RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A bill asking voters to decide in November whether presenting photo identification to vote should be enshrined in the North Carolina Constitution is getting its first formal debate. A House panel scheduled discussion Thursday on the proposed constitutional amendment _ one of several getting heard in the final days of this year's General Assembly work session.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Election districts in western North Carolina's largest municipality would be redrawn because city leaders failed to do so under legislation moving through a General Assembly chamber. The Senate elections committee voted Thursday to end Asheville's current practice of all voters choosing all six city council members and now require five single-member electoral districts. A 2017 law warned that remapping would take place if Asheville leaders didn't redraw the districts themselves.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A jogger has found a man's body on a street in North Carolina's largest city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a jogger found the body on a street around 6:45 a.m. Thursday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. The cause of death has not been released yet.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two more employees have been attacked by an inmate at North Carolina's Central Prison. The public safety department said the latest attack happened Wednesday morning in a dining area of the Raleigh prison. Two officers were attacked by an inmate. The attack came a day after a unit manager was attacked by two inmates. The supervisor remains hospitalized.
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