Mild North Carolina winters could mean more armadillos

Mild North Carolina winters could mean more armadillos

Wildlife advocates say milder winters in North Carolina could be part of the reason an injured armadillo recently turned up in Charlotte.
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Officials place piano in downtown North Carolina plaza

Raleigh officials are offering people passing by a downtown plaza an opportunity to stop and enjoy some music.
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The Latest: Colorado fetal homicide law at issue in killings

The Latest: Colorado fetal homicide law at issue in killings

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):
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Author of North Carolina lottery law now governing chairman

A former legislative leader who helped write state laws creating what's now North Carolina Education Lottery has been elevated to chairman of the lottery's governing panel.
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Forest statement on toll project points to 2020 governor bid

Brief words from North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about a toll project have reinforced expectations he will run for governor in 2020.
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Limestone College names Jones as head men's basketball coach

Limestone College has named Marquintus Jones as the interim head coach for the men's basketball program.
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Video shows North Carolina police strike man with baton

North Carolina authorities are investigating video that appears to show an officer using a baton to hit a black man who's already on the ground.
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AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr says the Russia probe has been more difficult than he expected.
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2 South Carolina picks confirmed for appellate court slots

2 South Carolina picks confirmed for appellate court slots

Two members of South Carolina's legal community have been confirmed for slots on a federal appellate court.
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AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill.
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New UNC Asheville dorms declared unsafe day before move-in

Hundreds of students at the University of North Carolina-Asheville are left without permanent housing just days before classes are scheduled to begin.
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Trooper: Car hit 197 mph during North Carolina street race

A North Carolina man is accused of pushing his Dodge Challenger to 197 mph (317 kph) during a street race last month.
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North Carolina government revenues see another upward tick

North Carolina state government got another revenue bump in the final weeks of the most recent fiscal year, money that should further ease budget pressures in the current year.
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Sheriff: Mom's boyfriend shot by teen had abusive history

North Carolina authorities say a man fatally shot by a teenager while strangling the girl's mother had faced domestic violence accusations in multiple states.
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Inmate accused of choking N Carolina man to death

Inmate accused of choking N Carolina man to death

An inmate at a North Carolina jail is accused of choking a man to death earlier this year.
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Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her “rock” and writing that he was “the best dad us girls could ask for.”
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The Latest: Missing woman quickly sold North Carolina house

The Latest: Missing woman quickly sold North Carolina house

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):
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Court asked to monitor Chemours' messages to plaintiffs

Lawyers for residents suing a company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its North Carolina plant have asked a federal judge to supervise communications between the defendant and their clients.
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North Carolina county school board votes to stop spanking

Corporal punishment will end in one North Carolina county's schools.
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On the way out, ABC commissioner criticizes Gov. Cooper

A member of the panel regulating North Carolina's alcohol sales has resigned following a state audit that found it did a poor job controlling costs by a vendor that manages liquor warehouse space.
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Ongoing landslide keeps North Carolina highway closed

A landslide that will not stop moving is preventing transportation officials from reopening a North Carolina highway.
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The Latest: US Senate affirms the press is 'not the enemy'

The Latest on U.S. newsrooms coordinating a series of editorials speaking up for a free press (all times local):
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Woman who served time for abusing baby now charged in death

Woman who served time for abusing baby now charged in death

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a woman who served time for abusing an infant and is now charged with murder after the baby's death.
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US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.
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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

A panel of judges is deciding whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters with cleverly worded amendments that would change the constitution by stripping more power from…
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Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month.
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The Latest:1 toll lane on I-77 to be converted to free lane

The Latest on toll lanes for Interstate 77 (all times local):
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New info could mean centenarian is older than she thought

A North Carolina centenarian is already considered the nation's third oldest person, but newly uncovered research could make her the oldest.
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Judge dismisses lawsuits filed by Duke lacrosse accuser

A North Carolina judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by the woman who gained attention for accusing a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a party.
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Butler named acting finance director

Gov. Kay Ivey has named Kelly Butler as acting finance director.
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Panel to decide whether to move 3 NC Confederate monuments

A North Carolina committee tasked with deciding the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments now located at the State Capitol grounds will announce its plan next week.
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Business Interstate 40 project may finish ahead of schedule

Business Interstate 40 project may finish ahead of schedule

A North Carolina transportation engineer says the Business Interstate 40 shutdown may not last as long as initially expected.
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The Latest: Judges weigh blocking referendums as misleading

The Latest on a legal battle over North Carolina constitutional amendments (all times local):
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Sheriff: Deputies fired at while investigating bear poaching

Sheriff: Deputies fired at while investigating bear poaching

A North Carolina sheriff's office says investigators were fired upon while probing possible bear poaching.
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N Carolina governor, groups ask judges to block referendums

Legal motions by North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and interest groups to keep constitutional amendments proposed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly off November ballots are back in court.
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NC transportation secretary to discuss I-77 toll lane plans

North Carolina's transportation secretary is scheduled to outline the state's latest plans for the Interstate 77 toll lanes.
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