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Larry Fedora, as pictured in 2011, shortly after the university hired him as head coach.
UNC Chapel-Hill Athletic Department

 North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn’t believe it’s been proven that football causes the degenerative brain disease CTE and offered a passionate defense of a sport he believes is “under attack.”

Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte.
David Boraks / WFAE

Electricity rates will increase slightly for thousands of households in central and western North Carolina even though state regulators rejected Duke Energy's most recent rate hike request, the company said Wednesday.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of a North Carolina pastor based in Turkey who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging in espionage.

Rusty Jacobs/ WUNC

State and federal health officials want to test whether neighbors of a chemical company near Fayetteville are carrying little-understood industrial compounds in their bodies.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Bank of America's second-quarter profits jumped 33 percent from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as it cut expenses and, like nearly all other big banks, benefited greatly from the new tax law.

Designs for Memorial Court from Calhoun Street
Handel Architects / Handel Architects

 

Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn't want to see any drawings until they sat down with the eventual designer to discuss how best to honor loved ones lost in the racist attack.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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The bills are rolling in after South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's campaign welcomed the country's top two politicians to campaign for his Republican primary election victory.

A storied conservative political operative and central adviser to former Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms has died.

North Carolina General Assembly

The Republican who is arguably North Carolina's most powerful politician could yet face a Democratic challenger after the state elections board decided Thursday that Jennifer Mangrum did enough to establish her residence in the district now represented by state Sen. Phil Berger.

Ten volunteer firefighters in Robeson County have been arrested on arson-related charges. They’re accused of setting fires to abandoned buildings and wooded areas. 

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