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Jim Phillips will assume the role of ACC Commissioner in February 2021. He replaces John Swofford, a North Carolina native who has held the job since 1997.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference hired Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips on Monday to be the league’s next commissioner, replacing the retiring John Swofford.

Greensboro resident Candace Clapp heads toward the Greensboro protest for George Flyod with sage and sign in hand.
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A task force commissioned by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper in the days following George Floyd's death on Monday formally recommended far-reaching changes to police, criminal justice and court systems, with a goal of eliminating racial inequities.

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North Carolina awarded its 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump on Monday, following the will of the people in a state where the Republican won a narrow victory.

In this Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, Thomas Stith, transition team executive director for then Gov.-elect Pat McCrory, speaks during McCrory's first news conference since the week he was elected North Carolina's next chief executive in Raleigh, N.C. Stith, t
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Thomas Stith III, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration in North Carolina and a former top aide to then-Gov. Pat McCrory, was hired Monday to lead the state's community college system.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and Senior Associate Justice Paul Martin Newby
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North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley conceded on Saturday to Republican Paul Newby in their extremely close election after two rounds of recounts saw little change in the vote margin between them.

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Three newspapers have asked the North Carolina Court of Appeals to order courts in a county where rally-goers were pepper sprayed and arrested to stop barring reporters from court proceedings.


Specialty license plates are becoming more common in North Carolina.
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The relocation of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles headquarters from Raleigh to Rocky Mount is almost complete.

North Carolina legislative building
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North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders said on Thursday they've found a solution to address the potential loss of $30 million in federal coronavirus relief funds that lawmakers earmarked for rural broadband projects.

Two think tanks — both nurtured and sustained financially over the years by the family of longtime conservative political donor Art Pope — are merging.

The John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute announced on Thursday that they'll unite under the Locke Foundation name starting Jan. 1. The John Locke Foundation began in 1990, while Civitas started in 2005.

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A board of commissioners in a North Carolina county has voted to support reparations and apologized for the county’s role in slavery, segregation and systemic discrimination against Black residents.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled a modified stay-at-home order on Tuesday that requires the state's roughly 10.5 million residents to remain off the streets between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.


Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Congressman Ted Budd both tested positive recently for COVID-19.
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Two Republican members of North Carolina's congressional delegation have returned to work in Washington after both tested positive recently for COVID-19.

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Six months ago, Apple and Google introduced a new smartphone tool designed to notify people who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, without disclosing any personal information. But for the most part, Americans haven't been all that interested.

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Officials at the Army’s largest base have identified the two men whose bodies were found in a training area this week.


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Hand recounts of a small portion of ballots cast statewide in the extremely close race for North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice will begin next week in the counties, the State Board of Elections announced on Thursday.

North Carolina State guard Raina Perez drives next to South Carolina guard Destanni Henderson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. N.C. State won 54-46.
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North Carolina State coach Wes Moore channeled two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells after the Wolfpack's landmark victory over No. 1 South Carolina.

Raina Perez hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:07 left and Kayla Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the eighth-ranked Wolfpack ended the Gamecocks' 29-game winning streak with a 54-46 victory Thursday night.

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As coronavirus trends continue to worsen, North Carolina’s top public health official reiterated Thursday the same messages of mask wearing, hand washing and physical distancing that have been promoted for months with mixed success.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and Senior Associate Justice Paul Martin Newby
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Republican Paul Newby's narrow lead over Democratic incumbent Cheri Beasley changed little overall as a statewide machine recount of North Carolina's very close race for Supreme Court chief justice was finally completed late Wednesday.

Photo: 'Vote Here' sign in English and Spanish
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A federal judge wrongly blocked North Carolina's latest photo voter identification law, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, deciding she erred when declaring the requirement was tainted by racial bias because a previous voter ID law had been struck down on similar grounds.

A 3 1/2-year ban on local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures.
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A three-and-a-half-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

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Outgoing North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker announced on Tuesday his bid to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr in 2022, a path the Republican indicated a year ago he'd pursue after his House district shifted to the left during an unscheduled redistricting.

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New laws began Tuesday in North Carolina that are designed to help more people convicted of lower-level crimes and nonviolent drug trafficking get records cleared or punishments eased.

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They threw her new cellphone on the roof of the station house and placed nails under the wheels of her pickup truck. As she prepared to answer a call, someone poured tobacco juice in her boots. It was too much for Timika Ingram to bear.

N.C. State sophomore Jada Boyd takes a shot against North Florida in the Wolfpack's women's basketball game on Nov. 25, 2020 at Reynolds Coliseum.
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Elissa Cunane scored 17 points to lead six players in double figures for No. 8 North Carolina State in a 108-70 rout of North Carolina Central on Sunday.


State Senate chamber
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Democrats in North Carolina's State Senate have returned four lawmakers to leadership positions for the upcoming session after the GOP defended its majorities in both chambers of the legislature.

Voting signs were posted outside of White Rock Baptist Church in Durham on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
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The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump.

N.C. State Wolfpack Coronavirus Masks
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Some North Carolina colleges plan to require students to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to campus after their winter break.

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Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt. Their formal complaint cited “climate-forced displacement’’ and said saltwater had poisoned their land, their crops and their medicinal plants.

A hog farm in Lyons, Georgia.
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A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to awarding monetary damages to neighbors of a North Carolina industrial hog operation for smells and noise they said made living nearby unbearable.

Protester holds up a sign that reads: End systemic racism.
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A group that represents North Carolina's 130 hospitals has joined a growing number of organizations and governments that have declared racism to be a public health crisis.

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