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North Carolina ranks No. 2 in jobs added during March / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:33:45 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Weather | Cool temps continue through the weekend / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:48:55 -0400
The recent lower-than-normal temperatures are expected to stick around Hampton Roads through the weekend. Overnight lows should be in the mid-40s, with about a 40 percent chance for rain after midnight. The chance for rain increases during the day Saturday, when highs should be in the upper 50s. Any rain should taper off Saturday night, when lows should be near 50.

U.Va. weighs 4.5 percent hike for in-state tuition / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:44:10 -0400
ABINGDON The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent increase will be considered.

Gun found in bag at Lynchburg airport; one arrested / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:19:41 -0400
LYNCHBURG TSA officers at Lynchburg Regional Airport arrested a Bedford, Ind., man after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on baggage. The Transportation Security Administration says the .38-caliber handgun with five rounds was found Thursday as the bag passed through an X-ray machine. The TSA says the Lynchburg police confiscated the handgun and arrested the traveler on a weapons charge.

Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras lighthouses open / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:03:18 -0400
BUXTON, N.C. Two of North Carolina's best-known lighthouses are open to the public for the summer season. The Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras lighthouses opened Friday and will remain open through Oct. 13. Guided tours will be offered at Bodie Island, while visitors can climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at set intervals.

Dan River water safe for farming after coal ash spill / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:33:28 -0400
RALEIGH, N.C. Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

Men found shot to death in Norfolk, Portsmouth / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:27:03 -0400
Police in Norfolk made an arrest late Friday in a homicide from earlier in the day. Dorian Booker, 40, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the 800 block of Goff St. about 1:25 a.m. He was pronounced dead by paramedics, a news release said. Police said they’ve arrested Dustin George, 18, of Norfolk. He faces charges including one count of murder.

Law enforcement had confession for decade, didn’t act / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:43:26 -0400
Nearly a decade ago, Robert Vance Gallup admitted he had molested his stepson for years. The victim recorded the confession and says he took it to Suffolk police a few weeks later out of concern that his stepfather might be molesting two other boys. The stepson waited and waited. Nothing happened.

1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Va. Beach double shooting / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:04:18 -0400
VIRGINIA BEACH One person is dead and another was taken to the hospital Friday in a double shooting in the 2600 block of South Kings Road. The two people knew each other, said Officer Tonya Borman, a Police Department spokeswoman. Police believe this was an isolated incident, and they are not looking for a suspect. The shooting happened shortly after 2:30 p.m.

Police: Vases being stolen from Portsmouth cemetery / Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:41:49 -0400
PORTSMOUTH At least 15 valuable bronze vases have been stolen this month from grave markers at Evergreen Memorial Park, police said Friday. The first reported theft at the cemetery occurred between April 7 and 9, a news release said. A relative found five vases missing from the markers of family.

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