Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.

With Iran deal, hope rather than hardliners wins

Rev. J. Mark Davidson: The Vienna Accord gives reason to hope that international relations can be conducted on the basis of well-reasoned pragmatism instead of clashing ideologies. If the nuclear deal with Iran is ratified and put into effect, it is a setback for extremists everywhere.

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Hot weather and free watermelon drew a crowd at the State Farmers Market Thursday in Raleigh. Al Davis, of Walnut Cove, won the largest watermelon contest with a behemoth that weighed in at 180 pounds.