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Hunt Lead

Democrat Rachel Hunt's lead over Republican incumbent Bill Brawley has grown to 68 votes, after the Mecklenburg Board of Elections reviewed roughly 2,600 provisional ballots late Monday night.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 22:09:08

Wells Fargo Layoffs

Wells Fargo said Thursday it is cutting 116 jobs from the Charlotte metro area as part of previously announced plans to cut the bank's total workforce by 5 to 10 percent over the next three years.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 21:50:12

Storm Debris

Gov. Cooper made stops in Duplin, Onslow, and Pender counties Thursday.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 21:49:31

Florence Liquor

Cumberland County employees took liquor that was damaged by Hurricane Florence from a county landfill, an assistant county manager said.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 20:47:34

Congressional Democrats

For the first time in her congressional career, Rep. Alma Adams will be part of the majority in the U.S. House.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 20:46:55

Historical Marker

A state historical marker commemorating Charlotte's Johnson C. Smith University is missing. North Carolina's Department of Natural and Cultural Resources asked Thursday for the public's help in locating the metal marker, which was cast in 2001 and stood on Beatties Ford Road at Dixon Street.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 20:46:17

Final Ballots

Elections officials statewide spent Thursday going through provisional ballots and absentee ballots that came in after Election Day as counties prepare to certify election results on Friday.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 20:45:35

NAACP Protests

State lawmakers plan to return to Raleigh after Thanksgiving to, among other things, draft legislation on North Carolina's new photo identification requirement for voting.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 20:44:58

Republican Leadership

As Republicans in the state legislature regroup after losses to Democratic candidates in the general election, their top leaders want to remain in place.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:07:39

New Hanover Ballots

More than 1,100 provisional and absentee ballots were approved Thursday to be added to vote totals in New Hanover County, which could affect the close contest between Sen. Michael Lee, R-New Hanover, and challenger Harper Peterson.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:06:22

Atrium Settlement

North Carolina and federal authorities say they have settled an antitrust lawsuit against Atrium Health, reaching an agreement that could help lower health care prices for patients.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:05:09

GenX Research

North Carolina will revisit its provisional health goal for GenX in the state's drinking water once the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finishes assessing its draft toxicity assessment, a N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) spokesman said.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:04:24

Farr Vote

Thomas Farr may finally get a confirmation vote in the Senate. Donald Trump's two-time pick for a long-vacant federal judgeship in Eastern North Carolina, Farr faces strong opposition from Democrats but is now slated for a vote before the end of the year.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:03:18

Silent Sam

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said the university has received thousands of responses from students, faculty, alumni and the public about what should be done with the toppled Silent Sam Confederate statue.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:02:06

Amazon Incentives

Wake County was prepared to offer Amazon an incentive package worth up to $277 million if it had chosen to place HQ2 in Raleigh.

MODIFIED: 11/15/18 19:01:04

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