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The Women of the Confederacy monument was a gift to the state by Confederate veteran Col. Ashley Horne, and was unveiled in June 1914. It was the wish of Colonel Horne to recognize the suffering and hardship faced by women during this tragic period.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

Updated 12:05 p.m. | August 22, 2018

The North Carolina historical commission has agreed to keep three Confederate monuments on Capitol grounds.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
Gerry Broome / AP

Updated 1:50 p.m. | Aug. 21, 2018

Leaders of North Carolina's university system spoke out Tuesday to condemn the toppling of a century-old Confederate memorial on the state's flagship campus by protesters who decried racist motives for its placement on campus dating to a dedication speech praising violence against former slaves.

The paddle Robbinsville High School principal David Matheson, and previous principals, have used to discipline students.
Jess Clark / WUNC

Corporal punishment will end in one North Carolina county's schools.

News outlets report Robeson County was one of two school systems in North Carolina that continued paddling students as part of disciplinary policy. The Robesonian was first to report the Robeson County school board voted Tuesday to end the practice.

The Women of the Confederacy monument was a gift to the state by Confederate veteran Col. Ashley Horne, and was unveiled in June 1914. It was the wish of Colonel Horne to recognize the suffering and hardship faced by women during this tragic period.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

A North Carolina committee tasked with deciding the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments now located at the State Capitol grounds will announce its plan next week.

A trio of North Carolina judges in Raleigh, N.C., listen Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, as attorneys argue whether proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution were worded to be misleading and mask the goal of Republican legislators to reduce Democra
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A panel of judges was asked Wednesday to decide whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters by calling for constitutional changes without explaining the effect would be to strip more power from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

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The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is announcing more steps to address crowded driver license offices and long wait times.

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A state Supreme Court candidate on Monday won permission for now from a judge to have his Republican affiliation listed on the November ballots.

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A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate fighting to have his party affiliation listed on the November ballot has won a second victory in court.

From left, former North Carolina governors Jim Hunt, Jim Martin Mike Easley, Beverly Perdue, and Pat McCrory.
Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

North Carolina's five living former governors on Monday delivered an extraordinary rebuke of the Republican-dominated legislature for two constitutional amendments it put on fall ballots, saying they would shred gubernatorial power and government checks and balances if approved.

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Next month's departures of three State Board of Education members will give Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper the ability to fill vacancies without his replacements having to win formal North Carolina General Assembly approval.

FILE - In a Tuesday June 6, 2017 file photo, hydrologist William K. Jones, walks up a mountain near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Bolar, Va.
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Federal officials have ordered that construction be halted on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, days after a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for building the 600-mile natural gas pipeline.

Amazon announced Raleigh is on the list of 20 possible contenders for its HQ2.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

A North Carolina town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs.

Hogs in a large-scale farming barn.
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The federal judge who's managing a series of North Carolina lawsuits accusing the world's largest pork company of creating nuisances for rural neighbors is being temporarily replaced.

Amazon announced Raleigh is on the list of 20 possible contenders for its HQ2.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

North Carolina will be one of the first states to start collecting sales taxes on online purchases.

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Updated 9:15 a.m. | Aug. 8, 2018

A state judge declined Tuesday to give immediate relief to Gov. Roy Cooper and interest groups who want proposed constitutional amendments off fall ballots because they argue referendum language written by Republican lawmakers is false and misleading.

A view of the Wake Forest University campus
Ken Bennett / Wake Forest University

Former Wake Forest guard and NBA All-Star Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team.

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, left, listens as athletic director Bubba Cunningham makes comments during the NCAA college football team's media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
Gerry Broome / AP

Updated 8:25 a.m. | August 7, 2018

Less than a year after emerging from a long run of NCAA issues, North Carolina is dealing with rule violations again — this time for football players selling team-issued shoes.

File photo of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor addressed the Emerging Issues Forum on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at North Carolina State University.
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

Updated 3:25 p.m.

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other opponents of legislative Republicans filed a flurry of late-hour lawsuits Monday to block referendums on constitutional amendments and to let a Supreme Court candidate disclose his party affiliation on ballots.

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The Republican-controlled General Assembly has made quick work of passing two laws related to language on North Carolina ballots this fall despite the formal objections of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

A hog farm in Lyons, Georgia.
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A federal jury decided Friday that the world's largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable nuisances they suffered from odors, flies and rumbling trucks.

University police stand watch inside a barricade around the Silent Sam Statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill protestors for and against the statue’s removal attended rallies near the statue on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
Matt Couch / WUNC

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will do nothing, for now, about an embattled Confederate monument on the public university system's flagship campus.

Photo: Rep. Tim Moore and NC House GOP Leadership
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The Republican-controlled General Assembly is planning rare weekend floor sessions to handle two vetoes by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

Power bills are going up slightly for Duke Energy households in central and western North Carolina this week.

This photo, taken in 2003, shows then-Assistant District Attorney Freda Black on the left as she sat alongside defense attorney David Rudolf, second from left, defendant Michael Peterson and assistant defense attorney Tom Maher, right, during a hearing at
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A prosecutor who tried the infamous 2001 North Carolina killing featured in "The Staircase" documentary series has died.

North Carolina legislative building
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Actions by Republican legislators this week to alter North Carolina ballot language this fall for constitutional referenda and a Supreme Court race have been vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

The Northampton County site where an Atlantic Coast Pipeline compressor station is being built.
Rusty Jacobs / WUNC

Federal regulators are allowing work on the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline to expand in North Carolina.

Morning on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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At least 6 inches of rain has fallen on North Carolina's Outer Banks since the weekend, and forecasters predict the barrier islands are in for more of a drenching this week.

North Carolina legislative building
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The North Carolina legislature returned briefly to business Tuesday so Republicans could wrest the seemingly ordinary work of adding titles to proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots out of the hands of a state panel controlled by Democrats.

Charlotte, N.C., the state's largest city
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Updated 1:22 p.m. | July 20, 2018

Move over, Las Vegas. The Republican Party will host its 2020 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General Assembly and courts to voting booths this fall.

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