If HB2 is not fully repealed, he said, it could still have a negative impact on tourism in the Wilmington area and affect businesses state-wide.
Residents nearby are concerned developers may have disturbed a cemetery in the area.
Loveless’ body, which police said Wednesday had likely been there for years, was found in an isolated area near Hollice Henderson Road around 11 a.m.
He was sentenced to life in prison before a judge released him, saying prosecution witnesses had done flawed tests and misled the jury.
The NAACP is announcing plans for an economic boycott of North Carolina to protest laws enacted by the state's conservative General Assembly, including one limiting LGBT protections.
Dozens of Charlotte-area high school students have walked out of school to protest immigration issues facing the country.
Gay-rights groups and Gov. Roy Cooper criticized the proposal after it was filed Wednesday. The North Carolina Values Coalition said Thursday that HB2 should stay in place.
Cheerwine is celebrating its 100th birthday with a festival, limited-edition can design, and museum exhibition in Salisbury’s Rowan Museum.