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    North Carolina State Fair records second-highest attendance ever

    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State Fair officials confirmed that this year’s attendance was the second highest in its history. In a Twitter post, the fair said it totaled 1,028,364 people. That number is second to only 2010, which drew 1,091,887 visitors. WRAL reports this year was only the fourth time in its history that the fair topped 1 million people. 150,747 people showed up on Saturday and the festivities concluded with 116,041 people on Sunday. We had a blast […]

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    Dog uses body to shield owner from flames during house fire

    PORT RICHMOND, Pa. — This little guy is truly man’s best friend. A 10-year-old dog is being hailed as a hero after he saved his owner from a house fire early Sunday morning, according to WPVI. At about 4:30 a.m., neighbors awoke to Che’s barking. Surprised to hear him barking so early, the couple got up to see what was going on. That’s when they noticed the flames. That’s when they noticed the flames. When firefighters arrived, they found Che lying […]

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    The worst Halloween treats for your children’s teeth

    Halloween means candy and sweets can be horrible for children’s teeth. FOX8’s Melissa Painter and Cindy Farmer compiled a list of the worst candies: Chewy and sticky candies such as taffy and gummy bears Sour candy Candy corn Popcorn balls Here’s a list of candy not bad for your children’s teeth: Sugar-free lollipops Chocolate Sugar-free gum

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    3 of 100 ‘lucky pennies’ worth $1,000 each found in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three people in Charlotte discovered one of the 100 “lucky” pennies worth $1,000 each. The pennies were found at the Charlotte Convention Center, Bakersfield restaurant, and Romare Bearden Park, according to WSOC. The pennies, which are part of a promotion by Ally Financial, demonstrates the value of the penny and social media. The coins are slightly larger than regular pennies and there is an Ally Financial logo on one side with “100,000 cents” on the other. Most […]

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    Virginia woman accused of poisoning coworkers by putting window cleaner into office coffee maker

    STERLING, Va. — Talk about revenge. A Virginia woman is behind bars after she allegedly poisoned her coworkers by pouring cleaning products in their coffee for months. Deputies say Mayda Rivera-Juarez, 32, was arrested Friday and charged with assault after several former coworkers who were suffering from diarrhea and other severe digestive problems reported the incident, according to WJLA. “The employees at this place had been getting sick, didn’t quite know what was going on,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike […]

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    Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic in Maine

    PORTLAND, Maine — Police have arrested a man who they say dressed as a tree and blocked traffic in Maine. Asher Woodworth, 30, was detained after police warned him against obstructing traffic in a busy downtown Portland intersection. WCSH reports the man was dressed as a tree to see how people would react to what he called his “performance.” He also wanted to see how he might influence “people’s natural choreography.” The type of tree he wanted to impersonate is […]

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    Mike Pence stops at Stamey’s for barbecue before Greensboro rally

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mike Pence made a pit stop at Stamey’s in Greensboro, proving you’re never too busy for barbecue. The Indiana governor greeted voters at the Greensboro restaurant Monday before rallying for Donald Trump at the Greensboro Coliseum. There is no current word on what he ordered, but Trump also visited Stamey’s a few weeks ago during one of his recent trips to the Triad. At the rally, Pence promised Christian values, a strong Constitution and conservative Supreme Court […]

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    Nobody seems to know what the ‘UFO’ lights from NC viral video really were

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nobody seems to know what the mysterious flashing “UFO” lights where from a recent viral video shot in North Carolina. Chris Hulbert recorded the lights above the Le Meridien hotel in Charlotte and uploaded the footage to YouTube on Oct. 15. The video appears to show flashing lights, which at one point begin to form some type of triangle. “I’ve never seen anything like that,” a voice can be heard saying in the video, which currently has […]

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    Man’s van stolen in Greensboro, victim beaten with hammer

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police in Greensboro are looking for two teenagers accused of stealing a man’s van. Greensboro police said officers were called to the 2400 block of South Holden Road shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday in reference to the incident. The victim told police that the suspects approached him and stole his blue 2012 Honda Odyssey van. The van had a North Carolina license plate reading ALJ-2687. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and the other […]

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    Did Hillary Clinton break polling place rules in North Carolina?

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton caused pandemonium at Raleigh’s Chavis Park Sunday with her visit to a polling place, but officials say she did not break any rules, according to WTVD. Some who have seen video of the campaign stop have reached out to ABC11 questioning if she broke North Carolina law by being there. The election director in Wake County says she was hundreds of feet away from where people were voting. The buffer zone is 50 feet. Clinton’s […]

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    Lexington Hospice patient receives honorary master’s degree before passing away

    LEXINGTON, N.C. – A Hospice of Davidson County patient received his honorary master’s degree at his Lexington home on Friday, three days before peacefully passing away. Joseph Ferguson got the Pfeiffer University Masters of Health Care Administration degree after he wasn’t able to finish due to his declining health. He had been on track to graduate in August. He passed away peacefully on Monday morning. He was 52. In 2014, Ferguson, earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from ITT […]

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    Girl Scout cookie cereal to hit shelves in January 2017

    Cookies for breakfast? Yes please. It’s impossible to be anything but excited about General Mills’ latest announcement: Girl Scout cookie cereals are going to hit shelves in January 2017. The food giant announced it newest creation on Twitter Monday morning, with a picture of Thin Mint and Caramel Crunch cereal boxes. Just last month, the Girl Scouts unveiled two new S’mores flavored cookies that will also be released next year. The new products are set to launch as the Girl […]