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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Army sergeant who pleaded guilty earlier this month to desertion charges will soon face a sentencing judge. Bowe Bergdahl admitted that he endangered his comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. His disappearance sparked a manhunt by the military that left a number of soldiers wounded. Bergdahl now faces a sentencing hearing Monday at Fort Bragg. He could face up to life in prison.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - One soldier who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl uses a wheelchair now, unable to speak because of a head wound. Another still can't fully use his right hand. Still another searcher saw a leg wound from enemy fire end his career as a Navy SEAL. Those wounds might be considered by the judge who will determine Bergdahl's punishment on charges that he endangered his comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An impaired driver has been arrested after he had a head-on collision with a North Carolina deputy. Henderson County Sheriff's Maj. Frank Stout tells local media the crash happened Thursday night.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A registered sex offender has been arrested at the North Carolina State Fair. Authorities tell local media outlets 35-year-old Alexander James Cogdell of Kinston was arrested just before 7 p.m. Saturday and charged with being a registered sex offender in a place where children are present.

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