Expert: Wandering an all-too-common problem for children with autism
Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous, and at times, deadly. On Monday at about 9 p.m., 7-year-old Tanner Vick died when he wandered out of his Franklin County home and was hit by a car on Darius Pearce Road. According to a neighbor, Vicks' mother went to the bathroom and when she returned to the room, he was gone.
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The federal government plans to lease nearly 200 square miles of ocean off the Outer Banks for a commercial wind farm.
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Some Triangle women are heading to Washington, D.C., this weekend, where they plan to take part in a march following Donald Trump's inauguration as president.
- So long from White House: Obama aims final messages at Trump
Barack Obama stepped behind the White House podium for the last time Wednesday, fielding questions from the crush of journalists crammed in for the occasion and offering assurances to Americans watching on TV.
- Authorities, counselors see large uptick in statewide heroin use
Last year, 10,000 people across North Carolina called the state's drug and alcohol information hotline. Nearly 1,000 of those people said they needed help because of heroin.
- Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering fatigue and coughing, a spokesman said.
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