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No DeLorean in sight after lightning strikes at N.C. State University

RALEIGH — With graduation two days away, N.C. State University is scrambling to fix the crown on a campus jewel. It's bringing in a platform lift to hoist a 1,500-pound hunk of granite back into place atop the bell tower after a bolt of lightning knocked it loose.

The jolt, delivered Tuesday evening, also dislodged a smaller piece of stone, which fell to the ground and was picked up by a souvenir-hunter.

The whole incident just adds to the tower's mystique, said Dr. Tom Stafford, vice chancellor for student affairs and one of two resident bell tower experts.

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