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Man with Parkinson's builds miniature replica homes

Jul. 6, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — In 2012, doctors handed Barry Roberson a grim forecast: Parkinson's disease would likely kill him in four to seven years. So he rolled his wheelchair into the field behind his house for a conversation with God, asking for direction for his last days, explaining that he couldn't work,...

VP Pence: Congress should pass trade deals, not investigate

May. 22, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says Democrats in Congress need to focus on passing trade agreements that help North Carolina workers, rather than extend what he called unfounded investigations of President Donald Trump. Pence made the comments at a Union County textile plant Wednesday during...