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Students take advantage of fee-free option to apply to NC colleges

media-S041465822-300College Application Week is this week, Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, when a number of North Carolina colleges and universities waive application fees.

Nancy Alford murder case: 1 suspect asks to withdraw guilty plea while second wants DA off the case

Nancy Alford, John Alford, Littleton home invasion, house fireThe two suspects who are charged in a deadly home invasion and fire last year in Lake Gaston were in court Wednesday and asked the judge for two requests that could roil the case.

Western Carolina University band to march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Winds can't keep Macy's parade downWestern Carolina University will march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade next month.

Teacher pay raises still on hold in budget standoff

Classroom generic, teacher genericSenate leaders rolled out mini-budgets Wednesday to pay for scheduled step increases for teachers, but said salary increases remain caught in the standoff with Gov. Roy Cooper. The two bills also include small raises for UNC and community college workers and retirees.

Raleigh man charged after allegedly firing pellet gun at children playing outside

Burt RaheemA man is facing charges after he allegedly opened fire from his home with a pellet gun on a group of children who were outside playing Tuesday, according to court documents.

Local news courtesy of WRAL.