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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte, North Carolina, a city dominated by Democrats, is a front-runner to host the 2020 Republican Convention where President Donald Trump seeks an anointing to run for a second term. Charlotte's mayor says that would be just fine. But some local Democratic officials say: Not so fast. The City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday to decide whether to accept a yet-to-be-extended offer from the GOP. Published reports suggest Charlotte is favored to land the convention.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina car dealership has taken down a 23-foot fiberglass statue of a Native American that has drawn complaints over its 50-year history. The Asheville Citizen Times reports that Harry's On the Hill was prompted to take down the statue known as "Chief Pontiac" partly because of a bad experience by a female customer who's a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The statue was taken down Friday and will be donated to a transportation museum in Michigan.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina's largest city say a suspect has been charged with murder after an early morning shooting death. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says in a news release that officers got to the scene in the western part of the city around 1 a.m. Sunday. A man with a gunshot wound, 18-year-old Jamie Bright, was pronounced dead at the scene.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina police department is investigating after a man was killed in an early morning shooting. The Durham Police Department issued a news release saying that officers arrived at the scene around 2 a.m. Sunday. They found a man lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene in the Northern part of the city. His name and age weren't immediately released.

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