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  • Parts of N.C. 12 remain underwater after Hurricane Sandy brushed the Outer Banks. (WTVD Photo)

    NC DOT seeks bids for a bridge to lift Outer Banks highway above the ocean

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation solicited bids this week to build a $124 million bridge that would elevate 2.4 miles of N.C. 12 over an erosion-prone stretch of the Outer Banks, according to the News & Observer. The proposed bridge would be located in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge between Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Island. The bridge would be a longer, taller replacement for a 600-foot temporary steel bridge that carries the highway over an inlet […]

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    DMV pilot program hopes to improve wait times, customer service

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A new pilot program at the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is working to cut down on long lines, long wait times and poor customer service, three complaints often heard at the department. According to WRAL, three of the pilot sites in south Charlotte, Cary and north Raleigh, have seen a 48 percent improvement overall in the average wait time. The department has also extended its weekday hours at 11 offices across the state, and 19 […]

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    Fort Bragg soldier dies in training exercise

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Fort Bragg soldier died Monday in a parachute accident during a trialing exercise, according to The Fayetteville Observer. The soldier was a member of the 18th Airborne Corps. The soldier’s identity has not been released pending notification of family. “Our prayers are with the soldier’s family as they begin to work through this terrible tragedy,” Fort Bragg officials said in a release. According to the paper, this is the first Fort Bragg soldier to die […]

  • Saving money on every day items without coupons

    Mysupermarket.com is a new way to save money on the things you use every day–no coupons required! It’s a website that does price comparison shopping for you at different online retailers like Amazon, Target, Costco and Walgreens. You put in the item you’re looking for an mysupermarket.com shows you the prices. Select the item, and it all goes into one cart. The website does the work for you!

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    September is Hunger Awareness Month

    Are you seeing a lot of orange around town? Well, get ready to see more! September is Hunger Action month and in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C., the Reynolds American Plaza and Nissan Building in Winston-Salem will be lit up orange, the color of hunger awareness. The goal of Hunger Awareness Month is to bring attention to the problem of hunger and community support to organizations that are a critical source of food for hungry children, […]

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    Small plane crashes near Apex

    APEX, N.C. — A small aircraft crashed along U.S. Highway 64 and N.C. Highway 540 around 4:45 p.m. Friday WTVD reports. Pictures showed the single engine plane upside down in a dirt area adjacent to the road. According to WTVD,  a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were on board the plane when it was attempted to land. Neither were hurt. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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    Harris Teeter sets acquisition vote for October

    MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter will hold a shareholder vote on October 3 to approve its plan to be acquired by larger grocer Kroger, according to The Charlotte Observer. The 10 a.m. meeting will be held at Harris Teeter’s headquarters on Crestdale Road in Matthews, and will be open to people who owned the company’s stock as of August 22. People can also vote online or by mail. Shareholders will also be asked to approve special payments for Harris Teeter […]

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    Winston-Salem looking for Centennial art

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The city of Winston-Salem is looking for an iconic piece of art that will serve as a capstone to its centennial celebration. The piece will not only highlight the city’s history, but will also pay homage to the contributions of women in developing Winston-Salem. The artist behind the selected piece will revieve $30,000, along with having their work on display for a year. Visit cityofws.org for more information.

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    New home for Wake County soldier

    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Operation Coming Home held a groundbreaking ceremony for Lieutenant Nathan Rimpf ‘s new home in Wake County on Thursday. Rimpf lost both his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan 13 months ago, making it difficult to move through his house. His new home will be built with wider doors and better accessibility for his wheelchair. Rimpf says he’s thankful for all the support and can’t wait to see the house. “I’m most excited to see […]

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    State may approve up to 32 new charter schools

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Board of Education agreed Thursday to consider opening up to 32 new charter schools in 2014, The News and Observer reports. Out of 70 applicants, the recently-disbanded Public Charter School Advisory Council recommended 26 schools. The State Board voted to also add for consideration six applicants who were interviewed but not recommended for approval by the council. According to the paper, the State Board is scheduled to vote in September on which schools to grant […]

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    Funeral held for North Carolina civil rights leader Julius Chambers

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Family, friends and dignitaries from across the state attended the funeral of civil rights leader Julius Chambers Thursday, WTVD reports. Chambers died Friday after being in declining health for months. He was 76. Chambers opened the North Carolina’s first integrated law practice in 1964. In 1971, he and his partners won a key school busing case against Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Because of his work, Chambers’ home and car were fire bombed in 1965 and his office was burned to […]

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    UNC president sees no in-state tuition increases in 2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Undergraduate students enrolled at North Carolina’s 16 public universities a year from now can expect a pause from a decade of steady tuition increases, University of North Carolina President Tom Ross said Thursday. According to WRAL, Ross said he will recommend no tuition increases for undergraduate state residents heading into the 2014-15 academic year. In-state students paid an average of 9 percent more in tuition in the academic year that ended in May. Tuition increased by […]

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