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GOP candidate says he made decision to hire ballot operative

The GOP candidate in a disputed North Carolina congressional race said in an interview aired Friday that it was his decision to hire an operative who is now a person of interest in an investigation into how absentee ballots were handled.

Officials: Police officer killed after being hit by a car in Lumberton

A Lumberton Police officer has reportedly been killed after being struck by a car Saturday morning as he was walking to help a stranded driver at exit 22 on I-95 North in Lumberton, according to police.
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UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statue

The board overseeing North Carolina's public universities is meeting to decide the fate of a Confederate statue toppled by protesters at the state's flagship campus.

Cooper vetoes latest voter ID legislation

North Carolina's governor has vetoed legislation implementing a voter photo identification mandate added to the state's constitution in a recent referendum.

Sheriff: Inmate mailed bomb-escape plot to wrong address

A sheriff in North Carolina says a man jailed on a first-degree murder charge had an explosive escape plan.

Missing NC woman found buried in sex offender’s backyard

Authorities say the body of a 71-year-old North Carolina woman missing for at least two weeks has been found buried behind the home of a registered sex offender.

NC teacher, Baseball Hall of Famer’s daughter dies after fire drill

Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who was also the daughter of baseball star Jim "Catfish" Hunter died after falling ill during a school fire drill.

Judge rules no punishing Smithfield Foods for hog complex

A federal judge in North Carolina is shutting down a lawsuit against a Smithfield Foods hog feeding operation by some neighbors who complained of odors, flies and noises.

Prosecutors allege fraud, kickbacks and murder-for-hire plot

A Russian couple who lived a lavish life behind the gates of a sprawling North Carolina mansion hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme that produced $150 million in kickbacks from subcontractors seeking business with Russia's military.

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