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This year's favored tax package for Republicans at the North Carolina General Assembly has received preliminary Senate approval.

The proposal advanced in a near party-line vote Thursday is almost identical to tax provisions contained in the House's state budget proposal approved two weeks ago.

Riley Howell
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has honored a college student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom.

A witness told police that the suspect in a fatal university shooting took aim at a specific table where students were seated, according to investigative documents made public Thursday.

Updated: 2:31

The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate has delayed a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina.

There are only two days left in the legislative session and it isn't clear whether the measure has enough support to pass.

State Sen. Dick Harpootlian on Tuesday removed an objection that kept the bill from coming for a vote.

A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of the UNC Charlotte student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall.

UNCC students and staff gathered in groups around campus after a shooter opened fire in a classrom, April 30, 2019.
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Students frantically call for help as a deadly shooting unfolds on a North Carolina campus in 911 recordings released Friday, with one saying the gunman was "still shooting" as she fled the classroom where he opened fire.

Reed Parlier, 19, of Midland, N.C.
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The parents of a student slain during a shooting at a UNC Charlotte are remembering their son as reserved but witty in some of their first public comments.

Updated 8:02 p.m.

A shooting on the campus of the Univeristy of North Carolina Charlotte left two people dead and four wounded Tuesday, prompting a lockdown and chaotic scene in Charlotte.

A CMPD spokesperson said there was only one shooter, who is in custody at this time. They have not released the person's identity.

"Shots reported near Kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately," the university said in an alert, referring to the school's Kennedy building on campus.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.

A natural gas explosion destroyed one building and damaged others in Durham on April 10, 2019.
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DURHAM, N.C.  — Gov. Roy Cooper wants the federal government's help in assisting businesses in a North Carolina city also feeling the results of a deadly natural gas explosion at cash registers.

As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University.
Clyburn, now the majority whip and third ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, said he wasn't sure how the governor would receive him and the other protesters. After all, Hollings had campaigned previously against school desegregation.

Maggie, the 46-year-old matriarch of the chimpanzee troop at the North Carolina Zoo.
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The North Carolina Zoo says a 46-year-old chimpanzee has died after 35 years as the dominant female of her group.

The North Carolina Legislative Building
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North Carolina Republican lawmakers could soon reach their first legislative showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper since his party increased House and Senate seat totals during the last elections.

Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died earlier this month at 97.

The North Carolina Legislative Building
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The abortion debate is intensifying in North Carolina over a Republican measure supporters say will ensure doctors care properly for live babies delivered in unsuccessful abortions.

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All of the roads that were closed in North Carolina by Hurricane Florence are now open.

It took seven months since the storm's historic rains and flooding before the last of the 2,500 road closure sites was back open to traffic. The Department of Transportation says the final stretch — a two-lane road in Wayne County — reopened Friday.

Durham's district attorney is scrapping the death penalty in hopes of scheduling a trial in July for a man charged with killing three young Muslims four years ago.

A biennial effort among some North Carolina House members to make motorcycle helmets optional for people 21 and over has been stopped.

Brian Moynihan
Bank of America

Bank of America is raising its starting pay to $20 an hour over a two-year period, starting with a hike next month.

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