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Rescuers have found the body of a construction worker who was trapped after a trench collapsed Wednesday in the Triangle.

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is seen on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.
Mike McCarn / AP Photo

  Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.

a doctor
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  North Carolina remains among the dozen or so states that haven't agreed to expand Medicaid to more of the working poor amid a lingering budget stalemate and continued skepticism among top Senate Republicans about the idea.

Fort Bragg
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  A former U.S. Army Green Beret pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy while deployed to Afghanistan to steal about $200,000 from government funds meant for purposes ranging from humanitarian efforts to base construction, prosecutors said.

North Carolina legislative building
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The North Carolina General Assembly is back briefly in Raleigh in early 2020 with Republicans and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper facing the same impasse they had for most of 2019.

wild horses along Outer Banks
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  A group that manages herds of wild horses in coastal North Carolina is warning drivers to watch out for the animals taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather by sleeping on the sand at night.

Rep. Deb Butler, a New Hanover County Democrat, yells at House Speaker Tim Moore.
Courtesy Rep. John Autry, D-Mecklenburg

The North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh briefly on Tuesday with a short to-do list, topped by another Republican attempt to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the budget more than six months ago.

Photo: A Massachusetts voting station sign
Katri Niemi / Flickr

North Carolina Republican lawmakers made a last-minute plea on Friday to a federal judge as they seek to save a photo identification requirement to vote that had been set to begin with the March primary.

Princeville, Flooding, Race, Hurricane Matthew
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

The U.S . Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend $39.6 million to help preserve an eastern North Carolina town founded by freed slaves that's been damaged repeatedly by floodwaters from hurricanes.

Leigh Bordley, LEAP's executive director, admires an airplane a preschool student built out of toys.
Lisa Philip / WUNC

North Carolina will receive up to $56 million toward improving early childhood education and health outcomes for at-risk children, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.

Silent Sam monument on UNC Chapel Hill's Campus
Matt Couch / WUNC

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors violated the state's open meetings laws by secretly negotiating and approving a deal to dispose of a Confederate monument from the campus of the system's flagship school, according to a lawsuit filed by a student newspaper.

photo of an entrance at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte/Stake Your Claim

A committee formed in the wake of a shooting on a North Carolina college campus last April has proposed a $1 million memorial to honor the victims.

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 A new sheriff has been appointed in a North Carolina county where its suspended sheriff is accused of trying to urge someone to kill a deputy.

About 700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to the Middle East on January 1, 2020.
Jay Price / WUNC

The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump.

North Carolina will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's photo identification voting law but not before the March 3 primary, the state Department of Justice said Thursday.

Marshall Steam Station
Duke Energy

The state of North Carolina says it has secured an agreement with Duke Energy to excavate nearly 80 million tons of coal ash at six facilities.

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Updated 4:05 p.m.

A deadly shooting at a city building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was an act of "workplace violence" by one city employee who targeted a co-worker he'd disliked for a long time, police said Friday.

Pat McCrory
Catie Ball / WUNC

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022.

Rep. Mark Meadows speaks with reporters
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Republican congressman Mark Meadows, a top ally to President Donald Trump, said Thursday that he won't seek reelection but that his work with the Trump administration "is only beginning."

The exterior of the New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, NC taken in May 2017.
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Employees approved the sale of one of the largest U.S. craft breweries to a subsidiary of Japanese beverage company Kirin in a vote that ended Tuesday, clearing the way for the sale to close by the end of the year.

Vance County Middle School
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Misdemeanor charges have been filed in North Carolina against a school resource officer who was seen on video body-slamming a middle school student, a district attorney said Tuesday.

Official photo of Congressman Mark Walker
United States Congress

  U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced late Monday he won’t run for anything in 2020 — making him the second North Carolina Republican congressman standing aside because of recent redistricting.

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North Carolina's superintendent of public instruction is alleging that more than 70,000 third-grade students have been wrongly promoted since 2014 even though they did not meet mandated reading requirements.

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Public Domain / U.S Air Force Graphic

North Carolina elections officials will decide whether to accept software and equipment alterations by a voting-machine manufacturer that recently got touch-screen ballot-marking devices certified for use in the state during the 2020 elections.

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

  A national civil rights group has warned the leaders of the University of North Carolina that they should reconsider a $2.5 million settlement involving a statue of a Confederate soldier that protesters toppled last year at the system’s flagship campus.

A photo of a young person's hands holding an elderly person's hands
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For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want.

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

North Carolina has made little progress providing every child "an opportunity to receive a sound basic education"since the state Supreme Court declared the constitutional mandate in 1997, according to a report released Tuesday addressing public education shortfalls and student achievement.

great white shark
Hermanus Backpackers / Wikimedia Commons

Great white sharks are showing up off the Carolina coast as winter approaches.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 10 great whites have been recorded off the North Carolina and South Carolina coast in recent weeks.

file photo shows Democratic candidate for the 28th district for the Virginia Senate, Qasim Rashid
Steve Helber, File / AP Photo

A North Carolina man was convicted Friday of a charge he anonymously threatened to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, federal prosecutors said.

Christmas imagry
Andrew Malone / Flickr

A second North Carolina town has canceled its Christmas parade over concerns about possible protests of a float celebrating the Confederacy.

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