman, who served from 1890 to 1894.

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  8. No injuries reported when ferry runs aground near OcracokeRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    The Coast Guard said in a news release that the Silver Lake ran aground Saturday evening when it drifted into shallow water and became stuck. The Silver Lake is a 220-foot ferry that carries passengers and vehicles.

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  9. McConnell says attorney general nomination could be delayedRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning he won't hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general until the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking. Lynch is a North Carolina native who would be the first black woman to serve as U.S. attorney general.

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  10. State accepting nominations for NC's top civilian awardRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    The state Department of Cultural Resources is accepting nominations for North Carolina's highest civilian honor now through April 24. The department administers the North Carolina Award, which is awarded by the governor. The award recognizes notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

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  11. Campaign aimed at altering Va. route of natural gas pipelineRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    Opponents of the proposed Virginia route of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina have launched a campaign to enlist more allies in their fight. The "All Pain, No Gain Campaign" delivered that message Sunday in paid media spots in central and western Virginia markets.

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  12. NC papers fight govts wanting to post legal ads themselvesRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2015 | WLOS

    North Carolina newspapers remain the go-to source for the public to comb official local government notices about zoning proposals, vendor contracts and public hearing dates. Some lawmakers and governments say it makes sense today to give city and county governments the option to post legally required public notices on their own websites, rather than keep paying newspapers to run them.

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  13. Volunteers sought to work at Clingmans DomeRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | WLOS

    Park officials say volunteers are being recruited to work one four-hour shift per week from April 1 through Nov. 30. Volunteers will work alongside park employees at the information center, which sits at 6,300 feet in elevation. They will help educate visitors about high-elevation spruce-fir forests, while also providing information about recreation, trip planning and directions.

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  14. Forum discusses impacts of drilling for oil off the NC coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | WLOS

    The Thursday sessions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center and other groups. The event includes an afternoon session with scientific experts and an evening forum discussing the impacts of the industry in areas already open to drilling.

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  15. Bookkeeper accused of embezzling money from medical practiceRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | WLOS

    Authorities in Lincoln County accuse a woman of embezzling more than $148,000 from the medical practice where she worked as a bookkeeper for six years. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Donna Marie Varin of Catawba is charged with one felony count of embezzlement in excess of $100,000.

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  16. Forecast calls for winter weather in much of North CarolinaRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | WLOS

    Schools have canceled activities and announced delays to the start of classes in advance of a storm that could dump ice on much of North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the coast for early Wednesday through midday.

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  17. Some roads in Smokies reopenRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | WLOS

    Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say some roads have reopened after a record amount of snow and ice fell over the weekend. WBIR-TV reports Cades Cove Loop Road reopened Sunday, as well as part of Laurel Creek Road.

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