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Hunters in western North Carolina likely to see fewer deer

The agency that oversees hunting practices in North Carolina says hunters might see fewer deer this season.

Chairman: New proposed judicial maps out at next meeting

The leader of a North Carolina House committee considering changes to judicial election districts says updated boundaries based on outside feedback will be considered at the panel's next meeting, possibly next week.

North Carolina fracking panel's 1st meeting delayed

A retooled state panel responsible for regulating North Carolina's potential fracking industry won't meet this week for the first time after all, avoiding possible legal showdowns involving Gov. Roy Cooper's administration and drilling opponents.

Authorities arrest North Carolina man in 2008 murder case

State and local authorities in North Carolina have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a man from a party in 2008.

Blue Cross again awarded contract by State Health Plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will remain in place to administer the health insurance plan for several hundred thousand current and retired state employees, teachers and their dependents until at least 2021.

North Carolina man killed as SUV veers off flyover

The N.C. Highway Patrol says a man was thrown from an SUV which jumped the rail on a highway flyover and landed on an interstate.

North Carolina police warn of phone scam seeking payments

Police in North Carolina's capital say they are receiving reports of a telephone scam in which people are being threatened with arrest unless they make payments using prepaid debit cards.

Report: Smoke seen before fatal crash of medical helicopter

Witnesses saw dark smoke before a medical helicopter crashed in North Carolina, killing the four people on board, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says.

North Carolina city council replaces prayer before meeting

A North Carolina city council has temporarily ended the practice of opening its meetings with a prayer.

Escaped Arkansas inmate captured in North Carolina

Federal authorities in North Carolina have captured an escaped Arkansas inmate who disappeared in June while working in a cornfield in southeastern Arkansas.

Flooding from Hurricane Jose closes part of Outer Banks road

Coastal flooding from Hurricane Jose has prompted North Carolina to close parts of the main highway on the Outer Banks.

4 from New Hampshire die in wreck in North Carolina

Four New Hampshire residents have died in a wreck in North Carolina.

3 soldiers remain hospitalized after Fort Bragg explosion

Three soldiers remain hospitalized after last week's deadly training accident at Fort Bragg.

The Latest: Prime minister: 'Merciless' winds on Dominica

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Hurricane Jose causes overwash along Outer Banks

The ocean is washing over parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Jose passes well to the east.

NC oil and gas panel to meet despite agency warning

A reconstituted panel charged with regulating North Carolina oil and natural gas exploration -- including fracking -- plans to meet for the first time this week, even as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's administration questions whether it can legally do so.

Retired Marine's bike trip leads to $200K lottery win

A retired Marine's bike trip down the East Coast now has a lasting memory thanks to an unscheduled stop in North Carolina.

North Carolina governor rescinds state of emergency

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has rescinded the state of emergency issued last week for Hurricane Irma.

Police: Freight train hits, kills man walking on tracks

Police in North Carolina say a man was killed after he was hit by a freight train as he walked on the tracks.

North Carolina man accused of murder in drug overdose death

Authorities have charged a North Carolina man with murder in connection with the death of a man from a drug overdose.

Officials: 5-year-old boy killed in four-wheeler accident

Emergency personnel in North Carolina have identified a Tennessee boy who died after a four-wheeler accident.

Officials ID North Carolinians dead in South Carolina wreck

Officials have identified a North Carolina woman and her child who were killed in a wreck on Interstate 77 in South Carolina.

North Carolina agency seeks homes for cats displaced by Irma

A North Carolina animal rescue shelter is looking for homes for cats and kittens displaced after by Hurricane Irma.

North Carolina couple dies from injuries in Sept. 5 wreck

A North Carolina couple has died from injuries suffered in a wreck earlier this month.

North Carolina contracts for 911 system "backbone" upgrades

North Carolina's 911 system is getting a technology boost that will allow all local emergency centers to communicate with each other and lays groundwork for dispatchers one day receiving video and photos from texting callers.

3 soldier remain hospitalized after Fort Bragg explosion

Three soldiers remain hospitalized after last week's deadly training accident at Fort Bragg.

N Carolina House panel back to debating judicial remapping

The North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes in two weeks, and some House Republicans keep working meanwhile to get proposed changes to judicial election districts on the agenda when colleagues return.

Coast Guard saves 6 from capsized boats near North Carolina

The Coast Guard has rescued six people from two boats that capsized near the North Carolina coast.

Police: marijuana plants, guns seized from N Carolina home

Police say they've seized 94 marijuana plants, 50 pounds of usable marijuana and 17 guns from a home-growing operation in North Carolina.

2 new charter schools approved to open next year in NC city

Two charter schools have been approved to open in North Carolina's third-largest city next year.

Rescued Greensboro dog getting foster home

Bella greeted strangers in the lobby of Benessere Animal Hospital eagerly on Wednesday, sniffing their outstretched hands as her tail wagged.

The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid

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6-year-old drowns in indoor hotel pool in North Carolina

Authorities say a 6-year-old died in a hotel pool in North Carolina in what police say was an accidental drowning.

World War II captain's remains ID'd; funeral now planned

A funeral is planned for an Army captain who died in a crash in New Guinea more than 73 years ago, but whose remains were identified only recently.

No more island? Outer Banks tract now connected to land

A newly formed island off North Carolina's Outer Banks is now connected to land.

The Latest: Jose quickens northward trek, no strength change

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Pediatric surgeons: A rare breed

Ethan Stone is an adorable 2-year-old boy with an explosion of brown, curly hair.

The Latest: Jose moving slowly, causing strong rip currents

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North Carolina triathlon canceled after dropping Trump name

A triathlon scheduled for a Trump National golf course in North Carolina has been canceled just days after the race director changed the name of the event to distance it from President Donald Trump's name.

North Carolina coastal town lifts boil water advisory

A North Carolina coastal town has lifted a boil water advisory which forced restaurants to shut down.

DA won't pursue charges against NC State football players

There will be no criminal charges pursued against five North Carolina State players amid an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, a district attorney says.

3 suspects arrested in shooting in restaurant parking lot

Police say two Fort Bragg soldiers are among three men arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in a North Carolina restaurant parking lot.

After-school program head accused of driving while impaired

Police say the head of an after-school program in North Carolina was arrested after she was discovered driving a bus while intoxicated with two children on board.

Nixing labels, young lead surge in N. Carolina unaffiliateds

Spencer Stone of Cullowhee agrees with liberal viewpoints on almost everything. Jackson Lanier of Randleman leans mostly to the right.

Civilian was among those injured in fatal Fort Bragg training

A soldier killed in a demolition accident during Green Beret training at Fort Bragg was learning tasks that included working with explosives.

The Latest: Florida, N. Carolina report storm-related deaths

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Church says it had no problem with Lee descendant pastor

The governing board of a North Carolina church where a descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was pastor didn't know any members who had a problem with his comments supporting racial justice activists on an MTV broadcast, a church leader said Friday.

N Carolina mom invents spray she says will attract Bigfoot

The nation's endless search for proof of Bigfoot's existence may soon come to an end.

Lawyers: 12 N Carolina legislative districts remain illegal

Illegal and unconstitutional boundaries remain within North Carolina's new state legislative districts, lawyers who sued successfully over the old maps told federal judges Friday while asking for another redraw.

Stein: Office lawyers to oversee redistricting cases, not me

North Carolina's top elected government attorney is staying out of legal spats over redistricting.