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Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
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Duke hand transplant recipient can use new hand
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A Texas man who received a hand transplant at the Duke University Hospital earlier this year is developing feeling and use of his new hand. Rene Chavez of Laredo, Texas, told reporters at a news conference in Durham on Thursday that he's very happy with the ...
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Tossing nets: Recreation shrimping season opening on coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The fall recreational shrimping season is getting underway on the South Carolina coast. Media outlets report the two-month shrimp-baiting season opens at noon Friday. Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say a good harvest is expected following a good spring shrimping season. The shrimp ...
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Police: N.C. man with machete chases clown into woods

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Why North Carolina is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from the state's 15 electoral votes.
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Army's Fort Jackson begins talks on its 100-year celebration
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The Army's largest training installation is hosting a series of lectures leading up to the celebration of Fort Jackson's 100-year anniversary in 2017. Columbia mayor Bob Coble is scheduled to give the opening remarks on Friday at 3 p.m. at the NCO Club on the ...
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Sweetgrass again being harvested on Corps of Engineers tract
ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) - Basket weavers are showing students the centuries-old tradition of harvesting sweetgrass in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Weavers are harvesting on a tract owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers near St. Stephen in Berkeley County on Wednesday. It's the third year in a row ...
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Columbia mayor moderating chat as race exhibit winds down
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - As an exhibit on race winds down its stay in Columbia, the city's mayor is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss it. The gathering is Wednesday at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. Mayor Steve Benjamin says it's important to have conversations like this ...
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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina elections officials have fashioned early voting schedules they hope comply with a federal court ruling this summer and ease long lines this fall in the presidential battleground state. The state's Republican-controlled Board of Elections deliberated for 11 hours through disputed plans for early in-person ...
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C.J. Anderson stars in season-opening win, climbs Broncos’ record books
The eyes were on the quarterback, and later on the defense. But it was C.J. Anderson who starred for the Broncos in a thrilling season-opening win over the Panthers on Thursday.
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Hondo banks on Boston
Vengeance thy name is not Panthers. Carolina couldn’t stop the great Trevor Siemian on Thursday night, but they did stop Hondo’s winning streak at three and caused his earnings to drop to 3,788 greenwells. Friday night: Mr. Aitch will try the Porcello in Toronto — 20 units on the Sawx to establish dominance over the...
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North Carolina board makes measured choices on voting plans
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled Board of Elections took a measured approach Thursday to settling local quarrels over early voting plans, refusing to expand voting on Sundays this fall but increasing access to the ballot in counties where…
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Broncos' Marshall kneels during national anthem
Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall opted to kneel for the National Anthem        
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Friday's forecast: Eastern heat, rainy Plains
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
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Denver LB Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina ...
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Former Kaepernick teammate takes knee during anthem
DENVER — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opener against Carolina. Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during San Francisco’s preseason games , explaining it was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United...
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The Latest: Early voting in Charlotte expanded by state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local):
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College football TV guide for the weekend
FRIDAY 4:30 p.m.: Maryland at Florida International, CBS Sports Network (CBSSN). 5 p.m.: Louisville at Syracuse, ESPN2. SATURDAY Morning Utah State (1-0) at USC (0-1), 11 a.m., Pac-12 Networks This game isn’t a gimme for USC, which is reeling from a 52-6 thumping by top-ranked Alabama. It’s a must...
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Trump, Clinton deadlocked in Ohio, Florida: polls
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked the key battleground states of Ohio and Florida, a pair of polls released Thursday showed.
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NC man convicted of murder as teen won't be tried again
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor has dismissed charges against a man convicted of murder as a teenager and imprisoned 28 years ago, saying there's not enough evidence to re-try the case.
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Welcome to the Purple State Project
Welcome to the Purple State Project. For the 2016 election, The Denver Post is experimenting with new ways to tells stories about Colorado politics that better explain the state's "purple" status.
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North Carolina senators fight proposed TVA ban on houseboats
WASHINGTON (AP) - North Carolina's two Republican senators have introduced legislation to stop the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposed ban on houseboats. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis introduced an amendment Thursday to the Water Resources Development Act of 2016. Burr said in a statement released by his office that the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | North Carolina Tennessee Richard Burr Asheville North Carolina Winston-Salem North Carolina Tennessee Valley Authority United States Water
New video of WWII shipwrecks off North Carolina coast
WWII came closer to home than many Americans realize. NOAA is conducting an expedition to better understand the battlefields off our coast.
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1 dead, 5 hurt in multi-vehicle crash following police chase
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a crash involving three vehicles, including one that was fleeing police, has killed one person and sent five more to the hospital.
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North Carolina ferry crew honored for rescuing charter boat
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Board of Transportation has honored a ferry crew for its response to a fire on a charter boat in July. A statement from the N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday said the ferry Swan Quarter had just left Ocracoke on July 5 when it ...
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City doesn't want to keep paying leave to cop who shot teen
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina city is firing an officer more than a year after he shot an unarmed teen because it doesn't want to pay him to be on administrative leave any more. The Seneca Police Department released its paperwork to fire Lt. Mark Tiller on Thursday. ...
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Emerald ash borer destroying trees in western North Carolina
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service says a beetle from Asia that is destroying ash trees across the country will arrive in western North Carolina in the next few years. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/2c1EdW6) Paul Merten has spent nearly a decade chasing down the ...
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North Carolina officer charges in stun gun death
SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) - A Johnston County grand jury has indicted a Kenly police officer on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Media outlets reported the grand jury returned the indictment this week in the death of 37-year-old Alexander Warren Thompson of Smithfield. Kenly detective Jesse Santifort is accused of using ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Grand jury Johnston County North Carolina Indictment Jury Death Criminal law Mass media Smithfield North Carolina
NC Gov. McCrory: Business lobby group helped shape LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the state's main business lobby helped write a state law limiting protections for LGBT people that also included unrelated, employer-friendly restrictions on the minimum wage and workplace discrimination lawsuits.
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New Spanish-language TV ads pop up in Senate races
Both states and their growing minority populations are seen as critical to Democratic chances this year.
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Eyes on North Carolina as GOP-led board settles voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Board of Elections worked county by county Thursday to approve early-voting plans that were redrawn after a federal court voided much of the state's election law as discriminatory toward African-Americans.
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The Latest: North Carolina board settling voting disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local): 11:40 a.m. The North Carolina State Board of Elections is working through conflicts among local election officials unable to agree on early voting schedules adjusted after a ...
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Police department posts warning about Zika in meth

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Prosecutors: Mom charged in girl's van death 'flight risk'
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A mother charged after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a van in Durham remains behind bars after having her bond increased. Local media outlets report that 24-year-old Rocio Murillo-Estrada was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse or neglect in the death ...
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Steve Harvey meets his doppelganger on ‘Family Feud’
Steve Harvey may have met his match. In the new season of his syndicated game show “Family Feud,” Harvey is introduced to contestant Olden Thornton, a pastor from Wake Forest, NC, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the prolific TV host. Sporting the same bald head, bushy eyebrows and thick mustache, Thornton’s doppelganger status isn’t lost on...
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Man who authorities say faked death pleads guilty to fraud
A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has pleaded guilty. The Florida Times-Union reports that 63-year-old Jose Lantigua faces ...
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Reports of creepy clowns in woods expand into N.C.
In an incident eerily similar to clown sightings in South Carolina, police received reports Sunday that a clown tried to lure children into the woods in a Winston-Salem neighborhood.         
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Asheville author looks to preserve Appalachia's 'Victuals'
Through the food of Appalachia, Ronni Lundy tells the story of her home region.       
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Trump on Clinton’s emails: She destroyed evidence
At a rally in Greenville, N.C., Sept. 6, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blamed his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for her email practices while she was secretary of state, adding that “people who have nothing to hide don’t smash phones with hammers.”
25 points by The Washington Post | Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama President of the United States John McCain Democratic Party Donald Trump George W. Bush North Carolina
College football, NFL games on TV this week
Check out which game will be on which channel and at what time        
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North Carolina seeks interstate designation for US 264
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says getting a section of a North Carolina highway designated a future interstate would help Greenville with economic development and improved access to East Carolina University and the region. McCrory said Wednesday that the state Department of Transportation will seek federal approval for ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | North Carolina Raleigh North Carolina United States Washington South Carolina Greenville North Carolina East Carolina University Mississippi
Stop reporting fake clown sightings near schools, deputies warn
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina posted the warning on Facebook after deputies received a report of a clown at two schools.
9 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | North Carolina High school South Carolina Winston-Salem North Carolina Greensboro North Carolina United States Bill Clinton Southern United States
Creepy clown reports continue, and clowns are not happy
First there were the reports in Greenville County, S.C., of creepy clowns offering children money to come into the woods. Mike Becvar, a professional clown who goes by the name Sir Toony Van Dukes and who runs the website Just For Clowns, said anxiety about the incidents has been stoked by media coverage. The Winston-Salem Police Department said officers responded to a call around 8:30 p.m. Sunday of a person dressed in a clown costume offering treats to children. The report said the person - wearing white overalls and red shoes, with red bushy hair, a white face and a red nose - fled once officers arrived. Police could not locate the clown, described as having red curly hair, wearing a mask, a yellow dotted shirt and blue pants.
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North Carolina board to settle early voting period disputes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are scrutinizing proposed early voting schedules in a third of the state's counties that were altered when a federal appeals court struck down ballot access laws written by Republicans.
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6 hospitalized in multi-vehicle crash following police chase
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina say a crash involving three vehicles, including one that was fleeing police, has sent six people to the hospital.
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N.C. dad commits suicide after killing son, shooting ex-wife
“What’s up everybody? I just killed my (expletive) wife,” Earl Valentine said in his early Tuesday admission video.
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North Carolina editorial roundup
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 5 The Charlotte Observer on keeping beaches public: If you were among the lucky who got to take a stroll on a North Carolina beach this summer, it probably didn't occur to you to ponder who owned the sand beneath your toes. ...
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GOP, Dems battle over North Carolina early voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The swing state of North Carolina could be pushed in a Republican or Democratic direction when the GOP-led State Board of Elections meets Thursday to finalize early voting plans for a third of the state's counties. Voting rights activists are watching closely and preparing to return ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections North Carolina Democracy Voting Voting system United States Election Washington D.C.
Search continues for man who killed son, wounded ex-wife
NORLINA, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina police chief says a man wanted for killing his son and wounding his ex-wife before using Facebook to admit to the attack might have been spotted in Richmond, Virginia. Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew said Wednesday afternoon that authorities are still looking for ...
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Friday’s NCAA men: Carolina defeats Butler
North Carolina expects strong offensive performances but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus.        
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