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In a landmark victory for N.C. Republican lawmakers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gerrymandered congressional districts are a political issue, which federal courts should not decide as a matter of law.

RALEIGH — Elevated wildfire risks due to abnormally dry conditions in Eastern North Carolina are prompting N.C. Forest Service officials to urge extreme caution with fireworks and to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Forecast chances for rain are slight at best and are unlikely in the southeastern counties for the next several days where warm temperatures will continue to raise the risk of wildfires.

RALEIGH — The largest physicians group in eastern North Carolina has agreed to participate in State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s cost-saving Clear Pricing Project.

RALEIGH — Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.

ROCKINGHAM — The dates for next year’s Epicenter Festival should be announced within the next few weeks, despite a multi-million dollar loss in its inaugural run.

ROCKINGHAM — One of the county’s largest fall events is switching venues.

The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce moved the location for the fifth annual Hoptoberfest, which was originally scheduled to be held at The Rock-Speedway and Entertainment Complex, across the street to Rockingham Dragway.

ROCKINGHAM — A man with convictions in three counties is now facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges in Richmond County.

ROCKINGHAM — Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills is gearing up for another build in Richmond County, with the future homeowner being single-parent veteran with two kids.

RALEIGH — Starting in July, people will be able to comment on the assessment and pending accreditation of the law enforcement agency in the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.

RALEIGH — Legislative leaders released highlights of a $24 billion spending plan for 2019-20 while girding for a budget battle with Gov. Roy Cooper.

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