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Bishops in the Episcopal and Lutheran churches of North Carolina said they had not received any direct threats but urged caution in the days leading up to the inauguration.

The FBI increased its reward Saturday to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the three individuals suspected to have been involved.

NC has reported 1,142 COVID-19 deaths over the past two weeks, with hospitalizations nearing 4,000 patients. There’s one promising sign in the testing numbers.

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier should have been at the line shooting 3 free throws to try and send the game to overtime.

NCSU announced this past week there was a coronavirus cluster in the athletics department.

Swastikas and SS bolts were offered along with weapons.

Readers can vote for the area’s top athlete from last week. Voting is open until Friday

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Seeing the assault upon the U.S. Capitol left me heartbroken — and remembering my Washington protest experience


Police officers in Wilmington, NC, were fired after inappropriate comments, including one officer saying society needed a civil war to wipe Black people off the map.

RNC host city Charlotte votes to condemn Trump’s ‘racist and xenophobic’ comments TqqNQwX4MP#RNC2020 

A Republican who endorsed Cawthorn is now apologizing, saying he should have seen “red flags” earlier from the 25-year-old congressman.

From the @theobserver  archive: RIP "Handsome" Harley Race. His career spanned nearly four decades, where he was known as one of the toughest guys in and out of the ring. The WWE Hall of Famer was 76. ?: @jsiner 

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Mooresville's @HayesGrier  ‘breaks out of his shell’ on ‘Dancing' (with video) #dwts 

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“Do not actually discharge firearms into the air. You could kill someone and you cannot frighten a hurricane. I cant believe I actually have to write this.”

#BREAKING: Court orders NC to hold special legislative election next year; 28 House & Senate districts to be redrawn

We've heard from many readers that this tweet inaccurately described extremely racist remarks by police as "inappropriate." We agree. Their conversation described "slaughter" and civil war and should have been characterized more forcefully.