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HICKORY — A man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a vaping device blew up in his face at a residence on 28th Street SW Thursday afternoon.

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RALEIGH – The opioid epidemic has devastated North Carolina families, driving thousands of children into foster care, according to a new report by NC Child. Statewide, parental substance misuse was a contributing factor in children entering foster care in 39 percent of cases in SFY 2016-17, …

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On Saturday, the Town of Old Fort held its first town-sponsored Gold Festival. Several community members joined as the event held over 40 vendors, bounce houses, musical entertainment, food, drinks and presentations on the history of gold in North Carolina.

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MARS HILL — Officials with the Pisgah National Forest ask visitors to avoid the Elk River Falls area on the Appalachian Ranger District until further notice.

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RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers gathered Wednesday in North Carolina's capital to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers rising up to pressure lawmakers for change.

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The man who died while kayaking in the Linville Gorge on Saturday has been identified by officials with the United States Forestry Service.

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Emergency responders say a man died while kayaking in Burke County on Saturday. According to a post on the Burke County Search and Rescue Facebook page, the incident happened sometime after 6 p.m. on the Linville River near the Pinchin Trailhead.The post did not mention how the man died, but it did say he was from another state. No other details were released. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends,” the post said. “Thank you to everyone who assisted with this tragic accident.”WSOC-TV reported that more than 50 people from Burke and McDowell counties responded to the scene. This story will be updated as more information is made available. ​ 

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Foothills Conservancy purchased 90 acres of land near Old Fort in McDowell County on Feb. 27 and conveyed the property to North Carolina State Parks on April 17. The acquisition was a conservation partnership among Foothills Conservancy, Camp Grier, and Dan and Denisa Allison, all of whom pu…

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A Gastonia man currently serving prison time faces charges McDowell after DNA tests linked him to a gas station robbery last year, authorities said Monday.