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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. The former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, from outgoing President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)

Ex-Rep. Hayes pardoned by Trump for role in bribery scandal

Jan. 20, 2021 4:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump in his final hours in office. Federal authorities said ex-Rep. Robin Hayes participated in a scheme while GOP...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NC governor, congressional members call for Trump's removal

Jan. 7, 2021 6:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office if he does not resign. “This president has betrayed our country and is therefore unfit to lead it," said a signed statement Cooper posted to Twitter on Thursday afternoon....

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 6, 2021 4:18 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 6 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the spike in coronavirus cases in North Carolina: North Carolina, like other states, is now seeing the effects of two accelerants that health officials had feared would ignite the spread of COVID-19....

Chairman says tribe won't get federal recognition this year

Dec. 21, 2020 10:28 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe says it appears that the tribe will not be getting federal recognition this year. The Charlotte Observer reported that chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. posted a statement on Facebook on Sunday that said federal recognition would not be included...

N.C. state Sen. Jeff Jackson is considering US Senate bid

Dec. 8, 2020 10:40 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state senator said he's considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2022. Democratic legislator Jeff Jackson of Charlotte told supporters on Tuesday by email and social media that he and his wife will discuss the possibility during the holidays and announce a decision...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  With three of North Carolina’s 13 U.S. House incumbents not seeking reelection, nearly 30 congressional candidates are scrambling to win Tuesday, March 4, 2020 primaries in these districts with hopes of soon filling the rare number of open seats (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Mark Walker takes early jump into N. Carolina Senate race

Dec. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Outgoing North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker on Tuesday announced his bid to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr in 2022, a path the Republican indicated a year ago he'd pursue after his House district shifted to the left during an unscheduled redistricting. The quick entry of Walker,...

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd waves to the crowd during a campaign event at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record via AP)

North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd tests positive for COVID-19

Dec. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EST

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will complete his recovery at home. Budd, who won his third term last month to represent the central 13th Congressional District, said in a video message on social media that...

FILE - A voter waits to cast a ballot at the Graham Civic Center polling location in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.  The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, Nov. 24, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina certifies November general election results

Nov. 24, 2020 1:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the results of the November general election on Tuesday, awarding the state's 15 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. The certification does not formalize the results in the statewide race for state Supreme Court chief justice...