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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury will decide whether the former head of a private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was unjustly fired, then defamed when the author said the educator suffered from mental illness.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's largest electric company faces a setback as it pushes North Carolina for the chance to line up profitable infrastructure projects years into the future and bypass lengthy regulatory battles.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the last undecided U.S. House race publicly decries dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival in making it easier for untraceable political spending groups to help out.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is meeting with North Carolina public school teachers to try to build additional pressure upon Republicans to resolve the two-month budget stalemate to his liking.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state-level races.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Monday:

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A three-judge panel that will consider whether a convicted killer is actually innocent will hear arguments about the credibility of the man's confession, during which he wore a Superman-like cape and compared himself to Dracula.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — To erase the educational achievement gap between white and black students in Asheville City Schools, Lauren Evans says the phrase "achievement gap" itself needs to be more scrutinized.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is holding its next community meeting at a historical site near Wilmington, where members will hear updates on various projects in North Carolina.

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WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Shannon Godwin was putting plywood on the windows of his home the day before Hurricane Florence was expected to make landfall when he got the call.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court could revisit a ruling earlier this month that a state trooper acted appropriately when he chased and stopped a vehicle after its passenger flashed an obscene hand gesture.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university official has resigned from his post in the wake of complaints by conservative activists about his Twitter posts that made disparaging comments about Republicans.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court says protections that block prosecutors from repeatedly pursuing criminal charges against someone for the same crime still apply in some cases when prosecutors want to reinstate dropped charges after police find new evidence.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court has decided some repeat convicted sex offenders shouldn't be subject to perpetual tracking by satellite-linked ankle bracelets after serving their full sentences.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A health policy expert and residents struggling to find affordable insurance are planned speakers for a hearing before North Carolina General Assembly members pressing for passage of Medicaid expansion this year.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of dollars in property taxes on land owned by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows' business went unpaid because the western North Carolina congressman says he didn't know about the bills.

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