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April 08, 2017 - 3:54 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan has announced plans to retire when his current term ends next year. In a statement issued by the department on Friday, the 53-year-old Duncan said his was not an easy decision to make, but it came this week "after much prayer and...
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April 08, 2017 - 3:09 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on four inmates authorities said were killed by two other prisoners in South Carolina (all times local): 2 p.m. Autopsies on four inmates found dead inside a cell in a South Carolina prison say they were all strangled and were killed within 30 minutes of each other...
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April 08, 2017 - 3:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is still canceling flights three days after severe thunderstorms caused big disruptions at its hub airport in Atlanta. Delta said in a statement on its website that it cancelled about 275 flights Saturday morning "with some additional cancellations possible." That's...
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April 08, 2017 - 12:08 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The State Bureau of Investigation says it has opened an investigation into an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper's attempt to stop a fleeing minivan that ended in a crash last week in which two teenage girls were killed. The Charlotte Observer reports ( http://bit.ly/2oNRFnm ) eight...
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April 08, 2017 - 10:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans are fighting among themselves in a Georgia special congressional election while an upstart Democratic candidate raises more than $8.3 million in hopes of scoring a major upset. National Republicans are spending several million to hammer Jon Ossoff and tie him to House...
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April 08, 2017 - 9:42 am
PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Power is wrapping up demolition of a retired power plant near Savannah, and it's not going quietly. WSAV-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2oR0n1H ) residents can expect a loud boom like a thunderclap Saturday during demolition of the towering chimney and silo at Plant...
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April 08, 2017 - 9:40 am
DARIEN, Ga. (AP) — A fishing community on the Georgia coast is celebrating the annual blessing of its shrimp boat fleet. Thousands are expected to attend a festival and street parade Saturday in Darien, about 60 miles south of Savannah. The main event takes place Sunday when captains of decorated...
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April 08, 2017 - 9:20 am
LULA, Ga. (AP) — A northern Georgia town will use a state grant to expand its walking trails system. The Times of Gainesville reports that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded a $79,000 grant to the city of Lula. It was one of 14 to receive a total of $2.3 million in grants from the...
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April 08, 2017 - 4:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is participating in a multi-state campaign to combat traffic deaths on Interstate 95. Beginning Saturday, troopers from Maine to Florida will join in the I-95 Drive to Save Lives campaign. Troopers will focus their efforts along the I-95...
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April 08, 2017 - 4:01 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists using the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach are being told to expect delays beginning April 10. The N.C. Department of Transportation says the bridge will be closed intermittently to allow staff to inspect various sections. The Federal...
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