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German submarines prowled the waters off the coast of North Carolina during WWI and WWII

The German U-boats stationed off the coast of the North Carolina during World War II were extremely successful in early 1942. The unique, offshore environment gave them a distinct advantage and they were able to wreak havoc on the merchant ships that travelled along the busy shipping lanes off of the Outer Banks. The area soon became known as Torpedo Junction because of the hundreds of ships that were sunk there.

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Correction: Climate Change-Smog story

In a story Aug. 22 about a new study about climate change and increased smog in the Southeastern U.S., The Associated Press reported erroneously the source of an emailed quote. The quote, "Climate change is more about sea ice and polar bears," should have been attributed to Ashley Lawson, a senior fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, not Laura Rehrmann, the center's spokeswoman.

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Vigil held to remember deaf man killed by North Carolina state trooper

Friends and family of Daniel K. Harris hold a candlelight vigil in Charlotte, NC to remember Harris, a deaf motorist who was shot and killed by a state trooper last week.
David Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
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Vigil held to remember deaf man killed by North Carolina state trooper

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German submarines prowled the waters off the coast of North Carolina during WWI and WWII

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