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October 08, 2019 - 6:26 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in North Carolina’s largest city says he will retire at the end of the year, but will return next year and work through the Republican National Convention. The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney had said previously that...
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October 02, 2019 - 1:44 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The former chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party admitted Wednesday that he broke the law by lying to federal agents about his role in an alleged effort to bribe the state's top insurance regulator to help a major GOP donor. Robin Hayes, 74, pleaded guilty to making a...
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October 02, 2019 - 6:33 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A former North Carolina Republican Party chairman is expected to admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery investigation of a major political donor. Documents filed in federal court last week show Robin Hayes is scheduled to enter a guilty plea on...
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September 27, 2019 - 1:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A former North Carolina GOP chairman will admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery investigation of a major political donor, according to court documents filed Friday. The federal court docket shows that Robin Hayes is scheduled to enter a guilty plea...
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Sharon Thorsland
September 27, 2019 - 11:32 am
After jumping out to a 2-0 start this season, North Carolina has come back down to earth with back to back losses to Wake Forest and App State. Now things get really crazy – the number one ranked Clemson Tigers come to town for a Saturday afternoon matchup in Kenan Stadium. Kick-off is set for 3:30...
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September 17, 2019 - 6:41 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Facing a deadline this week, the North Carolina legislature stayed on track to enact replacement districts for dozens of its seats on time, even as citizens critiqued the maps in a public meeting. Showing bipartisan support, the full Senate voted 38-9 on Monday evening for new...
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September 12, 2019 - 6:26 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Republicans in control of a nearly half-empty North Carolina House chamber on Wednesday held an unexpected vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the state budget bill, prompting accusations of trickery and deception from Cooper and fellow Democrats. Republican leaders had...
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August 29, 2019 - 6:31 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The two main candidates in the country's only still-undecided congressional district debated Wednesday how to tackle gun violence and expand affordable health insurance coverage. North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready and Republican Dan Bishop agreed that action is needed to...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's highest court began weighing a claim Monday by six inmates on death row who say they are there because of racial discrimination in jury selection and who argue they are still entitled to protections under a law that was taken off the books. The state Supreme...
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Brett Jensen
August 26, 2019 - 10:27 am
In a new and exclusive series on WBT called “Dan vs. Dan”, I spoke to Congressional District 9 candidates Dan McCready and Dan Bishop in lengthy, sit-down interviews about a wide range of topics from immigration to health care to education. Each candidate was asked a series of questions that were...
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