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In a tiny town, these brothers ran a crack cocaine 'Wal-Mart.' It took years to stop them.

This trailer in Godwin, N.C., saw nearly 300 pounds of cocaine sold worth millions of dollars, ending Wednesday with a pair of life sentences in federal court. Photographed Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Local News

Wake elementary school gets armed deputy after trespassing and violent social media posts
One person dies in five-vehicle crash on Durham Freeway
American Airlines flight with 136 aboard makes emergency return to RDU after problem warning


Canes' likely top pick Svechnikov has been to the NHL Draft, but it wasn't like this
Here's the biggest reason the ACC will have trouble breaking its NBA draft record
How high will Duke's Marvin Bagley go in Thursday's NBA Draft?


Stuck in traffic on 15-501 between Chapel Hill and Durham? Here's a chance to fix it
Want a job in that new hotel? How NCCU and Wake Tech can help you
Swiss drone company moves its North American headquarters to Raleigh

Politics & Government

NC lawmaker refers to high school girls as 'recruiting' tool, faces backlash
Democrats' efforts to revise voter ID proposal rejected
NC lawmakers push for prominent role in selecting judges who rule on their laws


NC names its first African-American Poet Laureate to be ambassador for spoken word
Il Palio's chef is opening his own restaurant and that means the return of a familiar face

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