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Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to give a former North Carolina congressman no prison time for lying to the FBI about his role in a plan to try to bribe the state's top insurance regulator with large political contributions.

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WASHINGTON — Searching for a symbolic substitute for his virus-scuttled plans for an arena celebration, President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The doctor serving as South Carolina’s state epidemiologist said she regrets not speaking out publicly about her concerns as the state reopened close-contact businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A North Carolina sheriff’s office has changed its restraint policy in the wake of last year’s death of a man jailed on an assault charge, but the restraint wasn’t banned.

A North Carolina sheriff’s office has changed its restraint policy in the wake of last year’s death of a man jailed on an assault charge, but the restraint wasn’t banned.

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A federal judge has upheld the convictions of two men found to be trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions so that scrutiny of a defendant's businesses would be eased.

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Isaias was forecast to return to hurricane strength Monday before making landfall in the Carolinas, where coastal residents were warned to brace for flooding rains and storm surge.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper cautioned residents on Sunday not to overlook the potential threats of Tropical Storm Isaias, which has weakened from a hurricane.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Raleigh on Wednesday morning in a push to encourage more K-12 schools to reopen with entirely in-person instruction.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina State Fair has been canceled for this year due to safety, financial and attendance challenges from COVID-19, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday.

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Remington Arms, weighed down by lawsuits and retail sales restrictions following the Sandy Hook school massacre, is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in as many years.

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The death of a North Carolina professor, who recently announced his retirement amid backlash for comments he made on social media that included calling the state’s governor “Massa Cooper,” has been ruled a suicide.

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RALEIGH — Liquor sales in North Carolina have seen a 12% increase during the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

Authorities on Thursday discovered the body of Mike Adams, a white University of North Carolina-Wilmington professor who had recently announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media.

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CHAPEL HILL — University of North Carolina school system officials have voted to keep tuition rates the same regardless of whether classes move online because of coronavirus concerns.

The North Carolina NAACP has asked a judge to bar the use of a touch-screen voting machine in several counties due to what it says are heightened risks associated with using them during the coronavirus pandemic.

RALEIGH — A hearing has been scheduled for next month in litigation from Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest challenging several COVID-19 restrictions issued by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

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Police in Durham arrested 23 people after a former department headquarters was vandalized.

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A dog in South Carolina has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, the first confirmed animal detection of the virus in the state.

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Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife, Nicole, are contributing $250,000 to Johnson C. Smith University students to help them overcome financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A group in Pittsboro has erected a Black Lives Matter billboard to counter a Confederate flag that stands along U.S. Highway 64.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's highest court has temporarily blocked a judge's ruling that allowed dozens of North Carolina's bowling alleys to reopen by overturning a portion of Gov. Roy Cooper's COVID-19 executive order keeping them closed.

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina judge refused on Wednesday to delay enforcement of his ruling allowing dozen of bowling alleys to reopen in contradiction to Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order keeping them shut to discourage COVID-19's spread.

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The political operative at the center of a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud investigation has filed for reelection for a local elected position.

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RALEIGH — Authorities announced on Monday that 45 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus this past weekend at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women in Raleigh. In South Carolina, meanwhile, more than 100 inmates have been infected with the virus in a South Carolina prison where one inmate has already died from COVID-19.

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A Confederate monument that has stood for over 100 years old was removed from a North Carolina city after officials said the statute had become a public safety hazard.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff's official said.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff's official said.

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A North Carolina couple and their two daughters were among five people killed in a chain of car crashes started by a speeding driver, according to police and a newspaper report.

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A button that experts believe was from Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's dress coat and a strand of hair from his horse are among the items found inside a time capsule discovered when workers removed the base of a Confederate statue from the grounds of the North Carolina state Capitol.

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