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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina agency says a spreadsheet containing personal information for nearly 6,000 people was sent in error to a vendor in an unencrypted email. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights of the problem. The spreadsheet includes names, social security numbers and test results for people who underwent routine drug screenings for employment, intern and volunteer opportunities.

MIDDLESEX, N.C. (AP) - Police say one worker is dead after an explosion at a North Carolina plant. Authorities in Nash County say a fire tank exploded at Pennco, Inc., on U.S. Highway 264 in Middlesex on Friday. The fire marshal said two people were on duty at the time of the explosion.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The UNC Board of Governors has formed a special committee to look into the proposed deal to combine two health systems. The six-member committee was formed to ensure the board would be fully informed about the proposed the deal between UNC Health Care and Carolinas HealthCare. The combined systems would employ approximately 90,000 people and operate more than 50 hospitals.

PINNACLE, N.C. (AP) - A man has been arrested after his wife was found dead in a chair in their North Carolina home. Stokes County Sheriff's deputies said they were called to a home in Pinnacle around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies said it appeared 55-year-old Deborah Terry died from a gunshot wound. Fifty-three-year-old Donnie David Terry is charged with first-degree murder.

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