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One of the best-known wild horses roaming North Carolina’s Outer Banks was found dead on a beach over the weekend and experts suspect heat may have been a factor. Hazel, as the horse was known, was believed to be nearly 30 years old. Her death comes when some areas of the Outer Banks have had a daily heat index near 110 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. “Hazel lived and died ...

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Jul. 26—In 2018, Lexington Tourism Authority Director Robin Bivens was in Dublin, Ireland, on a personal vacation when she learned just how far the reputation of her small hometown and its unique barbecue had spread. Sitting in the lobby of her hotel, she struck up a conversation with their tour guide. He asked Bivens what she did for a living and where she lived. When "Lexington, N.C.," ...