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Gun Sanctuaries

As more North Carolina counties pass resolutions supporting gun rights, one decided against calling itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” while another was urged by the mother of a school shooting victim to be careful.

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Gerrymandering Costs

Taxpayers are on the hook for an extra $100,000 related to one of the gerrymandering cases the legislature lost last year, a panel of judges ruled Wednesday.

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Voter ID

North Carolina’s voter photo identification mandate already may be blocked for the upcoming March primary by a federal judge, but others are still trying to fight the ID requirement in state courts.

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Confederate Investigation

A local campaign finance watchdog filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections on Wednesday asking for an investigation of the N.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans and its NC Heritage political action committee.

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UNCW Alcohol

From the casual to the die-hard fan, the addition of alcohol sales at UNCW’s Trask Coliseum this basketball season has been well received and could be extended to other athletic venues on campus in the near future.

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Hospital Group

The Save Our Hospital group held its first public meeting Tuesday evening in Wilmington.

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Budget Statement

The Appalachian State University Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Jan. 21 that agreed with the Jan. 17 University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ plea to the N.C. General Assembly to pass a state budget.

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Search Lawsuit

Marcus Hyatt and Ashley Barrett are no longer suing former Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan.

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Senate Forum

Two of North Carolina’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates disagreed on health care policy at the first meeting of their campaigns Tuesday night.

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CMS Alarms

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McDougald Response

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McInnis Honored

The Richmond Community College Foundation has named Sen. Tom McInnis, R-Richmond, Citizen of the Year in recognition for his work to promote workforce training for rural North Carolina.

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Mayberry Fan

People visit Mount Airy from all over the world because of “The Andy Griffith Show,” and on Tuesday afternoon the city welcomed a special guest to town, Gov. Roy Cooper.

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Burr’s Ankles

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has a long tradition of wearing shoes with no socks, including at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

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Fayetteville Arena

The Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville will be closing in two years. “We’re under a consent order because the Crown Arena and the Crown Theater -- both of those are 60-year-old properties -- are not in compliance with current ADA standards.

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Coal Ash

The news this month that Duke Energy will dig up 80 million tons of its coal ash ended years of wrangling over disposal of the gritty power plant waste.

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PAC Complaint

A conservative watchdog group has filed a federal elections complaint alleging improper coordination between U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham and an outside group spending big on his behalf.

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Crime Commission

Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons has been named a member of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday.

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LGBTQ Protection

Five corporations and one law firm based in the Triad received top grades for their policy in protecting LGBTQ workers, according to an annual equality index released Tuesday.

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Broadband Loan

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians hopes to earn more than $1 million over 10 years by extending a $4 million loan to broadband provider Balsam West, of which it is a 50 percent owner.

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Clayton Road

Passing through Clayton on N.C. 42 means taking a 1.5-mile jog on U.S. 70, arguably the most congested road in town.