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North Carolina Zoo Polar Bear Exhibit Is Now Open

ASHEBORO -- Three years in making, the North Carolina Zoo's new $8.5 million Polar Bear habitat opened for business Thursday, in Asheboro. Zoo spokesman Rod Hackney says the exhibit features an indoor gallery with more educational graphics and television screens, as well as glass viewing panels overlooking the exhibit, and an artificial ice cave.

Early Voting Begins Across NC

RALEIGH -- The 10-day early-voting period began Thursday, in all 100 counties, with more than 360 early-voting sites.

UNC - Chapel Hill Announces Findings Of Independent Investigation

CHAPEL HILL -- The results of an independent investigation into academic irregularities involving student-athletes at UNC - Chapel Hill were announced, Wednesday.