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Hollywood's Greatest Trick

Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history.  The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 all contained computer generated imagery.  But while Hollywood's profits grow, the visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film - an Oscar.

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Man charged in boy’s Hillsborough death makes first court appearance

A man accused of leaving a construction truck unattended as it rolled away and struck and killed a 5-year-old boy made his first appearance in court Wednesday afternoon. Alejandro Suarez, 28, of Angier is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the case. Everett Copeland was struck in an under-construction neighborhood in Hillsborough on Monday and died at Duke University Medical Center.

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They’ve traded track and gridiron to seek Olympic bobsledding gold

Briauna Jones and Adrian Adams, both with North Carolina connections, are vying for spots this season on the U.S. bobsled squad that will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Jones is the newest member of the Women’s Bobsled National Team. Adams’ father, Randy Russell, was a bobsledder and suggested in 2012 that his son give it a try.

Luke DeCock

Harsh words between UNC, NCAA signal new phase of scandal — DeCock

If UNC’s message could be boiled down to “get off my lawn,” the essence of the NCAA’s was “get over yourself,” dismissing North Carolina’s carefully crafted legal arguments while several times grumbling that the issues at hand involving jurisdiction and standing had already been addressed privately with the university. The all-too-obvious implication was that the NCAA saw UNC’s response as mere public posturing – and the NCAA was none too happy about that particular airing of dirty laundry.

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Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend

See video of horseback riding on the beach and take a quick tour through Beaufort’s Front Street at sunrise. Read the story: http://bit.ly/29jCKZE
Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend 1:37

Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend

How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space 2:10

How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space

Airman surprises his kids as they throw out first pitch for Mudcats 2:04

Airman surprises his kids as they throw out first pitch for Mudcats

Mary Willingham and Jay Smith on UNC academic fraud 6:50

Mary Willingham and Jay Smith on UNC academic fraud