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GPD closes case after victim admits it never happened

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Police say they've closed an armed robbery case because the victim confessed it never happened. More>>

NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

North Carolina lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

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Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained... More>>

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

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About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as... More>>

WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

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The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people. More>>

Hundreds attend fracking hearing in Raleigh

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Hundreds of people are attending a public meeting in Raleigh on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Nearly 400 people filled an auditorium at North Carolina State University on Wednesday, with dozens addressing public officials. More>>

Hot temperatures for mid-week but storms back by late week Video included

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Very hot weather mid-week but storms by the end of the week.

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Greenville Fire & Rescue unveils dual purpose truck Video included

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Greenville Fire and Rescue is unveiling its newest addition to its fleet. More>>

Power restored to Englehard residents, school

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A car accident knocked out power to residents and a school in Engelhard.
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Vidant Health files motion to move complaint to federal court Video included

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Vidant Health filed a motion to move a complaint filed last week to federal court. More>>

Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. More>>

Public can comment on fracking at Raleigh hearing Video included

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The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking.
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DA: SBI asked to investigate Onslow County Sheriff's gas records Video included

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District Attorney Ernie Lee is asking the State Bureau of Investigation to look  into allegations concerning gas receipts and use of county credit cards by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. More>>

New Bern moves forward in funding controversial Craven Terrace renovation Video included

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The New Bern Board of Alderman approve using bonds to fund the renovation of Craven Terrace Apartments. More>>

Uniforms make a difference for Pitt Co. students Video included

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Students are getting ready to head back to class but school supplies aren't the only thing that is needed in the classroom. Uniforms are necessary in Pitt County and the school district says there has been a positive impact in schools since the rule was put in place in 2008. More>>

Carteret County man named chairman of State Ethics Commission

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Governor Pat McCrory has selected George Wainwright Jr. of Carteret County as the chairman of the State Ethics Commission. More>>

Lenoir County teacher shines as STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Elizabeth Jackson's fifth graders are using I Pads to teach their fellow second graders lessons that take time and patience. It's a method called “teaching across grade levels.” According to Jackson having technology in the classroom makes it easy to learn from each other. “For them to go to the second graders and explain to them the newton's 3 laws of motion and have the second graders come back to me and explain them and understand them, then relate it math as week, that's mastery right the... More>>

Lenoir Memorial Hospital offers records online

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Lenoir Memorial Hospital now offers patients direct access to some of their medical records online. More>>

Carteret Community College still recovering following November tornado Video included

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Students at Carteret Community College are headed back to class surrounded by construction. More>>

New details: Did Vidant intend to close Vidant Pungo hospital? Video included

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The allegation that Vidant health had the intention of closing Vidant Pungo hospital in Belhaven has been said by Mayor Adam O'Neal the past several months. More>>

Havelock to pay $19K in deductibles for hail damage Video included

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The cost of damages from a recent severe thunderstorm continues to rise in Havelock. More>>

Family: Child in coma after near drowning at Kinston water park Video included

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A family is now asking for the public's help after their 9-year-old almost drowned at the Lions Adventure Waterpark in Kinston. More>>

New Bern board to talk funding Craven Terrace renovations Video included

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The New Bern Board of Aldermen is considering using tax dollars to fund a controversial project. More>>

Disabled man, great-grandson killed in Rocky Mount fire Video included

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A disabled man and his great-grandson are dead after a house fire. More>>

Hearing set for Marine accused of desertion

Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. More>>

Tillis: NC coal ash bill could rise from the dead Video included

Top Republicans at the North Carolina Legislature are signaling they are close to a last-minute deal reviving a measure that aims to force Duke Energy to curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps scattered across the state. More>>

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles. More>>

Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. More>>

Camden County highway reopened after natural gas leak

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US 158 in Camden County is now open for traffic following a natural gas leak Tuesday morning.
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Havelock opens 2014 at #1 in Touchdown Friday Top 9 Video included

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Havelock opens the year as the number one team in the WNCT-TV 9 Touchdown Friday Top 9. More>>

Former fire captain & reserve deputy sentenced in child porn case

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A former Kinston fire captain and Greene County reserve deputy has been sentenced in a child pornography case. More>>

Greenville man's ex-girlfriend charged with stabbing him

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Police arrested a man's ex-girlfriend following an investigation into an early August stabbing. More>>

Newport woman critical after being run over twice

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A Newport woman is recovering after she was run over twice Monday night. More>>

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

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Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

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Television and radio announcer Don Pardo, whose booming baritone was known to fans of "Saturday Night Live," ''The Price is Right" and other programs, has died. More>>

Tech Beat Tuesday Video included

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Watching cancer cells scurrying across the surface of a microchip is mesmerizing. More>>

Jacksonville Police: One person injured after early morning accidental shooting Video included

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One man was arrested early Tuesday morning after what police say appears to be an accidental shooting. More>>

Police locate teen girl reported missing

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Police along the Crystal Coast say they've located a 15-year-old girl reported missing. More>>

Cherry Point alerts public to special training Video included

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is conducting special training and residents can expect to see increased air, ground and sea-based activity during August. More>>

Sneads Ferry to host Community Workshop

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The Sneads Ferry Community Plan team will host a Community Workshop on Tuesday More>>

Ice Bucket Challenge means more than money in Lenoir County Video included

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The viral campaign has been taking over Facebook feeds for the last week. Now, with over $13 million raised for ALS, a Lenoir County woman says the Ice Bucket Challenge is giving her hope for the future. More>>

Belhaven cites 1947 law in push to takeover Vidant Pungo Video included

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An old law fuels a new push to reopen Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. More>>

Drop in ECU education grads could lead to teacher shortage Video included

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East Carolina University's College of Education is seeing a drop in graduates, which could lead to a future teacher shortage. More>>

New rail line to bring business to Pitt Co. Video included

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Pitt County expands one of its railways to increase commerce and boost the economy. A ribbon cutting ceremony held Monday kicked off a 2nd line.
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People and food banks in need of help Video included

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The summer time is the slowest donation time for food in North Carolina. More>>

Roy Cooper addresses school safety with Beaufort County educators Video included

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A week before students arrive, the State Attorney General visits Beaufort County to talk keeping them safe. More>>

Pitt County coalition targets teen drivers with new video Video included

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A non-profit coalition in Pitt County is targeting teen drivers, hoping to better educate them about safe driving. More>>

New ECU teachers arrive on campus Video included

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Monday marked the first day of orientation for new teachers at East Carolina University. Close to 150 arrived on campus, trying to familiarize themselves and to get ready for the start of school on Tuesday.
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Pitt Co. students to benefit from school supply drive Video included

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WNCT staff and on-air talent collected school supplies all day Friday as part of the 9 On Your Side School Supplies Drive. More>>

Study: Not expanding Medicaid to cost NC billions

A new report suggests the decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal payments over the next... More>>

Martin General issues statement following massive hospital records breach Video included

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A massive data breach affecting hospital patient records hits 4 hospitals in North Carolina, including one in the east. More>>

One arrested after shotgun fired during dispute

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Police arrested one man after a shotgun was fired Monday afternoon during a dispute between neighbors. More>>

4 nabbed, 1 still wanted in Greene County home invasion

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Deputies say they've made four arrests in a Greene County home invasion. More>>

Kinston teen suffers gunshot wound to groin

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Kinston police are investigating a shots fired call that left a teen injured. More>>

Police: Woman shot outside a party in Ayden Video included

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Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting outside a party in Ayden. More>>

Update: Police identify person of interest in Greenville stabbing Video included

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Police say they need the public's help to identify a person of interest in a Greenville stabbing. More>>

Greenville police make arrest after shots fired early Saturday Video included

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One suspect was arrested after shots were fired in uptown Greenville early Saturday morning. More>>

Police investigating Papa Johns armed robbery Video included

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Police are investigating an off campus armed robbery at Papa Johns on East 10th Street. More>>

Police: Charlotte police officers, 1 child shot Video included

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 A Charlotte man is in police custody after a young girl and two officers responding to a report of a domestic shooting were wounded. More>>

Marine Corps works with NOAA to ensure marine mammal safety Video included

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The Marine Corps is looking for approval at Cherry Point to continue training in the Pamlico Sound while considering the safety of the neighboring sea life, specifically dolphins. More>>

NC jobless rate inches up to 6.5 percent for July

North Carolina's unemployment rate has inched higher for July as the number of people with jobs dipped from the previous month. More>>

Boys and Girls Clubs in the east growing due to generosity of The Goodwill Community Foundation

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Four Boys and Girls Clubs in the East will receive checks from The Goodwill Community Foundation Monday. Pitt, Lenoir, Beaufort and Greene Counties clubs will all receive funds which are matching funds totaling $260,000. More>>

NC food bank grant to help feed kids on weekends

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is receiving a grant to help it feed children on weekends and during school breaks. More>>

One year later, family and friends march to remember Ciera Clark Video included

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Sunday marks one year since Ciera Clark was gunned down while driving home in Greenville. More>>

Police search for suspects after armed robbery in Uptown Greenville Video included

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Police are searching for two men after an armed robbery in Greenville on Sunday night. More>>

Hundreds come out to back to school block party in Greenville Video included

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Hundreds of children came out to a Greenville park to get ready for the upcoming school year.   More>>

Unattended cooking fire sends one to hospital

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An unattended cooking fire sent one person to the hospital on Saturday morning. More>>

Crews respond to Greenville house fire

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Crews responded to a house small house fire Saturday night.   More>>

NC session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length Video included

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This year's General Assembly session is almost done. More>>

Beaufort County woman dies in house fire Video included

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And early morning fire leaves one woman dead.
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Purple Heart recipient, ECU student win Tryon Palace wedding

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A Purple Heart recipient from Camp Lejeune and his soon-to-be wife won a wedding at the Tryon Palace. More>>

Pitt County celebrates World's Breastfeeding Week Video included

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Pitt County honored World's Breastfeeding Celebration week on Saturday.
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Community holds rally to stop violence in Lenoir County Video included

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People in Lenoir County are coming together to fight violence in the community.
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