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Repulse of the Yankees in North Carolina. The official dispatches published below to Gov. Vance, of North Carolina, confirm the report that the Yankee raiders in that State, having been repulsed at two points, have returned to the coast: Weldon, July 29. --Gov. Vance:--A part of Ransoms's brigade met the enemy in large force yesterday P. M., about three miles this side of Jackson, and after an engagement lasting four hours drove them back. We are pursuing them to-day. Five companies of the 24th alone engaged them. Our reinforcements come up, but were not needed. Our loss two killed, and less than ten wounded, most of them slightly. (Signed,) Wm. J. Clark, Col. 24th Regiment N. C. T. Goldsboro', July 29. --Gov. Vance--A dispatch which has passed this office to headquarters at Kinston states that our forces met the enemy twelve miles below Fort Branch on yesterday, and after a fight of four hours repulsed them. No particulars are given. (Signed