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Politics Sep 03Trump faces pushback for urging people to vote twice as test
President Donald Trump is facing a backlash for urging voters in North Carolina to vote by mail and then try to vote again in person to test the mail-in ballot system in the Nov. 3 election.
Nation Jan 04More U.S. troops deploy to Mideast amid tensions with Iran
Hundreds of U.S. soldiers deployed Saturday from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Kuwait to serve as reinforcements in the Middle East amid rising tensions following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general.
Nation Aug 02North Carolina governor moves to block conversion therapy funds
North Carolina's state health department is barred from allowing public funds to pay for conversion therapy for minors, a controversial practice aimed at changing young LGBT people's sexual orientations, under an order signed Friday by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Nation Jul 23N.C. settlement affirms transgender people’s right to use restrooms matching their gender identity
The consent decree is expected to end a protracted lawsuit challenging North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill and the law that replaced it.
Nation Feb 27Leslie McCrae Dowless, political operative, charged in North Carolina congressional race
The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018.
Politics Dec 06North Carolina GOP open to new election if fraud affected outcome
Entertaining the idea of a new election represents a significant change from last Thursday, when state GOP Chairman Robin Hayes issued a statement saying: "Democrats are throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at the wall to try and steal an…
Nation Sep 14Mother and infant are first Hurricane Florence fatalities
The Wilmington Police Department said Friday that the two were killed when a tree fell on their house.
Nation Sep 13After Florence, sea level rise threat will remain for North Carolina shore
The low-lying barrier islands hugging the Carolinas coast are experiencing some of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the world, nearly an inch a year.
Nation Mar 09North Carolina police officer charged with felony assault after August beating of black pedestrian
The case against former Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman became public only last week after a leaked body camera video showed Hickman subduing and punching the pedestrian, who was accused of jaywalking.
Nation Mar 02WATCH: The Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham's children remembered "America's Pastor" as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with a personable humility and an unwavering focus on the…