MONROE, N.C. (AP) - Officers in North Carolina have shot and killed a man who they say refused to drop a gun after a standoff. The Union County Sheriff's Office says the standoff followed a chase Tuesday night. Officers said the man came out of a store and refused to drop his gun and officers fired. The man died. Five officers are on leave while the shooting is investigated by state police.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Student organizers seeking the removal of a UNC-Chapel Hill Confederate statue have embarked on a monthlong boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the boycott launched Monday with a social media push follows marches, sit-ins, noise demonstrations and a lawyer's letter last week threatening a federal anti-discrimination lawsuit in an effort to remove the Silent Sam statue.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The agency that oversees hunting practices in North Carolina says hunters might see less deer this season. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission mountain biologist Justin McVey tells the Asheville Citizen-Times that there have been 64 cases of hemorrhagic disease confirmed among deer in western North Carolina this year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The leader of a North Carolina House committee considering changes to judicial election districts says updated boundaries based on outside feedback will be considered at its next meeting, possibly next week. The House judicial redistricting committee met for the second time Tuesday and heard from representatives for trial court judges and for attorneys. The committee chairman remains hopeful the maps can be voted on by the full House when the legislature reconvenes next month.
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