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DNC Finale

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise," saying "America is once again at a moment of reckoning."

MODIFIED: 07/29/16 00:25:55

Barber Speech

North Carolina NAACP and Moral Monday leader William Barber called on Americans to "embrace" Hillary Clinton Thursday night during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.

MODIFIED: 07/29/16 00:23:36

HB2 Agreement

Gov. Pat McCrory says he and North Carolina legislative leaders had a "total verbal agreement" with the NBA about changes the state would make to House Bill 2 – changes that presumably would have kept the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 23:07:34

NBA Decision

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina's law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 23:05:53

Connecticut Governor

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy told North Carolina Democrats Thursday that Gov. Pat McCrory has "become a different guy than the person he pretended to be when he ran for governor."

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 23:04:45

Bernie Or Bust

As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 23:03:35

Apology

North Carolina Republicans have apologized to Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine for mistakenly critiquing him for wearing a foreign flag during his acceptance speech.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:54:08

Conference Moved

Prosecutors from across the country are meeting in Colorado rather than North Carolina because of that state's law transgender bathroom law.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:53:39

Underage Drinking

State officials have a message: Underage drinking — particularly in the early teen years — could be a mistake from which you may never recover.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:52:32

HBCUs Recognized

Gov. Pat McCrory is congratulating five North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities for receiving national recognition for academic excellence, student activities, publications, alumni activity and athletics.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:51:54

Guilty Plea

The former headmaster at a private school in suburban Charlotte has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $9 million and will have to repay the money he used for a million-dollar lake house, seats at Carolina Panthers games and luxury vehicles.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:50:58

Tax Break

Caterpillar Inc. wants to renegotiate a deal to avoid refunding local tax breaks after failing to create a minimum number of jobs.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:48:41

Dogfish Fins

Interstate fishing regulators will vote on changes to rules that govern removal of fins from some coastal sharks by fishermen.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:47:40

Paper Sale

The Fayetteville Publishing Company is selling The Fayetteville Observer to GateHouse Media.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 23:02:18

Officer Accused

Law enforcement officials in Hyde County say a correctional officer is facing a host of charges after an inmate was found with marijuana and a cellphone.

MODIFIED: 07/28/16 18:49:13

YOU DON’T SAY...

"You are going to be front and center in the coming months. It's a swing state and we've got to win it. We're going to do everything in our power to win it."
Democratic Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, on Roy Cooper's gubernatorial race against Gov. Pat McCrory.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER, 7/28/16

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