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Two possible GOP presidential candidates joined with prominent leaders of the religious right in Charlotte on Sunday night to mark the 200th anniversary of the poem that became America’s national anthem.
Carolina Panthers fans were divided Sunday after the team deactivated defensive end Greg Hardy for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
An autopsy will be performed Monday on Anna Smith, an Appalachian State University freshman who apparently committed suicide, the Rev. Dana McKim, a spokesman for the family, said Sunday.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and police didn’t have a description of the suspect.

C.W. Williams Community Health Center, a federally funded clinic that’s provided medical care for low-income patients in Mecklenburg County for more than 30 years, has temporarily reduced hours at its Wilkinson Boulevard clinic after closing its satellite clinic on East Boulevard.

Groups in the shadow of traditional campaigns are poised to once again attempt to influence North Carolina General Assembly races through ads and mailers bought with millions of dollars, largely from companies and politically minded organizations.

NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker’s trip to Japan is her first oversease trade mission. It begins days after Gov. Pat McCrory rejected calls from a range of groups who wanted him to convene a special session of the legislature to focus on shoring up economic incentive offerings.

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