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Census: Alamance County is one of the fastest growing counties in NC
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:29:22 -0700

Published: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 09:54 PM.

Census: 4 Carolina metro areas among nation's fastest growing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:59:38 -0700

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday on where the heaviest population growth in North Carolina was concentrated last year. READ FULL REPORT The fastest-growing county in North Carolina between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Brunswick County, whose population rose 3.1 percent over the period. Brunswick County was followed by Chatham County (2.9 percent), Union County (2.8 percent), Wake ...

Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Chatham Co.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:01:07 -0700

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting Thursday night on Pinecrest Drive.

Wake leads population growth in North Carolina
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:01:48 -0700

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 08:52 AM. The metro area anchored by Wake County was the 15th fastest-growing metro area in the country in the year ending July 1, according to the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Winter season chills unemployment rate in January
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:44:57 -0700

In North Carolina, the winter gloom put more than people into hibernation.

Carnufex carolinesis, the 9-feet long crocodile that hunted on two legs before the dinosaurs
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:41:59 -0700

Palaeontologists at North Carolina State University say Carnufex carolinesis - which means Carolina Butcher - was probably one of the top predators in the equatorial regions during the Triassic Period.

'Hind-leg walking' croc ancestors ruled North America before dinosaurs
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:40:00 -0700

Washington, March 20 (ANI): Before dinosaurs took control, it were the crocodilian ancestors who ruled as North America's top predators, suggests new findings. Paleontologists from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences discovered a crocodile-like ancestor, Carnufex carolinensis, or the "Carolina Butcher," which was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling ...

Alamance ranks near top third in overall health statewide
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:50:08 -0700

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 04:48 PM. Alamance County isn’t the healthiest place to live in North Carolina. That title belongs to neighboring Orange County.

Meet the Fearsome 'Carolina Butcher' That Ruled Before Dinosaurs
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:05:15 -0700

Unlike its modern relatives, the Carolina Butcher was land dwelling and likely snacked on smaller prey, including armored relatives and early mammal relatives, according to researchers at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The fearsome 9-foot animal that lived 230 million years ago in the wet, warm region of the super-continent Pangaea that is now ...

Crocodile ancestor was top predator before dinosaurs roamed North America
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:19:20 -0700

( North Carolina State University ) A newly discovered crocodilian ancestor may have filled one of North America's top predator roles before dinosaurs arrived on the continent. Carnufex carolinensis, or the 'Carolina Butcher,' was a nine-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that walked on its hind legs and likely preyed upon smaller inhabitants of North Carolina ecosystems such as armored ...