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The North Carolina attorney general’s office is asking a federal court not to restore the state's 20-week abortion ban after the judge suggested his previous injunction “may now be contrary to law.” The attorney general’s office argued in a brief filed late Monday that reinstating restrictions in the aftermath of the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade would create “significant risk of public confusion” about the availability and legality of abortion services in North Carolina. Staff attorneys in Stein’s office filed the brief without the attorney general’s involvement.

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A recent State Highway Patrol commander and the current Winston-Salem police chief will be among President Joe Biden’s nominees to serve as North Carolina’s U.S. marshals. Biden announced on Tuesday that retired patrol Col. Glenn McNeill is his choice to become marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina, while the president said it’s his intent to nominate Winston-Salem Chief Catrina Thompson for the Middle District post. The nominee for the Western District will be Terry Burgin, a former Lincolnton police chief who is now the district’s security officer. These nominees are subject to Senate confirmation. Marshals’ duties include protecting federal judges, capturing fugitives and housing prisoners.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Barings BDC, Inc. (BBDC) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $25 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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The mother of a man fatally shot by a North Carolina police officer during an attempted car theft has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the officer broke the law when he shot her unarmed son several times, called in the incident, then fired again. Attorneys say Brandon Combs died after he was shot while behind the wheel of Concord Officer Timothy Larson’s police SUV in February. The Charlotte Observer reports that attorneys for Virginia Tayara filed the complaint Tuesday in Winston-Salem federal court accusing Larson and the City of Concord of excessive force, assault and battery, wrongful and intentional death and gross negligence. Attorney Harry Daniels says the complaint seeks “some form of justice for the Combs family.”

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Members of North Carolina’s leading teacher advocacy group are criticizing a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing. The North Carolina Association of Educators held a news conference Tuesday. It's unhappy with a licensure model released months ago that's based on recommendations coming out of a state commission. A performance-pay model has the support of state Superintendent Catherine Truitt and State Board of Education chairman Eric Davis. NCAE Vice President Bryan Proffitt says the existing experienced-based salary schedule will help recruit and retain educators if it's sufficiently funded. A final proposal will require the backing of the board and the General Assembly.

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The North Carolina attorney general’s office is asking a federal court not to restore the state's 20-week abortion ban after the judge suggested his previous injunction “may now be contrary to law.” The attorney general’s office argued in a brief filed late Monday that reinstating restrictions in the aftermath of the June U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade would create “significant risk of public confusion” about the availability and legality of abortion services in North Carolina. Staff attorneys in Stein’s office filed the brief without the attorney general’s involvement.

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ ChannelAdvisor Corp. (ECOM) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.8 million.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The results beat Wall Street expectations.

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation says five police officers fired their weapons at a man who died in a Clemmons convenience store parking lot after a shootout last week. The News & Record reports that SBI spokeswoman Angie Grube identified the man killed as 26-year-old Alexander Weah of Charlotte. She says the SBI is continuing to investigate Friday’s shooting and the district attorney will decide whether criminal charges should be filed. The shootout happened Friday as officers from several agencies worked to serve a warrant for arrest on a Charlotte murder charge. Authorities have said gunfire was exchanged as they tried to arrest Weah and one officer was shot.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Asensus Surgical, Inc. (ASXC) on Monday reported a loss of $19.6 million in its second quarter.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Chimerix Inc. (CMRX) on Monday reported a loss of $23.5 million in its second quarter.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Precision BioSciences Inc. (DTIL) on Monday reported a second-quarter loss of $31 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

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COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — It’s a rite of passage for all young wild horses living on the northern reaches of the Outer Banks — the time comes when they must strike out on their own.

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Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina are investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead and a second person injured early Sunday. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday reporting multiple shooters at a party at a home in Whitakers. Melito Armstrong Jr. was shot in the chest and died. His mother confirmed to WRAL-TV that Armstrong had turned 17 in July. Another victim went to the hospital with a gunshot wound. WRAL reports that deputies believe the shooting was not a random act and the shooters and victims knew each other.

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DNA and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Friday that Army Pfc. David Owens died while his unit battled German forces in a forest near Hürtgen, Germany. Newspaper clippings from when Owens was reported missing in action say he was among the first soldiers to land on the French coast on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Allied troops invaded Nazi-occupied France.

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FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — The question the graduate archaeology students asked during their lunch break concerned the refreshment capacity of chicken broth. Under a tent in a field off the Natchez Trace Parkway, they deliberated upon relevant factors such as the gelatinous texture, and protein a…

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Some North Carolina principals are worried they could get a pay cut in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary schedule for principals. But it also changes how school test scores will be used to determine pay. Instead of using multiple years of test data, this year’s budget bases principal compensation on just the 2021-22 school year, when schools were still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The News & Observer reports that principals across the state are talking about how the change could lead to them seeing pay cuts.

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COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — It’s a rite of passage for all young wild horses living on the northern reaches of the Outer Banks — the time comes when they must strike out on their own.

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Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina are investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead and a second person injured early Sunday. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday reporting multiple shooters at a party at a home in Whitakers. Melito Armstrong Jr. was shot in the chest and died. His mother confirmed to WRAL-TV that Armstrong had turned 17 in July. Another victim went to the hospital with a gunshot wound. WRAL reports that deputies believe the shooting was not a random act and the shooters and victims knew each other.

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DNA and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Friday that Army Pfc. David Owens died while his unit battled German forces in a forest near Hürtgen, Germany. Newspaper clippings from when Owens was reported missing in action say he was among the first soldiers to land on the French coast on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Allied troops invaded Nazi-occupied France.

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FAYETTE, Miss. (AP) — The question the graduate archaeology students asked during their lunch break concerned the refreshment capacity of chicken broth. Under a tent in a field off the Natchez Trace Parkway, they deliberated upon relevant factors such as the gelatinous texture, and protein a…

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Some North Carolina principals are worried they could get a pay cut in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary schedule for principals. But it also changes how school test scores will be used to determine pay. Instead of using multiple years of test data, this year’s budget bases principal compensation on just the 2021-22 school year, when schools were still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The News & Observer reports that principals across the state are talking about how the change could lead to them seeing pay cuts.

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Officials in North Carolina say a man wanted on a murder charge was killed and a law enforcement officer was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office says county deputies were working with the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, State Bureau of Investigation and Greensboro Police Department to find the suspect Friday and when he was located in Clemmons, there was an exchange of gunfire. Officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene and one law enforcement officer was shot, but his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. The State Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation.

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The U.S. Navy says that a North Carolina native assigned to a guided missile destroyer was lost overboard and presumed dead in the Baltic Sea. Seaman Recruit David L. Spearman went overboard Monday from the USS Arleigh Burke, according to a news release. The Navy said that he had reported to the ship in April after training in Illinois. WLOS-TV reports that Spearman was a 19-year-old from Etowah in western North Carolina’s Henderson County. The family told the TV station that several generations of his family had served in the Navy.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ Investors Title Co. (ITIC) on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.3 million.

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CARY, N.C. (AP) _ Fathom Holdings Inc. (FTHM) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.7 million in its second quarter.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ SPX Corp. (SPXC) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $13 million.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ NN Inc. (NNBR) on Thursday reported a loss of $8.6 million in its second quarter.

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NORTH CAROLINA, N.C. (AP) _ Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AERI) on Thursday reported a loss of $19.4 million in its second quarter.

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North Carolina Democrats have asked a state court to overturn an elections board vote granting the Green Party official recognition despite allegations of fraud. Democrats have been accused by the Green Party of meddling in its petitioning process to qualify candidates for the November ballot. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Wake County Superior Court, precedes the first hearing next Monday in a Green Party lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections, when the newly certified party will fight for an extension to a statutory deadline preventing its candidates from appearing on the ballot.

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Ingles Markets Inc. (IMKTA) on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $67.8 million.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BCRX) on Thursday reported a loss of $58.9 million in its second quarter.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Kontoor Brands Inc. (KTB) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $62 million.

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HICKORY, N.C. (AP) _ CommScope Holding Co. (COMM) on Thursday reported a loss of $61 million in its second quarter.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $907 million.

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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) _ Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $70.9 million.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is pushing back against Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Attorneys for Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore filed a brief last week asking U.S. District Judge William Osteen to lift an injunction on a 1973 state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  Stein, an abortion rights supporter, says he will continue to recuse himself from the case, drawing criticisms from Republicans who say he is refusing to do his job.

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Authorities say a North Carolina man was found dead along the side of the road in southern Delaware over the weekend. Delaware State Police say troopers were called to the Lincoln area of Sussex County early Sunday for a report of a person lying near the road. When troopers arrived, police say they found a man dead. On Wednesday, police announced that the man had been identified as 40-year-old Jose Santiago-Zamora Jimenez of Charlotte, North Carolina. Police have said they are conducting a criminal investigation, but they didn’t release details about how he died.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Albemarle Corp. (ALB) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $406.8 million.