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GOP lawmakers want civil rights panel appointment withdrawn

North Carolina Republican lawmakers want Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to withdraw his recent appointee to a state civil rights panel because of a past social media post comparing law enforcement officers to terrorists.

Hatcher lawsuit to remain in Columbus County as bench trial

A Wake County Superior Court judge, not a jury, will decide the outcome of Lewis Hatcher's lawsuit seeking to be reinstated as Columbus County sheriff.
House Speaker Paul Ryan introduces President Donald Trump as Vice President Mike Pence watches before the State of the Union on Jan. 30, 2018. (Photo: The White House)video

SOTU ‘designated survivor’ choice complicated by Trump’s multiple ‘acting’ Cabinet secretaries

It’s an annual guessing game in Washington: Who among the president’s Cabinet will be tapped as the designated successor, known colloquially as the "designated survivor," in case an attack or disaster leaves top government officials gathered at the Capitol for the State of the Union incapacitated.
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Trump squabbles with Democrats before speech on unity

After two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks, President Donald Trump will call for unity and cross-party cooperation in Washington during Tuesday's State of the Union address, a message likely to ring hollow with emboldened Democrats eager to block his push for a border wall.

Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

Candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court continue to grow with two or three seats on the ballot next year due to Chief Justice Mark Martin's impending resignation.

Sunset Beach Mayor Greg Weiss announces resignation

"Sometimes, one or more of those people may feel that a process has worked in a way that makes them so uncomfortable that they feel a need to take action. I'm taking this opportunity to announce that I am resigning as mayor."
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Barfield: ‘State of the county is strong,’ in Monday address

A day before the president gives the annual State of the Union address to the nation, New Hanover County residents will get the State of the County update.
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Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

A political death watch took shape at Virginia's Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook.

NCSBE sets evidentiary hearing for election fraud investigation

The newly appointed State Board of Elections will hold a public evidentiary hearing later this month on claims of irregularities related to absentee by-mail voting and other alleged activities in certain counties in the 9th Congressional District.

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