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State: Artifact found in 1973 may be more than 3K years old

Dec. 17, 2019 3:16 AM EST

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — An item found in North Carolina in 1973 may be thousands of years old, according to the state's office of archaeology. The 7-inch carved artifact found by a Monroe landowner is suspected to be a grooved adz, a tool used for smoothing or trimming wood, The Charlotte Observer reports. It...

North Carolina man gets prison for enticing Nebraska girl

Dec. 4, 2019 7:10 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving to Nebraska to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Federal prosecutors for Nebraska said in a news release that Alexander Kingston, 27, of Monroe, North Carolina, was sentenced Tuesday in a federal court in Lincoln...