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In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, photo, Jordan Demartino climbs towards the top of a power pole in a bucket truck as she works to install a new backyard light for a Duke Energy customer in Simpsonville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
August 29, 2019 - 1:16 am
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — High-voltage work can make sense for women seeking a trade where they can earn good salaries and equal pay. And the jobs aren't hard to come by as experienced lineworkers grow older and retire. The nation's power grid also is aging, requiring a constant stream of work by...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Republican candidate State Sen. Dan Bishop answers a question during a news conference outside McCready's campaign headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready are expected to debate Wednesday, Aug. 28, in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district contest. A special election on September 10 was called after ballot fraud was discovered in last year’s race. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 28, 2019 - 8:50 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a debate between the top candidates in the North Carolina special congressional election scheduled after ballot fraud voided last year's race (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The two main candidates in the country's only still-undecided congressional district are...
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August 28, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia says he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'
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This photo provided by Clayton County Police Department Kenneth Thomas Bowen III. Authorities have arrested Bowen, accused of raping at least eight women since 2015. Clayton County Police say 24-year-old Kenneth Thomas Bowen III was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his job and charged with rape. The police statement says Bowen was connected to the crimes by DNA evidence. (Clayton County Police Department via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:14 am
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Georgia man accused of raping at least eight women since 2015. Clayton County Police say 24-year-old Kenneth Thomas Bowen III was arrested Tuesday at his job and charged with rape. The police statement says Bowen was connected to the crimes by DNA...
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August 28, 2019 - 4:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers in Raleigh and Washington say they're seeking more answers about why long-term federal hurricane recovery funds are inching out for housing repairs or reimbursements. U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis will join top General Assembly leaders on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Republican candidate State Sen. Dan Bishop answers a question during a news conference outside McCready's campaign headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready are expected to debate Wednesday, Aug. 28, in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district contest. A special election on September 10 was called after ballot fraud was discovered in last year’s race. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 28, 2019 - 3:36 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The two main candidates in the country's only congressional district still without a representative after last year's elections meet for what could be their only debate. Republican Dan Bishop and Democrat Dan McCready are expected to debate Wednesday night in North Carolina's...
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August 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Stricter rules for requesting mail-in absentee ballots in North Carolina and more severe crimes for people who collect them have received tentative approval in the state House. The bill voted for by a near-unanimous chamber on Tuesday also would reinstate permanently the...
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August 27, 2019 - 5:19 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Leaders in a North Carolina city are trying to stem a tide of gun violence after multiple shootings were reported in one night. The Herald-Sun of Durham reports six people were shot in four drive-by shootings in Durham on Monday, but officials added that none of the injuries...
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August 27, 2019 - 2:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say fallen utility lines led to a long traffic jam on Interstate 77 in North Carolina. Huntersville police told news outlets that the lines came down around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday across the southbound lanes near mile marker 19 north of Charlotte. Traffic was backed up...
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August 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — Police have accused a North Carolina woman of intentionally breaking the leg of a 6-month-old baby at the daycare where she worked. WRAL reports 51-year-old Kimberly Sugg Boykin of Middlesex is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury...
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