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Equity Panel

Some of North Carolina’s top law enforcement and court officials met Friday to talk about racial equity in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Gov’s Race

The coronavirus has reshaped the election for North Carolina governor between Roy Cooper and Dan Forest.

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Inmate Death

A judge agreed to delay a hearing for two weeks over whether he will release videos of an incident at the Forsyth County Jail last December that led to a Greensboro man’s death.

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Wake Withdrawal

Wake County Commissioner Chair Greg Ford is withdrawing from the 2020 election to move across the country.

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Council Finalists

Five people who want to join the Raleigh City Council — filling the seat vacated by Saige Martin — will take part in a virtual forum Sunday.

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Prison Vendor

The Department of Public Safety actively opposed a $1.8 million allocation for a new prison management software program that it says was designed to “select one specific vendor.”

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Calendar Problems

The extra $600 in people’s unemployment checks will run out a week earlier than people expect because July ends on a Friday, not a Saturday.

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Voting Lawsuit

Elderly voters and those with increased coronavirus risks shouldn’t have to potentially endanger their health to vote this November, a new lawsuit says.

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Britt Test

A Republican state senator might have had coronavirus while lawmakers were back in Raleigh earlier this week, Senate leader Phil Berger announced Friday.

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COVID-19 Cases

The number of people in North Carolina who have tested positive for COVID-19 continued to rise Sunday while the number of reported hospitalizations dipped, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Death

Longtime Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer died this morning at home, surrounded by family, of a sudden illness.

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CARES Doubled

Wilkes County government’s initial allocation of $1.36 million through the federal CARES Act for coronavirus-related costs has been nearly doubled.

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COVID Courthouse

Both the McDowell and Rutherford courthouses are closed today and next week because of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Emerging Leaders

A Republican training and educational organization has chosen Lumberton’s resident state senator to be a member of its 2020 class of Emerging Leaders.

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Prisons Compliance

North Carolina prisons are out of compliance with a court order, a judge said Friday afternoon.