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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A man has been arrested in the death of a woman whose body was found in a motel in North Carolina. Raleigh police said in a news release that 35-year-old Mark Brichikov was arrested Monday morning and charged with murder. Officers were called to a Raleigh motel early Sunday and found the body of 48-yea-rold Nadia Natasha Brichikov. Police have not said how she died.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration's top lieutenants are taking a road trip to western North Carolina. Cooper and most of his Cabinet members are holding a string of events Monday in the mountains to highlight issues ranging from opioid abuse and domestic violence to economic development and the environment. Cooper also plans to stick around the region Tuesday to visit area schools.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A rare vintage poster for a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double the expected price. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the poster for a show on May 19, 1955, in Raleigh sold this month for $42,500. Giles Moon of Texas-based Heritage Auctions says he had expected the poster to sell for about $20,000.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - State engineers aren't just considering cars and trucks as they draw plans to widen Interstate 26 in western North Carolina. They're also looking out for canoes and kayaks. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the state Transportation Department is ensuring people can float in the French Broad River as engineers design a new bridge over the river.

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