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North Carolina will get a new interstate highway that will stretch between Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem and Interstate 85 in Lexington.

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President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead.

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Gov. Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to protect themselves against the flu after 34 people in the state died in less than a week’s time because of the virus.

Mayor Vi Lyles on Charlotte Talks for "Mike and the Mayor."
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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says she's worried that the city's income diversity will be hurt if it continues to lose affordable housing units and doesn't improve its bus system.

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The interim general manager of the Carolina Panthers has been placed on leave after his ex-wife accused him of harassment, according to multiple reports.

Federal judges have approved North Carolina legislative districts redrawn by an expert they hired to address their concerns about continued racial bias with some boundaries and new constitutional violations.

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This article will feature the latest news on the expected winter storm hitting North Carolina today. It will be regularly updated by WFAE staff. Scroll down for earlier reports.

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President Trump is holding a joint press conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House. The two leaders are taking reporters' questions. Their meeting touches on the topics of NATO defense, global security and trade. The meeting is taking place as President Trump is trying to work with Congress on issues of immigration and border security. The Western European relationship with Russia is also important to Norway, and new developments in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s Russia connections may also figure in the conversation. Watch the press conference live.

The North Carolina Legislative Building
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Updated 10:30 p.m.

Federal judges ruled Tuesday that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

Panthers Fire Shula, Dorsey

Jan 9, 2018

The Carolina Panthers have fired their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The team has issued a statement saying Offensive Coordinator Mike Shula and Quarterbacks Coach Ken Dorsey have been dismissed after each working for roughly six years with the team. The announcement comes after the Panthers lost their wild card game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The team has not immediately responded to questions seeking clarification as to why the two coaches were fired.

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