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It’s a primary race littered with subplots.
There are school board elections with longer campaigns and more voters.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed Bowman Barrier Road in Cabarrus County between the city limits of Mt. Pleasant and Long Run Farm Road due to high water.

While three out of four South Carolinians think abortion should be legal, most would limit it to a few circumstances, according to a new Winthrop Poll.

The event raised money for two nonprofits that benefit veterans

Huntersville Police are looking for a missing 22-year-old woman who may need medical attention.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool looking for new, bigger space to teach Latino children English in face of growing demand.

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