A jury on Thursday convicted a Fayetteville man of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old girl more than three years ago, but he was acquitted of raping her.
Late afternoon showers drenched some parts of Nash and Edgecombe counties, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Warning through 6:45 p.m.
The Boy Scouts of America threw open its ranks Thursday to gay Scouts but not gay Scout leaders — a fiercely contested compromise that some warned could fracture the organization and lead to mass defections of members and donors.
Ana Hunt, a rising junior pre-Med student at Duke University is home for the summer, in Moore, Okla. with her family. That's where she spent seven terrifying minutes inside a safe room Monday afternoon as an EF-5 tornado swept through her hometown.
In a rare sighting, a gray seal has been spotted along the southeastern beaches of the North Carolina coast. But officials are warning people to admire the friendly seal from afar - the animals are federally protected.
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