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This artist’s flashy footwear comes in all sorts of styles and colors

Sir Castle Tees, also known as Men at Work Kustom Kicks, buys, sells, trades and customizes shoes, including sun-changing shoes. The majority of sales come from the company’s Instagram, @SirCastleTeees, but the company also has a store on W. South Street in Raleigh, near Men at Work Car Care Center and Barbershop.

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ATF filled secret bank account with millions from shadowy cigarette sales, records show

The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation. The secret account is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of $24 million.

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Durham’s new Popeyes restaurant is so busy, it’s slowing traffic on Guess Road

People are so excited about Durham's first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, they have been willing to wait in long lines to get some of the restaurant’s food. The restaurant on Guess Road near Interstate 85 opened last week, and its drawn such a crowd its turned the major thoroughfare into a parking lot. The traffic was so snarled that the city issued a traffic advisory and the owner had to hire someone to direct traffic, according to television station WRAL.

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Governor says HB2 is a hindrance to recruiting businesses to NC

Gov. Roy Cooper said that HB2 is a hindrance to recruiting businesses to North Carolina, and that some companies won't move here because of the 11-month-old law.
John Murawski jmurawski@newsobserver.com
Governor says HB2 is a hindrance to recruiting businesses to NC 1:45

Governor says HB2 is a hindrance to recruiting businesses to NC

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He has a new face, one that had belonged to another man

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Google Fiber hosts grand opening of Raleigh Fiber Space

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New McClatchy CEO discusses journalism and the digital age