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Before President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, they came. Before Congress officially approved it, they came.
In November, a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting sold at auction for a record $450.3 million, the most ever paid for a piece of art. The bidding war was overseen by Christie's.
A Sanford man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Harnett County was arrested Tuesday after a chase that ended on Fort Bragg. The ordeal began about 8:45 a.m. when a robbery and carjacking was reported at a Dollar General store in Johnsonville.
A classroom session at Governor's School. Governor's School is the oldest public residential program of its kind in the nation.
Dominique Devonn Williams, 20, of Raleigh, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and was being held at the Lee County Jail under a no-bond order, authorities said in a written statement. He was expected to appear in court on July 2 for a first appearance hearing.
An Amber Alert was issued Thursday night for a missing 1-year-old North Carolina boy . About an hour later, the alert was canceled.
Residents who plan on driving out of town for Independence Day may want to fill their tanks on the other side of the county line. According to an analysis of gasoline prices at 134 fuel stations on Sunday, motorists pay more at the pump in Moore County than they do in any of the eight counties that surround it.
The hope of landing well-paying employment brought job seekers to the Siler City campus of Central Carolina Community College for a job fair this week. When the Townsend Inc. chicken processing plant closed in 2011 and wiped out out more than 1,000 factory jobs, Siler City suffered and so did the workers.
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