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Much NC Highway Construction Halted To Ease Holiday Traffic

North Carolina transportation officials say they’re temporarily halting much construction work along interstates and other major routes to ease congestion for holiday travelers. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a news release that it was shutting down work along interstates, U.S. routes and key state routes from Tuesday through next Monday. In certain exceptions, work that doesn’t impact travel lanes and certain projects that would make it unsafe to open all travel...

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A North Carolina sheriff's office says one person is dead after an early morning shooting at a poultry processing plant. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the shooting occurred shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the House of Raeford chicken processing plant in Rose Hill. The sheriff's office says it has identified both the suspect and the victim, but their identities haven't yet been released. House of Raeford is headquartered in Rose Hill and also has plants in South Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana.

The recount in North Carolina's state Supreme Court chief justice race between Republican Paul Newby and Democrat Cheri Beasley will continue into next week. The State Board of Elections says three large counties in the state do not expect to complete their recounting of ballots as expected on Wednesday and will have to continue the process on Monday. The board will announce final results once counties have completed their recounts. Newby and Beasley have lodged election protests that the State Board is expected to consider on a future date.

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has certified results for the 2020 general election. The state Supreme Court chief justice race between Republican Paul Newby and Democrat Cheri Beasley is still going through a recount process. President Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Joe Biden by 1.3 percentage points. Sen. Thom Tillis defeated Democrat Cal Cunningham by a wider margin. The state saw a record number of registered voters and mail-in votes. Over 5.5 million of the more than 7.3 million registered voters cast ballots in this year's election.

Some North Carolina colleges plan to require students to show a negative COVID-19 test in order to return to campus after their winter break. At the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors meeting last week, President Peter Hans said schools will do re-entry testing or require students to show a negative test before they can return for the spring semester. The News & Observer reports that Hans also sent a letter to chancellors on Nov. 2 suggesting strategies for the end of the fall semester and spring.

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North Carolina transportation officials say they’re temporarily halting much construction work along interstates and other major routes to ease congestion for holiday travelers. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a news release that it was shutting down work along interstates, U.S. routes and key state routes from Tuesday through next Monday. In certain exceptions, work that doesn’t impact travel lanes and certain projects that would make it unsafe to open all travel lanes will continue.

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