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Andy Griffith widow to raze his home

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The widow of actor Andy Griffith has gotten a permit to tear down the house where he lived for many years on the North Carolina waterfront, upsetting friends who had hoped it would be preserved as a museum or Graceland-type estate.

03/20/2013

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Costs of US wars linger for over 100 years

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If history is any judge, the U.S. government will be paying for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the next century as service members and their families grapple with the sacrifices of combat.

03/19/2013

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NC woman IDs donor in rabies case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman said Monday she wasn’t surprised to learn that her child’s father was the Air Force aviation mechanic whose rabies-infected organs were transplanted into other recipients, including a Maryland man who died.

03/18/2013

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Free healthcare? Deals Diva says yes

California has the most people under age 65 without health insurance. As they wait for Obamacare to be implemented, where can they turn? Click here to find out!

02/06/2013

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Supreme Court to hear arguments on DOMA

A military spouse who was rejected for membership to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, believes the club changed its rules to keep her out. Listen to KFWB legal analyst Royal Oakes discuss the matter.

01/08/2013

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Vets face confusion using GI Bill at state schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of vets trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness.

01/05/2013

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NY soldiers wed at airport before catching flights

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A military couple has enlisted the help of a New York airport’s staff to get married while awaiting flights to their respective military assignments. WATCH THE COUPLE’S INTERVIEW HERE.

01/04/2013

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NC furniture maker hailed as US job creator closes

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A start-up North Carolina furniture company once celebrated as a sign of America’s manufacturing rebound has closed, a year after its head was hosted by President Barack Obama.

01/04/2013

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Ex-NY Mayor Koch hospitalized with pneumonia

NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has pneumonia and is expected to be in the hospital through the weekend. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said Wednesday that the 87-year-old former mayor is […]

12/05/2012

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Study: Drug coverage to vary under health law

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

12/04/2012

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Newark mayor, Twitter follower to live on food stamps

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker said he and a Twitter follower will try living on food stamps for at least a week.

The idea stemmed from a back-and-forth conversation between Booker and a woman who goes by the name TwitWit and uses the handle @MWadeNC. They began talking about the idea Sunday night.

12/03/2012

Is giant reed a 'miracle plant' or the next kudzu?

OXFORD, N.C. (AP) – It’s fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established. To people in […]

11/18/2012

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