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A possible solution? City manager: Sales tax increase should replace privilege license

HICKORY, N.C. – Staring a $1.1 million hole in the city’s budget, Hickory City Manager Mick Berry is looking for a replacement revenue stream to keep fr…

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Lincolnton man faces rape charge in Catawba County

NEWTON, N.C. – A Lincolnton man was confined in Catawba County jail Friday and faces allegations of inappropriate behavior with a child, officials said.

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Bill raises penalties related to NC group-home abuse

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A bill designed to better protect group-home residents from abuse and report violence against clients has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.

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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.

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Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

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