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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019 file photo, state Rep. David Lewis huddles with fellow House members prior to an afternoon session of the House in Raleigh, N.C. Lewis has been accused of federal tax and bank fraud charges. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, accused the Harnett County Republican of a scheme to transfer money from his campaign committee to help his farm. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Plea agreement of ex-NC state Rep. David Lewis accepted

Aug. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday accepted the guilty plea of a longtime North Carolina state lawmaker who acknowledged conducting a scheme to funnel campaign dollars to his ailing farm. David Lewis, 49, who until last week was a chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, appeared...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019 file photo, state Rep. David Lewis huddles with fellow House members prior to an afternoon session of the House in Raleigh, N.C. Lewis has been accused of federal tax and bank fraud charges. Federal prosecutors on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, accused the Harnett County Republican of a scheme to transfer money from his campaign committee to help his farm. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Republican who drew lines called gerrymanders faces charges

Aug. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican who played a prominent role in drawing North Carolina districts that were declared gerrymanders by courts resigned Thursday from the state House after being accused of federal fraud and tax violations. State Rep. David Lewis, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee...

FILE - The Rev. Billy Graham speaks during the Mission Metroplex at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, in a Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 file photo. A North Carolina legislative committee on Wednesday, July 30, 2020 approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Panel approves model of Billy Graham statue for US Capitol

Jul. 30, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislative committee has approved a model of a statue honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham to replace one of a former governor and white supremacist who currently represents the state in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall. The Legislature’s Statuary Hall...