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Former Peak Fitness owner banned from business

Jeff Stec, former owner of more than 20 Peak Fitness locations across North Carolina, is banned from the health club business for 12 years for repeatedly violating a state law that requires health clubs to maintain sufficient bonds, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday.

Charlotte seeks AG ruling on amendment, benefits

Charlotte city leaders are asking the state attorney general to decide whether it's OK to offer same-sex partner benefits in light of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman.

States, banks reach foreclosure-abuse settlement

North Carolina communities will benefit from millions of dollars to help struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, as well as more housing counselors, financial fraud investigators and prosecutors, and stronger mortgage standards.

Cooper at White House for consumer agency push

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is visiting the White House, joining the congressional battle over the agency protecting consumers from financial industry abuses.

NC AG wants more restrictions on Four Loko

Attorney General Roy Cooper says a proposed federal settlement with makers of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko is a start, but he wants to see more restrictions put on the sale of the drink.

AG tells Grand Furniture Gallery to stop taking orders

Cary-based Grand Furniture Gallery is under court order not to take any new online orders or payments until it fulfills existing orders or provides refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday.

AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general.

Cooper: Crime rate in NC reaches 33-year low

Crime in North Carolina has fallen to its lowest levels since the 1970s, with the murder rate lower than at any time since record-keeping began.

Drug maker to pay $1.2 million to NC in settlement

Attorney General Roy Cooper says North Carolina will get more than $1 million in a multi-state settlement involving claims of flawed drug manufacturing at a plant in Puerto Rico.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.