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Congressional Candidacy

Onslow County businessman and Marine Corps combat veteran Phil Law announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in North Carolina's Third Congressional District Tuesday evening at the Onslow County GOP Executive Committee meeting.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 21:43:50

Vote Defense

In a sharply worded letter Tuesday evening, four Wake County commissioners defended their vote to sell the former Crooked Creek Golf Course property, saying the county shouldn't spend millions of dollars to "rescue homeowners" or be in the "business of failed golf course bailouts."

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 21:36:14

Tax Shelter

North Carolina's revenue-collection agency is fighting to defend a state tax on out-of-state trusts whose beneficiaries live in the state, saying it keeps wealthy people with large trust funds from avoiding state income taxes.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 21:01:00

Unreturned Calls

In the summer of 2017, the chief prosecutor for Bladen County sent the head of North Carolina's State Board of Elections a series of increasingly insistent emails over the board's voting integrity concerns in his county.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 20:59:48

Federal Investigation

The State Board of Elections reached out to federal investigators in June over issues with the May primaries, then followed up in October with concerns that the pattern was repeating as the general election approached.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 20:59:09

Folt Departure

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt will leave her post in two weeks -- months earlier than the timeline she suggested when she announced her resignation Monday.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:17:35

Election Fraud

North Carolina Republicans ratcheted up their drive to put Mark Harris in Congress Tuesday, questioning "the entire legitimacy" of a state investigation into allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:16:53

Burr Application

After legislation allowing the Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council to set a higher wage for its open executive director position failed, the position remains unfilled, and former Stanly County state legislator Justin Burr's application is listed as pending.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:16:03

Campaign Complaint

A complaint has been filed with the N.C. Board of Elections concerning financial documents filed by the Greg Seabolt campaign for sheriff in the 2018 election.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:15:17

Videographer Suit

A videographer accusing the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the State of North Carolina of copyright infringement regarding images related to the Queen Anne's Revenge has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's July 2018 decision that favored the state.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:14:28

Fired Deputies

Two Wake County deputies say newly elected Sheriff Gerald Baker fired them last month in retaliation for their expressing concern about a fellow officer's homophobic comments.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:13:38

Coastal Barriers

A portion of North Topsail Beach is being removed from a longstanding designation that exempts property owners from receiving federal aid.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:12:58

Logging Permit

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality issued an air permit to Enviva Pellets Hamlet on Monday, which will allow the company to expand its logging practices while putting it under stricter regulation from the state.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:12:12

Trooper Shooting

Authorities have made three arrests in connection with the shooting of a third-generation North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:11:35

Confederate Souvenirs

State officials say there was no marching order to yank Confederate battle flags from gift shop shelves at North Carolina's Civil War battlefields, but they don't deny reports of a gradual phase-out.

MODIFIED: 01/15/19 18:10:58

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"Moving day at the #ncga. Get me Marie Kondo!"
Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham, calling for help from Netflix's organizational guru while packing for an office move.
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