CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte, North Carolina, gets another chance to take its place on the national and world stage after its selection as the site for the 2020 Republican National Convention. But local residents are worried the city will lose that spot to protesters who will descend on the city to voice objections to statements and policies of President Donald Trump. Charlotte was the chosen Friday over Las Vegas, which was the only other finalist.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A multimillion-dollar donor to North Carolina political causes is now contributing $1 million for competitive college scholarships for students attending the state's historically black schools. The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation announced Friday that Durham investment firm founder Greg Lindberg will make the donation. Campaign finance reports show Lindberg has given more than $5 million to state candidate or independent expenditure committees since 2016.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's top state lawyer is challenging a decision allowing Duke Energy to charge consumers billions of dollars to clean up coal ash dumps while tacking on a potential profit margin. State Attorney General Josh Stein said Friday he believes the North Carolina Utilities Commission decision last month was wrong.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina have charged two men after a bank robber wearing a long-haired wig shot and wounded a teller and fled with a fistful of bills. Durham Police issued a statement Friday saying 29-year-old Larry Lamar Johnson and 24-year-old Javon Cheek were arrested in the Wednesday holdup. They were held on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy. Cheek also faces an assault charge.
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