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A pedestrian who was in a Gastonia crosswalk when he was struck by an SUV on April 18 has died of his injuries, police said.
A draft bill would replace the Common Core State Standards in reading and math with new learning goals created by North Carolina’s Board of Education, in consultation with a new Academic Standards Review Commission.
Stacey Dejon Brown was sentenced Thursday to up to 36 years in prison

Several dozen US Postal Service employees protested Thursday outside a post office in uptown Charlotte to criticize a deal involving retailer Staples they see as the latest threat to their jobs.

Political action committees representing U.S. Sen. John McCain and the Koch Brothers helped Republican Thom Tillis to a 3-1 fundraising edge over his GOP rivals heading into the final month of their U.S. Senate campaign.

A bipartisan commission hand-picked by state Treasurer Janet Cowell is recommending that she and future treasurers share high-level investment decisions for the state’s $87 billion pension fund with a board of trustees.

The proposed Garden Parkway fared poorly on the state’s new ranking of highway projects, but supporters of the toll road aren’t giving up.

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