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Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville 1:02

Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville

Panthers Luke Kuechly on familiarity with Buffalo Bills: 'They know us, we know them' 1:28

Panthers Luke Kuechly on familiarity with Buffalo Bills: 'They know us, we know them'

Jews celebrate New Year, start of High Holy Days at Temple Beth El in Charlotte 1:28

Jews celebrate New Year, start of High Holy Days at Temple Beth El in Charlotte

She said, he said: How Cam Newton's low-risk practice routine affects him, the team 1:48

She said, he said: How Cam Newton's low-risk practice routine affects him, the team

Charlotte Observer's Joe Person gives his prediction on the Panthers - Bears game 1:27

Charlotte Observer's Joe Person gives his prediction on the Panthers - Bears game

Wells Fargo CEO answers questions about jobs that were shipped over seas 3:51

Wells Fargo CEO answers questions about jobs that were shipped over seas

'Kneel-In' outside Bank of America Stadium 1:25

'Kneel-In' outside Bank of America Stadium

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returns following absence 1:29

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returns following absence

911 calls reveal moments of panic in prison 'mass casualty incident' 1:42

911 calls reveal moments of panic in prison 'mass casualty incident'

Charlotte couple reunited after 60+ years apart 3:43

Charlotte couple reunited after 60+ years apart

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practices Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, after a two-week absence following the death of his grandmother.
Rick Bonnell rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks 0:33

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returns following absence 1:29

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returns following absence

Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville 1:02

Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville

Hornets Dwight Howard plays key role in home opener win 1:28

Hornets Dwight Howard plays key role in home opener win

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Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville 1:02

Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville

The sweet smell of BBQ is in the air at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church 1:04

The sweet smell of BBQ is in the air at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church

911 calls reveal moments of panic in prison 'mass casualty incident' 1:42

911 calls reveal moments of panic in prison 'mass casualty incident'

Former correctional officer describes brutal attack inside Raleigh's Central Prison 1:16

Former correctional officer describes brutal attack inside Raleigh's Central Prison

​'We have a mass casualty incident.' First responders on deaths of 2 NC prison workers. 0:42

​'We have a mass casualty incident.' First responders on deaths of 2 NC prison workers.

FBI beefs up investigation into long-running mystery of missing NC girl
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FBI beefs up investigation into long-running mystery of missing NC girl

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls 0:48

Best Kept Secrets: Rainbow Falls

Drone footage, Locals tell story of Topsail ship wreck visible on NC beach 6:27

Drone footage, Locals tell story of Topsail ship wreck visible on NC beach

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks 0:33

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist back at practice after two weeks

Panthers Luke Kuechly on familiarity with Buffalo Bills: 'They know us, we know them' 1:28

Panthers Luke Kuechly on familiarity with Buffalo Bills: 'They know us, we know them'

  • WWI and WWII off the Coast of North Carolina

    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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