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Prosecutor finds deputies justified in shooting of Andrew Brown Jr

May 18, 2021

By BEN FINLEY and JONATHAN DREW ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor said Tuesday that sheriff’s deputies were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. because he struck a deputy with his car and nearly ran him […]

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North Carolina police officer injured during hit-and-run

May 17, 2021

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was injured late Sunday when his cruiser was hit by a man who was driving while impaired and fled the scene of the accident, authorities said. Winston-Salem police Cpl. James B. […]

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New law makes inmates choose electric chair or firing squad

May 16, 2021

By Jeffrey Collins COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates for now to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the […]

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2 men wrongfully sent to death row awarded $75M in damages

May 16, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury in a North Carolina federal civil rights case has awarded $75 million to two Black, intellectually disabled half brothers who spent decades behind bars after being wrongfully convicted in the 1983 rape and murder […]

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From the Governor’s Office

May 14, 2021

Following New CDC Guidance on Face Coverings, Governor Cooper Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions State to lift gathering limits, social distancing requirements in all settings and indoor mask mandate for most settings  Raleigh May 14, 2021 Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina […]

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Foot soldiers’ of Birmingham to BLM: ‘Keep on keeping on’

May 14, 2021

By JAY REEVES BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil rights protests that helped change the nation […]

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Farm bill passing NC Senate includes new biogas permits

May 12, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The annual farm bill pushed by Senate Republicans won the full chamber’s approval Tuesday, including a provision that would likely make it easier upon North Carolina livestock operations to secure permits to convert liquid waste into […]

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‘Born-alive’ abortion measure clears N. Carolina Senate

May 12, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would require doctors to provide the same duty of care for a child who is born alive after an attempted abortion that they would for any other newborn. […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to US children as young as 12

May 11, 2021

U.S. regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, offering a way to protect the nation’s adolescents before they head back to school in the fall and paving the way for them […]

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Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

May 11, 2021

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Amazon is planning a $100 million distribution and fulfillment center, Johnston County officials announced Monday. According to the officials, Amazon will build a 620,000-square-foot warehouse in Smithfield by 2022 that will create 500 jobs paying at […]

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