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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic. Forecasters say the storm will stay away from Bermuda and pass south of Nova Scotia. Cristobal's has winds around 75 miles per hour.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A coalition led by the NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. The rally coincides with the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Demonstrations have been led by the organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - State transportation officials say most construction projects along highways will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. The department says the projects will be suspended from 4 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - BB&T bank in Winston-Salem has a new president. Ricky Brown has appointed to replace Rob Greene, who retired earlier this year. Greene had served as president of the bank since BB&T's 1995 merger with Southern National Corp. in Winston-Salem. Brown has had a 37-year career with the bank.

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