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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper (left) will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (right) in the November general election.
Ben McKeown for WUNC / AP

Updated 10 p.m.

Three North Carolina members of Congress with challengers from their own party this year all won primaries on Tuesday.

 Donald Trump
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Updated at 7:30 p.m. 

President Donald Trump lobbed fresh criticism at the Democratic presidential field Monday as he made an appearance in North Carolina to rev up his supporters on the eve of Super Tuesday's big round of primaries.

Rising flood waters brought on by Hurricane Florence threaten a building off highway 70 in Goldsboro, N.C., Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018.
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

 

A North Carolina man who admitted that he never completed repair work he was hired to do after Hurricane Florence has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the scam, a district attorney said.

North Carolina High School Athletic Association / via AP

A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said on its website  that junior Heaven Fitch of Uwharrie Charter became the first female to win one of the association's individual state wrestling championships. She won the 106 pound (48 kg) weight class at the 1A division on Saturday.

A photo released  on the association's official Twitter account shows her beaming, standing next to three boys who finished behind her in the tournament.

Fayetteville State University's marching band kicks off the early vote event with President Bill Clinton at the university in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Rishika Dugyala / Medill News Service

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the leader in the early delegate count for the Democratic nomination, is leading the return of presidential candidates to North Carolina as days dwindle before Tuesday's primary.

A sign indicates a no-student drop-off zone with Wake County public school buses in the background.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

A school district in North Carolina has been busing students to polling place so they can vote, register to vote or just to have a look.

Steve Helber / AP

The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to remove an obstacle to construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, with a majority of justices expressing skepticism about a lower court ruling that tossed out a key permit needed for the natural gas pipeline to cross under the Appalachian Trail.

Erica Smith, a three-term member of the North Carolina General Assembly, is running in the North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate Primary.
Erica Smith for US Senate

A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday.

A picture of Baby Michael's grave.
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Authorities in North Carolina say they solved a 20-year-old cold case Thursday when they tracked down a woman accused of killing her newborn son and dumping his body along a road in 1999.

The pedestal of the Silent Sam statue without the Confederate monument on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
Elizabeth Baier / WUNC

A judge imposed a 45-day deadline on the Sons of Confederate Veterans to return the Silent Sam statue to the University of North Carolina.

Snow fell Thursday evening and into the night, leaving many across North Carolina to wake to an uncommon sight.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

Snow has been falling across North Carolina and Virginia, including in coastal areas that rarely see snow. Gov. Roy Cooper said that parts of northeastern North Carolina will see the most precipitation in the state, with as much as 3-6 inches.

Terry Renna / AP Photo

Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

 Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump is visiting North Carolina the night before next month's primary elections.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders kicked off a college tour of the Carolinas at UNC Chapel Hill on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
Peyton Sickles / For WUNC

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is returning to North Carolina to build support in a Super Tuesday state.

Erik Hersman / Flickr

North Carolina's primary elections are heating up with presidential candidates and their surrogates visiting as early in-person voting begins.

Newspaper circulation has been shrinking
Photo Illustration by Jason deBruyn / WUNC

The publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country is filing for bankruptcy protection.

Democratic presidential hopeful and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg campaigned in North Carolina on January 3, 2020
Liz Schlemmer / WUNC

A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff at an African American museum. All in the past two weeks.

Coronavirus
CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy / Wikipedia

Gov. Roy Cooper says a new state panel monitoring a new virus that has killed over 1,000 people in China will help keep North Carolina residents safe and informed about the disease.

President Donald Trump speaks at the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit, at Central Piedmont Community College, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C.
Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump on Friday used his first trip outside Washington since his State of the Union address and the end of his impeachment trial to announce a new nationwide effort to revitalize underserved cities across the country.

North Carolina  residents wanting to vote in next month's primary elections will soon see their options narrow on how to cast a ballot and where.

Photo of prescription bottle and pils
Eric Norriss / Flickr Creative Commons

A Pitt County pharmacy and its owner have to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and stop dispensing opioids or other controlled substances, federal prosecutors said.

Jazmyne Childs, center, cries during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C., as she describes the sexual harassment she says she endured while employed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.
Martha Waggoner / AP Photo

A woman who repeatedly told the national NAACP that her supervisor in the North Carolina conference had sexually harassed her is suing the national group and her former boss.

www.ncleg.net / NC General Assembly

North Carolina state government coffers are more flush than in recent memory as 2020 begins as tax collections again are beating projections and hundreds of millions of dollars aren't being spent due to a lengthy budget impasse.

Legionella pneumophila bacteria at a very high magnification of 90,000X.
CDC/Dr. Francis Chandler

Hot tub water that sprayed into the air likely caused an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease that killed four people in North Carolina last year, state health officials said Thursday.

NC Education lottery at the Carrboro Food Mart.
Laura Candler / WUNC

North Carolina's attorney general has come out against expanding online sales by the state lottery, suggesting such "digital instants" could run afoul of state laws prohibiting video sweepstakes machines.

photo of an apple on top of books
Kate Ter Haar / Creative Commons

North Carolina's chief lobbying group for teachers is seeking additional input from members before determining a response to the extended state budget stalemate, with a walkout among potential options, the group's president said Thursday.

North Carolina legislative building
Wikimedia Commons

The state of North Carolina must pay over $102,000 to the winning side in a recent legislative redistricting case and the outside expert who helped analyze redrawn district lines, state judges have ruled.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper sits for an interview with WUNC in the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Cooper addressed the opiod crisis affecting the state.
Ben McKeown / For WUNC

A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld the legality of a legislative session Republicans quickly called in December 2016 to push through laws that weakened the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

A picture of lights on a police car.
Alejandro Mejía Greene/JubiloHaku / Flickr Creative Commons

A North Carolina police department is investigating the use of force by two officers during a traffic stop in which they were recorded kneeing a driver, punching his back and dragging him out of the car by his neck.

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