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UNC Board of Governors considers tuition cap

The UNC Board of Governors is considering a tuition cap for the University of North Carolina system that would lock increases at 5 percent annually. More>>

New shop gives those with mental disabilities a new way to succeed

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The first of it's kind shop is now open in Winterville. More>>

Community Crossroads: Washington Video included

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For the final stop of our Community Crossroads series, 9 On Your Side visited Washington, N.C., sometimes called the “Heart of the Inner Banks”. More>>

Audit: NC Medicaid savings could be at risk

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An audit says state health officials' failure to get federal certification for a new Medicaid payment system could put at least some of the planned savings of $10 million a year at risk. More>>

Man arrested for B&E at Greenville restaurant

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The Greenville Police department arrested a man in connection to a breaking and entering at a city restaurant earlier this month. More>>

Greenville Police looking for 3 men for stealing checks

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The Greenville Police Department is looking for three Hispanic men who used checks stolen from a construction company. Police say the construction company reported 33 stolen checks, and only three have been accounted for so far. More>>

Man found dead near wrecked car in Charlotte

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Police in Charlotte are investigating the shooting death of a man found near a vehicle that had crashed into some woods. More>>

Man shot to death at Charlotte apartment complex

Police are looking for those responsible for the shooting death of a man at a Charlotte apartment complex. More>>

NC budget details education increases, other cuts

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.

The new state budget provides more money for kindergarten through college classrooms, raises for public school teachers and a boost for vouchers for children attending private and religious schools. More>>

More clouds this afternoon and rain for Friday Video included

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Hotter Today.  Rain chances increasing toward the weekend.
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NC Senate sees lawmaking continue into November

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North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections. A Senate committee unveiled legislation Thursday that would adjourn their annual session Saturday, then return in less than two weeks to consider overriding any bills Gov. Pat McCrory vetoes. More>>

Wilson police investigate late night shooting

UPDATE: Arrest made in shooting death of 7-year-old Kamari Jones Video included

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Police make an arrest in the shooting death of a 7-year-old in Wilson. More>>

New Lejeune gate to open Thursday

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A new gate is set to open at Camp Lejeune on Thursday. More>>

NC battling buzzards at the state's boat ramps

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North Carolina wants the public's help in dealing with a growing problem - buzzards at boat ramps across the state.
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Attempted rape suspect arrested in Greenville after cutting victim with a kitchen knife

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A Greenville man is in jail charged with attempted rape and an assault, among other charges, including assault with the intent to kill. More>>

Special meeting to discuss Ayden flooding issues Video included

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The Town of Ayden is holding a special meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. to discuss residents concerns about the flooding and storm water infrastructure. More>>

Greenville Police, community send tough message to criminals Video included

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Wednesday, Greenville police are hosting the first call-in as part of their new focused deterrence program. More>>

Greenville Fire and Rescue hosts Junior Fire Marshal Academy

David Sawyer conducts weather seminar at Junior Fire Marshal Academy Video included

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The week long day camp runs from July 28th through August 1st, from 9 am - 4 pm daily at the Station 6 Fire Training Grounds. More>>

Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach Video included

Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach. Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
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The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach. More>>

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout Video included

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall. More>>

Lawmakers earning an "F" grade this session

A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules. A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
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A poll released this month puts lawmakers in a bad light.  More>>

Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

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Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday. More>>

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

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U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. More>>

Law enforcement try to curb violent crime in the East Video included

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According to SBI statistics, violent crime affects communities throughout the East. More>>

Budget impasse costly to NC taxpayers Video included

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Getting North Carolina’s budget done costs taxpayers a lot more money than planned. More>>

Tarboro man gets 41 year sentence for Craigslist burglary, assault

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A Tarboro man is going to prison for his role in a Craigslist burglary and assault. More>>

Greene County Schools receives grant to engage Hispanic students Video included

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A $10,000 grant promises to help a local school system get Hispanic students better involved in their classrooms and community. More>>

Unofficial graduation rates for ENC county schools Video included

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9 on Your Side obtained preliminary high school graduation rates for several school districts in the East. More>>

Carteret Co. Sheriff elected president of NC Sheriffs’ Association Video included

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An area sheriff is now the president of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association. More>>

South Carolina wins 9-10 Little League Tournament of State Champions Video included

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Northwood Little League of Taylors, South Carolina scored six unanswered runs and beat Goodlettesville, Tennessee 6-4 in the championship game of the 9-10 Tournament of State Champions at Elm Street Park Wednesday. More>>

Now 12 reported cases of Chikungunya in NC

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There are now 12 reported cases of the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya in North Carolina. More>>

Lawmakers reveal more NC budget details Video included

Lawmakers reveal details from the $21 billion state budget compromise. More>>

Adoptive parents of Erica Parsons facing federal conspiracy charges Video included

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The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teen Erica Parsons are facing federal conspiracy charges for theft of fund charges. More>>

GPD: Four shootings are connected Video included

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Greenville police say four shootings are connected. More>>

App Wrap Wednesday Video included

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Formerly available for iPhone only, "Facetune" arrived on Android this week More>>

NCDOT begins work on Neuse Blvd. Video included

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If you’re familiar with Neuse Blvd in New Bern, you know it's been in need of work for quite a while. More>>

Applications for Operation Marry Me Military due Wednesday Video included

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Wednesday is the last day for engaged active duty military members to apply for a free wedding this Veterans’ Day at Tryon Palace. More>>

Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia Video included

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Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. More>>

State Coastal Resources Commission to meet in Beaufort Video included

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The State Coastal Resources Commission is scheduled to meet in Beaufort on Wednesday, July 30. More>>

Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District Video included

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The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. More>>

Onslow County Deputies investigating shooting

Onslow County Deputies investigating shooting

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Onslow County Sheriff Deputies, Detectives and CSI are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday evening. 

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East could see more aerospace jobs Video included

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The NCEast Alliance is trying to lure two aerospace companies to Eastern North Carolina. More>>

Greenville police changing strategy to reduce crashes, crime Video included

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The Greenville Police Department is implementing a new patrol strategy to reduce crime and car accidents. More>>

Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg personnel to see some debt relief

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Military service men and woman are about to see debt relief following a settlement. More>>

State Data: Lenoir Co. crime dropping

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Lenoir County's coming off of a yearlong drop in crime.  More>>

Report finds Kinston neighborhoods among most distressed in NC Video included

UNC Chapel Hill study shows two Kinston neighborhoods are among the most economically distressed in the state. UNC Chapel Hill study shows two Kinston neighborhoods are among the most economically distressed in the state.
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A UNC Chapel Hill study revealed that a couple of neighborhoods in Kinston are some of the most economically distressed areas in the state. More>>

Duke Deal: Will it lower my rate? Video included

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A deal is on the table to lower your power bills but it won't happen right away.After several months of negotiations, the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) and Duke Energy Progress approved an agreement to purchase the Power Agency’s generating assets.  More>>

Coast Guard announces summer deaths by drowning on the rise

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The Coast Guard 5th District is stressing the importance of safe boating and swimming practices in the wake of 40 drowning deaths that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. More>>

$3M grant to build new Candlewick Estates sewer system Video included

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Constant sewer problems in a Greenville neighborhood get a solution, in the form of a $3 million grant. More>>

Washington grant to troubleshoot wastewater mangement Video included

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The State Department of Environment and Natural Resources awards the City of Washington a $35,000 grant to troubleshoot problems with wastewater management. More>>

Another arrest made in Greene County murder Video included

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Greene County deputies arrested a fourth person for a murder in April. More>>

NCDOT holding public meeting to discuss Surf City bridge plan Video included

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The State Department of Transportation wants to hear from you on the proposed replacement of the Topsail Island bridge in Surf City. More>>

Media selects Cincinnati as American Athletic Conference favorite-ECU picked 4th Video included

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 The Cincinnati Bearcats have been one of the most consistent programs in college football in the last decade. More>>

Leatherneck tour treats Marines, Sailors to entertainment, comedy

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A comedy and entertainment tour brought and afternoon of comedy, music and live entertainment to Marines and Sailors at Cherry Point. More>>

Mount Olive fugitive busted for meth

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Deputies say they arrested a Mount Olive man for manufacturing meth. More>>

1 injured in Kinston shooting

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Police say they’re investigating a shots fired call that left a man wounded. More>>

Pikeville man accused of taking indecent liberties with child

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A Pikeville man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child. More>>

Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling Video included

Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. More>>

1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'

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Americans have a debt problem. 77 million people, are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections." More>>

Coast Guard rescues man from Pamlico Sound fishing boat

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The Coast Guard says it rescued a man Tuesday from a fishing boat in the Pamlico Sound. More>>

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