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RALEIGH — Elizabeth City could go broke in August if Gov. Roy Cooper doesn’t lift restrictions on utility payments.

RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ordered Confederate monuments on the grounds of the State Capitol removed “to protect public safety.” But he won’t say who allowed a mob of protesters to take over the Capitol grounds earlier, toppling statues from two of those monuments.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill opening gyms and bars. 

Cooper waited until the legislature adjourned for the weekend before acting on the measure, which strikes yet another blow against businesses struggling to survive amid a pandemic and ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.

PINEHURST ― A Richmond County woman left the hospital Friday after battling COVID-19 for more than a month.

WASHINGTON — On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Emancipation Proclamation, U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. Granger commanded the Headquarters District of Texas, and his troops had arrived in Galveston the previous day.

CHAPEL HILL — While the University of North Carolina System has a new president, the N.C. Community College System is left seeking applicants for its top job.  

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the 12th year of the Ag Biz Planner program and the 5th year of the Ag Biz Basics program.

ELLERBE — Two women have been charged after a child left in their care died.

RALEIGH — North Carolina elections officials are looking for “democracy heroes” to work at polling places and early voting sites in 2020.

RALEIGH — On May 7, Cheryl Holtsclaw took her dad to the emergency room at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Hospital policy blocked visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so the 86-year-old man, suffering kidney problems, awaited treatment alone.

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