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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has picked the youngest member of the N.C. Supreme Court to its top position.

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RALEIGH — In a letter sent Sunday to Gov. Roy Cooper’s office, the N.C. Republican Party said it won’t be “bullied” into adding members to an interim state elections board the party considers unconstitutional — and that a legal interpretation Cooper’s own attorney sought prevents the governor from picking a temporary board.

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RALEIGH — The 2017-18 session of the N.C. General Assembly wrapped up Thursday, setting a record by overriding the 22nd and 23rd vetoes of the biennium.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper set a record of his own by rejecting 28 items of legislation during his first two years in office. Cooper easily surpassed Democrat Bev Perdue, who vetoed 20 bills over her four-year term.

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ROCKINGHAM — North Carolinians will need to show identification at the polls in future elections.

The N.C. House of Representatives voted 72-40 on Senate Bill 824 Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto. The state Senate passed the bill 33-12 on Tuesday.

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

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RALEIGH — Cascades Holdings U.S., Inc. (Cascades) has selected Scotland County for a significant expansion of its operations. The company will invest $58 million and create 66 new jobs over two years, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today.

“International manufacturers like Cascades are thriving in North Carolina,” said Cooper. “Our state’s global reputation attracts new investments and jobs because companies know North Carolina’s skilled industrial workers will help them succeed here. These new jobs are an extra welcome boost for an area working to recover from Hurricane Florence. ”

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ROCKINGHAM — One Richmond County lawyer will soon be donning a black robe and wielding a gavel.

Longtime attorney Stephan B. Futrell was recently appointed to the bench last week by Gov. Roy Cooper to fill the spot soon to be vacated by Superior Court Judge Richard Brown.

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