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RALEIGH — With a busy Christmas and New Year holiday travel week being predicted, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road and lane closures on interstates, U.S. and N.C. routes across the state from Friday, Dec. 21, to Wednesday, Jan. 2.

HAMLET — City leaders last week unanimously approved a zoning-change request, allowing an auto-restoration business to open on Raleigh Street.

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed the Voter ID amendment, drawing the ire of conservative critics.

PEMBROKE — Two Richmond County leaders were recognized Thursday night with awards from the Lumber River Council of Governments.

HAMLET — Heavy rains expected over the next 24 hours has led to the cancellation of a Christmas tradition.

RALEIGH — Quoting a Dr. Seuss character, a panel of 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges vacated a vital U.S. Forest Service permit developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline need to continue work on the 604-mile natural gas transmission line from West Virginia to North Carolina. The matter was returned to the Forest Service for further review.

HAMLET — Dakota Honeycutt is getting the best of both worlds. Not only is she getting the majority of her college education for free, she is also getting work experience in her area of study and getting paid for it.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is one of two state colleges recently acknowledged by a civil rights organization for bringing its policies in line with the Constitution.

ROCKINGHAM - Two high-profile state Democrats have several questions they’d like Mark Harris to answer regarding the alleged Bladen County ballot harvesting in the 9th Congressional District race.

RALEIGH — Once again lawmakers would require a primary if the state elections board calls for a new election in the 9th Congressional District after they scrapped the provision yesterday during a committee meeting.

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